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McFadden shares the worst-kept secret in Oakland


The Oakland Raiders haven’t officially named a starting quarterback.  Unofficially, everyone knows that that Matt Flynn, barring injury or a preseason collapse, will be the guy.

If there was any doubt about that, running back Darren McFadden removed most of it on Wednesday, during an interview on NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk.

“Yes, pretty much,” McFadden told Erik Kuselias on the question of whether Flynn will start.

“Matt is a very smart guy,” McFadden added.  “He gets us in the right position, when it comes to making plays he goes through great reads.  You know something, he don’t turn the ball over much there, also.  It’s going to be something that’s going to help.  We got a quarterback who stands there and is not going to turn the ball over.  That’s something that Matt has been doing in this camp so I’m looking forward to getting out there with him and just putting everything together on Sundays.”

So there you have it.  Matt Flynn will be the starting quarterback in Oakland.  If there was really any doubt.

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24 Responses to “McFadden shares the worst-kept secret in Oakland”
  1. radrntn says: Aug 7, 2013 5:44 PM

    unfortunately you don’t wear a red jersey on Sundays in the NFL, so I hope Matt can do more than “just stands there”

  2. deepseabreeze says: Aug 7, 2013 5:46 PM

    pryor will eventually become the starter and a star. flynn’s ceiling is much lower. nothing more than a game manager. mark my words

  3. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Aug 7, 2013 5:54 PM

    Your statement is false, rad. You do wear a red jersey on Sundays in the NFL if you are on the Cardinals or 49ers. Try dealing in facts next time instead of looking foolish.

  4. tdk24 says: Aug 7, 2013 6:04 PM

    His comment about turning the ball over, that was a shot at Palmer. I like it!

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 7, 2013 6:10 PM

    A QB that stands there also is a QB that won’t be rushing for yards. Not turning the ball over can help, but wouldn’t the lack of a ground game and rushing threat not help, what about that Darren?

  6. thegonz13 says: Aug 7, 2013 6:10 PM

    It’s not a choice, it’s a lack of options!

  7. philbusman says: Aug 7, 2013 6:41 PM

    What a tool….

  8. borbinski says: Aug 7, 2013 7:13 PM

    At two practices I attended Matt Flynn was the better QB, throwing, executing formations, throwing the out and touch
    I was greatly impressed with the improvement from Pryor, last year at camp thought he could never be a QB this year dude looks look. His ball does not flutter. We must see both in games though.

  9. borbinski says: Aug 7, 2013 7:18 PM

    Palmer throwing deep left – oh – intercepted Palmer did not scramble ONCE last year. he is the tool.

  10. bennyb82 says: Aug 7, 2013 7:42 PM

    Pryor had his shot but couldn’t stop getting tattooed…bad jokes aside…remember when the entire college football nation asked for daily updates on this guy?

  11. souldogdave says: Aug 7, 2013 7:48 PM

    2nd rounder can’t even practice yet…who will protect Flynn when it counts?

  12. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 7, 2013 8:34 PM

    Of course Matt Flynn’s the man. We got real coaches out here who knows that QB completions are silly and are only detrimental to the team.

    Our coaches know who can run their system the best and we ride with that QB unless he plays his way off the field.

  13. raiderfankirk says: Aug 7, 2013 9:05 PM

    babyfarkmcgeezax says:Aug 7, 2013 5:54 PM

    Your statement is false, rad. You do wear a red jersey on Sundays in the NFL if you are on the Cardinals or 49ers. Try dealing in facts next time instead of looking foolish.


  14. raiderfankirk says: Aug 7, 2013 9:10 PM

    I Just Wanna Win. What ever works, but from what I’m hearing I would’nt be surprized if Pryor takes over at some point.

  15. stoogy says: Aug 7, 2013 9:10 PM

    Matt Flynn is a bit of an unkown player when it comes to his NFL skills. Great college players can be bad in NFL, average college players can be great in NFL its funny how it works. He had a few great games in GB that made him allot of money. Then last year in Seattle he didn’t gel with coaches and didn’t put forth effort from what I have heard kind of a turn off to me. Its the NFL have to put forth 100% effort no matter what. This teams has a good OL anchored by a good young Center and LT. The offense will still revolve around McFadden so lets hope he can pull together a great contract year.

  16. fearthehoody says: Aug 7, 2013 9:26 PM

    After this press release, McFadden landed on the IR

  17. cantstanzi25 says: Aug 7, 2013 9:38 PM

    I wouldnt be surprised if Pryor has the sdge right now at becoming the QB starter..i havent heard anyone give a definate answer..even McFadden didnt say for sure it was Flynn but PFT acted as if he did say that..remeber you heard it from me first im going with Pryor as starter

  18. raiderfanatic4life says: Aug 7, 2013 9:53 PM

    Yes Pryor is more athletic than Flynn, but if he can’t call a game then he isn’t worth crap. You need a game manager under Center. BottomLine!!!

    Flynn will be the starter and I wish him the best of luck and hopefully he can carry this offense through the tough schedule that they have.

    Someday prior will get his shot but it isn’t going to be anytime soon.

  19. cantstanzi25 says: Aug 7, 2013 10:02 PM

    im thihking they will go with Flynn 1st game or 2 then make the move to Pryor i just have that feeling remember you heard it from me 1st aug 7th 2013

  20. njtigerfan says: Aug 7, 2013 10:23 PM

    In his only season as a starter in college, he leads his team to the national championship. In one of his two professional starts, he shatters records previously held by hall of famers (past and future) Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, and yet compared to T.P. (who has done what, exactly?) he has a “low ceiling”? Morons aside, if any of you fans can appreciate a field general who will get the ball in the hands of the playmakers, move the chains, scramble like Steve Young and has ice water in his veins when it’s crunch time, enjoy the ride. Football is a blast when this guy leads the way. Give him a shot, and enjoy the resurgance of the BadAss Oakland Raiders!

  21. open1337 says: Aug 7, 2013 10:56 PM

    The autumn wind

  22. UPYRS says: Aug 7, 2013 11:07 PM

    And the Raider collapse is now official. Can’t win Flynn is the starter. LMAO

  23. Dogsweat says: Aug 8, 2013 1:25 AM

    3-13 Flynn will be a huge bust.

  24. stoogy says: Aug 9, 2013 11:36 AM

    Raiders will be more competitive them people think this year. Going to be a dominant division.

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