Yesterday we all watched that horrible, and it was horrible performance by Terrelle Pryor. Now I spend most of my time watching the OLine and the DLine because I am a firm believer that is where the game is won and lost, but this game was not their fault. They didn't play great but they weren't horrible. No this goes back 4 games and now Terrelle is shook.
Levi highlighted the last for games of ineptitude in a post yesterday, http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2013/11/10/5089216/terrelle-pryor-reaches-jamarcus-russell-level-low-point-oakland-raiders. Now while his pure passing is at Jamarcus levels, it is not nearly for the same reason. Jamarcus couldn't read the D, didn't want to read the D, barely wanted to play. Terrelle is looking only at his first read right now because the KC game is still in his head.
Below is the chart from football reference of Terrelle's game logs. For the first for games he was completing at least 62% of his passes, and his QBR increased with every game peaking in week for at 135.7. Terrelle was in complete control. Eyes down field even while scrambling, in sync with his receivers, he was a quarterback.
Then came KC. Mike Tyson used to say that everyone had a plan till the get hit, well, Terrelle got hit. He needs to take a couple of games off to heal his knee, and hopefully in that time Veldheer and Gurode will come back and shore up that line. TP needs to come through a couple of quarters with a clean jersey. He needs to fell like he is in practice and has the red shirt on.
Olsen needs to learn that this team was made for screen plays. They have some of the most dynamic playmakers in the league in space. Moore, Reese, Ford, and yes even DMC should be getting at least 2 screens a game. This will slow down the rush and give Terrelle the time to get settled in. Jennings is going to be our feature back going forward, Lets get Nix pulling, since it is the only thing that he even knows how to do. Run the ball, all game, don't give in. Remember we are the Raiders, hit people, hit them hard and on both sides of the ball.