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rob19
06-25-2012, 11:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7018VYZT5eA&feature=plcp

Matt Flynn apparently isn't knocking anybody's socks off at Seattle Mini-Camps. You have to figure because of his salary he'll get a chance to start and prove if he is or isn't the guy, but for now Tavaris Jackson will open training camp as the starter.

NY8123
06-26-2012, 02:08 AM
I gotta stick to my guns and think if they wanted Flynn he would be in Miami. We'll see who is better on the field, Tanny or Flynn.

ROADRUNNER
06-26-2012, 12:52 PM
I gotta stick to my guns and think if they wanted Flynn he would be in Miami. We'll see who is better on the field, Tanny or Flynn.


Not till next year i think.................

NY8123
06-26-2012, 01:33 PM
Not till next year i think.................

If the season goes the way it should go I agree. I hope if Miami gets struggling a little bit they don't get knee jerky, overreact and throw in Tannehill to the wolves.

Now I must say if he wins the starting spot than so be it, start the boy but for ****s sake, don't rush him just for the hell of it.

Nublar7
06-26-2012, 01:54 PM
I gotta stick to my guns and think if they wanted Flynn he would be in Miami. We'll see who is better on the field, Tanny or Flynn.I agree, if Miami was sold on him to be "the guy" he would have been in Miami. We have all seen the reports that Philbin and Ireland just were not sold on Flynn being a major upgrade over Moore and a guy that is certain to build long term around. They wanted Flynn to sign for non-starter money and compete with Moore for the starting job, that is pretty obvious.

Which leads me to also believe that the plan for quarterback all along was to add a veteran to compete in the short term with Moore and to draft a quarterback to become the future starter. That means that even if they did sign Flynn, Tannehill probably still would have been drafted at #8. Flynn probably didn't buy into that idea and wanted to go to a place where he could solidify himself as a long term starter. Peyton Manning was the one asterisk to the plan as he would have came in as the flat our starter with no competition. Still possible that Tannehill would have been drafted even if they landed Manning. That was actually reported as being the plan by NFL Network back in February.

So once Manning was out of the picture it was to find a veteran who would compete with Moore for the short term, while grooming a rookie quarterback for the future(Tannehill probably was always at the top of their list). Flynn was the initial preference to be that competing veteran because of his relationship with Philbin. I think the backup choice was probably Garrard, but Smith probably was a choice they didn't expect to be available, so why not kick the tires?

So, in my personal beliefs, Tannehill wasn't drafted because Flynn didn't sign him. Garrard was signed because Flynn didn't sign here, Tannehill was always in the plans to come via the draft. Flynn saw a better chance to be "the guy" in Seattle and they offered more money, so it was an easy choice. Now though, the Seahawks seem to be seeing what Philbin and Ireland saw in their pursuit for him in free agency.

hooshoops
06-27-2012, 12:45 AM
flynn isn't gonna wow anyone with his physical gifts anyways...we'll see how he fares when the pads come on...no doubt in my mind seattle wants him to win that job given that money they paid him

Nublar7
06-27-2012, 07:49 AM
flynn isn't gonna wow anyone with his physical gifts anyways...we'll see how he fares when the pads come on...no doubt in my mind seattle wants him to win that job given that money they paid him

That is the thing, I think Flynn will be the opening day starter because he was the guy this offseason they paid the big money to get. There is no way that they want Jackson to win this job or truly see this as a three way competition. They WANT Flynn to take hold of the job and keep it.

Vaark
06-27-2012, 09:06 AM
From a standpoint of physical skills -(and likely mental as well) IMO it'll be musical chairs until whenever Russell Wilson is finally prepared to step in.

hooshoops
06-27-2012, 10:51 PM
That is the thing, I think Flynn will be the opening day starter because he was the guy this offseason they paid the big money to get. There is no way that they want Jackson to win this job or truly see this as a three way competition. They WANT Flynn to take hold of the job and keep it.

sure they do...tavaris jacksons awful

Flip Tanneflop
06-29-2012, 01:01 AM
Flynn blows, as do all the Seattle QBs. They shouldve traded up to get Matt Ryan a few years ago.

ChambersWI
06-29-2012, 10:37 AM
I kind of have to agree with Nublar's assessment. I said it when Free Agency began too, the fact that Flynn only got a 3 year deal to me is also pretty telling.

Don't get me wrong, I wish him luck... and honestly if we had given up a huge contract over 5 years, I probably would have been less than please.

Yeah Seattle doesn't have Green Bay's offensive talent... but they got a good set of players out there.

Dsteve
06-30-2012, 11:24 AM
I really don't trust the seahawks and their talent evalulations in any way shape or form. Thinking tavaris jackson could ever be an NFL starter is just stupid.

Nublar7
06-30-2012, 12:30 PM
I really don't trust the seahawks and their talent evalulations in any way shape or form. Thinking tavaris jackson could ever be an NFL starter is just stupid.

Don't forget that Carroll also traded a 3rd round pick for Charlie Whitehurst.

herndonsr
06-30-2012, 03:38 PM
There is a reason Flynn isnt here....... because i belive if we wanted him, we would have him. Plus he didnt wow me in college.

tcdrover
07-01-2012, 08:57 PM
Don't forget that Carroll also traded a 3rd round pick for Charlie Whitehurst.

Whatever happened to that guy?

It does sound like they are very high on Russell Wilson.

If Flynn does manage to start in game 1, it won't be for long. I get the same feeling about the Jaguars. It won't be long before Henne is starting over there. Their coach is an ex player. Henne has a cannon and is a much tougher player than Gabbert mentally & physically too it seems.

JTC111
07-04-2012, 11:25 AM
I was pretty high on getting Flynn but I thought the decision to go after him or not should rest entirely with Philbin for obvious reasons. When we didn't get him, I assumed it was because Philbin didn't think he had the goods and I was fine with it ...still didn't want to use the #8 on Tannehill, but that's another thread.

TatyBug
07-07-2012, 02:11 PM
Flynn doesn't have all those weapons he had in Green Bay now, time to see what he's made of.

Perfect23
07-07-2012, 02:18 PM
I think it's a joke that they have Russel Wilson competing for the starting job that just goes to show how bad there qb's are.

Killerphins
07-07-2012, 04:15 PM
And to think this horrible fan base wanted to fire Ireland because we didn't sign Flynn. They stood on the streets with signs in protest. What fools.
Now those same fans have flip flopped and the organization has turned it around without playing a game.
Makes my head swim how Dolphin fans never stick to their guns.

Perfect23
07-07-2012, 05:17 PM
I will gladly say that not once did I ever want Flynn.

CaptTravis
07-15-2012, 11:12 PM
i think we made the right call in passing on this guy