PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
I feel bad for him now, wish the Browns picked him up.
I don't feel bad at all for him, it's the one team that will actually give him a shot at QB lol.
Pryor will be eligible to play for the first time in week six, when the Raiders host the Browns.
The Raiders were just really impressed with Pryor's interview with them on his Pro Day:
"Not everybody's the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever."
Raiders fans would probably agree.
The Raiders are possibly the only team in the NFL to have drafted worse than the Browns (v. 2.0).
That said, I think TP can develop into a solid NFL backup QB in 2-3 years, and possibly more if he works his ass off and catches a couple of breaks along the way.
The guy is a sick athlete - and no matter what you might think, he would have obliterated most of the QB stats at OSU if the "scandal" had not come to light.
(With the Miami story unfolding in the way that it has so far, doesn't our little autographs for tatt's issue seem tiny by comparison?)
I wonder how long he kicks it around as a backup quarterback before he tries wide receiver.
If I were a coach I'd have him run a few routes just to see how he compared.
i think the redskins also fall in that category
I think of the Redskins as being the team who has made the worst trades and free-agent signings in the history of the NFL.
Congrats to TP on his hard work paying off; I think he sticks in the league once he makes the switch to WR. Any player who is 6'5, 235 lbs, with a 4.36 forty-time, is going to make an impact. Only Calvin Johnson approachs those numbers.
Just because you're tall and can run fast in a straight line doesn't mean you can be an NFL WR. Too many other attrubutes contribute to that position.
Being freakishly athletic helps, a lot.
Eric Crouch, Matt Jones come to mind.
I hope he gets a shot at qb. He's fun to watch.
Wonder what Chimdi is thinkin' about this...
Why does everyone assume he's going to be a back up QB? Isn't Jason Campbell in his last year of his contract with the Raiders? Aren't the Raiders natorious for starting guys at QB he probably don't belong in the NFL as a back up QB? In my opinion, Pryor will be their starting QB come the beginning of the 2012 season.
C'mon, it's the freakin Raiders we're talking about here, they are at least as effed up if not more so than the Bengals.
This isn't a fair comparison, but gradkowski played pretty well with a piss poor raiders team. Right now the bengals are making him look like he shouldn't even hold a clipboard.
The Raiders three QB's are Jason Campbell, Kyle Boller and Trent Edwards.
Pryor has a VERY good chance at playing significant minutes this year.
I completely agree with you on this one. Dude is going to play and a lot. For his sake I hope it's not this year, but it wouldn't be a shock. I really believe the Raiders are the only team that would give him a crack at QB and do so early. For a guy who wanted the opportunity to play QB, this was the best case scenario for him. Other teams would try to convert him, Oakland won't. I just hope they have someone who can help develop him. People can say what they want about the kid, but no one questions his work ethic and desire to get better. He could end up being a decent QB.
The death penalty wasn't on the table for the Buckeyes but Terrelle just got it. They'll rush him in too quickly and ruin him. He needs about 3 years to develop at any position IMHO.
"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)
Maybe now he will be in a situation where he can get coached up. I'm not so sure coach Sic is qualified to mold a NFL caliber QB. TP is far more talented than Kordell Stewart, and Stewart made it.
I just hope he doesn't get his Raiders tat too quickly.
Best of luck to him. He made his mistakes, but he will always be a Rose Bowl donimating, Wolverine-slaying Buckeye to me.
Class of 2008
all these people that say cam newton is better than pryor are working for ESPiN or they are out of their minds. pryor actually played in a pro style offense while he was in college and had some pretty good numbers if you ask me. hes like a bigger michael vick, anyone else agree?
Cam is a much better passer, in my non-professional opinion. Just watching the two of them, Cam always threw the ball better (more natural motion). But, I personally don't think either one can play QB at the NFL level. Perhaps I'm wrong, which is certainly possible, but I bet this debate is dead in a few years when both are thought of as backups as best.
Ha! A buddy of mine, ND fan, sent me a text...
"Pryor was drafted by the Raiders. It fits him"
I replied " Why? Because he shot/raped/killed someone? Or because of his numerous DUI's and bar brawls"
He got my point.
All week long, Meyer preached to his team that he wouldn't pity Buffalo (4--8 in 2012). "I didn't schedule this game," he insisted. "I'm not going to feel bad for them."
Good work. Not enough people call BS on stuff like this. If Sanzenbacher had traded some gear for tattoos, no one would be running around calling him a "thug" and affiliating him with rapists and murderers.
The Raiders need to trade for Sanzenbacher
I miss Sanzo already --- he is Mr. reliable
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