After TwitterGate exploded on the scene Monday, indications are the Bengals don't feel like their plans have been compromised.
When former Bengals quarterback Terrelle Pryor posted some of his passes from spring practice on his Twitter account, a club source termed it "a breach of football etiquette that is never done." But since only three plays went hot it's not like their offseason plans have been unmasked. ESPN.com reported the video of Pryor throwing the ball in team drills was up for an hour before taken down.
Pryor has been claimed on waivers by division rival Cleveland, but there figures to be no secrets, by the time the Browns play the Bengals for the first time this season. When they meet at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday Night Football, Nov. 5, it will be the Bengals' eighth game. When players are cut, iPads are treated like playbooks and must be turned in.
It remains to be seen if Cleveland plays Pryor at quarterback or at wide receiver, where he says he's now willing to play. When the Bengals cut Pryor on Thursday, they apparently didn't have much of a discussion about moving him to wide receiver. It's a daunting task since he has no practice squad eligibility and he'd be learning the position from scratch at the NFL level.
There are those that feel Pryor's best shot at realizing his dream of playing quarterback in the NFL is heading to Canada, a venue where he would be one of the more talented players in the CFL.