Found June 06, 2013 on PPR Fantasy Football:
Quarterback is the most important position in today’s NFL. For the Oakland Raiders, the relationship and accomplishments of quarterback Matt Flynn and running back Darren McFadden will tell the story of the 2013 season. “He does a great job,” McFadden said of Flynn after the team’s OTA session yesterday. “He gets in there, takes control of the huddle, puts guys in the right position on the field and that’s something you need out of a quarterback.” The Raiders went out and acquired Flynn in a trade because he has previous ties with general manager Reggie McKenzie from their time with the Green Bay Packers. This season Oakland is implementing a new offense and the two most important parts are Flynn and McFadden. “Being a rival with him in college, it’s good to be on the same side as him now,” McFadden said. “I’m looking forward to it. Like you said, it’s a new offense that we have. I feel like it’s coming together well. I’m just looking forward to getting out there with the guys a

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