Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/27/13
Former Oakland Raiders Pro Bowl quarterback thinks the criticism that current signal caller Matt Flynn is facing is ‘ridiculous’ seeing that he’s only played in limited action. He also disagrees with ESNP analyst Ron Jaworski on his evaluation of the Raiders QB. He will compete with Terrelle Pryor and Tyler Wilson in training camp, but both are less experienced than Flynn and not likely to beat him out. Gannon feels he should be given a fair chance, that he has a lot of good qualities, and the fact Gannon watched him in preseason games while he was in Green Bay. "The thing that's tough about Matt Flynn's situation is that he hasn't played a lot of football," Gannon said, via 95.7 – The Game. "It's tough to evaluate a guy you've not seen play. I've seen more of Matt Flynn probably than anybody. I did Packers preseason games Matt's first four years, I obviously watched the Patriots game where he started, I watched the Detroit Lions game he started a couple years ago and played really well, threw six touchdowns. I've got a good sense of who this guy is. I think from Jaws' perspective... first of all, the fact that he has Blaine Gabbert and Jake Locker rated ahead of Matt Flynn I think is ridiculous. "(There's) a lot to like about Matt Flynn. Now, that being said, I don't think he's ever gonna be an Aaron Rodgers or a Tom Brady in terms of his arm strength or his ability to make those type of throws, but I wasn't either. I was able to get by and participate and do the little things well. "I wasn't known for having a cannon for an arm, but if you have great anticipation, the ball comes out quick, you understand the system... that's one of the things that helps Matt is he's been in the system, he's got some background here. He ran a very similar system in Green Bay and in Seattle."  
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