Allen: 'I've decided to go with Terrelle Pryor as our quarterback'
Dennis Allen names his man.
Ball to start off I know you guys are you know everybody's probably wondered or whatever but. It's my decision. And I decided to go row prior errors are quarterback. He'll start the game. He'll play in the game and we'll see how the game goes. Well. Yeah see if he's playing well he's I mean he's the starter. And were gonna go into it with him the starter just like we would any other game in the plan is for him to be the starter and then we'll see how the game with the game dictates after that. Well. Early in the week. Oh we told both those guys and we're lean in that direction. But I wanted to see how. How each player respondent. On their practice this week. I thought Terrelle. Responded well I think he he gives us a unique element of athleticism at the quarterback position. And I think he's. I think we deserve you know we deserve to get an opportunity get out there and and see what he can do I'm anxious to see him play. I -- -- go out there relax. Play the game of football always -- -- played I want to -- take command of the huddle I want to see us be able. Get in and out of the hole and in the operation be smooth and run the offense and -- policy seem protect the football make -- makes good decisions. Protects the football and then hopefully he'll he'll be able do something. You know with his skill set to gets chased through balls on the film score some points. Well I think there's a little bit of both involved in that I think really. Yeah we've been around twelve. For a whole season. In and we know. We know what his strengths are we -- what his weaknesses are. But really to give him an opportunity to go out in a game against a division opponent at their place. In nine in -- -- play. And it gives us so it gives us a view into the future. Oh. Bryce Sheldon practice again today. He's questionable I believe is that we listing on the injury report. For the game so he'll be and he'll be more or less a game time decision. With an ankle. Yet there yet and he's one of those guys and it's you know it's it's it's painful for him not to be out there practice and that. -- He's not really able to do it like like he needs to on the ankle. Yes. Yes. For a place. Phillip Adams on injured reserve. It's. We're gonna activate. Corey -- and Brandon there all -- practice squad. -- Yeah our our our thought is it that. Scoring Helms will be up. Probably not. Mean obviously anything can happen between now and game time that that would not -- our plan. You know I mean obviously -- I think our guys came out and in and worked. I think they understand. What this game means I think they understand what were you know what this game is about. This game is about as planned. For us moving forward it's about pride. It's about the fine and who we all hours as individual and it's and as individuals and as men. And what -- mountain in. Anytime you get an opportunity compete. That's what you're expected to go out there and do the -- your ability. Now. Well I mean that you know obviously we still got one game left so it's really not that time to reflect on that we've obviously had many challenges that we had to deal with. Both personally and professionally this year and and now I'm sure they'll be a point after the season -- We're also back and look at that in in and evaluate. You know obviously things I did well things and -- Likely competitor he didn't like it but I wouldn't expect anything different. But that's a decision that -- -- in the day I had to make. In in felt like that was the right thing to do for this football. He got he got it may get more the rest yes. Yeah it was relatively even. Earlier in the week. I think is a week has progressed he's gotten a little bit more. Branches of ankle -- so. -- mean disease re injuring his last game. Yeah I I wouldn't say that it's any worse it's it's really it's probably a little bit better right now -- it was at this time. Last week. So that's that's an improvement. Because he he played I think eight snaps in the game last week in in. So we'll see where is that again on game day and -- the same situation it's been the last three weeks working out for the game. If he's able to and to do the things we feel like he's he needs to do he'll play in the game. It. You know I thought he did I thought he did some good things some good things in coverage. And I'm anxious to have to be able see him you'll get back out there and play a little bit more. Oh. Well he's corner and special teams player. Yes he he he competes a right way he's a tough. Smart football player. And he's you know I mean he's done some good things and and really his role in the game will be special teams we'll see how he does out there and and then. Yeah obviously. Depending on injury situations. That would dictate whether plays on defense and on.