The Oakland Raiders are a few days into training camp now and observations are beginning to be made regarding positions that are up for grabs.
The most important one, obviously, is at quarterback, where newcomer Matt Flynn is looking good so far in practice.
“He has done nothing to lose ground,” according to Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group. “He’s been fairly consistent and error-free. Looks as if he’ll understand his limitations and lead the offense.”
Not surprising, considering that he is currently the No. 1 guy on the depth chart at quarterback.
“Matt’s our starting quarterback as we go forward right now,” said head coach Dennis Allen earlier this offseason. “and until the competition dictates otherwise, that’s where we’re going.”
From the looks of how Tyler Wilson has performed thus far, it looks like the Raiders will be sticking with Flynn. According to McDonald, Wilson “has had some rough moments and is getting his feet wet.”
In fact, Terrelle Pryor may be the backup quarterback come Week 1. Pryor has “improved as a passer,” and “looks as if he could be a viable option if Flynn goes down or in some speciality packages given his ability on the perimeter.”
On Monday, Pryor talked about how he has improved as a passer.
“I never really knew how to throw a football before,” Pryor told the Bay Area News Group. “It’s coming along. I’m getting way better. I probably missed four or five throws out of 80, 85 throws today. I might ice my arm as a precaution tonight, but it feels great.”