CBS’ Bruce Feldman tweeted out, today, that Raiders’ QB Terrelle Pryor will be training with noted QB guru Steve Clarkson in Southern California this offseason.
Pryor started nine games for the Raiders in 2013 but struggled with pocket presence and accuracy. He completed less than 60% of his passes and had a 7 to 11 TD to INT ratio. He particularly struggedas teams adjusted to his preference to roll right to extend the play.
Pryor also was one of the most electric quarterbacks the Raiders have had in recent memory behind center and he used his athletic ability to extend plays and, at times, was able to dominate the field using his legs.
In his three years with the Raiders, Pryor has shown humility and leadership and this move by Pryor is no exception – he constantly works to get better. This move can only help the player in his fourth year in his bid to be the Raiders opening-day starter for the second year in a row.
The problem with Pryor is Dennis Allen obviously doesn't like him and is not going to give him a fair shot. The guy won 3 out of 9 games (really 8 - due to the concussion) and McGloin won 1 out of 6 in the easier part of the schedule. The only team McGloin beat was Houston - the worst team in the league. So to me - Pryor was the better player even with all the warts. He has 3 years under his belt - but he was basically a rookie so far as starting experience.
Not that I put much faith in mock drafts (you might as well throw darts at a board) - a lot of people have us in the mix for Bortles and Bridgewater. I would be okay with picking either of them or Manziel. Beyond that - a QB pick would be a waste imho. There are rumors we might pick a guy in the second round. Barring a miracle - that would be a(nother?) sure sign this Reggime is simply in over their heads. This is the draft and offseason they need to show us something beyond how fast they can talk. They have the picks - they have the money - they have two years under their belts - there is no reason they cannot field a winning team in 2014 except ineptitude.
He says he works hard every year and every year he's still the same clumsy kid with no field awareness who trips over his own feet, takes off running before the play even develops, pays no attention to either clock, and makes the same mistakes over and over and over and over and over and over again, trade him while he still has any value left. we're done with him..