While Romeo Crennel has refused to even consider seeing what he has in 2011 fifth-round pick Ricky Stanzi, the Oakland Raiders have sat on Terrelle Pryor, who they selected in the third-round of the 2011 Supplemental Draft.
Finally it appears at least one of these two terrible teams wants to see what they have on the bench and, of course, it’s not the Chiefs.
The Raiders seem ready and willing to unleash Pryor Sunday afternoon in Oakland when the Kansas City Chiefs and Ricky Stanzi (in street clothes) are in the building. Head coach Dennis Allen opened the door to a Pryor appearance, something John DeFilippo
“It’s gone great. The kid hasn’t let up (since training camp) in terms of work ethic and those things,” the quarterbacks coach said. “He’s progressing nicely.”
The former Ohio State star will be active for the third straight game, but is still waiting to spend his first time under center. And if he gets the chance Sunday, the Chiefs will see a very different look than what they’ve prepared for during the week with Carson Palmer running the show.
“Whoever the quarterback is in there, whether it be Matt (Leinart), whether it be Carson (Palmer), whether it be Terrelle, you always want to do what they do best,” DeFilippo told reporters.
Palmer has started all 13 games for the Raiders this season and has thrown an interception in every game — including a win over the Chiefs on October 28 — with the exception of just two. Keeping him in the lineup as Oakland makes a play for the first overall pick makes as much sense as continuing to put Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn under center.
If both franchises were really thinking about their future, this Sunday would be a matchup of Pryor and Stanzi. But we’ve seen just how poorly both these teams have been run in recent years.