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Matt Flynn is a Horrible QB and Does Not Belong in the NFL

Ok, maybe that's a bit harsh. It's also not that far off though. The Raiders lost a game yesterday that by all means should have been a "W", and no doubt would have been a W if Terrelle Pryor were playing. The Nation's hopes were high on Saturday when we learned TP was good to go, but those hopes were dashed late Saturday night when he started showing more concussion symptoms (apparently an aversion to light). So the Raiders had to go with Flynn, the QB they acquired in the offseason to be the #1 guy - what could go wrong with that?

Everything started out great as the Raiders jumped to a 14-0 lead, thanks to a blocked punt that Jeremy Stewart fell on in the end zone, and Flynn actually looking pretty solid leading a TD drive shortly thereafter. But that drive would also mark the last time all day we would see Darren McFadden (hamstring) and then we lost Marcel Reece as well. Without an effective runner, Washington's D feasted on poor Flynn, finishing the day with 7 sacks. Flynn's lack of mobility and lack of just vision in seeing the field seemed to "hamstring" the Raiders offense. I can't recall a single time after the 1st quarter he successfully threw the ball more than 5 yards downfield, and in the 2nd quarter threw a Marc Wilson-esque pick 6.

When we needed yards, Flynn couldn't get them. Eventually the defense broke down, the cumulative effect of an offense that could not move the ball. Skins win 24-14.

I still hate seeing Shanahan beat us.

Flynn was just pathetic, I don't care what his numbers might say. I can't imagine this season if we had to put up with his ineptitude all year, and thank goodness TP stepped up his game this year and won the job. Allen says TP should be ready for San Diego next week, and we will for sure need him to have any shot at all in that game. We'll find out later today the severity of the other injuries, hopefully McFadden will be good to go, on a team with virtually no depth whatsoever (particularly on offense) we need McFadden to stop being McFadden and actually be ready to go on Sunday. (we await MLB's decision on what time the A's play Saturday. Might be an 8:30PT start.)

The Raiders remaining opponents are a combined 26-22 this year. Out of those only Denver looks untouchable. We should be able to get a few more wins this year, but definitely we need Terrelle Pryor and not Matt Flynn out there.

Flynn is an absolute waste of a roster spot. His millions may be guaranteed at this point, but I wouldn't mind we cut him now and bring in Wilson from the Practice Squad. This will definitely be Flynn's first and last year in silver and black.
September 30, 2013  12:36 PM ET

I have never seen a QB have absolutely no ability to sense pressure. Even Andrew Walter could feel it. And the worst thing about Flynn was his comments after the game - actually disagreeing with Allen that he couldn't see the field well. He just stood there like a damn statue taking sack after sack.

I know the Raiders weren't expected to do much this year, but this loss was really disappointing.

I hear Reece is getting an MRI today - sure hope he can make it back.

September 30, 2013  02:07 PM ET

Never understood all this hype over Flynn, he was a 7th round draft choice who had a great game on the last weekend of the season in a meaningless game. He was playing a team that wanted to stay healthy for the playoffs, no wonder he had a great game that day. How 2 teams have paid him so much money for 1 meaningless game is .....

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His career at LSU was not exactly memorable, come to think about it maybe the Raiders should never sign another LSU QB again, JaWalrus did not work out very well either.

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September 30, 2013  06:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I have never seen a QB have absolutely no ability to sense pressure. Even Andrew Walter could feel it. And the worst thing about Flynn was his comments after the game - actually disagreeing with Allen that he couldn't see the field well. He just stood there like a damn statue taking sack after sack. I know the Raiders weren't expected to do much this year, but this loss was really disappointing. I hear Reece is getting an MRI today - sure hope he can make it back.

The last time a Raider QB was sacked more than 7 times was oddly enough Andrew Walter in 2006 at Seattle when he was sacked 9 times.

September 30, 2013  06:59 PM ET

Rashad Jennings was a bright spot, he ran for 45 yards on 15 carries and also caught 8 passes for 71 yards for a total of 116 yards from scrimmage.

September 30, 2013  07:00 PM ET

Sunday's game is officially moved to 8:30pm PST.

September 30, 2013  07:01 PM ET
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Marcel Reece's MRI negative. McFadden has a hamstring strain.

That's good news on Reece. Hope he's not out for too long.

September 30, 2013  07:02 PM ET

Reece filled in nicely last season for McFadden when he went down. Solid receiver out of the backfield and sneaky quick speed running the ball.

September 30, 2013  07:11 PM ET
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The last time a Raider QB was sacked more than 7 times was oddly enough Andrew Walter in 2006 at Seattle when he was sacked 9 times.

That's funny in a not so funny way.

September 30, 2013  07:22 PM ET

Chargers-Raiders game next week to start at 11:30 PM EST.


Discuss.

September 30, 2013  07:22 PM ET
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Chargers-Raiders game next week to start at 11:30 PM EST.Discuss.

Never mind, LiHi beat me to it. Guess that's why you read the previous comments.

September 30, 2013  07:29 PM ET
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That's funny in a not so funny way.

I concur.

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September 30, 2013  07:37 PM ET
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No one cares what time it starts EST

But that makes it sound later and ridiculous. A game starting at 8:30 isn't extremely late, 11:30 is.

September 30, 2013  07:43 PM ET
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Chargers-Raiders game next week to start at 11:30 PM EST.Discuss.

At home, but that may be another rough one. Unless, Pryor can make the SD defense look like the Keystone Cops trying to tackle him.

September 30, 2013  07:47 PM ET
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No one cares what time it starts EST

Agreed, when you live on the best coast who cares if they folks back east have to stay up all night.

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October 1, 2013  01:16 PM ET
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Sunday's game is officially moved to 8:30pm PST.

Why?

October 1, 2013  01:17 PM ET

Seriously, 10:30 pm is a little silly. Even the 9:30 pm start time on the MNF double headers goes a little long.

 
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