Found January 18, 2012 on
I’m a fan of the Examiner’s John Keim and his weekly Redskins Report newsletter. (Subscribe!) Last week’s email was especially awesome as he spoke with two scouts about Green Bay backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who’s all the rage with Redskins prognosticators these days.
Here are some choice excerpts to make you all starry-eyed:
One scout attended a Green Bay two-a-day session each of the past two years. The first year, he said Aaron Rodgers took every rep in the first practice and Flynn took every rep in the second.
“There was virtually no difference in the accuracy or productivity of the offense,” the scout said. “I was blown away by the guy because I had such low expectations. I was amazed at how good he looked, how in command and he’s a mobile guy. He was not as impressive [last summer], but he was still good. I think he’s a Rich Gannon type. He has a good arm, not a great arm. Arm strength is one of the most overrated aspects of a quarterback.
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