Terrelle Pryor is a Raider

By Jeremy Birmingham on August 22, 2011 at 1:39p

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Colin's picture

I feel bad for him now, wish the Browns picked him up.

btalbert25's picture

I don't feel bad at all for him, it's the one team that will actually give him a shot at QB lol.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Pryor will be eligible to play for the first time in week six, when the Raiders host the Browns.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

how ironic

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

The Stanley Jackson 5's picture

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."



yrro's picture

Raiders fans would probably agree.

741's picture

The Raiders are possibly the only team in the NFL to have drafted worse than the Browns (v. 2.0).

741's picture

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?)

yrro's picture

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.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

i think the redskins also fall in that category

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

741's picture

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.

Matt's picture

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.

Buckeyejason's picture

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.


Denny's picture

Being freakishly athletic helps, a lot.


NeARBuckeye's picture

Eric Crouch, Matt Jones come to mind.

I hope he gets a shot at qb. He's fun to watch.

OHIOST1087's picture

Wonder what Chimdi is thinkin' about this...

btalbert25's picture

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. 

btalbert25's picture

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.

NeARBuckeye's picture

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.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

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.

btalbert25's picture

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. 

RBuck's picture

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.

Long live the southend.

biggy84's picture

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.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I just hope he doesn't get his Raiders tat too quickly.

Scott's picture

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

NoVA Buckeye's picture

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?

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Ultrabuckeyehomer's picture

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.

BuckeyeChief's picture

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.

"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"

Scott's picture

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.

Class of 2008

bucknut24's picture

The Raiders need to trade for Sanzenbacher 

Bucks43201's picture

I miss Sanzo already --- he is Mr. reliable

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes