Whatever some of us may feel about his game, he's a Raider now and it's our duty as fans to support him until he is no longer deserving of it.
We've heard a lot of talk about how Al Davis is stepping back and letting Hue run the show more - don't buy it now. Pryor was an Al pick. No way would Hue have been keen on using what amounts to a 2012 No.3 on a developmental QB or developmental WR/TE. But we all know Al loves his athletes.
That said, I think we drafted him as a quarterback and we'll be using him as one. Even though we could use a big target at WR, our pass-catching corps are deep. I don't think Al would have used a pick that high on someone he planned to convert to wideout or tight end.
So if he's a QB, what next? After all, the Raiders' history with quarterbacks is well documented - other than the Snake, we have never managed to draft a quarterback who has achieved great or even very good things for us.
If I were Hue Jackson or Al Saunders, I would not let Pryor even sniff the pre-season field this year. I'd spend a good year with him working on his throwing mechanics and adapting to a pro-style offense, but redshirt him behind Campbell, Edwards and Boller. I wouldn't even use him in Wildcat packages - as well suited as he'd be for that I don't want to pigeon-hole him. (If I were Hue, I'd also quit the football coaching biz and become a cult leader. He has the right attitude and charisma for it).
As for his reputation as a diva, I'm not worried. Hue, big Dick and Veldheer will slap that out of him soon enough.
Once again, join me in welcoming our newest member with (guarded) hope that he can be our first homegrown franchise quarterback since the great Ken Stabler.
P.S. He better work out for us cause I spent the whole morning looking for Pryor info and watching his videos in lieu of studying for a test I just finished.