Terrelle Pryor Is No Backup, But Come On And Other Headlines

Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor is going to be the backup quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. But, he doesn’t want to be known at the backup.

Get what Terrelle is saying? Carson Palmer is the starting QB for the Raiders. Pryor and Matt Leinart with compete for the backup job this season.

Let me guess, that’s not very clear at all!

Let me let T explain this to you:

“Carson is the starter and he’s going to be the starter. But I don’t put myself as I’m going to be backup,” Pryor told Bay Area News Group during organized team activities this week. “I mean, I don’t sit around saying, ‘I want to be a backup, that’s what I want to be.’ That’s not how I operate. That’s not how I want to be. I’m going to work to play. And Carson’s always played well and always will. Whenever the opportunity comes for me to play, I’ll play. But I’m not planning to be a backup. Get that correct.”

So there is no doubt the battle for back up QB in Oakland is going to be quite entertaining! Leinart or Pryor? Who do you think?!

And, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has high praise for his quarterback Alex Smith and his newest receiver, Randy Moss.

Moss is apparently a brainy classroom guy. Who knew, right?

 “In the classroom, he sits in the front row, he soaks up the knowledge and also gives the feedback, too,” Harbaugh said. “He’s a coach. He’s like a coach. You know, like the way Alex Smith is now becoming. I mean Alex knows as much as anybody, as much as any of our offensive coaches do at this point. And Randy has picked it up so fast because he’s seen so much football.”

In addition to Moss, Smith will have targets that include former New York Giant Mario Manningham, Michael Crabtree and rooke A.J. Jenkins.

You may remember, the 49ers became bidders in the sweepstakes for Peyton Manning’s services. Now, the Niners are sold on Alex Smith, even going as far as to describe him as a late bloomer.

“Just to watch [Alex] mature physically in front of our eyes, even though he’s 28 years old,” Harbaugh said. “I think if you look at some of the pictures of him when he first came into the league as a young, skinny 20-year-old, and watch him develop and watch him — maybe call it a late-bloomer physically, but he’s really a man now. A real strong man.”

In other business, Nazis, soccer and delays at the airport have Reggie Bush getting … brave … on twitter! Check out this NFL.com story. Reggie might win a jerk store of the week award for Saturday though:

Bush tweeted, “Shoot Drogba might even hit a Nazi chick tonight in Germany! LOL!” referring to Didier Drogba, who hit a winning penalty kick following Saturday’s 2012 UEFA Champions League final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

He deleted the post a few hours later, writing: “Oh goodness bunch of sensitive cry babies on twitter! It’s just jokes people send me your address and I’ll personally FedEx you some tissue”

On Sunday, Bush took back his poor word choice.  Bush, according to NFL.com, said on Sunday, “If anyone was offended by my jokes on twitter yesterday I apologize. They were only jokes and were not intended for anything other than that.”

Smooth move Reggie. That’s really sincere!

Miranda Remaklus is senior reporter for Aerys Offsides. She’s also a contributor to Aaron Miles’ Fastball in the MLB section. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda. 

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