Following the announcement of quarterback Terrelle Pryor getting the start over Matt Flynn for the Oakland Raiders in the preseason finale, a quarterback controversy has kicked into high gear in the Bay Area.
Pryor played extremely well in the loss to the Chicago Bears last week giving the quarterback position a different dynamic that has proved to work better than Flynn’s pocket passing.
Along with Pryor getting serious consideration as the starter in Oakland, former NFL quarterback Warren Moon has chimed in on Flynn and his work ethic that clearly didn’t impress the Hall of Famer. Moon said the following about Flynn via 95.7 The Game via Twitter:
Warren Moon on Matt Flynn: “Matt was more of a laid back guy, he wasn’t a guy that was going to stay around the facility all day & work…”
— 95.7 The GAME (@957thegame) August 26, 2013
Ever since being drafted out of LSU by the Green Bay Packers, Flynn has been a backup in the NFL playing behind talented players like Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson.
Landing in Oakland was thought to be the biggest challenge of Flynn’s career and a potentially turning point. The veteran quarterback was given the opportunity to be the starter for the Raiders, but may ultimately lose that opportunity to another more talented and younger Pryor.
With another impressive showing against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, the Raiders’ coaching staff will likely make the change sending the ailing Flynn to the bench. Flynn is currently dealing with elbow tendinitis and will rest this week while Pryor gets the start on Thursday.