With the 2013 NFL season rapidly approaching, the Oakland Raiders have a lot of problems that need to be corrected over the course of the next two preseason games. Although the biggest problem for the Raiders appears to be the offensive line, the coaching staff may still be considering a change at the quarterback position.
At this point in time, Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor are the top two quarterbacks on the depth chart. Matt McGloin remains a viable option under center, but it has become clear that Pryor and Flynn are the only two players getting any consideration.
Despite the fact Pryor brings another dynamic to the table at quarterback, it’s safe to say Flynn will be the starter in Week 1. Although Pryor will more than likely be Flynn’s backup, offensive coordinator, Greg Olson, says the team is still trying to figure out ways to use the versatile quarterback according to Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com via Twitter:
“We’re still kind of tinkering with that toy.” – #Raiders OC Greg Olson, on how to utilize #TerrellePryor
— Paul Gutierrez (@PaulGutierrez70) August 20, 2013
With the offensive line playing as poorly as it has during the first two preseason games, Pryor getting some snaps or eventually becoming the starter makes sense. Pryor brings mobility and speed to a position that will need it if the offensive line continues to struggle protecting a pocket passer like Flynn.
Even though Flynn remains the starter moving forward, the Raiders’ coaching staff may begin to lean toward getting Pryor more and more snaps. Pryor is still raw in terms of being a good pocket passer, but may ultimately become the better option under center this season.