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2014 Begins Now: Oakland Raiders Need to Evaluate Both Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin

2014 Begins Now: Oakland Raiders Need to Evaluate Both Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin

Here we go again Raider Nation, the Oakland Raiders will not have a winning record for the eleventh season in a row. We all knew that the Raiders would face an uphill battle this season because of the massive roster overhaul that the team had during the offseason. General manager Reggie McKenzie has done an excellent job of freeing up 70 million dollars of cap room for the off-season, but having tons of money means nothing without a solid quarterback. Over the next four games, the Raiders must evaluate both Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pryor to see if either of them merits a starting job next year. Anytime a team implements a quarterback carousel, the team gets divided into different allegiances for a certain player. However, the Raiders season is already over so locker room divides don’t really matter at this point. Dennis Allen must find a way to use both Pryor and McGloin in all four games. Ideally, McGloin and Pryor could each start two games but having them split playing time against each opponent makes sense also. Undrafted quarterback Matt McGloin has shown that he has the arm and the poise to become a capable starter one day. The Raiders need to find out if McGloin is capable of leading a revamped team to the playoffs next year. In three starts, McGloin has thrown for 712 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. McGloin has shown that his arm is strong enough to make all the throws you want from a starter and he has looked cal...

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1914 translation by H.

"But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?"

Section 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum", written by Cicero in 45 BC

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"On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains."

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  1. McGloin is gonna start. I think Allen see him as his own version of Drew Bree from his time in New Orleans (look up interviews Allen sites Brees as his favorite player)

    Pryor is toast in Oakland. They never wanted him to succeed it’s pretty obvious now. He will be long gone when 2014 rolls around.

    Depending on if he declares or not…I see Oakland going after Johnny Football if McGloin isn’t able. He Fits the mold of what D.A. likes moxies, guts, and brains.

    They probab can grab him in the 2nd round

    just my 2 cents

  2. firstly the wide recievers need to catch the ball very frustrating watching your team and they mess up the fundamentals of the game!!

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