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Morning links: Flynn showcase on Sunday

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 30, 2011 at 8:30 am with 21 Comments »
December 30, 2011 8:33 am
Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) looks for a receiver during an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Some NFL observers, including a few of the frequent contributors on this blog, believe that Green Bay quarterback Matt Flynn could be a team’s franchise quarterback of the future. And according to Kareem Copeland of the Green Bay Gazette, you’ll get a chance to see his skills on display this Sunday against Detroit.

Because the Packers already have locked up home field throughout the NFC playoffs, Green Bay likely will rest starter Aaron Rodgers.

Flynn, who will become a free agent in 2012, has only one start to his credit. But because he showed promise in that one start – almost beating New England on the road last year – and has been groomed in Green Bay’s quarterback-friendly system, some folks anticipate he could be a target during free agency for teams like Seattle looking to upgrade the quarterback position.

In my story today, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said that Tarvaris Jackson will be his quarterback in 2012. And kicker Steven Hauschka, who’s contract is up at the end of the year, says that he’s hopeful that he’ll stay in Seattle. Hauschka said he had hip surgeries during the offseason that has affected his overall strength and ability to drive the ball.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes about defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, who has gone somewhat unrecognized for his contributions to Seattle’s strong run defense. Mebane’s 54 tackles is the most by an interior defensive linemen in the NFC.

John Romero of USA Today says the matchup to watch between the Seahawks and the Cardinals wlll be Marshawn Lynch against Arizona’s defensive front seven.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald notes that Tarvaris Jackson comares rookie receiver Ricardo Lockette to Forest Gump.

Clark Judge of CBS Sports picks Seattle to win on the road against Arizona.

Greg Cosell of NFL Films offers some notes after watching film on the Seattle-San Francisco contest. Cosell compares Marshawn Lynch to Adrian Peterson in his relentless running ability. He also thinks Seattle needs help at receiver.

Golden Tate tells Alex Marvez of Fox Sports that extending the season to 18 games is a bad idea.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Hmm, wonder if Bobby will have any interest in watching Flynn play? Lol

  2. Sign him and draft a pass rusher! Or trade the farm for Luck! Come on Mr. Happy, make me happy, too!

  3. piperfeltcher says:

    I would be happy with Flynn but hope we also take a look at Campbell he was having a good season in Oak before he was hurt. I am not sold on Luck he is going to be good but I do not think he has the arm strength to be great I see him as a Matt Ryan type QB which is not bad but not worth trading the draft for him. I like the DE out of USC in the 1st round he is not great against the run but a good pashrusher to spell Red on 3rd down.

  4. Already been down this road with Whitehurst. Arizona got Kevin Kolb.. how’d that work out? Unless you have a QB guru like Holmgren to coach you up like he did with Hasselbeck, I can’t see paying big money for an unproven backup.

  5. bigmike04 says:

    I say pass as he has the same type number as Charlie Whitehurts & Tarvis Jackson, the only diffrent is starting expierence.. I say pass as really their has to be someone better on FA market..

  6. QB is just so tricy to get figured – you say Kevin Kolb, but you can just as readily say Matt Schaub; or Matt Hasselbeck for that matter.

    Hard to know what Flynn has got. If he plays a full game on Sunday, and plays well, god knows he could earn himself millons of $’s.

  7. Gotta love the NFL. According to Mike Sando’s ESPN blog, Marshawn Lynch was fined $10,000 for a uniform violation for wearing his Skittles cleats.

  8. But you can end someones season with a cheap shot and you won’t have to pay as much. Derrr…

  9. Since Barkley is now out of it, and I don’t think we’ll be in a position to draft a top tier quarterback any time soon, I’d love to take a shot at Flynn if he can prove himself.

    Hopefully, all the praise Carroll gives T-Jax is just classic Carroll sticking up for his players–especially his QB. He and JS have to know we’ll never win a championship putting the game solely on the shoulders of Lynch and the Defense.

  10. As BobbyK will agree, it worked out well for us last time we brought over GB’s backup… ;o)

    I’m watching highlights on YouTube right now and liking what I see!

  11. SeahawkFan12 says:

    I’d rather trade the farm for Luck than sign Flynn. Flynn = Kolb 2.0.

  12. nidhighe says:

    Signing an inexperienced QB in free agency is no more or less risky than drafting one. I don’t care which way the team goes, as long as they get the right guy.

  13. bigmike04 says:

    I think if Matt Flynn comes on cheap side & doesn’t cost that much in bonus salary than bring him in, thought I don’t count the games that he has started in pass, if he start sunday because, they don’t mean squat, I know a start is a start but in Green Bay case, they already going it playoff so Flynn starting wouldn’t hurt him, I would like to see him start a game when it really matters..

  14. Kevin Kolb is going to turn out to be a fine NFL QB. I’m not saying he’s going to be a Pro Bowler (unless he’s in an unusual circumstance like having a bunch of great players around him), but he’s going to be at least somewhat average. It’s amazing to me that some people think T-Jack gets a billion starts and years to be the mediocre QB that chokes if he’s ever faced with any pressure (pass rush or pressure situation) that he is and yet some people proclaim Kolb (a guy that our coach and GM called about a lot two off-seasons ago) the worst player ever even though he doesn’t even have half of the starts that a guy like Jackson has. If Arizona decided to dump Kolb, I’d take him in a heartbeat (although I’d still rather make a huge offer for Luck). You can’t tell me that he wouldn’t be an improvement for us with Lynch and our running game paving the way for him.

  15. bigmike’s typos just keep getting funnier! “Charlie Whitehurts” LOL! thanks, bigmike. I can use that one! ;-)

  16. A lot is riding on how well Flynn plays Sunday. If he absolutely lights it up, this blog will get real interesting. But Flynn hasn’t proven anything yet, and he will likely be a very over-priced free agent.

    Last year, I bet that the Seahawks would trade down in round 1 and draft Andy Dalton. I was wrong. So were the Seahawks. Drafting Dalton at #35 was the steal of the draft.

    What the heck, I’ll try again. In 2012, the Seahawks will trade down in round 1 and draft Ryan Tannehill.

  17. SeahawkFan12 says:

    I know I’ve never claimed Tarvaris was “the answer”, and I was never a Kolb evangelist when we were ‘supposedly’ in the Kolb sweepstakes. I can’t tell anyone that Kolb would be an improvement…nor a downgrade to TJack because to me they seem pretty equal in a lot of ways. I, too, would rather we make a huge investment for Luck, and that is against my personal nature. But the QB position may be the most important position in pro sports, so mortgaging the future to satisfy it for a long, LONG time makes more sense than drafting an edge pass rusher, especially if we can get one (pass rusher) in the following rounds OR free agency. And I don’t see a pass rusher as a a bigger need than a franchise QB. Just my opinion, though…

  18. I’d be so happy if we did get Luck. I know the prospects are slim, but it’s fun to dream.

  19. Signing an inexperienced QB in free agency is no more or less risky than drafting one.

    BLASPHEMER! Obviously all free agent QBs signed will be exactly like the most recent one! That’s just science!

  20. With a little more coaching I think Tjack can have a bright future..
    No need to tell me i’m delusional. I know how everybody feels.
    Don’t Hate the Tate and We got the Jack! (a little ac/dc reference there)
    Two new campaign slogans..

  21. If they can get Flynn for cheap, fine. Let him compete with Jackson and a draft pick. I would like to see an aggressive trade up for Luck or RG3, but doubt that will happen. I watched Landry Jones last night and am watching Ryan Tannehill right now. Not impressed with Jones but like what I see in Tannehill. He looks to have all of the tools. I would be OK drafting him, especially if he can sit for a year or two.

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