Tom Brady was a nobody, six-round pick who no one thought would do anything in the NFL. I have as much respect for him as any other quarterback in the league because he made himself into a top quarterback in the NFL by working extra hard.
We always hear about how he's the first one in the Patriots facility and the last one to leave.
Is Terrelle Pryor that guy?
Vick and Ryan worked extra hard on their accuracy issues as they and the others from the aforementioned successful group worked hard in the film room too. I have to say that Pryor will put in his work as well because he is a third round pick without a guaranteed contract.
Pryor has even more fuel to add to the fire as Jon Gruden seemed to belittle Pryor, trying to see if he could get a rise out of him in their meeting. Therefore, you can't really tell what Pryor knows about reading and reacting to what defenses do but that meeting had to have sparked a flame within Pryor.
Now he's in the meeting room with Raiders head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Al Saunders They are not only teaching him but trying to figure out how quickly he's learning and what he already knows.
Remember, it was Jackson who noticed Russell's apathy in meetings and practice, leading him to covince Davis to cut him. That was also a big part of why fellow bust Ryan leaf was ultimately sent packing.
Is Pryor showing them something that would lead them to wanting to get him on the field faster?
If he is, that could be what led to the appeal.