Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) tries to elude Indianapolis Colts safety Antoine Bethea (41) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders Showed Some Life Today

The Oakland Raiders showed some life today. I usually love to clown on that team any chance I get, but having Terrelle Pryor running the show made a big difference. He is not an accurate passer, but he is a quarterback that can move around in the pocket and run with the football and can make some plays happen. He is the Oakland Raiders version of Tim Tebow. He is a much better quarterback for the Raiders over Matt Flynn.

The Raiders are going to put up a fight. They won’t be at the bottom of the barrel this year. That will likely be the Jacksonville Jaguars. I still don’t see the Raiders winning a ton of games, but they will put up a fight and will battle it out with some teams. They stood with the Colts for all 4 quarters and made them work for that win.

It will be fun when the Chargers meet up with those Raiders. We have seen Pryor out there already once and know that he can make some plays happen with his legs. We better be prepared for him twice this seaosn.

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  • Silvia Arredondo

    Got that right about making the Chargers cry a river but please don’t compare him to Tim Tebow. Terrelle Pryor is his own man and because of him we will be able to compete as long as he makes a little bit better choice of who to throw it to because he gets a bit selfish. He needs to remember that little by little gets you far.

    • Peter Thompson

      What week does he get hurt in?

  • ChargerGirl Cindi

    Prior seemed way to proud of himself at games end. Look for his ego to get in the way of teamwork.

    • ChargerGirl Cindi

      Oops, Pryor. Stupid autocorrect!

    • Gunnar Martin

      I agree. That seems to happen a lot with young QBs.

      • Peter Thompson

        (cough cough RG3)

      • Thomas87

        Geno smith Today after the bucs handed him the win lol

    • Craig 7

      I don’t believe it will be his ego. Brady and some of the other guys have that locked down. He was just an excited rookie.

    • Teddy Medina

      Wow really? This must’ve been the first game you’ve watched with him play in, and you must’ve not been paying too close of attention. Pryor is very passionate about the game, and really timid. Quite the opposite of what you claim. He looked destroyed in the sidelines after his first thrown interception or after a failed drives. Also, In some ways I’m not too proud to admit, but for the purpose of countering your point, Pryor was actually seen crying in the locker room after the game. Because he felt like it was his fault. But in reality without him we wouldn’t have even gotten close. In ways, I am very proud because we have not had a quarterback that was that passionate about winning in a really long time. We’ve only had money hungry, overpaid and under talented players in the passed 10 years. But I know it’s easy to assume athletic quarterbacks and Raider players are a little arrogant, being all aggressive and running all over the field and what not. But Pryor is really like a kid in some ways. A big 6 foot 4 240 pound kid. Now if you’re looking to hate on an ego filled quarterback, may I direct you towards somebody like Cam Newton or Tom Brady.

  • Thomas87

    Pryor has good mobility and that’s about it from what I can see.. He didn’t look accurate at all and I noticed ALOT of rookie mistakes.. Throwing into double coverage,delay of game, communication. He could barley get the play off sometimes .. I don’t know how long he will last scrambling behind that Oline.

    • joerockt

      Too bad for him he’s not a rookie.

    • Craig 7

      Veteran Qb’s throw in double coverage also. Think about Rivers last 2 years. It hasn’t been all the o-line.

  • Misty Ringor

    My team is the Cowboys, but I am impressed with the Raiders this year! Im actually tired of them losing, they deserve a good team.

    • Gunnar Martin

      No they don’t

    • Peter Thompson

      The Cowboys deserve a good team too.

  • arnie

    Yes they did show some life. But the Colts showed how to close out and win the game.
    Speaking of the Colts, who was the # 2 guy that helped build that team?

  • 619chargers4life

    looked like the colts missed good ol number 93 today.

    • NativeSanDiegan

      And who is the arguably tbe best qb (prospect) since John Elway? (I know – a bit off-topic but I just had to say it.)

  • Raider3

    Had the non holding call been called the Raiders would be celebrating a win.

  • Stefanie Smith

    What I liked about this game, is all the sports analysts wrote off Pryor… they sort of made fun of him… Guess they were wrong. Also, they really beat up on Geno Smith–guess they were wrong about that one also.

    The comfort in all this is the analysts are quite often wrong. I love how they wrote up the Raiders-Colts games that the young guys: Luck, Wilson and Kap ruled the day. Hardly, as the scores reflect.

    • boltingindiego

      pryor looked okay dudes throws aren’t the best cuz of his motion and once your used to his speed its easier to play against him. Geno was alright should have lost but ej as a rookie played much better. Kap played excellent 400 yards 3 td’s.