Saturday, November 16, 2013

Nuttin But Strings - Backup QB Starting For Raiders

The scrambling quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor, is out this week with a knee injury sustained two games ago.  Pryor did good to play in the last game but was definitely affected by the injury.

In comes the Second String, the Backup, the Fill-in.  Matt McGloin will be over center come Sunday against the Texans in Houston.  It'll be the first start ever for the rook and all my prayers and hopes are with this young man from Penn.  I saw him throw in training camp and liked the kid.  He threw a very nice on the mark deep ball for a touchdown in one of the exhibition games.  

Its not McGloin I'm worried about though, its the offensive line.  I believe we have some guys back from injury, but the adjustment from a scrambling and elusive Pryor to any other quarterback is big.

Though I don't expect much from McGloin, I'm pondering the possibility that maybe, just maybe, this could be a game of positives should the rook show some grit and win the damn game.  Its not all on him, but he's the cog that makes the machine work, the puppeteer that's pulling the strings.The field general.

Raider Nation 
 Here's #14 QB Matt McGloin

To the sound of "Nuttin But Strings"
Just Do It Matt!

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