Is it coincidence that Reggie McKenzie said he wants to get a look at Terrelle Pryor this season and suddenly Dennis Allen has activated the athletic QB for the first time this year? I think not. Now Allen might have had designs on getting Pryor involved now that there is nothing to play for. But if you read between the lines you’ll see McKenzie is quietly considering a coaching change if things don’t change.
Coach Allen might just be touching all the bases to make sure he keeps his boss happy. But it’s a no-win situation no matter what.
Should the Raiders finally feature Pryor’s talents with a great deal of success then everyone will wonder what took so long. If Pryor falls flat in whatever capacity he’s used it will appear as if Allen and his staff are beyond desperate.
Either way the Raiders are going nowhere and the evaluation process is officially underway. McKenzie wants to know what he’s working with for next season and beyond. Pryor showed the ability to be a playmaker in the preseason. He also showed some terrible poise in the pocket and an indecisive nature that could doom his career as an NFL QB.
Whatever the Raiders have in mind for Pryor it had better be more creative than the bland play calling Greg Knapp has instituted this season. OK, now we’re done. Worked in a shot at Knapp so this post is officially JBB certified.