OT: So much for Pryor playing QB for the Raiders
Too bad. I hear Pryor wants to be on the field so he can help them guys.
more to do with Jason Campbell being hurt than it has anything to do at all with Pryor. Palmer is a 32-year-old QB in decline. Pryor will get his chance eventually if he earns it in practice.
Palmer IIRC is 31.
corrected. What I saw on Twitter might have said soon-to-be 32. Either way, I think the general premise of my comment does still stand.
Who cares about Pryor.
I only want to talk about Michigan players.
everybody makes acquisitions. trades for you, trades for me.
just shows how much faith they have in TP as a NFL QB.
I'm not sure that trading for a guy with somewhere between 0 and 1 years left on his odometer in order to not play a rookie who missed basically all of pre-season is indicative of their opinion of Pryor in the least.
Who thought TP was going to play this season was crazy. Oaklands playbook is the size of a dictionary, I would bet he isn't even half way through.
Tressel had to dumb down the playbook for Pryor at OSU. If Pryor couldn't handle OSU's playbook, I don't know how he is going to be able to handle the Raiders. He doesn't seem like the brightest cookie in the box...... in my opinion..
Pryor is a TE. He could be a great one. The sooner he realizes it, the better. I hope the playbook is a lot easier to memorize at TE than at QB.
Felony Bengals and Pryor joing together with the criminal Raiders will be able to teach Dantoni-no! a thing or two about killing and cheating i am sure. I bet theyll hire him as there next coach! how classic would that be?
You know....I'm going to miss this guy!
Pryor was not going to play this year. Something tells me Palmer is a stopgap solution.
just a stopgap. You would think they could have gotten Garrard or somebody off the trash heap for next to nothing if that's all they wanted.
Al might have been TP's only fan in Oakland.
He is having back surgery to repair disc issue
Garrard is a stop gap. Carson Palmer, and trading away a 1st and 2nd rounder isn't a stopgap. They traded for him to he their QB for the next 4-5 years. Pryor by then will either no longer be on the team or switched positions odds are.
Pryor will get his time.
I could see his ceiling as being about as successful as Troy Smith
Help me here...so TP is now behind a guy who couldn't do jack squat with a team that's now 4-2 and being led by a QB who was barely recruited out of high school and was all but written off by all of the draft experts coming out of college?
QB who was barely recruited out of high school and was all but written off by all of the draft experts coming out of college?
Yeah, actually that sums up a lot of successful NFL QBs...Brady was recruited out of HS but the rest is pretty much the same
Rodgers wasn't recruited out of high school either. He started at a juco.
If it wasn't Palmer it was gonna be Kyle Boller anyway. Pryor at quarterback is a lottery ticket, nothing more.
... are definitely a potential playoff team. Why would they play someone evryone knows will never be an NFL QB over trying to trade for a proven winner. I think Palmer has a lot left and just gave up playing in Cinci. Can't blame him to say but also can't accept it from him and would never want him on my team. He's the QB equivalent of Randy Moss.
If the Raiders don't get Palmer their shot at the playoffs goes to 0%.
I don't get the "can't blame Palmer for wanting to leave Cinci" meme. The Bengals are far from a model franchise but they did manage to provide Palmer with two (2) All-Pro seasons and two (2) division championships (the last of which he had very little to do with).
It pains me to say this, but a certain amount of credit should go to the Bengals for getting out from under Palmer's contract by getting a 1st round pick and an additional 2nd/possible 1st. The deal apparently became possible because of the Bengals (and Palmer's) relationship with Raiders HC Hue Jackson - former Bengals and USC staffer.
I think the argument goes something like "don't sign a contract that commits you for 4 years and pays you an immediate $20 million bonus, then complain about being there after 2".
He didn't have to take their money, and be obligated to them. He did take it, so he was. Then he said "trade me or I retire".
This was a good move by the Bengals. It won't be a really high pick but they got very good value for a player who was going to end up leaving eventually anyway. They held out until the last day and maximized their position.
Smart move. get some draft picks and get rid of a cancerous relationship. I'm not a huge Palmer fan, but I'm sure he's got 3-4 years left. Not a bad pick up for the Raiders either.
As far as Pryor goes, I could care less what position he would be best suited for. He is a scrub.