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Midwest Sports Fans:
For the second straight preseason it looks like Matt Flynn can’t lock down a quarterback job that was completely gift-wrapped for him. Last year the Seattle Seahawks did all they could to let Flynn win their starting gig, but he lost out to rookie Russell Wilson. This year the Oakland Raiders dubbed him the starter, but he has been outplayed by backup Terrelle Pryor so far. On Saturday, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen announced that he was re-opening the team’s quarterback competition. Pryor completed 7-of-9 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown during Oakland’s third preseason game on Friday night. He also added 37 yards and a second touchdown on the ground and generally chewed up the Chicago Bears second-string defense. So far in the preseason, Pryor has completed 14-of-24 passes (58.3 percent) for 190 yards (7.92 yards per attempt), one touchdown and an interception. He’s also rushed for 83 yards on 11 scrambles. His mechanics and accuracy aren’t good, but his ability to escape the pocket gives the team a dimension it is sorely lacking when Flynn is under center. Given how awful Oakland’s offensive line is, Flynn will likely be a sitting duck behind it. He has been sacked a ridiculous seven times on just 34 preseason drop-backs. That’s a truly remarkable statistic. On Friday night Flynn completed 3-of-6 passes for just 19 yards and threw two interceptions. He was sacked once and generally looked confused and uncomfortable with the first team. I sincerely doubt Pryor will unseat Flynn by Week 1. After all, there are some huge holes in his game. The guy just isn’t a natural passer. Maybe he can develop in time, but as stated, his mechanics and accuracy are sorely lacking. At best, Pryor could start a few weeks into the season if Flynn is truly horrible, which isn’t that hard to imaging happening. Whatever happens, it’s pretty crazy to think that Flynn may have played him out of starting jobs in back-to-back seasons. The post Oakland Raiders re-open quarterback competition appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.
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While the Raiders don’t have the NFL’s worst quarterback situation in the NFL, they’re also not in an ideal position on the other hand.
Matt Flynn is a solid player that is ideally a very good NFL back up. The problem is that he’s the Raiders starter right now and he wasn’t very impressive during Friday night’s preseason game.
Flynn completed only three of six passes...
After Friday night’s preseason game, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle believes Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn has lost his confidence.
Besides Flynn’s lack of arm strength, he’s also had lack of vision in preseason. & whether its Seattle history or OL, confidence looks shot
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 24, 2013
With Terrelle Pryor looking good lately, Flynn...
According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raiders plan on resting Matt Flynn this week since they claim he has a sore arm.
Raiders are going to rest Matt Flynn with sore arm, Allen said
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 25, 2013
We also reported earlier that it looks like Terrell Pryor has a chance to win the starting job after getting the first team reps in practice...
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said QB Matt Flynn is once again dealing with tendinitis in his right arm and will need some rest, according to Vic Tafur of SFGate.com.Fantasy Spin:Flynn is also on the verge of losing his starting job for the second straight preseason, this time to Terrelle Pryor. Either, way fantasy owners shouldn't draft anyone tied to this Raiders passing game...
Last year Matt Flynn entered training camp with a shot at the starting job only to lose it to a quarterback who outplayed him in the preseason by making plays with both his arm and his legs while Flynn struggled with an elbow injury.
History may be repeating itself. Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reports that Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Sunday that the team will be resting Flynn...
Raiders head coach didn’t like the way Matt Flynn played during Friday night’s preseason game against the Bears. On the other hand, Terrelle Pryor impressed him with his performance.
“I think obviously we have to look at it,:” said Allen, via Raiders.com. “I think when you look at it I don’t think Matt [Flynn] played well in this game. Obviously, I thought Terrelle...
One thing that has been consistent this pre-season is the fact that every time Terrelle Pryor gets on the field the team is moving in the right direction. He moves them up and down the field using both his speed and scrambling skills to pick up first downs. The Raiders have not a dual threat […]
As soon as Terrelle Pryor ran on the field to take over for the ineffective Matt Flynn, the Oakland crowd got excited, the Raiders played better and a quarterback controversy might have started.
Pryor ran for one touchdown and threw for another in the Raiders' 34-26 loss to the Chicago Bears on Friday night that raised serious questions about who will start when the season begins...
The Raiders faced the Chicago Bears in their third preseason game of the season and lost 34-26. There were many disappointing moments, but there were also a few nice performances.
Matt Flynn started the game for the silver and black, but the quarterback really struggled. The offensive line had yet another weak performance, struggling to protect the quarterback and give him time...
The Oakland Raiders will begin a short week of preparation with uncertainty about who will start at quarterback as Terrelle Pryor recovers from a concussion.
Pryor was knocked out of Monday night's 37-21 loss at Denver in the fourth quarter after a hard hit to the helmet by Wesley Woodyard. He was replaced by Matt Flynn.
Pryor will not be able to practice until he goes through...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders plan on starting Terrelle Pryor during their final preseason game.
Raiders will start QB Terrelle Pryor in their preseason finale – job is his to put away.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 26, 2013
We reported earlier that the Raiders plan on resting Matt Flynn and Pryor has a chance to wrap up the starting job for week...
A year & a half ago Terrelle Pryor looked like a wasted second round pick by the Oakland Raiders. I on the other hand saw TP2 as the future starting QB for that Raiders’ squad. My proclamations on Twitter of Pryor becoming an All-Pro or Hall of Famer were said in jest but his ability to be a top tier NFL QB were extremely serious.
Pryor had all of the tools at Ohio State,...
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor will make his first start in the
Oakland Raiders' preseason finale Thursday night at Seattle while
the team rests Matt Flynn.
According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, Terrelle Pryor took the first team reps during practice for the Raiders.
Just kicked us off the practice field, not before seeing Pryor take first team snap in team drills #raiders
— Scott Bair (@BairCSN) August 25, 2013
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports believes Pryor can win the the starting job in Oakland.
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