Found August 24, 2013 on 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...
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