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Morning links: Competition for Flynn

Post by Eric Williams on Feb. 24, 2012 at 5:56 am with 15 Comments »
February 24, 2012 5:56 am

Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository writes that the Cleveland Browns will make a play for Green Bay reserve quarterback Matt Flynn this offseason with the hopes of making him the team’s starter in 2012.

According to the report, the Browns will have budget they will not exceed in the pursuit of Flynn, and Miami will likely be the other suitor.

It’s an interesting report, and I think makes sense when you consider that Browns president Mike Holmgren already made a similar decision in trading for Matt Hasselbeck a decade earlier while with Seattle.

Here’s my story from the combine, with Seahawks general manager John Schneider taking a closer look at Seattle’s quarterback prospects.

Here’s the full audio from the Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider’s press conference from Thursday. He also talked for more than 30 minutes to Seattle and Green Bay-area reporters after his time on the podium.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times also takes a look at the quarterback possibilities for the Seahawks.

ESPN’s Mike Sando gets the feeling the Seahawks will not trade up after listening to Schneider.

Clare Farnsworth of writes that even though Schneider is at the combine evaluating draft prospects, he’s still focused on signing the team’s own free agents.

Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette writes that the Packers franchising Matt Flynn is a real possibility.

Jason Wilde of has more on the Flynn situation, and is worth a read.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star gives us the latest on Peyton Manning.

Judy Batista of The New York Times reports that the league is considering having players compete head-to-head in combine drills like the 40 yard dash.

NFL Draft Bible has measurements for tight ends and the offensive line.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Flynnsanity! (sorry…)

  2. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Exactly, Duke. I can hardly wait for Cleveland or Miami to overspend for–I mean land–Flynn. then the Flynnsanity will stop.

  3. RDPoulsbo says:

    Head to head combine drills for the 40 and press? So here you have the 2 worst drills for actually evaluating football skills that already get too much attention being considered to be an even greater spectacle in the pursuit of TV ratings?

    The combine is already a joke, so I guess they might as well.

  4. SeahawkFan12 says:

    And for the record, expect the Packers to franchise Flynn so they can trade him. No way they won’t capitalize on the circus hype and get some compensation for him.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    As to what can be gained by all the drills, certainly debatable. But the combine is definitely good for checking injuries, getting accurate height / weight, and to see how players handle themselves during the parade of team interviews.

  6. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I wonder how Marshawn Lynch handled himself during the parade of team interviews? Lol.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    Lol. I bet he had fun with it.

  8. RDPoulsbo says:

    Let me rephrase that. The player medical evaluations and interviews are important, as are the meetings to discuss league issues. None of those happen in front of a camera though. Instead, the league airs crap that has about as much substance and every bit the spectacle as a Kardashian wedding…or an ESPN segment featuring Skip Bayless if you prefer.

  9. piperfeltcher says:

    The combine also allows teams to better evalute players who went to small schools as the caliber of there opponents is not as high and the combine gives teams a chance to see how they stack up physically against the more known players.

  10. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Skip Bayless!
    I would rather spend four hours stuck in a porta potty on a hot humid day then watch and listen to that guy!

  11. SandpointHawk says:

    Sorry, I missed Eric’s earlier update about the coin flip somehow….

  12. Dukeshire says:

    RD – I would prefer a Kardashian wedding to Skip Bayless, actually. Lol

  13. So if GB franchised him…..

    What do we have that GB would want if we follow the Kolb scenario a 2nd and . . .. Who would GB want/need that we have in a position of depth?

  14. On another note – anyone think that Indy might take RG3? The way he is Flying up the boards – Heady guy – smart – athletic . . . . thoughts??

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