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Yeah, that really happened.

With a combination of delay of game penalties, false start penalties and afuckingtrocious offensive line play, that drive in a nutshell wrapped up the Raiders Sunday effort.

One minute we're driving for a tying score, getting a first down at mid-field. The next thing you know Pryor is scrambling for his life (again) and we're looking at an impossible 3rd down conversion. Just like all the progress Pryor had heretofore made this season, in the 2nd half everything moved backwards.

Terrelle Pryor is the most mobile, elusive QB the Raiders have ever had. They sacked him 10 freaking times. If Palmer were still QB, he would be in the hospital today. We've had some bad O-lines in year's past, but this one is by far the worst. I actually found myself hoping they would just line up Pryor under center and let McFadden run it up the gut for a 1-yard gain. Anything was preferable to seeing Pryor in the pistol, with the inevitability of a backfield filled with red jerseys coming up.

The defense did play well - or at least what looks to be well because Alex Smith is still a horrible piece of garbage. The game was closer than the 24-7 score would imply, and you really can't pin 17 of those 24 points on the defense. But way too many penalties reminded us of the Raiders of a couple of years ago. And Pryor just completely fell apart and crumbled under the pressure.

Even with TP, the offense is so lacking in firepower, I became very worried when we got down 14-7. "How can we make up one score?" I thought. That's how hopeless our offense looked. May as well have been Jamarcus wearing the #2 back there.

So now the Raiders get the bye week. Time to sign a real backup QB (was anybody else as worried as I was when Pryor hurt his hand? Were we really that close to "McGloin Time"? Holy crap.) Time to get healthy. Like, let's get everybody healthy.

And fix the Offensive Line. Holy crap. Just fix it. Holy crap.
October 14, 2013  01:16 PM ET

I think the Raiders are on the correct path, next season they can get players they need and will be out of salary cap hell.

I see real positive signs the players are buying into the system.
Reggie never said it would be easy.

October 14, 2013  01:24 PM ET

Love the title - it was just that amazing.

Sparano has been working magic with the patchwork offensive line week after week. This week was just too much. Losing two guys and shifting players around in different positions (Briesel said he hadn't played center since his NFL Europe days in 2007) made Pryor panic. This game was the first time he looked rattled all season. 10 freaking sacks.

Thank goodness for the bye week. Couldn't come at a better time.

October 14, 2013  01:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think the Raiders are on the correct path, next season they can get players they need and will be out of salary cap hell. I see real positive signs the players are buying into the system.Reggie never said it would be easy.

Yes, this team doesn't quit. That's been a nice change for sure.

October 15, 2013  01:04 AM ET

Top Ten Things Terrelle Pryor Was Thinking About When He Was Sacked Ten Times

10. ''Ouch!''
9. ''Boy the autumn sun sure brings out the red in Tamba Hali's helmet.
8. ''Should have been a Buccaneer, or better yet, a Pirate.''
7. ''Bet no one treats Johnny Depp this badly on set.''
6. ''This is the last time I get a pre-game pep talk from Jeff George.''
5. ''Maybe I should change my name to Dan Quayle?''
4. ''Hali? That's Liberian, isn't it?''
3. ''Canned hams!''
2. ''Hey, Letterman did this before Buzzfeed for once!''

And the number one thing Terrelle Pryor was thinking about when he was sacked ten times:

1. ''Is that Al Davis guiding me into the light?''

October 15, 2013  03:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Top Ten Things Terrelle Pryor Was Thinking About When He Was Sacked Ten Times10. ''Ouch!''9. ''Boy the autumn sun sure brings out the red in Tamba Hali's helmet.8. ''Should have been a Buccaneer, or better yet, a Pirate.''7. ''Bet no one treats Johnny Depp this badly on set.''6. ''This is the last time I get a pre-game pep talk from Jeff George.''5. ''Maybe I should change my name to Dan Quayle?''4. ''Hali? That's Liberian, isn't it?''3. ''Canned hams!''2. ''Hey, Letterman did this before Buzzfeed for once!''And the number one thing Terrelle Pryor was thinking about when he was sacked ten times:1. ''Is that Al Davis guiding me into the light?''

Sifu says number 1 is "My name isn't Gronk-san and my Mama-san won't scold you", may Budha be merciful.

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October 21, 2013  09:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Top Ten Things Terrelle Pryor Was Thinking About When He Was Sacked Ten Times10. ''Ouch!''9. ''Boy the autumn sun sure brings out the red in Tamba Hali's helmet.8. ''Should have been a Buccaneer, or better yet, a Pirate.''7. ''Bet no one treats Johnny Depp this badly on set.''6. ''This is the last time I get a pre-game pep talk from Jeff George.''5. ''Maybe I should change my name to Dan Quayle?''4. ''Hali? That's Liberian, isn't it?''3. ''Canned hams!''2. ''Hey, Letterman did this before Buzzfeed for once!''And the number one thing Terrelle Pryor was thinking about when he was sacked ten times:1. ''Is that Al Davis guiding me into the light?''

Sounds like Letterman.

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