Call it ambition, delusion, or motivation, but Terrelle Pryor has lofty expectations for himself and the Oakland Raiders.
Following a 24-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday that dropped the Raiders’ record down to 2-4, Pryor remained optimistic about the rest of the season. In fact, very optimistic.
“We have to come together and start creating,” Pryor told CSN Bay Area. “We‘ll be back; 2-4; we’ll get to the playoffs.”
At 2-4, the Raiders are last in the AFC West and a full four games behind the perfect Denver Broncos and Chiefs, who are both 6-0. Their chances of a wild card berth are as slim as their odds of winning the division, since whoever finishes second has a pretty good chance of claiming the wild card spot.
But don’t tell that to Pryor.
“You can sit here and say, ‘This is the same thing the Raiders always go through. They’re 2-4 … well, that’s not how it’s going to be and I refuse to let that happen,” he said, via the San Jose Mercury News. “I’m going to get back on my feet, and I’m going to be ready to go. You make mistakes, get up and fight back.”
Pryor struggled mightily against the Chiefs, throwing three interceptions, and was sacked 10 times due to a depleted offensive line. He finished completing 18 of 34 passes for 216 yards. His passer rating of 45.7 was by far his lowest in five starts this season.
“This loss is on me. I’ll take it,” Pryor said. “I’ll make sure we get better. As the leader of the offense, I have to make sure it happens. It will.”