Getting ready to play a team who has already been dubbed the AFC West Champions, AFC Champions, and a contender in the 2013 Super Bowl, can be a daunting task for any team. How do you prepare for a game that you’re supposed to lose? Simple, use the inspiration that has been harnessed by Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Talented, yes he is, but talent alone does not win football games. A player must give inspiration to himself and others in order to bring out the most in every player. Pryor is doing just that, single-handedly. Where does his inspiration come from? It comes from his family, from his hard work, from the late Al Davis, from the people who said he couldn’t do it, from the Ohio State debacle, and from deep down inside his heart. His inspiration is beginning to rub off on the other players on the field. The Oakland Raiders were supposed to be the worst team in the AFC West, no scratch that, worst team in the entire NFL. The Raiders were written off by all the pundits. Then, the Raiders faced the Indianapolis Colts and shocked the entire world, but Raider Nation wasn’t shocked. Neither was Terrelle Pryor.
Pryor knew what he had within him. He has the drive to take the rock down the field and do what is needed to score points. He will make mistakes, but he will learn and grow from those mistakes to be a better player and manager of the game. He’s prepared for the matchup about to take place on Monday Night Football. He will give the Raiders the edge to win against a team that is thought to be a giant. Both the offensive and defensive players will feed off of his inspiration, and the Raiders will shock the world when they play head to head with the donkeys. It doesn’t matter who thinks you’re going to win or lose, it only matters what takes place upon the playing field.
I can’t wait for Pryor’s quickness to surprise the Denver Broncos defense like the Indianapolis Colts were shocked. Even if the Broncos keep Pryor in the pocket, he will beat them with his arm. Pryor is going to open up the field for his receivers and Darren McFadden to have success against the donks, and his inspiration will drive the Raiders to a victory!