Things are getting heated heading into the season finale against the Denver Broncos. Not only is the future uncertain for the Oakland Raiders with so many contracts coming off the books and Dennis Allen being on the hot seat, but Terrelle Pryor’s agent, Jerome Stanley, is making things that much more difficult.
Stanley made some interesting comments about Allen following the announcement that Pryor would start at quarterback against the Broncos on Sunday. Pryor’s agent let it be known that he believes Allen hopes Pryor will struggle against the Broncos in order to justify starting rookie Matt McGloin for the second half of the season.
Allen responded to Stanley’s comments earlier this week saying the following via Chris Wesseling of NFL.com:
“First is, I’d say that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever frickin’ heard,” Allen said. “This isn’t the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. This isn’t made-for-TV drama. This is football.”
With Allen’s job on the line and the pressure starting to mount heading into the season finale, it comes as no surprise that the head coach would respond in such a way. Stanley’s comments came out of nowhere and attacked a head coach that has simply tried to do what he could with what he’s had over the past two seasons.
Back in Week 3, Pryor played well in the team’s first matchup against the division rival Broncos. The Ohio State product finished the game with 281 passing yards, a touchdown and 35 rushing yards. Although not monster numbers, Pryor held his own in only his third game of the season.
Allen continues to stick by his stance that Pryor gives the team the best chance to win on Sunday. It remains to be seen if that turns out to be the case.