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Matt Flynn to Miami still would be a risk

Posted on: February 2, 2012 11:10 am

By Josh Katzowitz

People can’t seem to help but get excited about Packers and soon-to-be free agent quarterback Matt Flynn. Although he’s only started two career games in four seasons, all spent backing up Aaron Rodgers, his time on the field has been productive. Hell, it’s been record-setting, like when he set franchise marks with 480 passing yards and six touchdowns in Green Bay’s Week 17 win vs. the Lions.

Since that performance, the Redskins and Dolphins reportedly have had interest in obtaining his services, and though Miami could very well go after Peyton Manning if the Colts cut him loose, receiver Brandon Marshall reached out to Flynn about making the move to south Florida.

"Obviously, Matt [Moore] had a great year," Marshall said at the Pro Bowl. "You don't want to take anything away from Matt, but I think we really [should] bring in somebody who can compete and make the team better."

That person, in Marshall’s mind, could be Flynn, but there are two things to remember before Miami fans welcome Flynn with a ticker-tape parade in South Beach.

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1) Flynn has taken significant snaps only twice in the past two years. Sure, he performed well in both cases -- he nearly beat the Patriots in 2010 -- but it’s still only two games. That isn’t much of a sample size.

2) Current Dolphins starter Matt Moore had a solid year, taking over for Chad Henne as Miami’s quarterback. Yes, Flynn probably has a more exciting name, though certainly not a better resume, and he has more upside than Moore. But Moore has proven he’s a solid quarterback in the league. We can’t say that yet about Flynn.

But here’s why the Flynn-to-Miami rumblings make sense. New coach Joe Philbin is coming off a strong reign as the Packers offensive coordinator, and though most of us don’t know how Flynn performs on a daily basis at practice, you can be sure Philbin knows exactly what Flynn can do. And if Philbin wants Flynn, how could anybody argue that?

“With Matt Flynn, know what he can’t do, and make sure you build the offense around things he can do,” Lombardi told Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post. “Obviously, Joe Philbin knows him.”

Still, that doesn’t mean Flynn isn’t a risk. After all, remember the $63 million contract the Cardinals bestowed on Kevin Kolb last offseason, even though Kolb only had a limited resume? How well did that work out for Arizona?

“I don’t think it’s risky to go get him. I think it’s risky to give him $60 million, or give him $20 million over two years like Kevin Kolb,” Lombardi told the Post. “I think there’s a lot of chance for failure there.”

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Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 9:14 am

Matt Flynn to Miami still would be a risk

I think its to the point now that the Jets are sticking with Sanchez. Ryan won't change.

Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2012 11:25 pm

Matt Flynn to Miami still would be a risk

I think that Miami should stick with Moore. He'll have a great year with a good offseason this summer. The Vikings need to give Webb a shot. I would like to see the Jets acquire Flynn. The Browns need to give McCoy one more shot. We all know that the Colts will be starting Luck. The Skins,Jags, Cards & Seahawks need to try getting Flynn or long shot Peyton.

Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2012 3:50 pm

Matt Flynn to Miami still would be a risk

lsum- Agree on Flynn's tenure @ LSU.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2012 3:29 pm

Matt Flynn to Miami still would be a risk

Flynn has always been a good QB, but he has just not been in the right place at the right time.  He signed with LSU when we already had Russell committed, so clearly, Flynn is not afraid of competition.  Everytime one of those guys from ESPN or wherever came to watch LSU practice, almost all of them said the same thing; "why isn't he starting over Russell?".  I am not saying that Flynn will be a star, but he is a solid QB with no baggage, and the right attitude.  It was he who led LSU to a NC, not Russell. 

Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 1:52 pm

Matt Flynn to Miami still would be a risk

Dayum well do!

Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 2, 2012 1:32 pm

Matt Flynn to Miami still would be a risk

GB has an excellent recieving corp everyone knows it, compliments Rodgers as a QB!  Pretty sure, Sweetlou19 you know dayum well what I meant!

Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 1:21 pm

Matt Flynn to Miami still would be a risk

I'm a Packer fan.  I'm not sure how much of a risk he is or not, but just wanted to say, in the game against the Patriots that he played, the Patriots defense was ranked dead last in pass defense at the time.

In this years game against Detroit, their defense was better, but they have problems against the pass also.   

Flynn is not in the same class as Rodgers for talent in my opinion.  Although I don't think he is a bad quarterback.  Apparently he was good in college, but I've never watched him play then.  

He has played much better than I thought he would though, when he has played.   But this is all just my opinion.

Since: Feb 15, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 12:21 pm

Matt Flynn to Miami still would be a risk

No - he sliced and diced the Patriots as well. There was no difference between him and Rodgers.

Since: Feb 1, 2012
Posted on: February 2, 2012 11:49 am

Matt Flynn to Miami still would be a risk

Teams are going to be leary because of how Arizona got burned by Kolb ..

Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 11:34 am

Matt Flynn to Miami still would be a risk

@cindygotti So thats why Rodgers is so good? GB's receiving corp. Now i get it!

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