From Bobby Layne to Fran Tarkenton to Jim Zorn to Randall Cunningham to Michael Vick the fear for running quarterbacks was that they unnecessarily put themselves in harm’s way.
Try telling that to this new breed of zone-read-option quarterbacks such as Cam Newton Robert Griffin III Russell Wilson Colin Kaepernick and yes even Terrelle Pryor.
By the time Pryor takes the field Sunday night under the lights of the O.co Coliseum for the Oakland Raiders it will have been 13 days since he last took a hard hit. The concussion-causing helmet-to-helmet blow from Denver linebacker Wesley Woodyard came on a quarterback draw and blitz and kept Pryor on the sideline for last weekend’s winnable game against Washington a game Oakland lost 24-14.
So now as he prepares to start against the San Diego Chargers might the Raiders dial back some of Pryor’s designed runs knowing what happened the last time he ran the ball?
“If you start trying to limit the things that he does I think you decrease h...