Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Silver Lining: Matt Flynn Is Going To Be A Lot Better Prepared Next Week

Because their last game was on a short week, the Green Bay Packers had two fewer days to practice and prepare. Mike McCarthy was stuck deciding between his better quarterback who had hardly practiced (Matt Flynn) and his lesser QB who was more comfortable with the playbook (Scott Tolzien). Obviously Flynn's start against the Lions was a disaster and, in hindsight, Tolzien would have probably been better because it couldn't have gone much worse than Flynn's 2.1 QBR.

If it had been up to me, I'd have started Flynn too. Barring injury, I don't expect we'll see Tolzien on the field again this season. However I was surprised that Flynn didn't seem to be adjusting to the Lions' defense. This tweet explains why he seemed unprepared.
The good news here is that if he has to start against on Sunday, and it appears that will be the case, at least he'll have a full week of practice. He'll also get to play against one of the two defenses, Atlanta's, that is actually ranked lower than the Packers. I'm expecting a lot, lot better from him next Sunday.

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