Terrelle Pryor doesn't feel like a failure for Raiders

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The young quarterback is frustrated with being relegated to backup duty, but doesn't see this season as a failure.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor says he doesn't feel like a failure after being relegated to backing up Matt McGloin, as his team suffers through another tough losing season.

"I don't look at my ups and downs as a failure," Pryor said this week, per Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area:

"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."

Pryor earned the starting job out of training camp following the departure of quarterback Carson Palmer, but when a knee injury forced him to miss time, McGloin stepped in and proved to be a more effective quarterback for Oakland. While the Raiders have won just once with McGloin under center, the young quarterback has certainly proven more capable, considering Pryor's struggles before the injury.

The third-year quarterback, drafted in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft, began the season by breaking team records and winning three of the first six games of the season. It was regarded as a big step forward for both the Raiders, especially with Pryor emerging as a legitimate dual-threat quarterback.

The Raiders, now 4-9, will face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET.

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