As painful as it was to blow a late lead and lose a game that dropped them from sixth place to 12th place in the AFC standings, the Oakland Raiders have no choice but to move ahead.
Problems abound in the NFL sometimes, and it takes a lot the backing and support from your teammates, coaches, ownership and more to keep you a part of a franchise. Those problems can be injuries, losing streaks and even just rumors.
While the weekend’s action brought about a lot of rare occurrences and big-time happenings, there were also a number of situations that turned rather ugly. If there is an NFL weekend that includes a complaint filed against one’s own team, a player entering rehab, and a starting quarterback getting injured, then it’s not the best weekend in the world.
If the Oakland Raiders are going to make a run in the second half of the season they will have to become a much better second-half team.
One breathtaking sprint by Terrelle Pryor shook off any post-bye blues for the Oakland Raiders.
Talk about your strange happenings in the NFL – and you’ve got this week. One 49er is legally changing his name due to a fine. An Oakland Raider just dropped down two pegs. And the Houston Texans are pleading with fans to stop burning their jerseys.
It does not take much to stir the pot when it comes to the San Diego Chargers tackling the rival Oakland Raiders on the gridiron.
Around the NFL: Pryor’s Concussion Probed, Bucs Bench Josh Freeman, RG3 Spots Improvement On Horizon
There is a lot of change going on in the NFL already, and some teams truly need it. The Redskins are sitting at 0-3 but RG3 feels change is coming. The Buccaneers are changing quarterbacks. Oakland may have to do the same, thanks to a concussion and an investigation.
Matt Flynn might finally get another chance to start a game at quarterback in the NFL.
The Oakland Raiders will begin a short week of preparation with uncertainty about who will start at quarterback as Terrelle Pryor recovers from a concussion.
Terrelle Pryor will have the stage to himself in a final audition to win the Raiders’ starting quarterback job.
Matt Leinart is hoping to get one more shot to show what he can do as an NFL starting quarterback.
Jason Campbell was set to have surgery on his broken collarbone, Kyle Boller prepared to take over as the starting quarterback in Oakland and coach Hue Jackson was searching for another quarterback who can either supplant Boller or serve as a backup.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell broke his right collarbone against the Cleveland Browns.
Terrelle Pryor has spent the past five weeks attending quarterback meetings, doing individual drills and learning about what it takes to play quarterback in the NFL.