One of, if not the only, bright spots for the dismal Cleveland Browns this year has been QB-turned-wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. Pryor has hauled in 63 catches for 858 yards and four touchdowns for the 0-13 Browns this season and who knows how productive he could be if he weren’t catching passes from JV quarterbacks.
After the Browns’ loss to the Bengals Sunday, Adam “Pacman” Jones added insult to injury by going on a rant about Pryor, who was held to just one reception for 3 yards.
“He told my coordinator that he’s going to cut me after the game,” Jones added. “For a guy that’s been a slouch around the league at quarterback, played decent this year for his first year at wide receiver. I’m saying all this facade, all the fake hard (expletive) that he plays out on the field. That ain’t Terrelle. I checked his background. He’s a suburbs kid from Pittsburgh. Terrelle Pryor was right there the whole game, right there in the garbage can. Next question.”
When Jones’ comments were brought up to Pryor, instead of low-balling and ripping Jones for his 2,382 legal run-ins, Pryor swallowed his pride and actually agreed with the veteran corner.
“He had the right. I was garbage that day. I had one catch, three yards. He was right. It was an accurate statement.
You can ask all of my teammates,” he said. “I’m not a guy that causes any beef or drama on the team. That’s not me. Am I on the sidelines fiery? Am I in the game fiery? Absolutely. I wouldn’t think that the fans or my coaches or anyone else would want me to not play that way.
And if I play any other way and just shut up and didn’t do anything, I don’t think I’d play as well, so I’m just continuing to try to get better. I’ve got to get better and that’s all I’m looking forward to.”
Stand-up move by Prior here. It’s gotta be tough not to go nuclear at every turn when your team would be a .500 squad int he CFL.
[h/t The Spun]