Pryor Will Make First Career Start Sunday

By Chris Lauderback on December 28, 2012 at 5:38p

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JozyMozy's picture

Good luck to him. Seriously. I have no clue how the Oakland offense plans on using him, but I hope for his sake that he's not in as much of a 'pure pocket passer' box as he was here. I know learning to be that type of QB was supposedly a reason he chose to come play for Tressel, but can you imagine what Urban or RichRod could have done with him? Terrifying.

JakeBuckeye's picture

He seriously could have been the greatest college player of all time. No exxageration.

onetwentyeight's picture

TOtally agree. We all love Brax but he has a measley fraction of Pryor's natural talent. Pryor is way bigger, stronger, just as fast in a straight line, way more untackleable (that STIFF arm), and could just huck the ball down the field with a flick of his wrists. Unfortunately he spent a ton of his time here giving the ball AWAY to a 6'1 running back named "boom" who would promptly charge headfirst into the backsides of two overweight Bollrus-"coached" OLinemen. Alas.
Urban + pryor ... man. If Urban can go 12-0 with Brax and win 2NCs with a Slower Pryor (Tebow), we can only imagine what sort of unholy win streak that would've fueled. 

buckeye_baker's picture

I wish him well. I'm struggling to even remember the last time an Ohio State QB started an NFL game (Troy?) so it would be awesome to see OSU represented. However, I don't hold a great deal of faith in the Raiders.

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

JozyMozy's picture

yeah, Troy started 6 games for the 2010 49ers, I believe. Went 3-3, completed about 50% of his passes. 

Michael's picture

He had a phenominal game against St. Louis where he threw for 356 yards and 1 TD. Had one TD called back for a hold and another dropped TD pass.
Easily his best game in the NFL.
It's also worth noting he didn't get any snaps in the 2010 pre-season and was thrown in raw in the middle of the 2010 season.

allbucksallthetime's picture

I hope TP plays well and has done all that's necessary to seize the opportunity he is getting.  I never follow the Raiders but will be watching for them this weekend.  Go Bucks! 

Michael's picture

That was quick, the story was quite different just five days ago.

"Matt's our backup quarterback," Allen said. "Terrelle's done a nice job. He's working extremely hard. We don't feel like he's ready to be the backup quarterback yet."

For now, Allen said, Pryor is best utilized with specific plays that suit his skills, rather than as an every-down quarterback in charge of managing a game.

Is Dennis Allen on the hot seat? He doesn't seem to have any idea of what he's doing.
From a pure talent evaulation stand-point, Pryor should have been put in a long time ago. Palmer is well past his prime, Leinart is a proven scrub and the Raiders have been out of the playoff picture for weeks.

MediBuck's picture

Dennis Allen is an idiot. You have no shot at the playoffs and Palmer is injured. At this point, Raider nation is looking for excitement and hope, not a couple flailing victories with Matt Leinert at the helm. Who cares if Pryor doesn't have the playbook down cold--showcase his athleticism! And worst comes to worse and he doesn't have what it takes to be a QB, then hurry up and switch him to TE or WR and get ready for the draft. Sometimes I wonder why these morons get paid so much for their poor decision-making. Oh well, nothing out of the ordinary for the Raiders organization and management.

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

yrro's picture

Exactly this. There seems to be a disturbing pattern of the NFL drafting guys with huge athletic potential who were good college quarterbacks, and at draft time everyone's talking about "oh move him to tight end he'll be amazing there." And instead of actually doing that, they just let them sit on the bench for years after its shown that no, they aren't going to learn how to read defenses or throw a proper spiral any time soon.
The only way you get a successful quarterback -> WR transition is when they drafted you with no intention of starting you at quarterback to begin with.