Flynn, Romo bounce back after early bumps


Matt Flynn got the first crack at the starting job with the Raiders and he didn’t do much to hurt his chances of holding onto the job in the preseason opener against the Cowboys.

Flynn’s night got off to a rough start when he fumbled on a sack by linebacker Sean Lee, who came through untouched on a delayed rush after the Raiders handled the initial blitz. Flynn’s second drive was more successful, though, as he threw for a pair of first downs and could have had another if not for Lee hitting Rod Streater just as the ball arrived on another third down play.

The 12-play, 49-yard drive was short on fireworks, but it was efficient and Flynn managed things well enough to get the offense into a rhythm. The return of a power blocking scheme in the run game seemed to suit the Raiders offensive line, which also helped them control the ball for nearly seven minutes.

The starting quarterback on the other side of the field had a similar night. Tony Romo, who didn’t play in the Hall of Fame Game, couldn’t get the Cowboys into the end zone after Jason Hatcher recovered Flynn’s fumble thanks to a holding penalty and a sack by Raiders rookie Sio Moore, but he completed four passes on his second and final drive of the game. Three of them went to Dez Bryant, who overwhelmed the Raiders secondary and looked as good as he did in the second half of last season.

14 responses to “Flynn, Romo bounce back after early bumps

  1. Dez Bryant is a walking penalty. I love how “physical” receivers on select teams are allowed to push off. Within the confine of the rules of the game, “physical” is synonymous with illegal. But there is no consistency.

  2. Push off? Really, they all do it. Watch Moss, Rice, Carter, (the so called great ones), they all push off at the last second. They extend their hand to get separation. Gosh, you can’t see that.
    Watch Moss at the end of catches, he pushes with his left hand to get separation. It’s kind of obvious. But guess who they attack. Obama cracks again. WOW

  3. Flynn looked poised, relaxed and made good throws. Maybe we’ll see Denarious Moore reach his potential. Gotta get some protection, though. That Lee sack was a reverse-decleat–something awesome to watch.

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  5. thelastpieceofcheese says:
    Aug 10, 2013 10:23 AM
    Flynn is the most overrated quarterback in the history of the NFL.


    Really? A guy drafted in the 7th round of a draft is the most overrated quarterback in history?

    Well I guess that is true if you don’t want to consider the likes of Ryan Leaf, Jamarcus Russell, Matt Leinart, Akili Smith and the list goes on……..

  6. @Northern Folks label Romo as that and he wasn’t even drafted! Didn’t play for the first 3 years of his life in the NFL and was almost cut if not for Quincy Carter failing a drug screen. He’s out played most every 1st – 7th round pick of the same year he was not drafted lol

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