Coach Dennis Allen said he wants to see Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pryor play QB in the final four games so that he has a firm grasp on position.
Nobody is going to try and build a franchise around McGloin - there I said it. Now that the shocker is out let's consider Pryor. The Raiders had to know that Pryor wasn't going to become an instant sensation, so they need to use patience. There were several plays earlier in the year that made people believe in him (if nothing else as a fantasy asset). The key thing is that the Raiders are in a once again strong division where they are going to continue being beat-down to sub .500 seasons.ANALYST:
Scott Kazmir allowed three runs on five hits with four strikeouts and one walk over 5 1/3 innings against the Royals on Friday in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Although far from dominant, Kazmir was solid tonight in his first postseason start since 2009. It was a positive sign for Astros fans, as Kazmir had been very bad lately, posting a 5.89 ERA over his last nine starts. But his success against the Royals came into play tonight – coming into Game 2, Kazmir was 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA and 14:3 K/BB ratio against Kansas City over 21 1/3 innings. This could be a crucial line if the series ends up going the distance. With the Astros trotting out Dallas Keuchel in Game 3 and Collin McHugh in Game 4, Kazmir will need to step up in a huge role in a potential Game 5 scenario. Even though that game would be played in Kansas City – we obviously know how electric the atmosphere would be in an elimination game at Kauffman Stadium – Kazmir would be a hot play in DFS leagues with his outstanding numbers against the Royals. Analysis: Zack Carpenter