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Was it really worth it to let Matt Flynn go?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Forget Favre, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    well......he stunk it up.....was to be expected, he really does not have anyone worth a crap to throw to or a decent line to keep him safe.
     
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  2. adambr2

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    What exactly is it about the situation that we "woulda coulda shoulda" done? Slapped a $15M franchise tag on a player that would have ideally never played a down except in garbage time? Traded Rodgers for a slewful of picks and made Flynn the starter? Those sound like potentially job and career-endangering decisions for Ted Thompson.

    I'm just asking for some reasonable and realistic way as to how we could have kept Matt Flynn. You can't even say "match Seattle's offer" because 1) Paying nearly $9M a year to a backup is an enormous waste of resources and 2) There is no reason Flynn would have stayed here for the same amount knowing at the time he would have had no chance of ever starting here.
     
  3. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    Just think of this as the "Matt Flynn Appreciation Thread."
     
  4. adambr2

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    Okay, I appreciate the fact that Matt Flynn was a very good backup QB for us. I also appreciate the fact that if Rodgers misses long-term time, it won't matter whether Matt Flynn, Graham Harrell, Vince Young, BJ Coleman, or Seneca Wallace is the backup QB.
     
  5. azrsx05

    azrsx05 Cheesehead

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    Flynn is now the Raiders 3rd string QB
     
  6. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    At least, God forbid, if Rodgers got hurt, we could offer Flynn a chance to come back as a fill in as he knows our system ? if thats at all possible under NFL rules ?
     
  7. PackFanNChiTown

    PackFanNChiTown Bear Fan's Bane

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  8. atthegates97

    atthegates97 Cheesehead

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    i say he ends up signing here. seems logical i think.
     
  9. Bensalama21

    Bensalama21 Ben

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  10. FP562

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    I hope we sign him again, poor guy can't catch a break
     
  11. P-E-Z

    P-E-Z Cheesehead

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    he was cut at Oakland
     
  12. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    People that really want him, STOP and THINK on this for a moment.

    Too bad the Vikings already got Freemen or they'd be on him like flies on stink!
     
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  13. El Guapo

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    What's wrong with wanting Matt Flynn back for the right price? The Vikings need a starting quarterback. We need a backup quarterback. BIG difference. The central question that should be easy for Packers brass to make is if what they had in Matt Flynn through 2011 was better or worse than the Seneca Wallace that they've seen over the past five weeks. I'm not sure that any of us know the answer since none of us have seen a pass out of Wallace. All that us fans have is recent memories of games played by both QBs when they were with other teams and other offenses.

    All offseason and throughout camp we argued about whether Harrell or Coleman could go in and win a game if AR went down. At least as of 2011, we knew that Flynn could do it. Do we all have the same confidence in Wallace? That's tough for any of us to know except those that have seen him in practice.
     
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  14. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    I'm not paying Flynn starter money to not botch a hand off in his only appearance that I remember. Now we get him back on the cheap. Completely worth it.
     
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  15. adambr2

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    I don't think Flynn is in a position to demand much, considering he's out of a job. Fortunately for him, he did get paid and hopefully set himself up for life.

    I think he'll be back as our backup next year, it makes too much sense for him not to. Something like $1M a year for 2 years. But I doubt they make a change this year.
     

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