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Lowell Cohn: Cirque du drama didn't stop when Al died

  • Coach Dennis Allen is on the hot seat after two straight losing seasons. (BRANDON WADE / Associated Press, 2013)

I'm with the agent.

As the Raiders get ready for today's game, prepare to get obliterated in their season finale against the Denver Broncos, I'll say it again: I'm with the agent.

Which agent?

Terrelle Pryor's agent, that's who.

Nothing much is happening with the Raiders in a football sense — their season officially ends today, but has been over a long time. The Raiders don't major in football. They major in drama. And this latest drama takes the cake.

Last Monday, Raiders' coach Dennis Allen, who may or may not be the Raiders' coach next season, announced he is starting Pryor in the final game. This after he put Pryor on the couch while rookie Matt McGloin went 1-5 as the starter and showed the entire world why no one drafted him.

Enter Pryor's agent, Jerome Stanley. Here is what he told CSNBayArea.com, and if you've already seen his quotes, I apologize for being redundant, but they are too fabulous to pass up:

“I think they're putting him in hopes that he fails,” Stanley said. “I think they're putting him in hopes that he has a bad game, so he (Allen) can then justify the Matt McGloin situation. I think that's what's going on, I do, and it's ridiculous. You have to understand the coach doesn't want him (Pryor) to look good because if he looks good this week, it makes the past five weeks look like a bad decision.”

Stanley wants the league to understand Pryor can play. Pryor's problem is the Raiders. There may be truth to that assertion. There certainly is truth in this — Pryor was Al Davis' draft pick, and the current group is trying to move away from Davis, which makes Pryor expendable.

After the agent mouthed off, Allen shot back with his own wonderful quote: “That's the stupidest thing I've ever frickin' heard.”

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