Jaws Ranks Matt Flynn's Arm Strength Rock Bottom (The Wisdom of Coach Joe)

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  1. Vaark

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    Before Flynn even came out and left with the tepid offer, I didn't have warm fuzzy feelings about him on the basis of 2 performances for an offensive juggernaut and being drafted a lot closer to Mr Irrelevant than a 4th rounder. However I was philosophical that if Philbin, one of the guys that knew him best wanted him to hitch his head coaching wagon to, then I was all for it. Obviously, Joe didn't think enough of him to have Ireland make an enthusiastic offer and of course in hindsight, possibly being beaten out by 2 rookies named "Wislon," all's well that ended well for us. (well at least so far)

    Now Jaws weighs in about negative arm strength and that Flynn can be successful, but only if shoe-horned into a specific scheme that minimizes his negatives. Just glad we've got a guy whose arm seemed to be a plus in the decision of our prize long ball receiver who can also zip it in on a dime. Whew


     
  2. fishfanmiami

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    Maybe this Philbin guy knows a thing or two. Being the OC there he got to witness Flynn's cannon arm everyday in practice.

    Me thinks he fainted interest just to help his former QB find a job :)
     
  3. dlockz

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    I think he liked Flynn some but I never understood why any team would pay him big money based on a couple of games. Of course I never saw the fascination with Matt Hasselback and was quite wrong
     
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    Yea Hasselback just won games.

    I think we almost got him before he went to Seattle. Supposedly it was for a 2nd which was our modus operandi back in the Wanny days.

    What could have been with Ricky running the ball and him as our QB :idk:
     
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    i didnt take a rocket scientist to realize matt flynn was no good.

    the guys arm stinks, and just because he had 1 great game vs the lions in an exhibition game pretty much considering it meant nothing for the packers or the lions i believe, i felt it would have been insane to give flynn the money he was seeking, when we had matt moore on our team who is prob better than flynn.

    so happy we never got him because i never really was a fan of him to begin with.
     
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    Probably a superbowl appearance. IM still so angry we passed on Brees for Fletcher. I knew Matt Ryan would be good but Jake was still a good player to pick(just never believe LT is more important than QB) but Brees for a 3rd corner is plain stupid. I remember on Phinzone so many people saying well he is not an improvement over Fielder and was like huh
     
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  8. Vaark

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    and you thought Quinn, Culpecker, Ms Cleo, Orton would be/were steps in the right direction. :idk: (but of course, if we had signed him, you would have agreed enthusiastically)
     
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    ha ha...i'd wait for him to actually fail this season before i started putting feathers in the cap...that said it's gonna be an uphill climb for any qb in oakland...
     
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    Yea but Im just an informed fan not some ex football player who is acting like an expert.
    Im sure everybody on this board has had their fair of players they were wrong on.]
    I remember how Ted Ginn and Lorenzo Booker were going to be to fast for NFL defenses or how Beck was better than Matt Ryan on this board.
    Also on Quinn I was never a huge supporter of him but yes I feel we should have went Quinn over Ginn. At least instead of two busts we would have had one.
    Boomer was the guy that was really high on Quinn. I liked Orton at a reasonable price and a third round pick. Hell we wasted a few first round picks and lets not act like the other contracts we signed were all awesome.

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    Yea if we had no interest at all in Flynn we would not have wasted our time making any offer. Philben saw him for years so there was no need to bring him in if he felt he was that bad, he just didnt feel he was a great qb, more like a possible starter
     
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    Well the question is how would Hassleback have done outside of the WCO. Holmgren drafted Matty in Green Bay, and then traded for him. Look at AJ Feely. He looked great in relief for McNabb, we traded for him and he became a pick-6 machine. He goes back to Philly as a backup and looks good.

    As for Flynn, I'm sure he would've been okay here, but I was never a fan of giving him a hefty long term commitment. I think in Oakland's WCO he can look solid, but again, I wouldn't be shocked if a strong armed QB like Tyler Wilson impresses coaches a bit more a la Russell Wilson
     
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    And to think a lot of fans wanted to sign him.

    d-1
     
  13. Vaark

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    if Philbin wasn't the one who saw him so up close and personal, distinct possibility it could have been us behind this expensive 8-Ball. Fortunately, things seem to be working out nicely:

    per PFT:

     
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    Jake Long and Matt Flynn avoided. Good stuff.
     

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