Terrelle Pryor finally speaks on benching by Raiders

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Matt McGloin has taken over the starting quarterback spot on the Oakland Raiders but do not think that Terrelle Pryor is upset.

Pryor spoke to the media for the first time in three weeks on Friday at the urging of the Raiders.

“I could sit here and say I disagree and this and that, but, at the end of the day, coach Allen is our leader and he’s the one that has to make tough decisions,” Pryor said, via CSN Bay Area. “He made one, and it is what it is.”

The Raiders were forced to turn to McGloin after injuries and inconsistencies plagued Pryor this season.

“I don’t look at my ups and downs as a failure,” Pryor said. “I just look at it as another experience, you know. Did I make some bad plays or throw interceptions at bad spots or difficult times in a game? Yeah. Who hasn’t? I just think it’s a sense of learning and understanding the situations in games. Have I made plays? Absolutely. It comes hand in hand. You just keep experiencing and you keep learning and you try not to make the mistakes but they happen.”

While McGloin has had some shinning moments the Raiders figure to consider taking a quarterback early in the 2014 NFL Draft. That could put Pryor’s spot on the team in jeopardy.