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"Why didn't Pryor play?"

 

 

A direct quote that i will not reference. It might be the most common question asked tonight, considering how popular the NFL and its final preseason games are, and how boring the world can be on a friday night. Might be the best question ever asked for all i know. Billion different answers; some of them dont make sense.

 

The ones that do:  

  • Not ready to play. Why send him out there when he has been on the team for only 8 excruciatingly long days? Failure isn't something people look forward to. A disgrace is a disgrace, i don't have to tell you that.The field could be a privilege to the Raiders and Al, like a licences is to a kid. You earned that right to drive the Land Rover to the store (notice i didnt say pinto). Your momma and pa wouldn't let you take control of the offense in front of countless fans and america before you were ready. Whats getting ready? Well it could be as simple as having a little time to be the team leaders' bitch and do dishes and shit. But if youre not ready youre not ready.
  • Al may want to build suspense on the player known as Pryor. Unproven. Freakish strength and moves. Rumor driven persona picked up by the shadow organization so dark that their only colors are the brightest of silver and darkest of black. A team feared by the knowledgeable - and mocked by the stupid. A book of spells ready to be written, dare i say. Questions waiting for their answer. Is he going to be a superstar the league has never seen or a bust that sends memories of purple bloody nightmares to the deep caverns of human memory? There is no in-between! If the man succeeds he will kiss babies, sell a shi load of jerseys. If he fails, the evil (good) empire will fail and fall and the evil (good) emperor will fail and die, scorned and unhappy. Leaving history to look back and laugh and point and draw immature pictures.
  • The O-line looked mad shaky. Injury would have been the worst possible thing to happen. Time lost + doubt building is bad fuckin news. <Direct quote from Al. High risk vs low reward is easy.
  • Al held the only responsibility in choosing the time played by Pryor or not played. He then went on to sleep through the 4th, never making the phone call down. Raiders' nurses ran their 189th false death emergency drill. One nurse walks out on job while yelling "Im supposed to be helping people!" 
  • Raiders had actually decided on sending Pryor in the game a few days earlier, feeling they wanted to see how he did in a game type situation. Coaches and specialist then figured that a change in throwing arms was needed to fix Pryor's busted ass mechanics. Pryor, still learning the change, was warming up to go in the 4th quarter of the game when his mind suddenly couldnt manage the swap, messing up his throw from both hands. Pryor has been seeing the Raider therapist since.
  • Now comment on the topic and nothing else. 

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