by Aaron Wilson
December 24, 02013
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has issued an apology after his agent, Jerome Stanley, was highly critical of the AFC West franchise.
“I apologize for the recent comments towards the Raiders organization,” Pryor wrote on Twitter. “That’s not what I’m about. I’m thankful for this opportunity given to me by this great organization and the phenomenal fans. I’m very excited to play with my teammates Sunday! We hope to make you proud!”
The controversy Pryor is attempting to stamp out stems from his agent alleging that coach Dennis Allen wants Pryor to fail in having him start this game instead of Matt McGloin.
“I think they’re putting him in hopes that he fails,” Stanley told Comcast Bay Area. “That’s what I think Coach is doing. I think they’re putting him in hopes that he has a bad game, so he can then justify the Matt McGloin situation. I think that’s what’s going on, I do and it’s ridiculous. ..
“You have to understand the [situation] Coach is putting him in, he doesn’t want him to look good,” Stanley said. “And you can write that. He doesn’t want him to look good because, if he looks good this week, it makes the past five weeks look like a bad decision. [Allen] doesn’t want [Pryor] to look good, he wants him to look bad. That is what is going on.”
Where's the conspiracy here?
“I expect Terrelle Pryor to be a successful starting quarterback in the NFL,” Stanley said. “I expect that. I’ll be shocked if it didn’t happen. Terrelle Pryor is the best and most dynamic athlete in the NFL playing the quarterback position. He also has won games and been productive when given the opportunity. It’s not brain surgery. His coach stumbled upon a gem, the find of the season in Terrelle Pryor. He stumbled upon him and then he botched the discovery. It was ridiculous, just ridiculous.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun