Change At The Field General Position In Oakland

Dec 22, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) on the sidelines in the second half. The Panthers defeated the Raiders 17-6 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Inspired by multiple reports over the last few days about the quarterback situation in Oakland, I thought it could be interesting to take a brief look at the new field general of the Silver and Black in 2013.

The Oakland Raiders acquired quarterback Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth round pick in 2014 and a conditional pick in the 2015 draft. In addition to that, they finalized a deal, which sent Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals. The teams swapped their sixth and seventh round picks this year (i.e. the Raiders moved up 43 spots); Oakland will also receive a conditional seventh round pick in 2014 if Carson Palmer will play at least 13 games next season.

Besides Flynn, the Raiders got Terrelle Pryor, the teams´ third round pick in 2011, and this year´s fourth round pick Tyler Wilson as well as undrafted free agent Matthew McGloin on the roster. But as head coach Dennis Allen mentioned earlier this week that Pryor “is not there yet”, Flynn was named the starting quarterback for the upcoming season.

But what kind of player do they get with the soon-to-be 28-year old veteran?

Matt Flynn was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft. He backed up Aaron Rodgers for four seasons and signed a three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Seahawks last off-season. But we all know what happened. He has been outplayed by the third round pick and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson already in training camp, which means Flynn got benched in favor of Wilson right from the start.

With all that in mind, I guess it´s fair to question if Matt Flynn is an upgrade over Carson Palmer or if he´s even a legit starting quarterback at all. Well, as he only started two games in his NFL career, we haven´t seen much of him yet. With starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the bench due to a concussion he sustained a week earlier, Flynn stepped in for the Packers´ field general against the New England Patriots in 2010 and nearly beat Tom Brady. He threw for three touchdowns including one big-play gunslinger-type of pass. Now it´s his time to prove that he can do such things on a regular basis.

But also, with the departure of Carson Palmer, Oakland already has a signal-caller waiting to get out there and start games for the Silver and Black. The 2011 third round draft pick Terrelle Pryor started his only game last season against our San Diego Chargers, filling in for the injured No. 1 QB. He showed great mobility and thus would be an attractive option for the team in the new zone read offenses of the NFL. However, this performance obviously hasn´t been enough to convince coach Dennis Allen that he is ready for the big stage. Allen said “there’s been no lack of effort on his part…but he’s still young in the position and there’s still a lot of improvement he needs to make.”

So, the former Packer won the starting job – for now; because after all it´s not that unlikely he could again fall victim to a more athletic and mobile quarterback, just like he did in Seattle. But it´s fair to mention that Russell Wilson is a better passer than Pryor and besides “being still young in the position”, there is some skepticism about his future and ability as signal-caller in Oakland. Tyler Wilson will take on his part in the quarterback competition, but I don´t think he´ll be given a big role in his first year in the National Football League. So again – it´s “Flynn time” in Oakland (at least for the first few games).

Before I end this piece, I want to share the following pretty “interesting” information with you: Matt Flynn will be the Raiders´ 22nd (!!) quarterback to start a game since 1995! I´ll leave you with that…lol.

Thank you for checking out this piece and feel free to share your thoughts about the new signal-caller of the Silver and Black.

BoltnRoll!

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • 619chargers4life

    and he going to be the 22nd QB to get dropped by the Chargers multiple times another year ,ha ha lol Go Bolts!

    • Pridenpoise

      Did you watch the chargers last year, I did, and I certainly wouldn’t be thumping my chest because their not all that, furthermore Rivers is on his way down ha ha.

      • Cgoodness13

        Don’t get all moist on us, just bounce before you get all drenched

        • Pridenpoise

          Your intelligent.

          • veazy

            so r u

          • Pridenpoise

            I know.

          • veazy

            Raider fan’s “I know.” response = Raider fan’s mind blown becuse he doesn’t know how to respond to an obvious, sarcastic remark that pokes fun at his ironically sarcastic response.

            Vote him up if you agree that by him admittedly stating he knows he’s “intelligent” is him admitting he’s actually a dumbass because that really is what he meant when he tried to refer to Cgoodness as “intelligent”.

          • Pridenpoise

            The so r u comment just blew my mind, you can come and blow something and its not my mind, try and have a little better comeback, I try not to waste my time, especially on some loser Named veasey, so go find yourself something to blow moron and keep dreaming about the hapless Doltz, they’ll be napping in November as usual.

          • IrishCarBomb

            you should stick around, comments were pretty boring around here until you came on over with your “poise” and started making a fool of yourself

          • Pridenpoise

            Now that’s irony some asshole with the name Irish car bomb calling me a fool,why don’t you go throw some rocks at people, because I know you lack the intelligence to do anything constructive with that brilliant moniker

          • veazy

            You’re one to talk about others’ names when you’re popularly known for your skills as “Nearsighted Nelly” at the local penitentiaries due to your tongue ring and lack of teeth, which you take advantage of in exchange for Raiders tickets and a gram of meth.

            Goodnight tweeker.

          • Pridenpoise

            Actually your mother sux my cock and pays me that’s how I get my tickets for raiders games cheesy or whatever your stupid name is.

          • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

            You’re*

          • Pridenpoise

            Tell you what when I’m not texting on a phone, and talking to a loser I will use proper grammar and punctuation’s

          • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

            The irony meter just exploded.

          • Pridenpoise

            That was the Chargers season, you fool, not an “irony meter”

          • IrishCarBomb

            loooooooooooool

          • MC Boltman

            Why?? Just because I wrote an article bout the new Raiders´ field general? Hey, at least I don´t wear their hats!! Don´t fire me please :) … but good explanation of the “your” – “you´re” subject :) I think he got it :)

          • Pridenpoise

            I didn’t need the explanation fool read my post u got it. Grow a pair.

          • MC Boltman

            Man, don´t take it too serious…but you gotta expect that some guys will bash you round here – because you started the hate. But whatever I say thanx for coming by…after all its all about football…

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            hahahahahah

          • joerockt

            The irony is strong with this one.

          • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

            Here’s your momma…

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        Did you watch the GayDerz last year???? Commitment To Last Place in the AFC West…

        • Pridenpoise

          Yes and probably again this year but I’m not naive, I know their rebuilding. The Doltz are going nowhere with Cry me a Rivers at the helm, so accept it. Unless third place or maybe even last place in the west gets you excited.

          • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

            Even in his down years, Rivers is light years better than every QB on the Oakland roster.

          • IrishCarBomb

            put together

          • IrishCarBomb

            couldnt help it, as you blamed a typo on the other, but the correct word would be they’re (which stands for they are, by the way) rebuilding. come on back when you pass elementary school.

          • Pridenpoise

            Actually maybe you should Lear how to read, I didn’t blame it on a typo moron, but I’m sure you have other things on your mind, the Irish curse and all that. Learn how to read before you start questioning someone’s education, I’m willing to bet you didn’make it through grade 8 idiot.

          • 619chargers4life

            rebuilding for how many yrs now lol wow.

          • Pridenpoise

            Well let me know when the chargers win a Super Bowl lol

          • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

            Not naive? How many high draft picks has that team had after over a decade of blowing the rest of the AFC West’s D!ck$?? Yep, they are on their way now……please….

          • Pridenpoise

            By the way it’s I bleed silver and black, can u not come up with your own moniker without ripping off the raiders you loser. No originality who bleeds powder blue little girls and losers, get a life, and how long has San Diego been rebuilding oh that’s since their inception no Super Bowls lmao

          • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

            It’s been 20 days since my post and u r just now replying???.E@t a b@g 0f d!ck$…

          • Pridenpoise

            I’m just replying because your momma has been blowing me for the past 3 weeks loser if anyone’s eating dicks it’s Chargers fans who bleed powder blue what a faggot I bleed powder blue you sound like a women no wonder u like to about dicks you probably have them jammed up your ass. Loserrrrr now go pray that your powder blue cupcakes don’t get steamrolled again this year because we both know they are cellar dwellars bu bye cream puff.

          • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

            Crawl back in your cave…your squad will be at the cellar again this season and to me that’s all that matters kick a Gayder when they’re down….u r a waste of the air u breath…if it were your last breath to be drawn, I’d be more than glad to put a plastic bad over your head…don’t assume anything about me..but know your team hasn’t got a chance this season……Even the NFL analysts are reporting it….Glad to be able to get your blood pressure going that you have to resort to “momma jokes”…..Simple fact that all you delusional Silver & Whack FuckT@rd$ won’t accept is SD has owned the GayDerZ this past decade…..run along when you have something better to argue up in here. Sorry your blog sites are a cest pool just like your team’s town and fans….

          • Pridenpoise

            What the fuck is a cest pool, oh you mean cess pool I would think you would know what your living quarters are called, now I know I’m talking to a complete idiot and don’t worry about the Raiders , worry about the Doltz because we know that they are going no where as usual tell me what’s it like to root for a team that’s never won fuck all asshole. And never will lol. And as for the so called analysts picking the raiders to finish last they do every year so what’s new, half of them are as useless as you and your mother bu bye douche bag.

      • 619chargers4life

        the truth must hurt. i always will have faith in my squad. Always. C’mon Man, the Raiders have been joke , you will be aiight ! even after we sweep them. They must really have needed that stickum. only thing great going on over there is that AL Davis isnt running the team into the dirt anymore.

        • Pridenpoise

          I have faith but I don’t have blind faith, I guess you don’t know the difference, and I wouldn’t talk about useless asses running the team into the ground, let me know the Chargers win ANYTHING of consequence until then they can continue to lick the Raiders assess, come and talk to me in October when your Season is over and let me know how your Faith is working out for you.

          • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

            JokeLand…..Simply put….

    • MC Boltman

      That´s why it´s important to hold on to a “currently struggling” QB who once put up elite numbers…some fans already wanted to get rid of Rivers, but look what can happen when you lose faith in your field general too early…you may end up searching for a solid one for years (and decades). Rivers has to step up his game…but with the O-Line and the new system which allows him to get rid of ball earlier, we will see a more successful Rivers in 2013 again. #GoBolts

      • 619chargers4life

        Word!!!

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    Chargers will sweep the Raiders once again nomatter who starts at quarterback. Not to say they will not have great plays executed themselves. But the score is not settled between the two sides and the silver n black is not ready to contend against The Bolts new focused attitude.

    • MC Boltman

      I think so too that the Raiders won´t be our toughest competition in the AFC West next year :)

  • FitzWilly
    • MC Boltman

      Yeh Ernie already responded to it…could make sense, but I hope they don´t forget the secondary (cornerback) situation.

      • FitzWilly

        actually my link was an hour before E-Pad posted his article :) (There’s a 3 hour time diff between us)
        I’m sure they will address that situation, when they find someone worth bringing in :)

  • Rob Base

    Way off subject look what I found online. Bahahaha

    • Cgoodness13

      #jizz in my pants

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Nice!

  • Alter Ego

    Halloween isn’t scary anymore.

    • MC Boltman

      The scary clown has spoken :)

  • farfromabandwagoner

    Loving the butt hurt Raider fan on the comments. Way to be on fire for your team. Doesn’t take balls to call out a bunch of Chargers fans on a blog. Rivalry is fun untill someone gets hurt. Hopefully that doesn’t happen. The Commitment to Excellence is definitely a great philosophy. Accountability must come along with it. The Bolt did something extremely correct by hiring Ron Wolfe to hire Telesco and McCoy. Raider fans know what that will lead to.

    • Pridenpoise

      What more losing, no Super Bowls uh ya more of the same Chargers (yawn).

  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

    i love when Raiders fans write “YOUR intelligent”…. happens every time

    • Pridenpoise

      Oh are you going to give me an English lesson, I love when some hack, that got an e mail asking if he wanted to blog for a sports site considers himself a writer and feel free to correct the fact I’m not using punctuation YOU”RE such a brain.

  • joerockt

    Flynn played 1 game 3 years ago for a team that had its shit together. He now goes to a team who doesn’t know its own ass from a hole in the ground. You do the math. May the Faiders struggles continue…

    • Pridenpoise

      Let me know when the Chargers get their shit together and win anything of importance, may the Chargers lifelong existence of futility continue.

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