Oakland Raiders almost pulled Terrelle Pryor in loss vs. Broncos

Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs with the ball against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

It was yet another rough season in Oakland as the Raiders finished their 2013 campaign with an ugly 4-12 record.

Despite the poor record, it seems as if head coach Dennis Allen may have survived the disappointing season as he was not fired on ‘Black Monday’ and it’s seeming more and more likely he’ll have a new quarterback if/when he returns next season.

During Sunday’s regular season finale, Allen admitted he almost pulled quarterback Terrelle Pryor but decided against it:

Head coach Dennis Allen said he thought about pulling Pryor for Matt McGloin but decided against it.

“With the way the game was playing out, we needed to let Terrelle play and finish the game,” Allen said. “I thought he responded late and made a few plays.”

The Raiders were getting blown out by the Denver Broncos from the start, so pulling Pryor would have been more of an indication as to what Allen thought of Pryor’s play than actually attempting to win the game.

Allen didn’t say why he had the change of heart.

Topics: Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor

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  • Ricky Bobby

    I would say Reggie or MD nixed him pulling TP, but you said TP gave u the best chance to win? Hmm, #SETUP2FAIL

  • PJ

    Agree. DA and TP cant live together because DA is an idiot and so is RM for allowing this to happen. RM should be held accountable. FA says its a production basrd business except when it comes to him at 8-24. The one thing this Org. Is good at is BAD DECISIONS! Period! DA sucks!

  • Silvia Arredondo

    I got that same vibe like he was about to be pulled out but they really did need to evaluate him before season was over and clearly he is not the answer. I would offer him a contract as a wide receiver but since he has too much pride for that we should trade him.

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