Found June 25, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
Unimpressed with Matt Flynn‘s “arm strength,” ESPN’s Ron Jaworski says the Oakland Raiders will be forced to alter their “pass concepts and playcalling” to succeed in the air this autumn. The Silver and Black acquired the 28-year-old Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks on April 1 in exchange for a fifth-round selection in 2014 and a “conditional” late-round choice in 2015. “The more throws I watched, the more (Flynn’s) arm strength limitations were evident,” said Jaworski, 62, a 1980 Pro Bowler who played quarterback for four franchises over 16 professional campaigns. “In fact, I was concerned that his few deep balls … Continue reading →

Why You Should Expect the Oakland Raiders to Improve in 2013

Over at Grantland, the great Bill Barnwell wrote an interesting piece on the year-to-year ebb and flow of NFL teams, as it pertains to their records. The basis of his piece was examining whether 2nd half hot streaks carry over into the following season, but he also provided some good statistics on the well known idea that great teams regress and awful teams usually improve the following...

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