Monday, December 13, 2010
Matt Flynn QB Green Bay Packers
After Aaron Rodgers suffered his second concussion of the season, and then in came backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who was drafted in the 7th round out of LSU. You have to keep in mind that head coach Mike McCarthy has talked him up every time he has gotten a chance to, and now Flynn proved why maybe he should have kept his mouth shut until he actually proved something.
Flynn came in against the Detroit Lions, who had lost 19 straight divisional games, who had just lost their starting CB and leading interceptor in Alphonso Smith, and in the game lost Brandon McDonald to a broken arm which forced them to put just added Prince Miller, an undrafted rookie free agent, in the game. The Lions had just put arguably there best defensive lineman, Kyle Vanden Bosch, on the injured reserve. The rest of there defensive backs are castaways, Tye Hill, a Rams and Titans cast away, Nathan Vasher, a Bears and Chargers castaway, and Chris Houston, a Falcons cast away.
Even with all that, Flynn completed 14 of 26 passes for just over 170 yards and a disgusting interception in the redzone while still holding the Lions to zero points. And of course, Mike McCarthy says that he played "good" and "managed the game very well" and offered up some excuses, "he was in some tough spots."
Of course, the hot New England Patriots come to town next, and if Matt Flynn has to play, you can't have too much faith that the offense will move very much. Aaron Rodgers has a chance to play this coming week, he played the week following his Redskins concussion, but has to complete baseline tests to get on the practice field first. Packer fans are hoping that happens as soon as possible.