It was a passing play. Rod Streater ran a streak up the field, but the protection surrounding the pocket broke down, and Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor moved forward and then to his left. As he was running to the left, Streater broke off of his pattern and started working back toward Pryor. Pryor threw a jump-pass toward the direction of Streater. Streater leaped into the air and snatched the ball for a nice catch. As Streater was coming back down, the safety landed a legal hit using his shoulder, but it caught Streater in the side of the helmet. Streater went to the ground and completed the catch, but he was extremely disoriented. Unfortunately, he suffered a concussion as a result of the play.
With concussions, it can be a lengthy process to get a player back. There is extensive testing involved, and sometimes it can take up to a month. Luckily, the severity of Streater’s concussion was not severe, and he was able to return to practice today, August 27th. Along with Raider Nation, I know I was breathing a sigh of relief to hear that he will probably play in the final pre-season game.
Pryor will be getting his first start against a very, very tough defense. Having all of his outlets available is going to play in his favor. The Raiders will have a full complement of receivers available for the game against the Seattle Seahawks. If Pryor performs as well as he did against the Chicago Bears, he should be a lock to take over as the Raiders starting quarterback. Streater gives him an additional weapon to stake his claim to the role of starting quarterback.