As far as Pryor is concerned, he is ready to go despite the concussion he sustained last Monday against the Denver Broncos. However, Coach Dennis Allen of the Oakland Raiders is not sure if Terrelle Pryor will be able to start this Sunday when the Silver and Black host the winless Washington Redskins.
As reported on Tuesday, Coach Dennis Allen is not quite sure if he will start Pryor against the Redskins on Sunday. Allen did tell the press, however, that he will get ready for Washington by pretending that both Pryor and Matt Flynn will start the game.
It does not matter how Terrelle Pryor feels, according the the NFL league. What matters is that Pryor passes the league-mandated protocol for players that suffered a concussion in order to get back on the field. This is what is holding back Allen's decision.
Pryor’s concussion occurred when a Broncos’ linebacker tackled the quarterback with a helmet to helmet hit. Pryor lay face down for a bit after he was hit. Additionally, Pryor had little memory of the match when asked what he thought of the game with Denver.
If Terrelle Pryor does not get cleared by today, Matt Flynn will most likely take over. It would the right thing to do.
Flynn made his debut in the last quarter as a Raiders in regular season for a couple of snaps against the Broncos. With a couple of passes, Flynn led a drive against the Broncos that eventually gave Darren McFadden a chance to run in a touchdown. Not bad!
In the end, Coach Dennis Allen has made it clear the starting QB has not been decided. Knowing Allen, he will keep this information until practically game day.