Posted November 30, 2013

Raiders keeping Matt McGloin at QB for now

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The Raiders will keep Matt McGloin at QB for now, but Terrelle Pryor will get another chance this season. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Raiders will keep Matt McGloin at QB for now, but Terrelle Pryor will get another chance this season. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he will stick with undrafted rookie Matt McGloin as quarterback from now, but added that Terrelle Pryor will get another chance this season, according to Steve Corkran of Bay Area News Group.

McGloin, who started in lieu of Pryor for the past three games, completed 18-of-30 passes for 255 yards Thursday against the Cowboys.

Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie will be gathering as much information about their quarterbacks as possible before heading into the offseason. From Corkran’s report:

“I don’t think he’s done anything to play himself out of that position,” Allen said of McGloin

“We need to have a good evaluation of what we have at the quarterback position as we move forward,” Allen said. “These last four weeks will be instrumental in us being able to do that.”

Pryor was replaced as quarterback after a poor four-game stretch in which he had eight passes intercepted and completed 50.8 percent of his passes.


13 comments
MatthewVredenburg
MatthewVredenburg

Well here it goes again, Dennis Allen and Reggie Mackenzie never like Pryor in the first place, he should of been playing last year especially when we out of the play off picture. They bring in the Matt Flynn how received a huge contract for one good game in Green Bay, he lost the starting job in Seattle and lost it to Pryor in Oakland. Because they dislike Pryor so much they when he went down with a concussion but got cleared to play they still started Matt Flynn, and he proceeded to sit in the and get sacked over and over again. Thankful they release Matt Flynn but they got themselves and new boy in Matt McGloin who had one good game. He playing okay since then but Pryor brings more to Offense. We need more production some where because no matter who QB we just can't seem to score anything in the second half the game. Maybe play them both each splitting a half.

Centennial
Centennial

No running quarterback with a Wonderlic score of seven is going to win a superbowl. - end of story.

triathloncoach
triathloncoach

If either are starting in 2015 the Raiders will continue to lose. But they would still win significantly more than with an Irish Setter..

bedlam
bedlam

It's official a bunch of angry elves are posting instead of shutting the f up and making etch a scetches. Pryor is very athletic but just another Kordel Stewart. McGloin has shown a lot of poise and the ability to throw the ball on 3rd down. He has made some rookie mistakes, but has the intangibles. He needs to start the rest of the season.

DaveVachon
DaveVachon

I have nothing against Matt McGloin, but Terrelle Pryor is being screwed here. Yet another team trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. Instead of trying to accentuate Pryor's strengths, the Raiders are simply saying he's another read option QB who doesn't understand NFL quarterbacking.

ImmaFubared
ImmaFubared

Wow what a vote of confidence. Do any of these guys ever have the balls to walk into the coaches office and say WTF. I mean he did all he could the past several games and this team is losing due to defense not offence and yet he wants to screw with this guy, the one guy performing. 

kelley.t.m
kelley.t.m

Isn't this kind of like being captain of the Titanic?

Underdog47
Underdog47

You have to learn to play quarterback. Even the best that ever played started out mediocre at best.

1st year stats of elite QBs playing 10 or more games in NFL:

Elway: 47.5%, 7 TD, 14 Int, Rate 54.9
Tarkenton: 56.1%, 18TD, 17Int, Rate 74.7
Montana: 64.5%, 15TD, 9Int, Rate 87.8
Young: 53.7%, 8TD, 13 Int, Rate 65.5
Bradshaw: 38.%, 6TD, 24 Int, Rate 30.4
Peyton Manning: 56.7%, 26TD, 28 Int, Rate 71.2
Brady: 63.9%, 18TD, 12 Int, Rate 86.5
Favre: 64.1%, 18 TD, 13 Int, Rate 85.3
Brees: 60.8%, 17 TD, 16 Int, rate 76.9

Colin Kaepernick: 62.4% (higher than Elway, Tarkenton, Young, Bradshaw, Manning, and Brees)
10 TD, 3 Int (Better TD to Int ratio than all of them), Rate: 98.3 = BEST QUARTERBACK RATING OF THE BUNCH, and the only QB in the bunch to take his team to a Super Bowl in year 1.

There are a few that started out better, but damned few. Right now his Rating is 86.6, ranking him 11th out of more than 50 NFL QBs who have started games this year.

People that are writing Kaepernick off REALLY have a limited understanding of

6marK6
6marK6

The Raiders really no longer have any reason to exist. Start an Irish Setter at QB, who cares.

Matthew W
Matthew W

@DaveVachon 

Yes, TP is the answer to Oakland's long standing QB issues just as Geno is to the Jets'. 

triathloncoach
triathloncoach

@Underdog47 most of the above players began their careers with terrible teams..Your analogy is flawed..


How.many of the above put up worse numbers in year 2?