Monthly Archives: April 2014
“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.
Brisiel was a hard-nosed player originally signed in 2012 to be part of a zone-blocking scheme formally abandoned last season. Brisiel was a consistent member of the line, but he struggled with injuries and his value didn’t match a contract that ranked second on the team among returning Raiders players.
Mike Brisiel #65, appeared in 15 games for Oakland last season and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 43 guard in the league.