QB Matt Flynn, Green Bay Packers
HT: 6-2, WT: 230, Born: 6-20-1985, College: LSU, Drafted: Round 7
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Stats and Week 14 Projection
|12||vs MIN||T, 26-26||21||36||218||6.1||1||0||4||24||6.0||0||17|
|13||at DET||L, 10-40||10||20||139||7.0||0||1||2||4||2.0||0||6|
Week 14 Injury Status and Other News
He was not listed on Wednesday's injury report.[Tue Dec 3, 7:04 PM] Matt Flynn will take the starting reps in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Opinion (from The Upgrade/Downgrade/Waiver Report): Flynn is just as bad as he looked in Oakland earlier this year. Even if starts at Atlanta this week, you don't want him anywhere near your lineup.
Week 14 Matchup Infovs Atlanta Falcons - Detailed analysis coming soon.
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Game SummariesWeek 3 at DEN - Flynn Missed Denarius Moore down the left side on his first throw but then connected on a short pass to Marcel Reece who drove a defender to the 1 yard line. If Terrelle Pryor is unable to go next week it will be Flynn that starts against a suspect Washington defense.
Week 4 vs WAS - After watching Terrelle Pryor work his magic behind the Raiders porous offensive line, Matt Flynn looked statuesque to say the least. Flynn was outstanding on the second drive of the game, completing 5/6 passes for 68 yards and his only touchdown of the day. His most impressive throw of the drive came off a play action fake when Flynn found Denarius Moore 34 yards downfield between two defenders. After a dropped interception from Washington, Flynn made a good read and a strong throw to an open Mychal Rivera for an 18 yard touchdown over the middle. On the next drive Flynn made a terrible panicked decision, throwing a pick 6 on a crossing route to Denarius Moore. It looked like Flynn just didn't see the defender and threw it right into his hands. After that Flynn seemed too scared to make any decision other than dumping the ball off to a running back and continuously held on to the ball too long in the pocket. Washington turned up the pressure and the Raiders line didn't respond well but it is Flynn who takes most of the blame for completely freezing up after his first quarter pick. More than 50% of Flynn's completions came to running backs and he was an absolute disaster under pressure.
Week 12 vs MIN - Things haven’t gone to plan for quarterback Matt Flynn since he left the Green Bay Packers for Seattle prior to the 2012 NFL season. His accuracy and effectiveness was a bit sporadic on Sunday, but Flynn had a good day overall. You could see the difference between he and Scott Tolzien (the guy he replaced in the third quarter) with the edge being Flynn’s general experience. More than once, Flynn was able to get the Vikings to bite on a hard count and get them offsides—including on a critical fourth down at the end of regulation. On that play, Flynn’s hard count got Everson Griffin to jump offsides. Flynn saw James Jones running a deep route and, under pressure, threw the ball up. Jones was able to stop while defensive back Marcus Sherels was not and that gave the receiver the chance to catch the underthrown ball. The play was a “free” during which any turnover would have been reversed due to the penalty and it ewas smart of Flynn to recognize that and take a shot. The completion put the Packers in position to tie the game on a field goal and send the teams into overtime. Flynn also did a good job of recognizing when rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes (who was killing the Packers all day) wasn’t in the game and shift his play to attack whoever the Vikings used as a replacement. Flynn was nothing incredible—he moved the ball pretty well and his misses weren’t quite as bad as Tolzien’s were earlier in the game. While Flynn was average overall, his experience was a huge difference in the Packers’ improbable comeback.
Week 13 at DET - If head coach Mike McCarthy was hoping that Matt Flynn would replicate the magic of Week 17 in 2011—the year that Flynn blew the Detroit Lions defense apart to the tune of 480 yards and six touchdowns—he sorely miscalculated. Flynn hasn’t remotely looked like that player since (though he keeps getting work) and this past Thanksgiving was no exception. From the first snap of the game, Flynn looked nervous and uncomfortable in the pocket and kept shuffling his feet nervously. Early on he had good reason to worry as the offensive line struggled to contain the fierce Lions pass rush. Flynn was sacked an astounding seven times on Thursday, which wasn’t helped by the inability of his receivers to get separation as well. That nervousness affected his technique and he seemed to very rarely plant his feet as he threw, resulting in some poorly thrown balls. Between that and the issues his receivers had, Flynn had a difficult time moving the chains. He also seemed to struggle when reading the defense and failed to see a defender in his passing lane more than once. While he was picked off just once, he very well could have thrown two more interceptions and each time it was because he failed to see a linebacker dropping into coverage or a cornerback with better position than a receiver. On his interception, it may be that Flynn thought he had a free play, as he clearly saw a flag go up on the right side of the field. That flag was for an illegal formation on the offense though, so when he threw a terribly executed—and ill-conceived—pass towards a perfectly covered Andrew Quarless, the interception stood. It’s this poor decision-making which plagued Flynn all day. Sure, he may have had a free play, but you have to be smarter than that throw—one which was clearly a bad idea. It didn’t help that Flynn lacks the touch to make that throw work—he can’t float a sideline pass like that effectively. While sometimes he made poor decisions, other times he didn’t seem to be able to make any decisions. The safety he took at the end of the third quarter was a great example of this. In his own end zone, Flynn holds the ball for a full three seconds and doesn’t even seem to see Lions tackle Ndamukong Suh bearing down on him. A passing play in your own end zone is already dangerous—not getting the ball out quickly is unforgivable, especially with Quarless open to Flynn’s right in the flat. Not only was Flynn not an upgrade over Scott Tolzien, he might have set the offense back. Aaron Rodgers cannot return to this lineup soon enough.