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Raiders adjusting to Terrelle Pryor

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07:35 PM ET 09.14 | With so many teams around the NFL going with more mobile and versatile quarterbacks, the Oakland Raiders have decided to join the ranks. Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Michael Vick - the list goes on - are all succeeding as not just passers, but runners in a league that has been dominated by the pocket passer for quite some time. Terrelle Pryor has joined the party, and the Raiders are adjusting to his style. Oakland chose to go with Pryor instead of the more traditional drop back style of Matt Flynn this offseason. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson explains the mindset the team has to have in order to embrace Pryor, and succeed with his style of play.

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September 15, 2013  12:24 AM ET

Succeed is a big word.

September 15, 2013  02:50 AM ET

The pocket passer developed out of evolution... A team needs to be able to field a QB more than a few games, and playing like this will take out QB's at a pretty high rate.

If they can sit in the pocket for a few seconds and made good reads, then scramble - like CK and RW, then they'll be fine - one day they won't be as fast and can rely on their read talent.

Does Pryor have real skill, or is he just fast?

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September 15, 2013  08:58 AM ET

I see. So the league is now moving away from slow footed Whitey. When did they start brainstorming and come up with this novel idea?

September 15, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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I see. So the league is now moving away from slow footed Whitey. When did they start brainstorming and come up with this novel idea?

Slow footed Whitey?

September 15, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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Slow footed Whitey?

OK. Lead footed Whitey?

September 15, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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OK. Lead footed Whitey?

Not old enough to remember Fran Tarkenton?

September 15, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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Slow footed Whitey?

I didn't know Jimmy Bulger played football.

September 15, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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Not old enough to remember Fran Tarkenton?

It's not as if there aren't any agile or mobile White QB's. I just found it amusing that none were listed in this thread's examples above.

September 15, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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OK. Lead footed Whitey?

Whitey's and ****, deja vu to grade school. Pass!

September 15, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Pass!

Yes. Pass in the pocket, but keep the running downfield to a minimum. A smart strategy

September 15, 2013  10:16 AM ET
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It's not as if there aren't any agile or mobile White QB's. I just found it amusing that none were listed in this thread's examples above.

What is Colin Kaepernick? He appears to be white, but with all that ink it's hard to tell...........

September 15, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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What is Colin Kaepernick? He appears to be white, but with all that ink it's hard to tell...........

Bi-racial. Like your favorite President.

September 15, 2013  10:19 AM ET
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What is Colin Kaepernick? He appears to be white, but with all that ink it's hard to tell...........

Yeah, that and the Big Jimmy Durante, Karl Malden and W.C. Fields Nose

September 15, 2013  10:21 AM ET

That pic of Pryor looks exactly like Jim Plunkett!

September 15, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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That pic of Pryor looks exactly like Jim Plunkett!

Right, except without the lead in his foot

 
September 15, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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Right, except without the lead in his foot

Plunkett won a SB, let's see if Pryor performs or turns into a tackling dummy.

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