1) Introduction: After jumping from Seattle to Oakland and finally Buffalo, Matt Flynn finally settled on a place where he was comfortable — in a Packers uniform. Flynn was signed by the Packers on Nov. 12 and started four games, earning a 2-2 record. His limited arm strength has been one of Flynn’s major flaws but he has been able to get past that with intelligent play most of the time.
Matthew Clayton Flynn
- Age: 28
- Born: 6/20/1985 in Tyler, Texas
- Height: 6’2″
- Weight: 230
- College: Louisiana State
- Rookie Year: 2008
- NFL Experience: 6
3) Expectations coming into the season: Flynn’s expectations were pretty low. He was brought in to backup third-string quarterback Scott Tolzien. It didn’t take Flynn long to win the starting job.
4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: Flynn’s highlight: Flynn brought the Packers back from a 21-10 halftime deficit against the hapless Falcons to keep the faint playoff hopes alive. Flynn’s lowlight: Being sacked seven times by the menacing Lions defensive front as the Packers were swallowed up on Thanksgiving by a score of 40-10.
5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: A little more than marginal. The Falcons win shouldn’t have come down to a comeback because Atlanta was riddled with injuries last year. But it was Flynn that Andrew Quarless for the deciding touchdown.
6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: He was on the sideline as he watched the 49ers defense run roughshod on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Season Report Card:
(B-) Level of expectations met during the season
(C) Contributions to team’s overall success.
(N/A) Contributions to team during the playoffs
Overall Grade: C+——————
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