NWTF, there are plenty of reasons not to be "for the guy". There are a number of red flags surrounding his play, his technique, his ability (desire) to learn, and his rapport with teammates and coaches.
Originally Posted by NWTF
So far, I have heard nothing positive from people watching the OTA's and mini camp, his fellow players, and coaches beyond he is there and working. And so he should be. All the 'positive' talk comes from Pryor himself. That has to make you wonder.
It is not hating on the guy. Some people have annointed him as the future of the Raiders. We had folks on here saying he will be the #2 in 2012! I am just pointing out the concerns. I have related what I have been told about his flaws, and it seems those flaws still remain, today. It is not hate. It is providing insight and balancing the "future of the Raiders" posts. Even you are talking about him being a starter in a few years. Based on the OTA's and mini camp, he is light years away from ever being a starter. In the no contact and 7 on 7 drills, he looked ok. As soon as he was put under pressure, he spayed the ball around.
Before JaMarcus Russell was drafted I, and others, were pointing out the red flags there. We got the same 'hater' cmments. Sometimes players overcome the red flags surrounding them coming out of college. But not often.
Maybe the perspective will change when people see Pryor in pre-season. Probably not though. Thank goodness the Raiders signed Leinart as the #2 QB, otherwise, the Pryor chants after Carson Palmer throws his first INT will be embarassing.
If I was saying the same things about any other player, on any other team, everyone would be in agreement. But, because it is Terrelle Pryor, I am a 'hater'.
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