Raiders continue to keep starting QB decision an in-house secret

9/6/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsOakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen remains mum on the team’s choice at No. 1 Quarterback for the regular season opener against the Indianapolis Colts. But Allen is quick to point out those involved in the situation have been informed of about who will start at quarterback, and things continue to roll according to plan ahead of this weekend’s showdown at Lucas Oil Stadium.
 
Rumor is that the starting quarterback on Sunday’s match against Indianapolis Colts will be Terrelle Pryor despite the fact that Matt Flynn was thought to fill in the role. Coach Allen stated “The players know exactly what we’re doing. There’s a clear plan on what we’re doing inside this building. There’s absolutely a clear plan what we’re doing.”
 
The team tactics are still being kept behind the curtains by the offensive coordinator Greg Olson. Although he revealed the general tactics on Thursday, he still did not mention who was selected to be the starting quarterback. When Pryor was approached regarding the subject, he gave no definite answer. But on Monday and Wednesday he was the one taking first snap with offense of first team.
 
Olson was optimistic about Pryor as starting quarterback as he brings a lot to the field other than offense. His maneuverability and creativeness make him a very interesting choice. He added that he was improving his game on the field and was showing remarkable progress.
 
Coach Allen stated that it was compulsory for David Ausberry (tight end) to attend Friday practice if he wants a chance to play on Sunday. Due to a shoulder injury taken against the Saints, he has missed camp training camp apart from two exhibition games.
 
Menelik Watson (left tackle) still has to prove his worth on the field before being thrust into actual games. Allen remarked “We’ll find out more tomorrow as far as whether or not he’ll be able to go into the game”. In his absence, the Raiders have two offensive tackles on their team. In case Watson can’t play Sunday, Allen said that the team would sign in a veteran tackle who would lend some stability to the position.
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