Oakland Raiders OC Greg Olson talks difference between Terrelle Pryor and Matt Flynn

Raiders OC Greg Olson talks difference between Pryor & Flynn

9/28/13 in NFL   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn (15) throws a pass against the Chicago Bears at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsAfter Terrelle Pryor suffered a concussion in Monday night’s game, the Oakland Raiders have been up in the air about if Matt Flynn will need to start.

Since there was a quarterback battle in the preseason between Pryor and Flynn,the coaches know how they’ll need to adjust their play calling, since they were only doing it a few weeks ago. Offensive Coordinator Greg Olson said:

"There are a few tweaks here and there. You have the option of some of the things we’re doing with Terrelle in the run game, but, to be honest with you, since Terrelle’s taken over, we’ve done some of those things with Matt when he gets reps, he’s done some of those things and he’s comfortable with that. He’s obviously not the athlete that Terrelle is, but as far as knowing when to pull the ball and when to hand it off, he’s good at that."

It would be nice to know what “things” Flynn has picked up from Pryor because, as Olson said, he’s “not the athlete that Terrelle is.”

In  the preseason, Flynn started in the first three games, and after failing to impress, didn’t play in the fourth. During those three, he had a 70.4 completion percentage. When he came into the game on Monday night, Flynn connected on one of two passes.

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