Sunday, October 27, 2013

Terrelle Pryor sets Raiders, NFL mark with 93-yard run

OAKLAND -- Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor ran 93 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Coliseum.

It was the longest run from scrimmage in franchise history, and the longest run by a quarterback in NFL history

With the Raiders starting at the 7-yard line following a holding penalty on the opening kickoff, Pryor faked to Darren McFadden on a read option, ran to his right and broke through a huge hole with Rod Streater getting a key block on safety Troy Polamalu.

Pryor came in as the Raiders leading rusher with 287 yards. The previous longest gain was a 92-yard run for a touchdown by Bo Jackson against the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 5, 1989.

With the long touchdown run, Pryor now has just under 400 rushing yards for the season. He's added a new dimension to a Raiders offense that was lifeless for most of the 2012 season. Fewer and fewer people are doubting the former Ohio State quarterback the more he plays.

At the very least, it's impossible to deny how entertaining Pryor has been in 2013.

"TP's 93-yard TD Run"

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pryor's Team

Now that Matt Flynn has been released, and chilling with his millions, the Oakland Raiders team leader is Terrelle Pryor. He no longer has to look over his shoulder, the job is his. He will need help and hopefully the Raider organization will provide him with an offensive line and at least one dependable running back.

Darren McFadden's days in silver and black appear to be numbered, primarily because he cannot stay on the field. McFadden has had an injury plagued career and it's time to sever ties with the ex-Arkansas Razorback.