usually I scroll down on PFT when I might wanna comment on something or maybe I'm just interested in what other fans think of a Raiders move like this trade...and its kind of different hearing more fans than usual saying here that they like where the Raiders are heading:
here are a couple that stood out to me:
I think the Raiders under Reggie McKenzie are definitely moving in a good direction, especially from the standpoint that they are ridding themselves of some really, really bad contracts and over-paid players.
I am a NY GIANTS fan, but I have always kind of liked the Raiders, and I think the NFL is just more fun when the Raiders are good, so I would like to see them move in the right direction.
Stability, and following the plan will be key for them though.
I’m not a Raiders honk at all. (I’m a Vikings guy, destinated to have my heart ripped out in cruel and interesting new ways every season, like seeing Harvin leave.) Having said that, I think Flynn was one of the better options out there for a QB needy team this off-season, and I think the Raiders got a good one. Keep in mind that Flynn had a 72% completion rate for the Seahawks in pre-season last year. It’s not like Flynn looked terrible – far from it. It’s just that Russell Wilson blew them away, for obvious reasons.
There’s a biting irony to having Jamarcus Russell’s backup taking over in Oakland, but I think Flynn makes the Raiders better instantly, and that teams like the Bills will be kicking themselves for not trying to land him. Oh, and spare a thought for Bills fan as they live through a year of pretending that Kevin Kolb is an NFL calibre starter…
I like the Raiders, I like their rabid fan base that has stuck by their team thru the down years. I respect them, as a fellow homer of a team that hasn’t been good in years.
Unlike bandwagon cowgirls fans that have never been to texas, unlike bandwagon patriots fans that can’t name one QB that started for the team other than Tom Brady. Unlike bandwagon steelers fans that just mindlessly repeat “6 rings!!!” while rooting for their division rival ravens in the superbowl like true losers.
I’m a Seahawks fan and the guy looked good to me. Would have happy to go into the season with him, but Russell Wilson is just another level of cat. No reflection on Flynn to be beat out by him.
Flynn survived being submerged by Jamarcus in his heyday and Rodgers in his. He has guts, determination and craftiness. And his girlfriend was Miss Louisiana.
I’m expecting him to become the Raiders’ new Snake. Stabler was another guy who had to sit behind a top qb in college (Joe Namath) and who was not known for his strong arm. And still managed to lead the Raiders to a Super Bowl win.
Maybe the year in Seattle gave him some of Pete Carroll’s determined optimism. Say it often enough and loudly enough and it just might come true. Go for it, Matt.
thought that these thoughts from other fan bases were interesting enough to share, especially so people on here who are freaking out about it can see that they should just calm down (accept it already) and let this thing play out. This guy Flynn deserves a chance.
dig up pretty much any Seahawks TC post last year and there are complements for Fynn; numerous times where writers claim he's been the better QB in camp but Wilson was just good enough to the point that they went ahead and started him.
don't get it twisted reading too much into Flynn not being able to beat out a rookie. He obviously wasn't their preferred choice, even though he got paid to be. Here, he will most certainly be Reggie McKenzie's 1st choice and be given a real opportunity to win the starting QB job and run with it.