“I think he energizes more than just the fan base. He energizes his teammates and anybody that's watching. Everybody likes to see big plays. And he's a big-play guy. So, yes, the fan base, I'm definitely sure they love to see him play,” said McKenzie to the press regarding Pryor.
Reggie McKenzie came to the Oakland Raiders with Terrelle Pryor already on board. McKenzie had other plans for Pryor, as the young QB did not fit into the new scheme McKenzie and Coach Dennis Allen were preparing for the Silver and Black.
As time passed, McKenzie went and hired Flynn, since they had worked together in Green Bay. Matt Flynn came as the starter replacing Carson Palmer, who was too expensive for the Raiders and was traded to the Cardinals.
Pryor, in the meantime, the first two years there, was the rookie who was overlooked at the time. Well, Pryor did his thing during training camp and looked to be the backup for Flynn until the preseason started.
During the preseason, Pryor started to shine and Flynn started to fade. On top of it, Flynn injured his throwing arm.
McKenzie believes that the injury is what held back Matt Flynn from getting the starting position. McKenzie did credit Pryor for his uncanny plays and was absolutely surprised by the kid’s performance.
In the end, Reggie McKenzie stated that Terrelle Pryor “has done a good job” and that whoever the coach likes, he will go with it.
As a Raiders, I hope Terrelle brings his A-game and keeps impressing his general manager against a tough Denver Broncos team this Monday.