After almost a week of waiting, head coach Dennis Allen makes it official by naming Terrelle Pryor as his starting quarterback in Sunday’s finale at San Diego. Pryor hasn’t started a game since he won the 2011 Sugar Bowl while at Ohio State. Cornerback Philip Adams is on injured reserve with a groin injury and has been replaced by Brandian Ross.
With quarterback Carson Palmer out for the final game with cracked ribs, competition begins in earnest for the starting quarterback job between backups Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor. Indications are that Pryor will get more than three plays, but the bulk of the playing time will go to Leinart. The Raiders were also shut out of the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2003.
With the Raiders mired in another losing season, now is the time for quarterback Terrelle Pryor to get his chance to prove to his coaches and the fans what he can do. The Raiders are guaranteed a top five pick in the upcoming NFL draft so there’s nothing to lose by playing him. In fact, a loss by the team only helps to ensure a better draft pick.
The Oakland Raiders lost again to fall to 4-11 Sunday. Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer was injured during the game and the team didn’t play any better with backup QB Matt Leinart. Few positives can be found after the Raiders lost their 10th straight game in the Eastern time zone.
The NFL career of Matt Leinart has been rather forgettable. The former Heisman Trophy winner has more notoriety as a ladies man. Leinart has suffered three season-ending injuries since 2006. This is his first season with the Raiders.
Grant opens the show recapping the busy weekend in sports. Grant begins talking about the Miami Heat and the injury to Chris Bosh. The Los Angeles Lakers were also on Grants mind as he gave […]
Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Matt Leinart comes on with Grant to talk about being in the silver and black. Leinart tells Grant about the frustration of last year that ended with an injury. Leinart comments […]
The Oakland Raiders signed Leinart to a one-year contract on Tuesday, giving them two former Heisman Trophy winners from the University of Southern California at quarterback.
Solomon Wilcots says Matt Leinart is running out of chances in the NFL and running this Texans offense in place of an injured Matt Schaub might tell us all we need to know about the […]