Raiders QB's rough outing from Memorial Day weekend lag

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders quarterbacks struggled Tuesday in OTA's after a long Memorial Day weekend.

By all accounts, it was a rough day for the Raiders quarterbacks in OTA practice today. First it was Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor throwing erratic passes while Tyler Wilson appeared to be the only one looking sharp.

The first interception of the day went to Terrelle Pryor who was picked off by safety Reggie Smith. It was the second interception of the OTA's for Raiders QB's - both surrendered by Pryor.

With the way Flynn's passes were wobbling around, there was briefly some talk of Tyler Wilson outshining Flynn. That of course prompted the talk of another rookie Wilson stepping in and taking Flynn's job. Those saying such things should have knocked on wood or something.

No sooner were the Wilson fans shouting from the rooftops but he had two passes picked off - both by undrafted free agent rookies. The Raiders were in redzone drills and Wilson had a pass intercepted first by safety Shelton Johnson and a couple plays later by Billy Boyko.

Suddenly the questions became "What about Matt McGloin?"

Dennis Allen blames the play of the quarterbacks on the long Memorial Day weekend hangover.

"Obviously today, going out there in practice, it was obvious we had a long weekend with Memorial Day weekend. I don't think we were as crisp as we needed to be in practice today," said Allen. "I think when you look at it, they were off on Friday, had Memorial Day off so really they had a four day weekend and we weren't as crisp mentally and into it as much as we needed to be. It's not uncommon, it's not the first time I've seen that happen, but we gotta learn from that, we gotta move forward, we gotta take advantage of the next two opportunities we have the next two days to get better."

These quarterbacks clearly did not look as sharp as the first week of OTA's so I think we can chalk this one up to the after effects of bellies full of charred meat, carb salads, and a few beers at the end of a long weekend off. Now, if they look bad again next week, that would be harder to explain.

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