RealClearSports
Advertisement

Pryor Relishing Chance for Fresh Start

Icon SMI

Raiders backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor barely hesitated on April 29 when he received a question about his mental state. The tweet read: "u worried about an imminent matt leinart signing?"

Pryor, who did not attempt a pass last year after being selected in the third round of the supplemental draft, answered eight minutes later.

"nope !! :)" he wrote.

Leinart indeed joined the Raiders two days later and will compete to be Carson Palmer's backup, but anyone expecting Pryor to be thrown off his game has not looked in his eyes in recent weeks. Pryor is focused and confident, qualities that were missing last season after he left Ohio State a year early because of the memorabilia-for-cash/tattoos scandal that resulted in a five-game suspension for him and a...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

A Day Filled With Drama in Oakland

Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle - September 24, 2012

There is never a shortage of contrived drama in the NFL, but sometimes the phony baloney gets upstaged by the real thing. Sunday's Raiders-Steelers game reeked of dramatic¬†reality. It started an hour before the kickoff, was... more »

Tony Siragusa Cared About Only Himself

Tom Scocca, Slate - September 23, 2012

Speaking of mythmaking and brutality, Tony Siragusa was on Howard Stern's satellite-radio program last week, promoting his new book. The subject of the Saints' bounty program came up, and the Ravens defensive tackle turned... more »

No Pity for Egotistical, Bankrupt Young

David Whitley, Sporting News - September 20, 2012

Vince Young’s restaurant was still taking reservations Wednesday morning. Perhaps diners will be attracted by a new menu item. Along with the $44 rib-eye and $23 brisket burger, the Austin eatery can now display a $26... more »

How About a Minor League for the NFL?

Jack Bechta, National Football Post - September 20, 2012

My phone, along with every other active NFL agent’s phone, has been ringing off the hook the last few days. UFL teams have been like boiler room operators trying to secure the best players who are not currently under... more »

Tebow's Future? Charity, Maybe Politics

Rich Cimini, ESPN New York - September 20, 2012

He listens to Frank Sinatra. He honors cancer-stricken kids every time he suits up for practice. He waits patiently for his lifelong dream to be built in the Philippines. He battles dyslexia -- and wins. He looks into the... more »