ESPN’s Ron Jaworski says the Oakland Raiders are at a disadvantage with quarterback Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn is a Raider not meant for “The Town.”

Unimpressed with Matt Flynn‘s “arm strength,” ESPN’s Ron Jaworski says the Oakland Raiders will be forced to alter their “pass concepts and playcalling” to succeed in the air this autumn.

The Silver and Black acquired the 28-year-old Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks on April 1 in exchange for a fifth-round selection in 2014 and a “conditional” late-round choice in 2015.

“The more throws I watched, the more (Flynn’s) arm strength limitations were evident,” said Jaworski, 62, a 1980 Pro Bowler who played quarterback for four franchises over 16 professional campaigns. “In fact, I was concerned that his few deep balls lost energy at the back end. They had a tendency to die.”

Oakland head coach Dennis Allen expects Flynn to be under center when the Raiders open their season against the Colts in Indianapolis on September 8.

Rookie Tyler Wilson and erratic chucker Terrelle Pryor have been battling Flynn to become the man in “The Town.”

Removed from a 4-12 finish in the AFC West, the Raiders aren’t exactly brimming with offensive talent and Flynn doesn’t possess the type of arm that can compensate for Oakland’s shortcomings.

Flynn and Pryor have a combined three starts and all three competitors are learning a new offensive system.

Therefore, the Raiders will eventually compete with the 23-year-old Wilson.

The 6-foot-2, 215 pound Wilson is tough, poised, accurate and able to throw when pressured.

Taken out of Arkansas with the 112th pick in April’s draft, Wilson is more skilled than both Flynn and Pryor.

Thanks to Matt Flynn’s “arm strength limitations,” Tyler Wilson will lead Oakland’s attack before Halloween.

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinby feather
rssby feather
This entry was posted in Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply