Report: Calvin Pryor Benched after Missing Meetings

By Alan Schechter

Oct 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Jets free safety Calvin Pryor (25) smiles during warms-ups before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

We all saw that Calvin Pryor was benched for yesterday’s game against the Steelers, not playing a single defensive snap. He played in 13 snaps overall, and they were all special teams. Now we may know why.

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According to Rich Cimini, Calvin Pryor has missed meetings throughout the season, and it came to a head yesterday with his benching in favor of Jaiquawn Jarrett.

Granted, we do not know the voracity of these statements. Rich did not place them in an article, it was a tweet from “sources”. They may be correct about Pryor, they may not. Sometimes, character issues are leaked to give more ammunition to a coach’s decision. If true, it doesn’t bode well for Pryor, amounting to a bad character choice by John Idzik with his first round pick.

Benching Pryor did become the correct decision, as Jaiquawn Jarrett performed admirably, with two interceptions, one sack and a fumble recovery.

Jarrett certainly gave reason for the Jets to leave Pryor on the bench. Now, we may know why it happened in the first place.