WR Terrelle Pryor - Free Agent
|6-6, 233||Born: 6-20-1989||College: Ohio State||Drafted: Round 3, pick 0 (2011)|
2018 Week 1 vs DET (3 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
While Pryor was virtually invisible during the first half, he was targeted three times in the second half and caught all of them. His best catch of the night was on a 2 & 8 play where Pryor went deep and quarterback Sam Darnold hit him for a big gain. Pryor had to extend to catch the high throw which resulted from Darnold having to scramble, and held onto the ball when he took a big hit to send him out of bounds.
2018 Week 2 vs MIA (8 / 4 / 84 / 0 rec)
Pryor made some OK plays, but his biggest impact came in a negative way. As the Jets were driving and in the red zone, Pryor ran a slant towards the uprights in the end zone, but either didn't run it hard enough or lost the ball while he was battling with the defender. As such he was not where he should have been for a touchdown, and instead the pass meant for him was intercepted. While this was a bad beat both for Pryor and the offense, Darnold kept going back to him, so clearly the quarterback is willing to give a player more than one chance and isn't afraid of seeing the same mistake twice.
2018 Week 3 vs CLE (3 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
A week after Pryor had 85 yards receiver he all but disappeared. Pryor was on the field for 70 percent of the Jets offensive snaps, but saw just three targets two of which weren't great balls. He could be a red zone threat, but the Jets are ultra-conservative inside the 20s and frankly, given the way Pryor dogged a route in the end zone last week, which resulted in a pick, the Jets may be less concerned with rookie Sam Darnold than they are with Pryor.
2018 Week 5 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 20 / 1 rec)
About the time when onlookers were wondering if Pryor's frequent lapses during routes had landed him on the bench, he appeared on the field and made a ridiculous one-handed catch on a somewhat overthrown Sam Darnold pass. On the play, Pryor first looked to be running a post route, but then switched and cut into more of a corner route. Darnold's throw was a bit too far, but Pryor jumped up and made a nice catch as he cruised into the end zone.
2018 Week 6 vs IND (6 / 5 / 57 / 1 rec)
After disappearing for several weeks, Pryor now has back to back games with touchdowns for the Jets, and this week added some yards as well. The Jets made good use of his size, creating mismatches in the red zone, particularly on his 7-yard touchdown in the second quarter. On the play, Pryor ran a short, straight route into the end zone, using his body to force coverage to take a step back. Quarterback Sam Darnold used that room to find Pryor for the score.
2018 Week 9 vs CHI (5 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Terrelle Pryor struggled in his first game for the Buffalo Bills. Pryor ran a bad route when he was targeted that resulted in a deflection and intercepted. He later was overthrown on a red zone target. Pryor's two receptions were in the short passing game and he was also used as a runner on a play where he lined up at quarterback. Pryor's role in the offense could grow with so few weapons in the offense, but with a revolving door at quarterback there is little hope he develops a rhythm. Pryor faces the Jets in a revenge game next week.
2017 Week 1 vs PHI (11 / 6 / 66 / 0 rec)
Terrelle Pryor had a modest day statistically, but he was targeted heavily. It was clear by his eleven targets that Kirk is trying to establish a connection with the new number one receiver in Washington. Pryor's day could have been much bigger if Kirk could have located him on a couple of deep balls. Pryor's six receptions led the team but he was unable to turn any of them into points. Kirk routinely found him over the middle of the field as he used his big frame to give Kirk a comfortable target. If Kirk can connect on a few deep balls with Pryor this offense will take off. Pryor is still sharpening his skills and timing as a receiver which showed on a couple of drops where he looked raw. He should be a big difference maker in this passing offense.
2017 Week 2 vs LAR (4 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)
Terrelle Pryor had a quiet day in the passing game as he only had two receptions on four targets. Washington kept the game plan conservative with a heavy dose of running and that limited Pryor's impact. As he continues to get in sync with Kirk, these type of games can happen for him.
2017 Week 3 vs OAK (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Terrelle Pryor had two catches and two drops. He is clearly out of sync with Kirk and as a deep threat he can tend to be absent for long stretches. Washington operates best when implementing a quick passing game so if Pryor wants to be more productive they might have to cut down his route tree.
2017 Week 4 vs KC (5 / 3 / 70 / 1 rec)
Terrelle Pryor only recorded three receptions but his biggest one on the night went for a touchdown. Pryor and Kirk were finally able to connect as he caught a forty-four yard touchdown out running the cornerback on the play. Pryor can be a dangerous deep threat and the touchdown grab on the opening drive was illustrates his potential in Washington's offense. The other two receptions came on intermediate routes which can actually help Pryor to be more involved on a regular basis. Deep strikes tend to be lower percentage throws, so if he wants to become a bigger factor he will need to utilize his athleticism over the middle of the field.
2017 Week 6 vs SF (5 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Terrelle Pryor is still struggling to get on track with the Washington offense as he only managed twenty-three yards on three receptions. The explosive down field routes haven't been there as Washington has shifted to a more controlled, short passing game offense. Pryor is still developing as a receiver so the nuances of route running has somewhat left him trying to find his niche in the passing attack.
2017 Week 7 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Terrelle Pryor continues to struggle finding his niche in the Washington pass attack. He only recorded two receptions that came in mop up duty of the 4th quarter. He has become invisible in this offense if he isn't going deep down field.
2017 Week 8 vs DAL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Terrelle Pryor has been demoted and seems to be on the outside looking in for this receiving core. He did not record a catch in this game. He has been replaced at the ìXî position by Josh Doctson.
2017 Week 9 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Terrelle Pryor only had two catches and didn't have much impact on this game. His role continues to regress and he can't seem to get on track with Kirk Cousins.
2016 Week 1 vs PHI (7 / 3 / 68 / 0 rec)
Pryor was heavily involved in the first half of the game, making all three of his catches. The big wideout's production in the second half suffered as Robert Griffin saw intense pressure from Philadelphia's pass rush. His second catch showed his potential as a dangerous deep threat as he used his big frame to make a catch deep down the left sideline. He reached right over defensive back Nolan Carroll to secure the pass. Pryor saw one end zone target from Griffin, but the ball was off-target and Pryor was unable to make a one-hand grab. It doesn't appear he would have had room to get his feet in bounds even if he had held on to the ball.
2016 Week 2 vs BAL (10 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Pryor was heavily targeted, leading the team with 10 targets. McCown looked his way often and threw to him even while he was closely covered. The quarterback took several downfield shots to Pryor, but the two were unable to connect. Pryor saw an end zone target from McCown in the first quarter, but he was well-covered by Jimmy Smith. The ball looked slightly overthrown, so it's hard to say whether he would have made the catch anyway. Pryor made a 20-yard catch at the end of the game which looked like it put the Browns on the two yard line, but he was called for taunting. It appeared that Pryor was just trying to throw the ball to the official after the play, but the ball slipped and bounced off of the defender's shoulder. Either way, the 20-yard catch was nullified. Josh McCown targeted Pryor near the end zone on the next pass, but Pryor had three defenders around him and the pass was picked off to end the game.
2016 Week 3 vs MIA (14 / 8 / 144 / 0 rec, 4 / 21 / 1 rush)
Pryor had a breakout game against the Dolphins as he was the best player on the field for the Browns. Hue Jackson was creative with Pryor, having him take several snaps as the wildcat quarterback. Pryor did damage all over the field including completing a few passes on the run (although he should have been credited with an interception but the defender dropped the ball). He was effective on the ground, taking several carries and running in a touchdown from the wildcat. Pryor would have had more yardages on the ground, but he had a 10-yard run nullified by a holding penalty. In the passing game, Pryor operated as Kessler's favorite target as he was peppered with targets by the rookie. Kessler even took one of his few deep shots of the game to Pryor, which was not completed, although it resulted in a roughing the passer penalty. Pryor also saw one red zone target, but was unable to reel it in as he was well-covered by Byron Maxwell. The ball was in the right spot, but Maxwell made a great play to break up the pass.
2016 Week 4 vs WAS (9 / 5 / 46 / 1 rec, 1 / -6 / 0 rush)
In the first half, Pryor looked like he was on his way to a huge game against Josh Norman, but Norman really stepped up in the second half and held Pryor to just one catch after halftime. A week after seeing extensive work under center, Pryor only handled one wild cat snap on the first drive, losing six yards on the play. Pryor showed great body control on his first catch, making the grab on the sideline while dragging his toe inbounds before stepping out. He did have one five-yard catch nullified by an offsides penalty in the second quarter. Pryor was impressive on his touchdown catch, beating double coverage and running from left to right across the end zone. Later in the second quarter, Pryor had Josh Norman beat for a deep pass on the right side, but Norman recognized that he was about to get burned and grabbed Pryor for the pass interference penalty. Pryor's only catch in the second half came with around three minutes left in the game on a short slant. Credit goes to Norman for shaking off a slow first half to clamp down on Pryor in the second half.
2016 Week 5 vs NE (6 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec, 2 / 3 / 0 rush)
Pryor continues to come along as a receiver. While he didn't have a huge game, he remains the team's best weapon on offense. It's hard to say how much wild cat was originally in the game plans for Pryor before Kessler went down, but Pryor did take one such snap in the first quarter while Kessler was still in the game. Pryor stepped in at quarterback for the first two snaps after Kessler was injured. He rushed on the first and recovered his own fumble on the tackle. Pryor then shifted back to receiver with Charlie Whitehurst taking over under center. In the second quarter Pryor had Malcolm Butler beat on the right side and drew a pass interference penalty which gained about 18 yards for the offense. Pryor finished up the game taking a few more quarterback snaps after Charlie Whitehurst injured his knee. He completed one pass for five yards in that time.
2016 Week 6 vs TEN (13 / 9 / 75 / 2 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Pryor was heavily involved against the Titans, operating as Cody Kessler's favorite target. He also saw two snaps at quarterback, both coming in the first half. He rushed for three yards on the first and completed a one-yard pass on the other. Pryor saw two end zone targets in the second quarter. The first was underthrown, which allowed Parrish Cox to break the pass up. He bounced back a few plays later to haul in a seven-yard touchdown pass. He outjumped two defenders to make the play. In the fourth quarter, Kessler took a deep shot to him down the left sideline, but he was unable to stay inbounds on the catch. Later in the fourth, Pryor gator armed a pass on a short slant on third-and-one, but he made up for it on the next play by leaping over a defender on fourth-and-one to make a grab for a first down. Pryor's second touchdown of the game came on a short screen which saw Duke Johnson "pick" his defender on his route. Pryor made the easy four-yard reception for the score.
2016 Week 7 vs CIN (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Pryor didn't practice all week with a hamstring strain and he appeared limited in this contest against the Bengals. He only caught two passes and didn't make any of the big splash plays that fans have become accustomed to seeing out of him. He was really only targeted on short routes as the Browns elected not to take any deep shots to him in this game. This was a departure from Cleveland's normal game plans, where the offense usually dials up at least one or two deep shots for Pryor. The slow game can certainly be chalked up to Pryor not being 100%.
2016 Week 8 vs NYJ (13 / 6 / 101 / 0 rec)
Pryor did all his damage in the first half of the game as he was shut out in the second half, outside of a late two-point conversion. He had very little trouble against Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis at first. On his first catch, he broke a tackle to pick up several yards after the catch. Pryor later out-jumped Revis and another defender for a 35-yard reception in the first quarter. It wasn't all smooth sailing for Pryor, however, as he had two bad drops in the second quarter. The first came on 3rd-and-10 and would have gone for a first down. In the third quarter, Pryor had a chance to score a deep touchdown as he had Revis beat down the right sideline, but Josh McCown overthrew him. The Jets did bring a safety over to help with Pryor in the second half of the game, which played a big role in keeping him quiet after his big first half.
2016 Week 9 vs DAL (7 / 5 / 47 / 1 rec)
Pryor's late-career breakout as a wide receiver continued against Dallas. Even with the Browns getting dominated in time of possession, Pryor still found a way to be productive and he was busy in the red zone yet again for the Browns. In the early stages of the second quarter, Pryor saw an end zone target, but the ball was a little too close to the left sideline. It is doubtful Pryor would have been able to get his feet in bounds even if he was able to make the catch. He did catch Cody Kessler's only touchdown pass of the game at the end of the second quarter. Pryor showed his athleticism in the end zone as he was moving to his left before he stopped suddenly and reversed direction back to the right to adjust to a scrambling Kessler and made a diving catch in the end zone for a 12-yard score.
2016 Week 10 vs BAL (9 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
Pryor continues to be Cleveland's most reliable receiver, but even he is being brought down by the arm limitations/risk-averse playing style of Cody Kessler. Pryor did almost all of his damage on short comeback routes. At his size and speed, he should, and could, be a dominant downfield threat in Cleveland's passing game. He did show his athleticism on a screen pass in the second quarter where he juked a defender at the line of scrimmage. He blew past that defender to pick up seven yards. Pryor later saw a deep target near the end zone in the fourth quarter. He was double covered, however, and Josh McCown should never have thrown him the ball on the play. It resulted in an easy interception for the Ravens. Pryor finished his day with a drop along the right sideline during the fourth quarter. It appeared he made the catch, but a defender ripped the ball out of his hands as he was going out of bounds.
2016 Week 11 vs PIT (10 / 5 / 97 / 0 rec)
Pryor finished as the Browns' leading receiver, like usual, although two of his five catches came in garbage time on the team's final drive of the game. His first catch was a 36-yard pickup on an underthrown ball by Cody Kessler. He later made another great deep catch in the third quarter. He adjusted well to another under throw by Cody Kessler and was brought down at Pittsburgh's one-yard line. In the fourth quarter, Josh McCown targeted him on an end zone pass, but the ball was overthrown. Pryor was closely covered and it's debatable whether he would have been able to make the catch even if the pass were better. Pryor did take a big hit in the chest/upper rib cage area from safety Mike Mitchell in the fourth quarter. He appeared to be shook up on the play, but he did return for the team's next drive.
2016 Week 12 vs NYG (12 / 6 / 131 / 0 rec)
Pryor posted yet another big game for the Browns. He could have had a much bigger game, but he failed to bring in a couple of catchable passes. Pryor drew a deep pass interference penalty in the second quarter when both he and Eli Apple leapt for a Josh McCown pass. Apple had Pryor's arm hooked and the referees caught it. The pass would have gone for 35 yards had Pryor brought it in. Pryor also came close to scoring on an end zone target in the third quarter, but it appeared that defender Janoris Jenkins got away with pass interference. Pryor's longest catch of the game came on a beautiful over the shoulder catch on a perfect pass from Josh McCown which went for 54 yards. The only complaint with Pryor's game in this one is that he frequently went backwards after catches. He has developed a habit of going the wrong way in attempts to create angles to pick up additional yards after the catch. It was nothing major, but he definitely gave back some yardage on such plays against the Giants.
2016 Week 14 vs CIN (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Pryor had one of his quietest games of the season. He only saw three targets, two of which were not catchable. Pryor's first target came on a flea flicker from Robert Griffin, but Pryor was triple covered on the play and had no chance at making the reception. In the third quarter, Pryor was targeted down the right sideline, but the pass was way too high and uncatchable. Pryor's only grab came in the red zone in the third quarter. It went for three yards and he was forced out of bounds almost immediately after making the catch. Pryor and Griffin did get into a heated exchange on the field after the team was forced to take a timeout, presumably because Griffin allowed the play clock to get too low. After the game, Pryor was unwilling to discuss the incident and Griffin downplayed it when questioned by reporters. Probably not a big deal, but worth mentioning.
2016 Week 15 vs BUF (8 / 4 / 19 / 0 rec)
Pryor had his second straight poor outing as he has had trouble meshing with quarterback Robert Griffin III. A lot of Pryor's action came on short screens against the Bills. The Browns tried to get Pryor involved early, running a screen pass for him on the first play of the game. It went for no gain. He did see a red zone target from the Buffalo 17 in the first quarter on another screen on the left. That play went for a seven-yard pickup. In the third quarter he had a catch on a screen pass nullified by a penalty. He did see another red zone target in the third quarter, but he dropped the pass at the six-yard line. The ball went right through his hands and hit him in the facemask. The play most likely would not have gone for a touchdown as there was a defender waiting behind him to make the tackle. Still, he should have made the catch. Pryor picked up a garbage time catch on the Browns' final drive of the game and he also saw a deep shot on that same drive that he was unable to haul in.
2016 Week 16 vs SD (5 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Pryor had the potential for a big game, but was unable to win a few contested balls with Casey Hayward. Both would have been tough catches, but were definitely makeable for Pryor and would have boosted his stat line considerably. He drew a pass interference on his first target of the game for a 13-yard gain for the offense. His second target was catchable, but the pass was broken up by Hayward. Pryor's first catch of the game came in the second quarter on a slant which went for an 18-yard gain. He saw a deep end zone target toward the end of the first half, but was unable to make the catch. It was a great pass which hit him in the hands, but he couldn't finish for the touchdown. Credit goes to Hayward for another breakup, but Pryor should have made the grab. In the second half Pryor added another slant for 11 yards before finishing with a seven-yard catch on 3rd-and-10. He was given a large cushion to operate with and was tackled as soon as he made the catch.
2016 Week 17 vs PIT (11 / 7 / 94 / 0 rec)
Pryor had a big game to reach 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career. He saw a deep target on the first play of the game, but was overthrown by Robert Griffin III. He saw a red zone target on the team's second drive, catching a three-yard pass and getting tackled immediately. He saw another red zone target in the second quarter, taking a quick slant down to the Pittsburgh six-yard line. In the third quarter he saw a deep target and made the catch, but was unable to get both feet down inbounds. He did connect with Griffin for a long 43-yard gain in the fourth quarter. Pryor put a beautiful move on cornerback Artie Burns. He faked a curl route, getting Burns to bite on the short route before spinning toward the sideline and down the field. He was wide open for the catch.
2015 Week 15 vs SEA (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Pryor saw his first target as a wide receiver, dropping a pass off of a slant route. It was a catchable pass that Pryor just failed to bring in. He did receive one touch in the game, taking a wildcat snap in the third quarter. He lost one yard on the carry. One thing that stands out is that Pryor is a huge target. He is 6'4î and dwarfed other players on the field. His combination of size and speed could be an asset in the red zone if he figures out how to play the position.
2015 Week 17 vs PIT (6 / 1 / 42 / 0 rec)
Pryor, although he only made one catch, saw several looks in the red zone, but he and Davis were unable to connect. Pryor made his first catch as an NFL receiver, hauling in a 42-yard strike from Davis. Pryor was well-covered and showed great body control to leap up and secure a tough catch. He came back and saw a red zone target on the next play, but the pass was broken up by Antwon Blake. Later in the third quarter, he saw a deep shot down the left sideline. Pryor came up looking for pass interference on the play, but nothing was called.
2013 Week 1 vs IND (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 13 / 112 / 0 rush)
Pryor avoided the rush on his first two passes and connected with Rod Streater on his first two throws, taking a huge hit on the second. Those were two of his four consecutive completions to start the game. His fifth pass was a deep ball down the right sideline that was both a poor decision and slightly underthrown. Pryor took another deep shot to Streater in the second quarter and overthrew the double-covered receiver by a good five yards. Pryor's first success on a designed run came on a read option where he picked up eight yards around the left end after a great fake. On the very next play, pass protection broke down and he scrambled up the middle for 29 yards. He did a lot more running than passing on the team's first touchdown drive. Pryor badly missed a wide open Marcel Reece streaking down the field and threw well behind Denarius Moore in the quarter. Pryor just absolutely mystified the Colts with the read option and then picked up 26 yards on a naked bootleg on third and one. On passing plays Pryor often had one read, if that receiver wasn't open, he was tucking and running. Pryor made his best throw of the day on a 30 yard pass down the right sideline to Darren McFadden. McFadden caught the pass but didn't have the footwork to get both feet in bounds. Pryor bounced right back and threw a perfectly timed slant to Moore for a first down. Pryor scrambled for what seemed like minutes before connecting with Streater at the two yard line, then three plays later perfectly placed a slant to Denarius Moore for a touchdown. After a 41 yard pass to Mastrud, Pryor mad a very accurate throw to Denarius Moore on 4th and 9 to keep his team alive. Like Pryor's last interception (into double coverage) a lot of Pryor's decision making and accuracy was pretty rough, but those things don't affect fantasy football the way Pryor plays it.
2013 Week 2 vs JAX (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 9 / 50 / 0 rush)
Pryor struggled mightily early on, missing open receivers and settling for the run a little too quickly. His throw behind Denarius Moore on the team's second drive was a prime example of the type of play he has to make to remain a dangerous weapon. A read option run in the second quarter showed off Pryor's blazing speed, but it was also terrible defense from the Jaguars. The 27 yard gain accounted for more than 50% of Pryor's running production. Even when Pryor did string together a few completions in the second quarter he hung Rod Streater and Brice Butler out to dry on back-to-back plays and then threw into double coverage and was fortunate that Jacoby Ford basically took the ball away from one of the defenders. Raiders tried really hard to get Pryor out of the pocket, but he was not accurate on the move and had more success throwing from the pocket. Pryor was the victim of several drops, most notably from Denarius Moore. On many of those throws Pryor put the ball in the catching radius, but not in the perfect spot. In the second half the team seemed more than content to ride Darren McFadden and settle for field goals with Jacksonville struggling to get the ball past midfield.
2013 Week 3 vs DEN (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 4 / 36 / 0 rush)
Pryor looked as comfortable in the pocket as he has all season. Early one he was very conservative in the passing game, completing only short passes and struggling to find a place to run with the Broncos spying him. His first big play came on a 23 yard run around the left side on a read option. Pryor showed good decision making skills and excellent speed around the corner. Pryor's first connection downfield came on a deep post to Denarius Moore. The ball went 20 yards downfield in the air and then Moore spun away from two defenders and raced 50 yards for the touchdown. Pryor rarely got loose out of the pocket because the Broncos had two spies designated to him on most plays, but he did show his speed on a 9 yard scramble just before the 2 minute warning in the first half. Much of Pryor's success through the air came late in the game after the Broncos had built a 23 point lead. He completed 9 of his final 13 throws for 135 yards after the game had been decided. Many of the routes were underneath against very deep coverage from the Broncos, but he made a very accurate throw on a back shoulder fade to Denarius Moore in tight coverage for a gain of 17 yards. One of the few times Pryor looked good throwing outside the pocket also came in the 4th quarter as he hit Rod Streater for a 28 yard gain after scrambling to his right. Pryor was blown up on a QB draw late in the 4th quarter and suffered a concussion. His status will be monitored closely this week.
2013 Week 5 vs SD (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 11 / 31 / 0 rush)
Terrelle Pryor had his most impressive game of his career against the Chargers. He was perfect in the pocket in the first quarter, leading the team on two touchdown drives and putting the ball wherever he wanted to. On the game's very first play he threw a bomb down the right sideline for 44 yards and a touchdown to Rod Streater. Streater had his man beat and Pryor dropped the ball right into his arms for the quick score. The next drive took a little longer, but was equally impressive. Pryor ran the ball twice for 14 yards and did a great job getting out of bounds before the defense had a chance to punish him. He connected three times with Denarius Moore on the drive, with his two yard touchdown being the easiest throw of the drive. Pryor had rolled out right and showed good patience until Moore's defender fell down leaving the easy throw. Pryor did miss a couple of throws in the second quarter and made his first near mistake towards the end of the half. On the play Pryor forced a slant to Moore and threw it behind his receiver. Luckily for him the sure pick was dropped. Pryor showed his incredible athleticism earlier in the quarter when he completely reversed field in the backfield and turned a blown up read option into a six yard gain and a first down. Pryor started out the first half with a bang with two long completions to Denarius Moore down the right sideline. The second went for a touchdown but was called back because Moore had stepped out of bounds early in the route. With a three score lead and a defensive score in the second half, Pryor didn't have to do much and he didn't, but he'd done plenty in the first half to impress. He looked more comfortable in the pocket than he has all year and equally adept throwing on the run.
2013 Week 6 vs KC (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 6 / 60 / 0 rush)
Pryor faced a huge test in this game and looked like he was up to the challenge for about the first quarter and a half. While the first two drives netted very little, Pryor still looked composed and made mostly good choices. On the team's third drive he looked outstanding. He started the drive off with a 15 yard pass on a cross to Rod Streater. After a short run by Darren McFadden, the Chiefs lost contain and Pryor scrambled around the left edge for a big gain. It looked like about a 15 yard gain before Pryor made a nifty move on the left sideline to stretch it to 27. Two plays later Pryor again exposed the left edge of the Chiefs containment and sprinted up the field for 16 more yards. Though that drive ended with a missed field goal, you could see Pryor's confidence climbing. Later in the quarter Pryor drove the Raiders 78 yards in just 6 plays for their only touchdown of the game. He started that drive by rolling right and waiting for the defender to chase him. As soon as that happened he dumped an easy pass off to Jeron Mastrud for a 13 yard gain. He then made an accurate throw to Denarius Moore on a post in soft coverage for 12 yard gain. After a gutty three yard run that included a stiff arm of Justin Houston, Pryor was within striking distance. He struck on the very next play with a perfectly placed slant to Moore who raced all the way to the end zone. That was the end of the feel good part of the day for Pryor. He looked frazzled to start the second half and never recovered. He made a poor decision to throw across his body on the first drive of the half and was lucky it was just an incompletion. On the second drive he completed a short pass that McFadden took for a 16 yard gain but then penalties forced him back into a 3rd and long. Pryor was under some pressure when he unwisely lofted a deep pass off his back foot right into the Chiefs defense for his first interception. Two more times in the quarter he would try for deep connections down the right sideline and each time corner Marcus Cooper was in better position to catch the ball than his receiver. With 10 minutes left and the Raiders still down by 7, Pryor made a connection with Streater on a slant followed by a short dump to Jennings for another first down. Two sacks and two penalties later Pryor would face a 3rd and 48 from his own 12. Pryor threw two more picks in the final five minutes of the game. The first came when he tried to go back to the slant route with Denarius Moore and Cooper jumped the route. The second went for a pick six after Pryor underthrew Mychal Rivera on a corner route. It was a forgettable afternoon for Pryor who wilted under the pressure of a rabid pass rush and raucous crowd.
2013 Week 8 vs PIT (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 9 / 106 / 1 rush)
Pryor's day started off with a bang, but was fairly uneventful after the opening play. That opening play was a 93 yard touchdown run that came on a read option. Nearly the entire Steelers defense went with Darren McFadden, leaving Pryor to run 93 yard unabated into the end zone. The Raiders second drive was cut short by a terrible Brice Butler drop, which provided some foreshadowing for later in the half. On the Raiders third drive, Pryor hit Moore in stride on a 14 yard slant to move the team into the red zone and set up Darren McFadden's first touchdown. While Pryor was doing a great job of avoiding the rush, he made his first really bad decision with two minutes to go in the first quarter. He rolled left to avoid pressure and then heaved a long pass across his body. Predictably, the ball sailed over the head of his well-covered receiver and was picked off. Pryor did a beautiful job avoiding Polamalu on the rush and then throwing strike while backpedaling to Streater for first down. The Raiders final touchdown drive, late in the first half, included two well-placed deep hitches that picked up a total of 28 yards. Later in the drive Pryor eluded 4 defensive linemen to pick up six yards and set McFadden up for his second touchdown. Pryor's second interception came at the end of the first half as he hit Butler in the chest with a short cross. The ball ricocheted off Butler's chest and into the hands of a Steelers defender. The Raiders ran just 23 plays in the second half and 11 of those were handoffs to Darren McFadden. With a three score lead against a struggling Steelers offense, they really packed it in early. Pryor's biggest play of the half was a strike to Denarius Moore for an 18 yard gain on 3rd and 7 from his own 4.
2013 Week 9 vs PHI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 10 / 94 / 0 rush)
Pryor had a very disappointing day passing the ball and left midway through the 4th quarter of this blowout affair. It's been reported that the knee injury was not thought to be serious. While Pryor's 288 passing yards and 94 rushing yards may look productive, it wasn't near that easy. He spent much of the day dancing away from pressure as he struggled to find an open target and a large percentage of his rushes came after he'd chosen not to pass the ball. His first completion was one of his best plays as he danced away from two pass rushers and threw a strike from his own end zone to Denarius Moore for a 27 yard gain. On the Raiders next possession, Pryor had his biggest gain as he hit Rod Streater in stride on a short slant and Streater flashed his speed to turn the 5 yard pass into a 66 yard gain. Pryor took a 17 yard intentional grounding penalty that could have been much worse because he just winged the ball blindly to try to avoid a sack. He looked shaken by the Eagles' variety of schemes but bounced back on the next drive to lead his only touchdown drive. He started that drive with a 12 yard pass to Mychal Rivera at the very last second and then hit Marcel Reece on a deep out with a perfectly placed pass for 16 yards. With the Eagles forcing Pryor left, he turned on the afterburners later in the drive for a 35 yard gain to set up a Rashad Jennings touchdown. Even in the two minute drill Pryor seems very hesitant to pull the trigger. Early in the third quarter he finally let one fly deep to Denarius Moore, who had a step on his man. Pryor threw the ball too high and was lucky the underthrown ball wasn't picked off He again bounced back with one of his best passes of the day, a deep in to Denarius Moore for a 15 yard gain. Pryor had another pick dropped in the third quarter when he threw to a double teamed Jeron Mastrud, but things evened out when Streater mishandled an on-target pass and it bounced into the hands of an Eagles defender. While his first pick was unlucky, the second was his fault as he again threw into double coverage. He left the game with a little less than 8 minutes left, and the game long ago decided. Pryor's athleticism was as impressive as ever, but it also got him in some trouble. Several times he avoided pass rushers only to take a bigger loss in the end.
2013 Week 10 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 5 / 19 / 1 rush)
Pryor had his worst game of the season at quarterback, and looked nowhere close to healthy. His day started off on a good note as a he picked up a rushing touchdown on the Raiders' second offensive play of the game. After a Giants fumble and a Rashad Jenning run to the one, Pryor leapt over the pile on a quarterback sneak for the score. Pryor's first pass started the next drive, and he showed excellent touch to Mychal Rivera after eluding the rush. The theme was a common one, as Pryor was often able to elude the rush in the backfield but he didn't have the same straight line burst. Pryor struggled with both rhythm and accuracy throughout the game, but he wasn't helped by two drops from Denarius Moore on the team's second possession. Pryor had two runs of 8+ yards in the first half off read options, but they were the result of a good read, and he looked clunky running in the open field. To start the second half, Pryor led the Raiders on a 74 yard drive that resulted in a field goal. The best play of the drive again involved Pryor breaking free of the pass rush, scrambling to his right and throwing a nice looking ball to Denarius Moore for a 23 yard gain. On the next possession Pryor made a very bad read and threw a short slant into double coverage which resulted in his only interception. He was lucky his second pick didn't come two throws later when he threw to Rod Streater in double coverage. Pryor looked resigned to not running in the second half because of his knee and made some very poor decisions in the pocket. He does not look healthy enough to be out there and he doesn't look like a quarterback that's matured enough as a passer to succeed solely in the pocket.
2013 Week 14 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 3 / 4 / 0 rush)
Pryor saw one series in the first half and led the team on a 13 play, 58 yard drive that ended in a field goal. The drive consisted mostly of read option plays and Pryor looked rusty to say the least throwing the football. He completed his first pass on a short out to Andre Holmes for a first down and later connected with Rod Streater on a short slant, but his three incompletions were well off target. Pryor didn't look as dynamic running the ball as he had early in the yearl, likely because the Jets knew that's what he was in the game to do.
2013 Week 15 vs KC (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 3 / 19 / 0 rush)
The Raiders game plan early on with Pryor was extremely transparent and that made it nearly impossible for Pryor to have success. His first appearance came at the two yard line where he predictably ran a read option and was chased out of bounds for no gain. After another failed read option Pryor badly missed a wide open Marcel Reece on the right side. There was very little variety in what he did until his mop up duty in the 4th quarter. That ended with him heaving a long pass against his body into the arms of a Chiefs defender.
2013 Week 17 vs DEN (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 9 / 49 / 0 rush)
Pryor was awful for the first three and half quarters of the game. He looked understandably rusty in the passing game and the Broncos gave him little room to maneuver in the running game. The Raiders tried to keep it simple early with a lot of short passes, but even those were often incomplete and the running game was going nowhere. Pryor took his first shot downfield in the second quarter to a well-covered Rashad Jennings. The ball went through the defender's hands and out of bounds. Two plays later he badly underthrew Andre Holmes on a back shoulder throw down the right sideline, bouncing the ball 5 yards short. His best throw of the first half came on the final drive of the half as he connected with Denarius Moore on an 18 yard completion. He showed good patience waiting for Moore to get open on the slow developing play. Pryor again connected with Moore in the third quarter, showing good touch on a deep cross for a 24 yard gain. With 6:36 left in the game and his team down 34-0, Pryor got red hot against soft coverage. He completed back-to-back back should throws to Moore and Holmes down opposite sidelines to start the team's first touchdown drive. He finished that drive with a great touch throw, lofting a 14 yard touchdown pass to Rod Streater in the back of the end zone. On the game's final drive Pryor picked up 21 yards on the ground and looked as spry as he did early in the year. He finished that drive with an accurate throw to Nick Kasa in the end zone after rolling to his left. While it's true that all of Pryor's success came in garbage time it is also true that he threw the ball much better late in the game. It's entirely possible that it took him a half to work through the rust of not playing for so long. Rashad Je
2012 Week 16 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Terrelle Pryor, judging by HC Dennis Allen's decision to give Leinart the opportunity over him, is not quite trusted enough to be the starting quarterback. Pryor's lone involvement in the game resulted in one of the more productive plays for the Raiders. Pryor took the snap from under center, then tossed the football over to Carson Palmer on the right sideline. Pryor then accepted the return pass from Palmer and trucked upfield and past a feeble tackle attempt to get first down yardage.
2012 Week 17 vs SD (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 9 / 49 / 1 rush)
With both teams out of the playoff mix and not a ton of fantasy value to be had in this game, all eyes were on the youngster Pryor to see how he would fare in his first NFL start. As expected, he showed some glimpses of talent but was inconsistent overall. Not surprisingly, he showed terrific mobility both out of and inside the pocket. He didn't break many big gains with his feet, but he always knew where the first down marker was and did a very good job of knowing when to take off and run, when to throw it away, and when to take a shot downfield. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of his game was his elusiveness and ability to avoid sacks. There were several occasions where multiple San Diego defenders appeared to have him pinned in, only to scramble around in the backfield until he could find a receiver downfield or at least get a better angle to throw the ball away. He did much better throwing the ball when he was able to roll outside the pocket, and looked much more smooth and fluid. Too often when he was inside the pocket, he kind of aimed his passes. Pryor appears to have plenty of arm strength, but there were many occasions where he simply floated the ball out to his receivers. It didn't burn him too badly in this game, but over time those floaters will turn into turnovers. As it was, Pryor only turned it over once. He forced a pass deep downfield to WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, but it was into double coverage in the end zone and the defender easily stepped in front for the pick. He later underthrew another deep ball to Heyward-Bey that could have gone for a long score had it been thrown out in front and towards the sideline. Instead, the receiver had to almost stop and come back to the ball, which disrupted the entire timing and caused it to fall incomplete. There were several instances of this with Pryor, underthrowing receivers on deep balls or misfiring on intermediate routes to cause near-turnovers. That being said, quarterbacks can work on accuracy. Decision-making is something that cannot be taught, and in that area Pryor looked surprisingly solid for a guy making his first career start. He showed a lot of poise under pressure, was very calm on his rushing attempts (particularly the rushing touchdown which featured a great fake handoff and culminated with Oakland's first rushing score since Week 7), and exhibited the kind of control over the huddle that you hope a quarterback possesses. Even when he made a mistake late in the first half, it was apparent that it was an accident. With Oakland out of timeouts and trying to set up a field goal just before the half, Pryor took off towards the sideline. When at first it seemed like he had dove forward, replays showed he had in fact slipped and was trying to get out of bounds. He also used some veteran savvy to save his team from a turnover. After fumbling during a run, San Diego appeared ready to pounce on the loose football. Rather than risk the turnover, Pryor batted the ball out of bounds. He was whistled for an illegal bat, but that's better than losing the ball. His football IQ appears high. In fact, at one point when RB Mike Goodson was mixing it up after a play with a San Diego defender, it was the youngster Pryor who got into the middle of the scrum and tried pulling Goodson away. He even appeared to verbally chastise him afterwards for causing a penalty (a good sign that the young QB could quickly take to a leadership role). As for the good passes, he threw two scores. The first was a perfect back shoulder fade to Heyward-Bey in the end zone. The second came on a rollout to his right. He kept waiting for someone to break open, and finally he released it across his body over the middle of the field to WR Denarius Moore. The play was very reminiscent of "the catch", the famous pass play from Joe Montana to Dwight Clark in the 1981 NFC Championship Game. The only difference is that this one was in the middle of the field instead of the sideline, and it was a meaningless game between two crummy teams instead of the NFC title game.
2011 Week 7 vs KC (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Came into the game in the 1st quarter to run a QB sneak but false started and wasn't seen again.