The Oakland Raiders are 3-10, have lost six games and need to find out what type of players they have. One position that needs to be analyzed over the next few weeks is at quarterback.
The Raiders gave up a bevy of draft picks include a couple first round picks to acquire Carson Palmer from the Bengals. Palmer is putting huge passing yards yes, but has 27 touchdowns and 17 interceptions, and it’s not equating to wins.
With no first round pick this season, the Raiders may struggle to find a young quarterback via the draft, so head coach Dennis Allen must see if Terrelle Pryor can play the position.
Comcast Sports Net Bay Area is reporting that Allen plans to get Pryor some playing time, and may even start him at some point over the next few weeks.
“I think the biggest thing is to start getting him in a game, a little bit of game action.”
“I’m not ready to say that he would be a starter. I think that Carson, obviously, he’s made a couple of mistakes the last couple of weeks but yet, Carson’s been one of the reasons why, specifically, earlier in the year, why we had a chance in certain games. So I’m not down on Carson at all. Obviously, we want to see some of these younger guys play.
At this point with the success that less skilled or even quarterbacks are having, it makes great sense to allow Pryor the opportunity to play.
If he can play, it will allow the Raiders to use the limited draft picks they have on other positions of need.
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