ALAMEDA — After watching the success athletic quarterbacks had this past season in the NFL, new Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson wants to see if he has one of those dual-threat runner-passers on his roster.
Olson said Wednesday it will be important to see what Terrelle Pryor can do for the Raiders during offseason workouts and minicamps to get a better sense of what the Raiders have at quarterback. Read More
Terrelle Pryor found out what it’s like to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Pryor made his first career start, in place of injured Carson Palmer, in the Raiders’ 24-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. He threw his first two career touchdown passes and scored on a 3-yard run. Read More
Win a final one for Norv?
That’s about all the San Diego Chargers have to play for when they finish the season today at home against the rival Raiders.
Coach Norv Turner is expected to get fired, along with general manager A.J. Smith, perhaps as soon as Monday, because the Chargers (6-9) will miss the playoffs for the third straight season. Read More
After spending most of the season on the bench, Terrelle Pryor has been playing a key role this week for the Raiders by impersonating Cam Newton in practice.
Pryor could have an even higher-profile role come game time Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp says Pryor will get on the field in certain specialty packages for the Raiders (4-10). Read More
The Dennis Allen era got under way Monday night at the O.co Coliseum, but the Raiders’ new coach will have to wait at least a few more days to get his first NFL win — and to see his offense score its first points. Allen and the Raiders opened the exhibition season with a 3-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on “Monday Night Football,” although Oakland running back Darren McFadden played well in his brief stint. Read More
Back in January, shortly after his hiring as the Raiders’ coach, Dennis Allen made his football mantra known to anyone who would listen.
“You coach ’em firm, and you coach ’em fair,” is how he vowed to drill his football team.
And during Tuesday’s mid-May workout, the 39-year-old’s declaration spilled out onto the Alameda practice gridiron. Read More
Terrelle Pryor hails from suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s “Cradle of Quarterbacks.” But unlike the local legends who preceded him: George Blanda, Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly, Terrelle is a more gifted runner than passer. So while it’s no surprise that speed-obsessed Al Davis would take a flyer on Pryor in the NFL supplemental draft, the question now is what can he do for the Raiders? Read More
A little of this, and a lot of that: NFL Edition ...
I am not a Terrelle Pryor fan. As a college quarterback, he never really displayed the type of poise, pocket presence, passing accuracy or decision-making that I believe are necessary for him to become a starter at the NFL level.
Off the field, he has been worse. Read More
A little of this, and a lot of that ...
- An embarrassing riot in downtown Vancouver following the Canucks’ Game 7 loss to the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday resulted in over 100 arrests and untold damages as windows were smashed, fans beaten and cars set ablaze.
Thursday morning, losing Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo said Vancouver police should have called him for help, claiming that stopping the riot would have been “an easy save for me.” Read More