Despite Being Benched, Terrelle Pryor Doesn’t Feel Like A Failure

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I wouldn’t call Terrelle Pryor a failure, just maddeningly inconsistent.

Pryor was benched for undrafted rookie Matt McGloin after a promising start to the season.  Even with all that, Pryor won’t call this season a failure according to CSN Bay Area.

I don’t look at my ups and downs as a failure,” Pryor said, via CSNBayArea.com. “I just look at it as another experience, you know. Did I make some bad plays or throw interceptions at bad spots or difficult times in a game? Yeah. Who hasn’t? I just think it’s a sense of learning and understanding the situations in games. Have I made plays? Absolutely. It comes hand in hand. You just keep experiencing and you keep learning and you try not to make the mistakes but they happen.”

Pryor definitely regrets playing in the Raiders’ November 10 game against the Giants without telling the coaching staff how badly his knee was hurting.

Pryor look horrible that day, as he completed just 11 of 26 passes for 122 yards, threw an interception, lost a fumble and was sacked four times.

“Whether I was talked into going or whatever the case may be, I went out and I have to be able to handle the business for the team,” Pryor said. “Everyone counted on me to go out there and lead. It was just bad leadership on my side to make an excuse and say it was my knee. Whether it was or not, that’s one of my biggest regrets right there. Anytime you step on the field you have to make plays. You’re held accountable. That’s a moment I wish I would’ve handled differently.”

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