Oakland surrendered fewer breakdowns on defense they were pretty solid. The Raider offense did well in the red zone, they looked confident enough to cross the goal line which they did 3 times, not the usual lost look then Jano boots a 3 pointer.
Nice job today.
I like TP's ability with his legs. This is the way the league is going, we need to develope TP.
I was very surprised by the end. Fact it, he got us in the endzone and made minimal mistake. I'm not a huge fan of his touch, and he could certainly use another year on the bench IMO. This game solidified his role as backup and if Reggie thinks 13 mil is too much, possibly palmers job.
I can tell you now, if that 13 million was two cb's today, we would've won with this QB. The defense has I proved dramatically with terrible players. Another year and some good players and they will win us some games.
He impressed me, but there are obvious flaws in his game.
The question is - how hard will he work to get better? Does he have the desire to really face his flaws, recognize both how they happen and how they can be fixed... and then fix them?
Many QB's have had talent over the years, but very few are so exceptionally skilled they become 'franchise' QB's. Could Pryor add his name to that list? Anything is possible. It will be interesting to see what kind of plans the team has for his future.
Palmer isn't Reggie's guy. Reggie's gunna wanna bring in his own guy as the franchise qb moving forward. Palmer costs to much. Palmer doesn't put this team in the best possession to win. I believe Palmer will be gone.
Pryor had a good game. He didn't look like Tom Brady but he extended plays and provided a spark. He had some accuracy problems but recivers dropped many catchable balls. Something I noticed during the press conference was Allen not wanting to give any credit to Pryor . He looked mad every single time pryors name was mentioned. He didn't encourage his player. He said Pryor has earned the rite for the raiders to evaluate him? Are you kidding me Pryor has earned the rite to be our number 2 qb and maybe even push Palmer and let him know that he better produce or Pryor is ready. ! What's Allen's deal. I like Allen and hopes he stays but he needs to be a better motivator and bealive in his players instead of shutting them down.
It was Pryor's first start. of COURSE you're gonna see flaws in his game right now. I was impressed with him putting the ball pretty much on the $, not trying to zip in fast balls in there for an INT (even though he threw 1 trusting DHB to make that play).
I think with a year behind Palmer getting all the #2 snaps and some packages kind of like how SF did with Kaep at first...it's worth not drafting a QB in this draft for sure. Wait another year.
don't judge by media interviews.
believing what you believe in. sticking up for your rights and sticking up for the rights of others from time to time. do it your way. don't let the culture tell you what to do. that's being a Raider. -Al Davis
I`d much rather suffer if need be with this young man, then watch Palmer choke every week. I`d also try to get Nassib in camp lol.
The Raiders need a youth movement and now is the time.
I dont blame allen...keep these youngster grounded...one game with some flashes...Allen does not have to stroke him....hes still got a lot to learn....but good head coaches know how to control praise for young players....and no im sure he doesnt hate him