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While the Raiders don’t have the NFL’s worst quarterback situation in the NFL, they’re also not in an ideal position on the other hand.
Matt Flynn is a solid player that is ideally a very good NFL back up. The problem is that he’s the Raiders starter right now and he wasn’t very impressive during Friday night’s preseason game.
Flynn completed only three of six passes for 19 yards and two interceptions.
He scrambled twice for 11 yards. Flynn also fumbled once, and through three preseason starts has completed 19-of-27 throws for 180 yards (6.67 YPA), one touchdown, the two picks, and two fumbles (one lost). Flynn has absorbed seven sacks in 34 preseason dropbacks. Whether it’s due to injury or a performance-based benching, Flynn isn’t long for the Raiders’ starting QB job.
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The Oakland Raiders are having second thoughts about starting quarterback Matt Flynn.
Acquired by Oakland in the offseason the 28-year-old Flynn was considered a near lock to start at quarterback for Week 1 of the season. However, Flynn’s poor arm and underwhelming decision making during the preseason are giving the Raiders reason to turn to Terrell Pryor.
After Friday night’s preseason game, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle believes Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn has lost his confidence.
Besides Flynn’s lack of arm strength, he’s also had lack of vision in preseason. & whether its Seattle history or OL, confidence looks shot
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 24, 2013
With Terrelle Pryor looking good lately, Flynn...
WHO WILL WIN?
The Oakland Raiders may be giving Terrelle Pryor a chance to win the team's starting quarterback job after he played well in the preseason.
According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raiders plan on resting Matt Flynn this week since they claim he has a sore arm.
Raiders are going to rest Matt Flynn with sore arm, Allen said
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 25, 2013
We also reported earlier that it looks like Terrell Pryor has a chance to win the starting job after getting the first team reps in practice...
After last night’s terrible performance by Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn, many will be quick to jump on the Terrelle Prior bandwagon. Sure Flynn played poorly. In fact, with a stats line featuring nearly as many completions to the defense as the offense, one can make the case that Flynn isn’t worthy of starting for anyone in the NFL, but let’s take a step back.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said QB Matt Flynn is once again dealing with tendinitis in his right arm and will need some rest, according to Vic Tafur of SFGate.com.Fantasy Spin:Flynn is also on the verge of losing his starting job for the second straight preseason, this time to Terrelle Pryor. Either, way fantasy owners shouldn't draft anyone tied to this Raiders passing game...
Last year Matt Flynn entered training camp with a shot at the starting job only to lose it to a quarterback who outplayed him in the preseason by making plays with both his arm and his legs while Flynn struggled with an elbow injury.
History may be repeating itself. Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reports that Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Sunday that the team will be resting Flynn...
Raiders head coach didn’t like the way Matt Flynn played during Friday night’s preseason game against the Bears. On the other hand, Terrelle Pryor impressed him with his performance.
“I think obviously we have to look at it,:” said Allen, via Raiders.com. “I think when you look at it I don’t think Matt [Flynn] played well in this game. Obviously, I thought Terrelle...
After watching the Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears play Friday night, it is clear who the starting quarterback in Oakland should be.
Despite clamoring throughout the offseason that Matt Flynn was the only capable looking quarterback on the roster, he looked anything but on Friday night.
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The Raiders faced the Chicago Bears in their third preseason game of the season and lost 34-26. There were many disappointing moments, but there were also a few nice performances.
Matt Flynn started the game for the silver and black, but the quarterback really struggled. The offensive line had yet another weak performance, struggling to protect the quarterback and give him time...
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A year ago, Matt Flynn was given a big contract to be the new starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. He promptly lost the starting job to a certain rookie Russell Wilson. Wilson had a great rookie campaign, leading the Seahawks back to the playoffs and making the Pro Bowl along the way.
After the Seahawks decided to trade him to the Oakland...
As soon as Terrelle Pryor ran on the field to take over for the ineffective Matt Flynn, the Oakland crowd got excited, the Raiders played better and a quarterback controversy might have started.
Pryor ran for one touchdown and threw for another in the Raiders' 34-26 loss to the Chicago Bears on Friday night that raised serious questions about who will start when the season begins...