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Raiders' Terrelle Pryor looks to bounce back from rough start

  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 19-20 - FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2013, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) signals at the line of scrimmage during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Oakland, Calif. The Raiders spent the first two years after late owner Al Davis' death looking for a quarterback to build around. Now they finally seem ready to build around the quarterback Davis left them when he used his final draft pick of a near half-century tenure on Pryor. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Terrelle Pryor has had plenty of time to rehash the worst start of his brief NFL career.

After spending the bye week for the Oakland Raiders trying to correct all the mistakes he made against Kansas City, Pryor can now turn his focus to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pryor is looking to bounce back from a three-turnover, nine-sack performance that tempered the enthusiasm surrounding a stellar start the previous week against San Diego and help the Raiders (2-4) win the game after the bye for the first time since the 2002 season.

He used his time off to hone his mechanics with his personal coach, rewatch his previous games and spend extra time working with offensive coordinator Greg Olson and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo.

"I've become a better quarterback from that game," Pryor said. "The two days I had with Olson and Coach Flip we really hammered home on situational football and understanding. I believe I became a better quarterback just by sitting in the room with them the two days we had during the bye week. That's something I'm very proud of that we worked hard on that and I'm getting better at that."


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