“Four days after he was chosen by the Raiders, Pryor arrived in Napa, just in time for the final day of camp.
In that one day of practice, he looked worse throwing the football than I have ever seen from a quarterback in an NFL practice. His passes either wobbled, sailed, floated, died or some combination of those. I counted exactly ONE pass the entire day that was an on-target spiral. He literally looked like he had never held a football before.”
“Terrelle Pryor trotted onto the field to take his first snap as an NFL player. He set up behind center on a called sneak and started to lean forward before the ball was snapped. He was called for a false start and then came off the field not to return.”
“But, things got off to a bad start – Aaron Brooks #2 was sacked seven times in a 27-0 season-opening loss to the San Diego Chargers – and never really got better. “
After recovering a fumble, Arizona Cardinals‘ Clark Haggans (53) fumbles his recovery as Oakland Raiders‘ Mike Brisiel (65) knocks the ball away.
“The fans are crazy,” he says with a big smile on his face. “The fans are different out here, very crazy. I like our fans, they give you a lot of energy.”
By midseason, following four games with a passer rating in the low 40′s, Pryor #2 was benched in favor of undrafted rookie Matt McGloin #14