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Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn learned a week ago he was the starting signal caller going forward and with great power comes responsibility. The offense is heading in a new direction and Flynn has to be the one who guides the ship. He has had some great examples in Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay and Russell Wilson in Seattle. With Rodgers he learned what it takes to win a championship, in Wilson he found out you don’t have to be in the NFL for years, that leadership is either in you or not. "Everybody has a different leadership style," Flynn said, via Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News. "If you're going to become a leader, you need to find that niche, how you fit into the system, fit into guys in the locker room, and just go accordingly. "It's something you feel out as you work with the guys and are around them."
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