After Sunday’s game full of errors from both teams, Oakland Raiders fans are beginning to question Terrelle Pryor’s talent. Could it be that the quarterback who showed such promise in the beginning of the season is declining?
It was evident Pryor was struggling in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, and the quarterback openly admits this but blames most of the cause on his sprained MCL. Coach Dennis Allen doesn’t seem too concerned with Pryor’s dwindling performances, saying that Pryor did not “regress” during the past week. He also blames the unsatisfactory presentation on Pryor’s knee and says it was clear the quarterback was hurting.
However, if his knee is at fault, how do we explain the past four games, when Pryor failed to complete 54% of his passes? Or the eight interceptions Pryor coughed up?
What can we expect from Pryor as the season progresses? Will the Oakland Raiders be looking at another disappointing season with double-digit losses? Or can Pryor reassure us of the explosive spark we once saw from him?
Coach Allen said he will speak with Terrelle Pryor and discuss where the player stands physically as the week advances. If Terrelle Pryor’s knee isn’t up to par by this weekend, former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin will make his first appearance as an NFL starting quarterback. McGloin was the most fruitful quarterback from Penn State since Kerry Collins.
This could be damaging to Pryor’s reputation, as many believe McGloin should take his place as first-string quarterback next season. If McGloin can ignite a fire under the Raiders in this weekend’s game, should Terrelle Pryor be concerned about where he stands with the team?
This Sunday, the Oakland Raiders (3-6) take on the Houston Texans, who have also had a rocky season with a record of 2-7. Whether Terrelle Pryor attempts to regain fans’ assurance or Matt McGloin introduces a new twist for the Raiders, we can expect to see an interesting game.
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