The Oakland Raiders are off to a 2-4 start this season, which believe it or not is better than most expected. However, they did not play well in a 24-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. With the Chiefs and Denver Broncos both currently undefeated, Oakland’s chances of making the playoffs are diminishing by the week. Terrelle Pryor still believes they will get there.
“We have to come together and start creating,” Pryor said Sunday, via CSNCalifornia.com. “We‘ll be back; 2-4; we’ll get to the playoffs.”
Thinking playoffs may be looking too far ahead, but there’s really not much else Pryor can say as the quarterback of the team. If the Raiders have given up on the playoffs, they have essentially given up on the season. The former Ohio State star also took full blame for the loss after throwing three interceptions.
“This loss is on me. I’ll take it,” he said. “I’ll make sure we get better. As the leader of the offense, I have to make sure it happens. It will.”
Pryor also took the blame for a Week 1 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, which he called “unacceptable.” Some say he is being dramatic, but I applaud Pryor for trying to be a leader. Very little was expected of him entering the season, and he has done a decent job of keeping Oakland in games considering the lack of talent on their roster.
In reality, five or six wins would be an accomplishment for this Raiders team. The most important thing is that Pryor continues to develop. If he can do that, the future would look much brighter.