Terrelle Pryor Made the Right Move Contacting Tom House

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor keeps shocking the football world. His first surprise came over the course of the preseason when he beat out veteran Matt Flynn for the starting role. He then surpassed all expectations by playing at a very high level through the first five weeks of the regular season.

Now, he has shown a great deal of maturity and reached out to famed pitching coach Tom House to continue improving as a quarterback.

If you aren't familiar with House, he spent eight years with the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners as a relief pitcher, and now spends his days mentoring the top quarterbacks in the game. House has worked with the likes of Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Carson Palmer, Joe Flacco and even Tim Tebow.

In fact, Tebow's regression after seeing House was one of Pryor's biggest reasons for contacting the esteemed quarterback guru. According to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez, Pryor doesn't want to fall into a Tebow-like relapse. Said Pryor:

Tebow looked great, he was throwing the ball great, wasn't missing anything. Then they said he went to [training] camp, and when he went back, he reverted back to himself because [that's] when the bullets are flying at you.

Pryor does not want that to happen to him.

So far, so good for the quarterback, as he currently holds a 72.7 completion percentage in the pocket—good enough for fourth among all NFL quarterbacks per ESPN.com.

In fact, Pryor's improvement as a passer can be easily seen by simply taking a look at his first four performances in 2013:

There is a noticeable increase in his effectiveness as a passer from game to game. Pryor was once viewed as an athlete who can also play quarterback—it appears as though he is doing everything possible to shed that image.

All that Pryor currently lacks is a little polish as a passer. Despite his impressive n...

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