Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen considering option of playing QB Terrelle Pryor – NFL News

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Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen considering option of playing QB Terrelle Pryor – NFL News
As Oakland Raiders are going through a disastrous campaign, the team is now looking at different options to change things for good.
On Monday, November 26, 2012, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen indicated that they might use third-tier quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Allen gave the indication a day after Raiders got their fourth consecutive thrashing as they lost 10-34 against Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12.
The coach hinted that he and the rest of the coaching staff have discussed how to utilise the potential of Pryor. According to Steve Corkran from the Bay Area News Group, Allen said:
“He’s working to get better and he’s working to improve. I’ve seen improvement in Terrelle. He’s gotten better as a quarterback. He’s continued to work. I don’t think any of us feel like he’s the finished product, including himself, but he has worked to
Pryor showed some glances of talent during the preseason games, but the second-year pro has yet to get the opportunity to complete a pass in a league game.
Allen might be looking at the example of the neighbouring team San Francisco 49ers where backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick has come out as a surprise package to give superb performances in his first season as starter.
The coach has not clarified that in which position Pryor will be utilised, as starting quarterback Carson Palmer has been a consistent performer despite the team ending up losing eight out of 11 games this season. Talking about this issue, Allen said:
“We got to look at any options. Again, we’re all accountable to getting this thing corrected and getting it done right. Players and coaches, we’ve all got to be held accountable. We’ve got a standard that we uphold ourselves to and we haven’t lived up to
that standard yet.”
Palmer has covered 3,181 passing yards this season and is set to break the franchise record. However, there seems to be question lingering as to who will succeed Palmer, 33, in coming times.
Raiders must decide whether Pryor is capable enough to replace Matt Leinart, the current backup quarterback, next season.



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