Todd M -> RE: Around The NFL (News) - 2012 (9/6/2012 7:11:24 AM)
Alright. Let's not go overboard on Flynn not winning the starting job. When they acquired him and signed him to the big quarterback, there is no way they could have expected the third round rookie to play this well. But all through OTAs minicamp and preseason, he's shown poise, a strong arm, accurate arm, and mobility. He works hard.
Flynn probably expected to be handed the job.
And give the kid a few games against top defenses and they start figuring him out and he probably wont play that well and Flynn will be there ready to take the reins.
It should be noted that most scouts state the only reason Wilson fell to the third round was his height. A shade under 5'11". If he were 6'1" or so he probably would have been drafted top ten.
Seattle didn't make a mistake in signing Flynn. and he didn't make a mistake signing there. Seattle may have just gotten lucky and plucked up the steal of the draft. But it's really too early to tell that yet.
Objectivity rarely is a good thing in here. It's okay to judge Flynn with 130+ career pass attempts. It's not okay to judge Ponder with 290+ career pass attempts.
Patience for Ponder. How dare you judge him now. Flynn? He sucks. I get it, but it reminds me of Fox News. Truth, objectivity, honest analysis isn't always welcome.
I can't hate on Seattle too much in terms of QB choices. After all, they gave up on TJack after one year. We worked that project for six.
True, honest, objective analysis would say we worked that project for 5 years.