If I could play devils advocate for a quick minute, don't over look the possibility of RM trying to increase the value of Pryor to the rest of the league.
With the immediate success of Wilson, RG3, and Kaepernick, it makes sense to give Pryor a shot. But everything said, is said for a reason.
The Oakland Raiders don`t look like a rebuilding football team behind Palmer, they look like a very bad football team. If you want to rebuild then Palmer is removed, inserting a fresh qb will make the pain more tolerable. Watching Palmer just infuriates everyone, even his supporters.
I see Palmer, a seasoned pro, that will address football in camp.
Lets face it, in a building year, the O line is what takes time to gel, the run game and pass game depend on it. Palmer is not the long term answer, he just costs to much to get rid of and thats not how to pick a QB!! Honest competition, make Palmer work for it, if he is so much better, it'll be easy
Open it up and lets see what the kid can do. Not opposed to taking a 4th or 5th rnd QB for camp and practice squad, especially if we can pick em up with a compensatory pick.
I'm sorry, why is it people think Pryor is a gym rat? I keep hearing about all this work he's putting in. Why do people keep saying that?
I've heard Allen say that he's doing his work, but that kind of lip service doesn't really mean much to me. Can someone please show me something that might lead me to believe that Pryor's work ethic is worth commenting about?
I'm not trying to be a douche, I'm genuinely curious.
"Win some games, make the playoffs and show me you got some balls under the bright lights"
This may or may not answer your curiosity. I am finding more hear-say, but this one is at least from the QB coach who worked with him at the start of the season.
If you tell someone they have a chance to be Number One, they will strive harder to be that, if they don't, they were not the type you want anyways. Palmer will retain the starting position, but Pryor is going to step it up this off season and push him.
I'm Your Huckleberry.
The proof is in how hes played...from his first snap in preseason to his last in the charger game it looks like he is improving...that is proof enough to me that hes working...how much who knows..but to improve while never getting reps im practice tells me hes doing atleast alittle extra