Terrelle Pryor got his bell rung in the Raiders’ 37-21 beatdown by the Broncos Monday night, otherwise known as Peyton Manning Makes This Look Easy, Pt. 543. Pryor’s status for Sunday’s game is looking to be a solid “questionable” after it was revealed he suffered a mild concussion towards the end of the game. Pryor says he’s fine but still hasn’t practiced this week and would need to pass concussion exams before he can do so. Safety first!
Pryor said some other things, too. Mainly that he felt the hit by Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard that ultimately KO’ed him from the game was illegal and that he should be forced to listen to the band Train for 48 straight hours as punishment. Kidding! Pryor actually wants a less severe penalty than that—Roger Goodell making Woodyard’s wallet thinner. From CSNBA:
“There was a lot of helmet-to-helmet contact,” Pryor said. “I think it was illegal. He should be fined.”
If Pryor has any supporters in that crusade it’s not Dennis Allen:
“I didn’t see anything wrong with the hit,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday. “I mean it was in the tackle box.”
In related news, the NFLPA is investigating whether the Raiders followed proper protocol with the way they handled Pryor’s concussion during Monday’s game. From Fox Sports:
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he spoke to Pryor after the play and the quarterback showed no signs of a concussion. However, during a lengthy delay while officials reviewed whether Pryor’s knee was down before he fumbled, Pryor was pacing around the field, away from the rest of his offensive teammates who were in a pseudo-huddle in the middle of the field. Pryor, who stayed down for seven seconds after Woodyard’s hit, then walked toward the Broncos, where he exchanged a fist pound with Woodyard. [...]
Raiders trainers and doctors didn’t come out to examine Pryor. Allen admitted Tuesday doctors didn’t check on Pryor until the series was over — two plays and several minutes after Woodyard made helmet-to-helmet contact in a hit that probably should’ve drawn a flag.