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Dennis Allen: Matt Flynn didn’t play well

Matt Flynn, Ryan Kerrigan AP

After losing a quarterback competition in Seattle and then another quarterback competition in Oakland, Matt Flynn finally got to start on Sunday for the Raiders. It did not go well.

Flynn fumbled twice, threw an interception, managed just one scoring drive and became the first quarterback this season to make Washington’s defense look good. After the game, Raiders coach Dennis Allen was blunt in his assessment of his quarterback.

Matt didn’t play well and we have to move on. We have to get better from that,” Allen said.

The crowd in Oakland began to boo Flynn late in Sunday’s loss, and Flynn acknowledged after the game that he heard them loud and clear.

“Yeah, I mean it’s hard not to hear it,” Flynn said. “You just try to focus on your job and do what you can, but it’s definitely hard not to hear.”

It’s also hard not to feel that whatever success Flynn had in Green Bay to make people think he could be a starter, that success said more about the Packers’ offense than it said about Flynn. He should be a backup, and if Terrelle Pryor is healthy next week, Flynn will be back on the sideline where he belongs.

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  1. joetoronto says: Sep 30, 2013 8:37 AM

    Levels of bad….

    1. Bad
    2. Very bad
    3. Brutal
    4. Blaine Gabbert bad

    Flynn was Gabbert bad.

  2. meatsweat says: Sep 30, 2013 8:38 AM

    Sooooo, what does that say about Aaron Rogers?

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 30, 2013 8:40 AM

    Excuses. The reality is, mighty Washington decided to stop letting other teams win. It was all part of the plan! Take it easy and relax for 3 weeks and take the league by storm starting yesterday! The season is a marathon, not a sprint. Ask the Eagles what it means to win early. Nothing. Period. #ItsEasytobeaRedskinsfan

  4. r8dernation says: Sep 30, 2013 8:41 AM

    I hope Pryor is back next week. Those Flynn turnovers killed us. And there goes the typical McFadden, hurt as usual. Time to give Taiwan Jones the carries and hope he pans out.

  5. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 30, 2013 8:42 AM

    Oh and by the way, RGIIIWannabe Pryor would have look just as bad. The Raiders…commitment to LOLence. #BurgundyandGoldStandard

  6. bennyb82 says: Sep 30, 2013 8:42 AM

    When Flynn threw 6 tds against Detroit a couple years ago I remember thinking that he should give a portion of his next contract to Detroit’s CB’s.

  7. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Sep 30, 2013 8:45 AM

    I guess Miami fans are glad Philbin talked Jeff Ireland out of winning the “Matt Flynn Sweepstakes” as it was called….

  8. twilson962 says: Sep 30, 2013 8:47 AM

    Glaringly obvious why he got beat out by Pryor, & Wilson.

  9. nickg88 says: Sep 30, 2013 8:49 AM

    Dennis Allen: “The sky is blue”

  10. cyraider says: Sep 30, 2013 8:50 AM

    Meh. We weren’t going to the playoffs this year anyway. At least we know we have the right guy under center now. Oh, and logicalvoice is a tool. #NATION

  11. fredsingleton says: Sep 30, 2013 8:53 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Sep 30, 2013 8:37 AM
    Levels of bad….

    1. Bad
    2. Very bad
    3. Brutal
    4. Blaine Gabbert bad

    Flynn was Gabbert bad.

    _____________________________

    You should add Christian Ponder in there as well. Only makes sense.

  12. djcologne says: Sep 30, 2013 8:56 AM

    If Pryor started the game he would have sustained drives and would not have taken a multitude of sacks. The Raider O-line is horrendous and Matt Flynn made a Pop Warner Reskin (yeah no d here) defense look like they could almost belong in the CFL. Pryor would def have outplayed RG 1 and 3…..

  13. andyr2120 says: Sep 30, 2013 8:57 AM

    Flynn would be ok, but he needs a solid line in front of him.

  14. groleo45 says: Sep 30, 2013 8:58 AM

    @bennyb82
    Agreed…as a Lions fan that was one of the worst secondaries ever assembled in the NFL.

  15. raiderufan says: Sep 30, 2013 8:58 AM

    Our defense played strong, we lost our top 3 offensive guys and still got solid production from Jennings….and Matt Flynn can’t get out of his own way….

    Nice to see Rivera getting solid results.

    Ugh…gotta keep reminding myself expectations weren’t high for this year but it’s hard not to feel like Pryor would have kept us competitive after getting up 14-0.

  16. jimbo75025 says: Sep 30, 2013 8:58 AM

    “He should be a backup, and if Terrelle Pryor is healthy next week, Flynn will be back on the sideline where he belongs.”

    Neither Flynn nor Pryor is a bona-fide NFL starter. I used to hate the Raiders, but the last decade they have not even been worth my vile. Even if th coach and QB draft a QB next year, they are going to be in year 4 of their “rebuild”, before being competative. Sad.

  17. humb0lt says: Sep 30, 2013 9:03 AM

    Terrelle Pryor wouldn’t have been much better. The Raiders are basically hopeless.

    Looking forward to the annual beat down by the Chargers over the Raiders in the bleak hole Sunday.

  18. therolandobottom says: Sep 30, 2013 9:05 AM

    Didn’t play well is the understatement of the century. If that abomination Flynn wasn’t playing the Raiders would have won by 20. Oh well, wake up call to Mark Davis. Freckles McKenzie got this bum, and drafted many other bums along with him. Time for a new GM.

  19. redskinfansince82 says: Sep 30, 2013 9:06 AM

    I thought Matt Flynn didn’t have any Wide Receivers to throw the ball to. I’m sorry the skins have been playing Potential hall of fame Receivers the first three games. Oakland had nothing. Not even a Running back. Peyton Manning couldn’t have beat us yesterday with that team. Raiders Your D is good but your Team overall sucks!

  20. 1uniquename says: Sep 30, 2013 9:09 AM

    Flynn owes Rodgers half his salary cause Rodgers let him play a game against one of the worst secondaries in NFL history perhaps. Man it was like a lottery ticket for him, now he just tours the country raking in the cash, good for him =)

  21. therolandobottom says: Sep 30, 2013 9:09 AM

    Dying at the comments that Pryor wouldn’t have done better. Raiders were up 14-0, rolling the skins. RG3 had no answers, but Flynn put the skins on his shoulders and carried them to victory.

  22. hendawg21 says: Sep 30, 2013 9:14 AM

    Why is it always the QB? What about the offensive line? He was getting pressured quite often shouldn’t the O-line take some of blame? If the O-line can’t handle the pressure and receivers aren’t open what do you expect.

    Of course it is time for the MMQB everyone knows what’s wrong and who to blame mentality.

  23. williamwallacewouldhavebeenaraider says: Sep 30, 2013 9:17 AM

    We will see next week dumbolt

  24. mrsmell says: Sep 30, 2013 9:22 AM

    Well duh he played bad. He only put up 14 pts against the Skins.

  25. humb0lt says: Sep 30, 2013 9:34 AM

    Las Vegas has installed the Chargers as 6 point favorites in Oakland. No respect for the Raiders.

  26. mjc6118 says: Sep 30, 2013 9:40 AM

    Flynn was absolutely heinous. However, lost in all of this is McFadden pulling another mysterious disappearing act. He did the same thing 2 years ago the week after Campbell got hurt when the Raiders were playing a very weak Chiefs team at home and needed him to step up.

    I was a huge fan of DMC coming out of college, he has a ton of talent, and I have always given him the benefit of the doubt but this was the last straw for me. The guy has no leadership qualities, you always hear about RB’s with knees issues, and other lower body injuries playing through it. This team needed their ‘franchise’ back to step up and put up a triple digit number in the stat book and he just disappeared into street clothes.

  27. oakfolk says: Sep 30, 2013 9:42 AM

    In yesterday’s game,

    Jennings (Raiders) played great.
    The Raiders defense played good.
    The Redskins defense played decent.
    RG3 played meh.
    Both teams sucked.
    Flynn was beyond terrible.

    Flynn = no leadership, no heart, no arm, no mobility, no gonads, no future in the NFL.

    We win easy with Pryor yesterday. It’s all in with Pryor from here on out.

  28. zeddicuszorander says: Sep 30, 2013 9:50 AM

    Flynn’s a perfect faider…..even the Canadians wouldn’t let him play football…. and they’re all idiots.

  29. djcologne says: Sep 30, 2013 9:51 AM

    I can’t wait for Mr Pouty Phillip Rivers to get driven into the turf time and time agin…..that guy has to be the biggest tool in the league….way to rep your city and your team pal…..

  30. araidersfan says: Sep 30, 2013 9:51 AM

    It took me quite a while to warm up to Pryor but after yesterday’s disaster there’s no doubt in my mind that although he’s a work-in-progress Pryor is still much better than Flynn.

    If Pryor is unable to start next week (or at any other point this season) then I think the Raiders should go with Matt McGloin. I heard good reports about McGloin throughout the preseason and I think it would be beneficial to see him in regular season action to determine if he’s a possible future option for us.

  31. slick50ks says: Sep 30, 2013 9:58 AM

    These two teams, along with the Jags are the bottom of the barrel in this league.

    It’s a 3 way race to the bottom.

    Just ugly, helpless football out there.

  32. pekkle007 says: Sep 30, 2013 10:07 AM

    You’re missing the “key” guy to all of this…

    joetoronto says:
    Sep 30, 2013 8:37 AM
    Levels of bad….

    1. Bad
    2. Very bad – aka “Ponder bad”
    3. Brutal – aka “SANCHEZ bad”
    4. Blaine Gabbert bad

  33. realfootballfan says: Sep 30, 2013 10:07 AM

    You don’t think, coach? Flynn looked like a high schooler playing with the big boys out there. Just brutal.

  34. war27 says: Sep 30, 2013 10:09 AM

    Matt Flynn doesn’t even carry himself like a NFL QB.

    McGloin at least looks the part and couldn’t do worse.

    I could make faster decisions and get rid of the ball faster then Matt Flynn could.

    Ugly ugly ugly. Should have just seen what Kyle Boller was doing Sunday. It was that bad.

  35. jhorton83 says: Sep 30, 2013 10:11 AM

    And Dennis Allen hasn’t coached well. Ever.

  36. laxcoach37 says: Sep 30, 2013 10:14 AM

    Thank God the Dolphins chose NOT to OFFER him a Contract last year! All misinformed folks say he chose Seattle over Miami and it was not true. Coaches Philbin and Sherman knew this and the Seahawks Staff found out quickly. Sorry, Raiders you deserve better. You are ruining my NFL is Cyclic Theory… The Chiefs,Niners, Dolphins, Seahawks, Broncos, Cowboys, Oilers (not sure what to do here) are all Back! The Raiders were supposed to be in this group.

  37. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says: Sep 30, 2013 10:15 AM

    I hate to break the redskins fans hearts but if Pryor was in the game it would been a blow out.
    Raiders would of won by 28 points or more..If Darren McFadden stayed healthy Raiders would of won with Matt Flynn!
    So Redskin fan don’t get excited, you beat a back up QB. RG3 looked awful, The Redskins D is awful, they looked good against a guy who can’t run

  38. beastmode5150 says: Sep 30, 2013 10:23 AM

    Go Hawks.

  39. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 30, 2013 10:28 AM

    Matt Flynn didn’t play well, but he is paid too well!

  40. baddegg says: Sep 30, 2013 10:29 AM

    In my life, I have never seen someone hold on to the ball so long.

  41. oakfolk says: Sep 30, 2013 10:58 AM

    laxcoach37 says:
    Sep 30, 2013 10:14 AM
    Thank God the Dolphins chose NOT to OFFER him a Contract last year! All misinformed folks say he chose Seattle over Miami and it was not true. Coaches Philbin and Sherman knew this and the Seahawks Staff found out quickly. Sorry, Raiders you deserve better. You are ruining my NFL is Cyclic Theory… The Chiefs,Niners, Dolphins, Seahawks, Broncos, Cowboys, Oilers (not sure what to do here) are all Back! The Raiders were supposed to be in this group.

    ===============

    We’ll be good next hear. Pryor needs more help. Reinforcements will be acquired next offseason via $50+ mil in cap space and all our top draft picks.

  42. honkeyt says: Sep 30, 2013 11:00 AM

    logicalvoicesays says: Sep 30, 2013 8:40 AM

    Excuses. The reality is, mighty Washington decided to stop letting other teams win. It was all part of the plan! Take it easy and relax for 3 weeks and take the league by storm starting yesterday! The season is a marathon, not a sprint. Ask the Eagles what it means to win early. Nothing. Period. #ItsEasytobeaRedskinsfan

    LOL! This win was gift wrapped, you earned noting. Add, Pryor, McFadden and Reece and the Deadskins would have been blown out, Just like
    Super Bowl XVIII

    #17BobTreyO

    “Marcus Allen running with the night”

  43. tillihawk says: Sep 30, 2013 11:00 AM

    All 15,000 fans were booing.. that place was a ghost town. Really sad to see as the Raiders used to be a big part of the NFL.. now they could just fade away. There were no fans in the upper deck and the lower deck wasnt full. sad.

  44. jg6713 says: Sep 30, 2013 11:05 AM

    The Raiders couldn’t win no matter who the qb is. Remember, Pryors only win is against Jacksonville….THE WORST team in the league. I don’t see anyone talking about the 5 int’s that superbowl qb Joe Flacco threw yesterday!!!. The only thing worse than the Raiders QBs is the O line…they couldn’t stop a bunch of girl scouts. The coach better worry more about pass protection or he’ll never have a qb that can last more than a few games at most.

  45. yourmomsnewfriend says: Sep 30, 2013 11:09 AM

    You know. I’m really pissed that the Raiders lost. Not because I want them to win, but because I don’t want them to lose to the Redskins. Now there are these random posts from that logical voice troll. That cat makes joecalgary seem like a well-spoken advocate of the game.

  46. yourmomsnewfriend says: Sep 30, 2013 11:12 AM

    What’s worse, is this wasn’t the weekend for an AFC West lose. With the Donkeys, Chiefs and Chargers all winning, dropping to 1-3 might prove to be insurmountable for Oakland. Next week against SD will be another huge test for them.

  47. borisbulldog says: Sep 30, 2013 11:16 AM

    “You just try to focus on your job and do what you can,

    —————————————–

    What Flynn means is focusing on his next job-real estate sales!

  48. finsguy says: Sep 30, 2013 11:29 AM

    God I love logicalvoice.

    Great stuff man, great stuff.

  49. footballschoolnot says: Sep 30, 2013 11:47 AM

    Matt Flynn is another graduate of the Mike McCarthy QB school. This fall after 3 years under McCarthy’s tutelage, BJ Coleman and Graham Harrell graduated to the unemployment line. Flynn will be joining them shortly.

  50. natelan69 says: Sep 30, 2013 11:52 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Sep 30, 2013 8:37 AM
    Levels of bad….

    1. Bad
    2. Very bad
    3. Brutal
    4. Blaine Gabbert bad

    Flynn was Gabbert bad.

    ————————————

    But was he Terrelle “Jamarcus Campbell” Pryor bad?

  51. radrntn says: Sep 30, 2013 11:52 AM

    a few thoughts…..

    how did the redskins win the nfc east last year, or is the nfc east really that bad?

    Reggie McKenzie has proven when it comes to evaluating players , he is very good , except at QB’s ( tyler wilson, Matt Flynn)

    #1 on the raiders list this off season for UFA’s is Alex Mack…come back to the east bay Alex…o line would be a thousand times better with Velhdeer(LT) Wiz (LG) Mack (c) Bergstrom (RG) and Watson (RT).

    Why on so many 3rd down and 4th down plays with less than a yard to go, we decide to go to the right side behind Briesiel who gets pushed back on every single play…bench that guy!

    What is up with SeaBass this year…he missed another chip shot.

    as far as Flynn, not even sure if he is capable of being a NFL back up

    would of , could of, should of yesterday.

  52. skinsfanwill says: Sep 30, 2013 11:53 AM

    This guy Flynn couldn’t beat out Jamarcus Russell and basically two rookie QB’s. One of which can’t really throw the ball. He has to be the epitome of BAD.

  53. skinsfanwill says: Sep 30, 2013 11:53 AM

    I promise you Blaine Gabbert is 100x’s better than Flynn. He has to be. Flynn is another Kevin Kolb.

  54. phinfan says: Sep 30, 2013 11:57 AM

    Mccarthy and philbin knew something the other 30 teams did not know…

  55. alphaq2 says: Sep 30, 2013 12:03 PM

    As a Redskins fan, what is sad is that with how badly Flynn played the Raiders still had a chance to make a push at the end. That was a coaching gaff at the end. The Raiders were on the Skins 17 yard line down by 10 points. They should have just taken the 3 points instead of going for it on 4 and 1. There was just under 4 minutes left and they still had two time outs. The Raiders D was playing well. Should have just taken the 3, kicked it away, played tough D and try to get the ball back and run the 2 minute offense. The Raiders coach gave the Skins a gift, but I’ll take it.

  56. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 30, 2013 12:47 PM

    RG3 is very mediocre

  57. Go-Hawks! says: Sep 30, 2013 12:49 PM

    Matt Flynn can succeed with a great team around him. But he doesn’t have what it takes to succeed when he’s surrounded by incompetence. The Raiders suck, and so Matt Flynn sucks. Green Bay was great, so Matt Flynn was great.

    Great quarterbacks are great no matter who they throw to. A great quarterback will no how to throw it so an average wideout can make a play on the ball. A great quarterback will no how to manage a game when his offensive line can’t stop the pass rush. Matt Flynn is not a great quarterback. And at this point I’m not so sure that he even belongs in a backup role.

  58. jgedgar70 says: Sep 30, 2013 12:51 PM

    I remember when Flynn had that great game against New England and the season-ender vs Detroit. I was thinking, “Uh-oh, here comes Scott Mitchell, Rob Johnson and Jeff Hostetler again. A backup that had 2 monster games is going to get a gazzillion-dollar contract and fall flat on his face.” Well, Flynn has now fallen on his face twice. As a Panthers fan, I just wish the falling on his face had taken place in Tampa.

  59. MyTeamsAllStink says: Sep 30, 2013 12:53 PM

    Brady and manning would have struggled behind that god awful offensive line.And it didn’t help that their two running threats got hurt in the game.Pryor and his ability to scramble masked just how bad the offensive line is.Flynn looked bad but it was magnified by the blocks of Swiss cheese in front of him.Seriously are we sure that’s Steve Wiznewskis nephew?He sure didn’t get of his old mans skills that’s for sure.This won’t be the last time Pryor is hurt and misses a game or two just watch.

  60. nflgerry says: Sep 30, 2013 1:05 PM

    Flynn is bad.

    Flynn holds a GB record against a team that Rodgers plays often.

    Is Flynn better than Rodgers? Probably not, but it sure is an indicator that Rodgers is overrated. Especially since Rodgers has been struggling without Jennings and Driver. Nelson, Cobb, and Finley (yeah, that’s right… GB is loaded with receivers) might just not be enough for Rodgers to execute. He’s also 5-18 in close games.

    The jury might still be out on Rodgers but this is EXACTLY what a small but significant number of people have been pointing out for some time.

  61. nflgerry says: Sep 30, 2013 1:08 PM

    Why the heck would you ask a guy the size of Matt Flynn to perform a QB sneak, unless of course you aren’t capable of making that type of decision and don’t get paid to do so.

  62. granadafan says: Sep 30, 2013 1:30 PM

    I still remember Green Bay fans calling for Flynn and Brohm over Rodgers when Favre had his diva meltdown “un-retirement”. Then they had the nerve to boo Rodgers at the training camp when he did nothing wrong. Just goes to show that fans really don’t know what they’re talking about.

  63. mitchem85 says: Sep 30, 2013 1:32 PM

    I’m hearing a lot of “ifs” and “buts” from raider fans and redskins haters..

    IF grandma had balls, we’d call her grandpa…

    I knew these raider fans would cry about “if Pryor was playing we woulda won” or “we were missing this guy and this guy and this guy” but fail to mention the skins lost their starting rb too.. But our back up stepped up and showed he can make plays too.. We are missing multiple starters on defense (Adam carriker,Jarvis Jenkins, rob Jackson, Tavaris Jackson, as well as our starting qb is returning from a MAJOR knee reconstruction… The league wrongfully and illegally stole 36 million in cap money from us so we haven’t been able to be active in the free agency market the past two offseasons…

    See, we can all make excuses… It’s just the raiders and their fans have perfected it over the past. 10 years… Y’all have been the worst team in the n over the last 10 years…. Let thank sink in..

    Oh yeah, rg3 came in his rookie year and lit it up.. Pryor comes in and sits the bench… Comparing these two players is like comparing apples (Robert) to grapes(Pryor)

  64. war27 says: Sep 30, 2013 1:41 PM

    skinsfanwill says:
    Sep 30, 2013 11:53 AM
    I promise you Blaine Gabbert is 100x’s better than Flynn. He has to be. Flynn is another Kevin Kolb.

    ————-

    Oakland fans would probably prefer Kolb over Flynn.

  65. radrntn says: Sep 30, 2013 2:17 PM

    mitchem85 says:
    Sep 30, 2013 1:32 PM
    I’m hearing a lot of “ifs” and “buts” from raider fans and redskins haters..

    I knew these raider fans would cry about “if Pryor was playing we woulda won” or “we were missing this guy and this guy and this guy” but fail to mention the skins lost their starting rb too..
    - – - – - — – - – - – - – - – - – — – - – - – - – - – - -

    facts are ( not redskin fiction) raiders played without their starting QB, LT, LG, RG, RT, and lost their starting RB, and FB in the first quarter. You did not lose your RB until the very end of the 3rd quarter. As far as cap your skins are spending 100 million on active players, and the raiders are spending 66 million…..

    withthose facts stated , i do not know of a raider fan who thought the raiders were going to win this year. That was until Pryor took the field and gave the raiders some hope….and i think you would have to admit with TP in their the raiders would have won that game the way both teams played yesterday.

  66. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 30, 2013 2:33 PM

    If Pryor played, the Skins would be 0-4.

  67. arrruserious says: Sep 30, 2013 3:47 PM

    After the first quarter Flynn should have just taken 3 knees and then punted and we would have won the game.

  68. vonridel says: Sep 30, 2013 4:08 PM

    Dennis Allen benches Pryor because he wanted Matt Flynn to start and knew this might be his only chance to put Flynn on the field as Pryor was playing well. it may sound counter intuitive, but you have to consider that Flynn was DA andReggie’s choice and they needed him to shine so they did not look bad in their personnel decisions.

  69. greg2geez says: Sep 30, 2013 5:57 PM

    Matt Flynn has too many distractions to be good. He’s got piles of $$ in the bank and his wife is smoking HOT

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