Terrelle Pryor had it, right there in his grasp.
After showing flashes of being able to lead the Raiders during the regular season, Pryor bombed last night during the Raiders final preseason game against the Seahawks.
That sound you just heard was Pryor’s opportunity to start for the Raiders crashing down in flames. Pryor went 3-8 for 31 yards, and an interception, and seemed uninspired according to Around The League.
Head coach Dennis Allen reportedly told the media that he knows who his starter is, but would wait “until the appropriate time” to make the announcement, according to the Bay Area News Group.
Soon after making that statement, Allen gave a report on Matt Flynn, saying he would be back at practice and could play if he’s the choice.
Pryor for his part blamed his inconsistent play Thursday night on a lack of chemistry with the starting receivers.
“I didn’t have some of my guys, guys I was working with all week,” Pryor said. “I’ll get better. It’s crunch time now.”
Pryor was asked what he thought about his prospects for starting, and did his best to avoid lobbying for the job.
“I don’t really want to get into that,” Pryor said. “It’s going to be coach’s call and whatever he thinks is best for the team. It’s all about the team, and if it’s me leading, I’ll lead to the best of my ability and we’ll get things done. If it’s Matt leading, then we’ll get things done too and I’ll support him.”