Matt Flynn is the new Kevin Kolb.
I don’t know whether Flynn will have more success than Kolb did in his first season as a full-time starter or if Flynn will even be a full-time starter next year, although the odds are good there.
Matt Flynn is just the backup quarterback this year that will cause the most amount of overanalysis throughout the country.
We’ve got almost a month until the Super Bowl and it’s already started in full. Especially in Seattle.
“The sports talk shows on Seattle radio stations are in an all-Flynn, all-the-time mode,” according to John McGrath of the Tacoma News Tribune. “This has its benefits – every 10 minutes devoted to Flynn means there’s 10 fewer minutes to devote to Tebow – but the discussion is typically slowed by a roundabout at every intersection.
“The callers have no clue on whether Flynn is a long-term solution. Nor do the hosts.”
That’s not going to stop the speculation.
There is a connection to Flynn in Seattle because Seahawks G.M. John Schneider was part of the front office that drafted him. That will be enough to go on for a while.
One piece advice for long-time listeners and first-time callers: Pace yourself. It’s only January.