Streater: Pryor is a perfectionist

October, 15, 2013
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- By now it's obvious how hard Terrelle Pryor is taking Sunday's 24-7 loss at Kansas City.

Pryor took the blame after being sacked 10 times and throwing three interceptions, which contributed to 17 points for the Chiefs.

But is he being too hard on himself?

"Even going over film yesterday we saw that a lot of things weren't his fault," said receiver Rod Streater, who has 19 catches for 274 yards and a touchdown.

"We just told him, 'It's a growing process for you. You're a young quarterback, we're young wide receivers, it's going to take time.' There are some things we have to do on the field and make those mistakes and learn from it. We have to keep his faith high and keep on going."

Pryor began the game by completing his first nine passes for 100 yards and a TD for a passer rating of 150.0. At the end of the day, though, his rating was 45.7.

"We lost the game because of turnovers," Pryor said after the game, "and all of them were on me."

Coach Dennis Allen said it was a "learning experience" for the young quarterback.

"He probably played as good as he could play, or as good as he has played last week against San Diego," Allen said of Pryor. "[He] didn't play as well this week against Kansas City. That's part of the growth of a young player. They key is, does he learn from it, grow from it and play better against Pittsburgh?"

Streater, meanwhile, said Pryor will grow from it after a week off. Following Wednesday's light practice, Pryor will return to Los Angeles to work with QB guru Tom House.

"It will bother him for a little bit but once he watches film and he sees exactly what he needs to correct, he gets over it," Streater said. "But he's a perfectionist so he's going to want to work hard and make no mistakes."

Paul Gutierrez

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter



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