Oakland Raiders give Terrelle Pryor a chance to succeed.
Palmer was not the savior that former coach Hue Jackson thought he would be and the Raiders let their playoff hopes fall to their division rivals The Denver Broncos.
With not a lot of time left on the horse, the clock is ticking on the sunset of Palmer’s career and the Raiders have started hinting that they are looking to second year man Terrelle Pryor to see what he can do.
New coach Dennis Allen was somewhat coy when discussing Pryor recently.
“At the end of the day, what I’m looking to see from him, not necessarily this week. It’s the process as we go along. What I want to see is that every day he gets a little bit better. That’s what we’re looking for with all of our players.
None of us are where we need to be right now. Our job is to as the process goes on our job is to put our head down, put blinders on and put one step ahead of the other and take it day by day. I know those are clichés but it really is true.
We’re going to take it day by day and keep getting better every day. At the end of the day if we can do that and get better every day we’re going to like the results at the end.”
That answer was extremely political but Pryor definitely has the opportunity to assert himself as the heir to the number one position.
Where Allen was coy, new GM Reggie McKenzie put it all the way out there that they are looking for him to live up to his potential promise.
He was firm in his response to the question if Pryor can be the number two guy.
“Absolutely. Yep. Hopefully our quarterback coach and offensive coordinator, the staff, can work [with] him, [to] see if we can get him rolling. It’s going to be a constant evaluation. But they need to find out how good he is and how good he can be.
That’s his goal right there and that’s the goal that the coaches are going to try to get him going.
Yeah, I think that’s a natural progression, absolutely. They need to know what he is, how he can throw the ball, how he picks it up and get him on the field.
As we discuss the incoming QBs and their potential impact on the league, Pryor’s path to becoming a NFL starter is taking its next steps.
He came in decorated by controversy that he himself created and now let’s see if his future in silver and black was meant to be.