Tag Archive: Terrelle Pryor


The Vest Man for the Job

Though many Jim Tressel detractors would love to see him just crawl away and never be heard from again. However, that will not happen as Tressel has been hired by the Indianapolis Colts as a game day assistant in charge of coaches’ challenge and reviews. Now the interesting part is that since Tressel was suspended for the first five games at Ohio State, will he have to serve a similar suspension now that he’s in the NFL? Roger Goodell has made it a point in making the rules up as he goes and following a particular precedent. In fairness since Terrell Pryor was suspended for 5 games and essentially having his college punishment carry over, it’s only fair to punish the coaches that escape consequences as well. Even though I think suspending Pryor was unwarranted in the first place, but that’s for another post. However, I don’t expect to see Tressel miss any time, as always the players are always held accountable and to a higher standard than the people that are above them in rank.

Rough Draft

Terrelle Pryor was taken in the supplemental draft by the Oakland Raiders with a 3rd round pick. Pryor going to the Raiders in my opinion could be the worse place he could be. The Raiders haven’t had a stable quarterback since Rich Gannon and considering at any given moment Al Davis could decide he wants someone new in there Pryor may see the field before he’s ready. Unlike most I think Pryor has a chance to be a serviceable quarterback, he’s 6’5 and strong so he would have the ability to stand in the pocket and shrug off tacklers and can elude a pass rush with his speed. The only thing that concerns me is when he throws the ball is looks like he’s trying to guide it instead of just letting it go with confidence. I can’t see him playing any other position, just because he’s big and fast doesn’t mean he can learn another position, and I don’t think he should have to. Groom him and let’s see what kind of quarterback he can be. Hopefully in Oakland he’ll get the time he needs to prepare and will get a fair shot.

Check out another installment of Smooth Shots as Jb talks about the recent scandal with the University of Miami and Roger Goodell suspending Terrelle Pryor for the first games of his NFL career.

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