Terrelle Pryor's Agent: Raiders Coach Wants His Client to Fail

December 24, 2013 at 12:24p    by DJ Byrnes    
59 Comments
Former OSU great Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor's Raiders have lost five in a row and six of the last seven. Pryor had been named the starter at the beginning of the year, but was eventually supplanted by undrafted quarterback/PSU ball of moxy, Matt McGloin. It was expected McGloin would start this Sunday, but Dennis Allen, in his second year as Raiders coach, has named Terrelle Pryor as starter.

Pryor's agent has a theory on why this surprise move came to be:

Pryor’s agent Jerome Stanley told CSN Bay Area on Monday evening that starting Pryor was the move of a desperate coach setting a young quarterback up to fail.

... Stanley believes there is a connection between Allen's lot and Pryor being given the start. He thinks there is something “nefarious” in Allen’s motive to start Pryor, and that the Raiders are making his client a scapegoat.

"I think they're putting him in hopes that he fails,” Stanley told CSN reporter Fallon Smith and myself. “That's what I think coach is doing. I think they're putting him in hopes that he has a bad game, so he can then justify the Matt McGloin situation. I think that's what's going on, I do and it's ridiculous."

Some things change, but the Raiders general ineptitude since losing to the Tampa Bay Bucs in Super Bowl XXXVII... well... that doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.


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SilverState's picture

Pryor's tweets (seems like he's doing his own damage control...time to look for a new agent?):

rosycheeks's picture

Very good for him. Glad to see this.

DJ Byrnes's picture

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

brylee's picture

why would an agent do such a thing?  i would fire his ass on the spot!  this does nothing to help TP meld with his team.

SilverState's picture

Looks like he has done just that:

pcg396's picture

Agree.  His agent and publicist need to get their story straight before TP sends out another pr tweet.

Scottsdale Buckeye

-1 HS
rosycheeks's picture

If you're the agent, do you want Pryor to start or not? I'd definitely say yes. So shut your mouth and let him prove himself.
From a distance, it actually seems like the Raiders may have realized that McGloin isn't the answer (which any OSU fan could have told them) and want to give Pryor a fair audition and a chance to get the last word on the 2013 season. And it's a good opportunity for him -- not a great Denver D, just lost Von Miller, plus he'll get plenty of opportunity to throw the ball or scramble on passing plays. So how about a "just shut up" for Pryor's agent.

Hovenaut's picture

Call Jerrah Jones.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

brandonbauer87's picture

Handled surprisingly well by TP. It's very nice to see. 

fanfarris's picture

His agent is telling it as it is.This is a must win game for Denver and they will play their hearts out to get the W.How come he didn't start him the last few games ? Makes you wonder.But i think TP will be a solid QB in the NFL regardless where he ends up playing ..Good luck TP

you
 

tosubuckeye's picture

If I were a friend of TP I would tell him "TP be grateful for your opportunity to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars doing something you enjoy doing. TP in the real world you wouldn't even be able to command a $30,000 salary.  TP button that lip and be the best teammate you can possibly be. With your size and being a good teammate you can enjoy life in the league for at least 15 years.  TP financially you will be set for the rest of your life."
 
TP, as a qb, will probably never be an nfl starter. There are just too many deficiencies in his game: his inability to read coverages at a rate that is required to be successful; and his lack of accuracy (many nfl wideouts dread a qb who "hangs them out to dry OUCH).
His strengths are his phenomenal athleticism, which I believe he should, for the sake of staying in the league, be open to a position change; and his work ethic is beyond reproach.  So there are selling points, just not as a qb.  I'm a Buckeye, and a die-hard one at that. My assessment of TP can be a ditto for Brax. Same guy, just a little quieter. Brax, with another season at TOSU, could move beyound the TP comparison.
 

tosubuckeye
 

Denny's picture

"TP in the real world you wouldn't even be able to command a $30,000 salary."

Oh.

Taquitos.

Oakland Buckeye's picture

TP, as a qb, will probably never be an nfl starter.

Dude - he already has started over 1/2 dozen games...
 

703Buckeye's picture

With the work ethic TP has developed, I'm sure he would do just fine securing a salary over $30k in the "real" world.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

BrewstersMillions's picture

You know he isn't the one saying these things right?
Button that fly. Your bias is showing.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

DJ Byrnes's picture

Take a hit by an NFL linebacker while standing in the pocket and find out just how "real world" the NFL is.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

45has2's picture

Reading is fundamental.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

ODEEZ330's picture

didn't he win a few games as a starter n mcgloin is winless. Gruden to raiders and tp pro bowl next year

O'Deez330
stark county football

bodast67's picture

I am pretty sure playing football in the NFL is the "Real World", probably just not your real world.

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

BassDropper's picture

Yep and he has worked harder than any of us to get to where he is today. 

DIRECTIONER

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

How do you know how hard anyone on this board has worked?

BassDropper's picture

I don't. But it would be hard to beat being a full time student and the starting QB at a major D1 program. Especially at OSU, if you fail you will hear about it for the rest of your life...talk about pressure. If you played high school football then you have less than 1% to make it to the NFL. 
 

DIRECTIONER

aboynamedtracy's picture

He's likely withstood far more scrutiny, but we've got some active duty & veteran military folks who take a backseat to no one.
I'm sure you meant no disrespect, just something to be mindful of.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I hope Oakland trades him. I want to see Pryor do well.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Nick's picture

Trade him to Philly please 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

You don't like Foles?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Oakland Buckeye's picture

No thanks - I REALLY hope we keep him. If Al were alive there would be no doubt.

fanfarris's picture

Al was a smart man who had a nose for knowing who is the real deal.That's why he personaly drafted TP.

you
 

USMC11917's picture

Hope he gets an opportunity somewhere that will actually grow with him.

Bolt's picture

Not sure how playing Pryor could set him up to fail. His agent says they're hoping he goes in and plays poorly to justify the McGloin decision. That's pretty dumb logic. Even if he fails everyone will just say, "well yeah...the Raiders and Pryor are crap. We know this, who cares?" On the flip side, it also creates the possibility for him to go out and play out of his mind against a super bowl contender and Raiders fans get all excited about the possibilities...that would do far more damage to their cause than Pryor playing poorly would help their cause if they truly are trying to set him up for failure. Why would they take that chance?
At the end of the day it's an opportunity regardless. What's the worst that can happen? They bench him? Isn't that where we are now?

Idaho Helga's picture

His agent is an idiot who is not expressing much confidence in his client.  You don't spit on the people who sign the check of your big client.

Bucks777's picture

I believe he has the wrong agent.... Tebow was the one who was embarrassed and black balled~ by NY Jets. He threw for 70% completion rate in College (SEC). He has great athleticism, and plays with all heart. What kind of a chance was he given. I believe even Urban knows what it all came down to...In today's PC correct world you can;t mix religion with football. However, I would rather have him as a teammate than most of these NFL clowns.  The only starting gig he had was in Denver and we all witnessed what he did.  Just a shame what they did to him, I mean come on the browns went to a 4th string never heard of QB and look at the Raiders now with some guy named mcgoin ???  Enough said.

Denny's picture

Well, it's almost 3 o clock on Christmas Eve and I'm about to leave work, so why the hell not:

I believe he has the wrong agent....

This is fairly reasonable statement, that we all probably agree with on some level.

Tebow was the one who was embarrassed and black balled~ by NY Jets.

This is an incredible non-sequitur.

He threw for 70% completion rate in College (SEC). He has great athleticism, and plays with all heart.

I didn't realize that SEC was a degree-granting institution. Most professional athletes have great athleticism. That's why they're professional athletes. Playing with all heart is good, but being able to throw an accurate football pass is even better -- especially if you're hoping to be an NFL quarterback.

What kind of a chance was he given.

Well, he was in the league for a few seasons so I'd say a pretty good chance!

I believe even Urban knows what it all came down to...In today's PC correct world you can;t mix religion with football.

Well none of us can know what Urban thinks unless he tells us otherwise, so this cannot be disproven. However, the Personal Computer Correct world allows us to mix many things together in theory, with modern computing power. However, religion and football are like water and oil, in that they form an emulsion much like mayonnaise. And we all know mayonnaise is not an NFL-quality product.

However, I would rather have him as a teammate than most of these NFL clowns. 

That's good, because wanting to be teammates with all of the players on your team is how you win football games!

The only starting gig he had was in Denver and we all witnessed what he did.  

Had a worse passer rating than when he played for the ~NY Jets who blackballed him.

Just a shame what they did to him, I mean come on the browns went to a 4th string never heard of QB and look at the Raiders now with some guy named mcgoin ???  

Given that the Browns payed a 4th string never heard of QB instead of Tebow, it's safe to say that the free market has spoken and that you've definitively proven your case. Also, why are names relevant (and misspelled)?

Enough said.

Gop bpless us every1.

Taquitos.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

In every class, there's always one joker who thinks that he's smarter than me. In this class, that happens to be you. Isn't it, Mayo...naise?

Denny's picture

Nah, after I getting my doctorate I figure I'm done with classes.

Taquitos.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Nah, after I getting my doctorate I figure I'm done with classes.

Well since the sub-thread is about jobs that are useless in the real world.
What is your dissertation on?

Denny's picture

Synthetic and materials chemistry. You were saying something about useless?

Taquitos.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Are you still working on it? I thought you had finished.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Denny's picture

I'm done, have been for a few years. 

Taquitos.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Synthetic and materials chemistry. You were saying something about useless?

Add your resume to the pile.

45has2's picture

Sarcasm not recognized by some potential doctas. Here's a bonus +1.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

Bucks777's picture

hmmmm... a red teddy as an avatar ..really.....nough said. 

popeurban's picture

Considering Denny is a fixture on this site and you two are brand new....

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Denny is a big boy, he should be able to handle some minor ribbing without losing his composure.
...but please, feel free to finish your thought.

Denny's picture

Calmer than you are, dude.

Taquitos.

Bucks43201's picture

His agent is doing him a real disservice.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

smith5568's picture

I really hope for the best for Pryor. He shows glimpses of how good he could be, hopefully he is picked up by a solid organization that fits his style. Two teams that come to mind are the Eagles because I think TP could run that offense better than just about anyone in the league, and the Vikings because anything is better than their current QB situation and TP + AP in the backfield could be very dangerous.
A lot of really talented players go nowhere because they are not with the right organization and their careers sputter and die. I hope that isn't the case for Pryor.  

Deadly Nuts's picture

He should have started yesterday after McGroin's 4 INT performance the previous week.

LEBRON

causeicouldntgo43's picture

The Raiders new mantra....."Just Lose Baby"

ScarletNGrey01's picture

As my mama used to say "with friends like that you don't need enemies".

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Patriot4098's picture

In the end, TP just needs to get out of Oakland. I don't know where, but the answer is not Oakland. Outa' curiosity, why has he never tried his hand at wideout? You would think he could really be special at WR.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

gumtape's picture

You are asking a guy who has played QB at every level of his life to go out , run routes, and catch passes. It is very hard to do. For every Heinz Ward and Antwan randle-el are the exception. There are a dozen like Matt Jones, Ron Curry, Steve Bellisari (sorry!), that tried to play a different position. When you are competing against guys that have been doing it for most of their lives, simply being the best athlete on the field is not always enough.
 
Who says that he even wants to play receiver? It is his life, his body. I am not going to tell him what to do.

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

Qujo's picture

He has the smartest agent in the world... Puts pressure on Oakland when and if they get rid of Pryor, they look like the bad guy, not the Pryor camp. Then as we have seen TP looks awesome by saying he is all in with the Raiders and had nothing but respect for the org, yet another positioning by TP camp. All the while any move by Oakland looks pre-positioned....
negotiating 101... For real.

"Tough times don't last, tough people do" - Gregory Peck

Buckeyeboy's picture

This agent, and his remarks, seem to be on the same page as the TP we grew to know during his time at TOSU. Seems they got their heads together and agreed on the spin of the boss. I'd like to think I'm wrong on this take but, it feels like vintage TP to me.

Go Bucks!

Tampabuckeye85's picture

I think whoever has started for the raiders recently were set up to fail. They didn't have the personnel on offense and still don't. The games TP started they had a shitty ass line that couldn't block girl scouts and that forced TP to run more and spend less time passing and improving. On the flip side they don't have any elite recievers for him to throw too. I know some are still young and developing but that doesn't benefit TP other then them growing together but when your in a situation where your job is based on winning you aren't getting the chance to grow with them because your trying to win to keep the starting job by any means.

armybucknut's picture

Development is the key issue here, this isn't our father's Raiders team. TP needs a serviceable line and receivers to determine his growth. On the flip side, he will need to show some growth due to his multiple picks.....

"Illegitimi non carborundum"