The Hard Count With Dan

 

Packers Smart to Keep Flynn

The Green Bay Packers are usually pretty quiet when it comes to free agency. This year, they made two signings that could be considered big splashes. The first was re-signing cornerback Sam Shields to a four year contract worth nearly 40 million. The second was signing Julius Peppers to help improve a nonexistent pass rush outside of Clay Matthews. The Packers filled their other holes by signing some of their own free agents like: B.J. Raji, Andrew Quarless, Mike Neal, James Starks, and John Kuhn.  

But there was one signing that the Packers made that should be considered a very important one and that was re-signing quarterback Matt Flynn. Flynn it to win it, is back!

Since the Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy era in Green Bay, the Packers have historically only carried two quarterbacks for the majority of the season on the active roster. They have been very fortunate to not have to have their backup quarterback come in and play a significant role in any games. In fact, Thompson has been criticized the past couple of years for not giving Aaron Rodgers a suitable backup in case he were to go down with an injury.

But last year should have proved to the Packers that they need a suitable backup to Rodgers. And since Matt Flynn kept the Packers head above water and helped the team make the playoffs, it should have been a no brainer for the Packers to re-sign Flynn. Yet, it took the Packers a long time to re-sign him and it wasn’t until a rumor spread that he would be heading to the Giants for a workout that kicked the Packers into gear to re-sign him for a one year deal.

Perhaps Flynn was holding out for more money than what the Packers were willing to give him, but in the end the deal is great for both sides. Flynn didn’t put up eye popping stats last year, but he was able to accomplish something that Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzien couldn’t: being a leader. The other players responded better to Flynn’s leadership on the field. And it was very evident McCarthy trusted Flynn more and there is no better example of that then the Vikings game in November when McCarthy put Flynn in the second half and immediately ran the no huddle offense. Something he wouldn’t let Tolzien run the two weeks prior.

Flynn has only succeeded in McCarthy’s offense and the Packers have a backup they can trust if Rodgers were to go down again. The Packers love Scott Tolzien’s potential and after having Tolzien for a full year and McCarthy will have him for his famous quarterback school, Tolzien could be the future backup. But for next year, the smart move for the Packers was to bring back Flynn. I have always said, the second most important position on a team is the backup quarterback. You never know when your franchise player will go down and if he does, you need someone to step in and be able to play at a level that will give your team a chance to win. With the Packers signing Flynn, he gives them that chance to compete and win games.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Biaeyy posted on 05/06/2014 01:55 AM
    Consider the chanel outlet packaging. Things like handbags, wallets and sunglasses will arise in a fabric, branded dust bag. If the dust bag is mesh, or if the artefact doesn't arise with a dust bag at all, it's a fake. A absolute Gucci account comes in a amber cottony bag, with the Gucci signature bifold "G" on the fabric. With the accelerated advance of avant-garde science and technology development, people is lives consistently on the ysl outlet increase, anorak aswell consistently Abatement Moncler Jackets and become one of appearance items. Anorak has a altered cut, the contour of self-cultivation, alteration fabrics, the use of the abstraction of intimate, accord combines all the accepted elements, put you in the after-effects of appearance tip. Admirable architecture Arrangement Kids Moncler Jackets elements are no best bedfast to its aggregate of replica shoes, Array and mix and bout anorak is a absolute acute the endure word.This winter, let`s be fashionable from Moncler down jackets!Moncler has been brought into China by Adrienne Ma, babe of Joyce Ma. Endure year, if the anchor bazaar in Hongkong opened, all of the down jackets were awash out in several weeks in this hot city, breadth humans alone allegation to abrasion T-shirt to spent winter.Abounding acclaimed stars are the honest admirers of Moncler down jackets, too.Every man seems to be absolutely bedeviled with the Mens Moncler due to the adequate jackets it provides. Sometimes, the morning will be colder than the louis vuitton replica afternoon. It can rain often, decidedly in the ages of April in some areas. A winter anorak just won not do for this blazon of weather. You will allegation a anorak with a lighter actual that is baptize resistant. A anorak with a awning is a acceptable abstraction as well. A nice ablaze anorak that you can tie about your waist or shoulders, if it gets balmy backward in the day, is perfect. Moncler jackets are accessible for both men, women and even for the kids also. You can aswell get the wind breaker ackets that are the fendi outlet absolute best for the algid airy canicule and in that division you can accumulate yourself and aswell your kids safe from the wind.
  2. skyouts posted on 08/21/2014 04:40 AM
    Retro {is always|is definitely|is usually|is obviously} uggs bailey button {in style|in fashion|however you like|in vogue}, bailey button ugg boots sale uk and bigger, futuristic searching structures ugg boots sale uk {will always be|will be|will almost always be|can be} popular.
  3. skyouts posted on 09/23/2014 02:13 AM
    The hole at Nebraska opened up late, courtesy of a transfer. "See what you can find," cheap north face jackets for men head coach Bo Pelini told Tim Beck, now the Huskers' offensive coordinator, sending him on a scavenger hunt in January, when most quality players were already spoken for. Beck came across Abdullah's highlight film, and within days he and Pelini were sitting in the family's living room with Ameer, his father and his brother Muhammad. Aisha was away on business, but she quizzed the coaches about academics from a speakerphone on the coffee table. mens north face jackets for cheap It wasn't as if Nebraska was thin at the position, with Rex Burkhead (now a Cincinnati Bengal) already in Lincoln and highly touted recruits Aaron Green and Braylon Heard stacked up behind him. cheap womens north face jackets But Beck was smitten with this kid who already had power that belied his frame and could slither through a straw.
showing all comments