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Full week of work a boost for Matt Flynn

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 6, 2013 – 2:45 pm

QB Matt Flynn

QB Matt Flynn

Last week, QB Matt Flynn got a couple of short, walk-through practices to get ready for his first Packers start of 2013.

This week, Flynn was able to get a full, normal week of preparation for his second straight start in place of Aaron Rodgers, and he expects that to make a big difference.

“Without a doubt,” he said. “I feel like I’m calling the plays and not really thinking about where guys are lining up and what they’re running. I feel more fluid with everybody and feel we can get a little chemistry going.”

Any and all fluidity was lost last week against the Lions, a game Flynn says you just have to “forget about.” Detroit packed eight and sometimes nine defenders at the line of scrimmage, daring the Packers to beat them with the pass, and Flynn says it’s up to the offense to take advantage of those situations, which leave single coverage on the outside against the wide receivers.

“It should be a quarterback’s dream,” he said. “Obviously last week we didn’t execute, but that’s over with, and we need to get it done and play like the Green Bay Packers.”

Up front, the Packers could be shuffling on the offensive line again, with C Evan Dietrich-Smith listed as questionable after missing practice on Friday. He injured his ankle on Wednesday, and the Packers have a few different ways they could go in his absence.

Flynn expects the Falcons to give the Packers a number of different defensive looks to try to confuse them with their pass-protection assignments. Given that, it will be important to trust the offense and the preparation. As much as everyone wants to make up for the disaster in Detroit, that can’t be the mentality come kickoff on Sunday.

“We don’t go out and try to make something happen, we don’t go and try to press and be something we’re not,” Flynn said. “We go out there to execute, and if we play our best, it should be good enough.”

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27 Responses to “Full week of work a boost for Matt Flynn”

  1. By Ron Garza on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    You’re up my little brotha , one play at a time

  2. By John on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    No more of this looking at next year until we lose another game it is up to Matt to step up and win us this game.

  3. By Hugh Mungasack on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    Is he gonna wear gloves?? Brrrrrrr

  4. By Rick S. on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Clem Dippers!

  5. By OKGOPACK on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    Make us proud, guys! Play like the Green Bay Packers!

  6. By D. Capers on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    No worries. I told everyone to try really hard!

  7. By D. Capers on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    I took Atlanta in my knockout pool!

  8. By aldante66 on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    I hope he can look downfield and see past the line of scrimmage

  9. By Shawn on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    Doesnt matter! Eddy Lacy will be beating this horrible Falcons run defense. Rodger/Flynn didnt matter, Lacy was the plan all along! Defense better step up or Lacy running 200 yard wont mean squat!

  10. By PREACHER on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    Hate to say it, but its going to be another beating! Offense standing around with there thumb up there butt, Defense trying to figure out how to tackle, and MM calling the Offensive Plays!! ATLANTA 24 GREEN BAY 17.

  11. By Peter Hoelen on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    First of all the Packers are seriously wounded, and more than just Aaron Rodgers. Secondly the Falcons are a huge disappointment based on the recent annual performances and their expectations this year. They are getting healthy and do not want to lose anymore games either.

    If the Packer Defense could only put together a “Great Performance” for once this year. Then green Bay could win by only scoring 17 points.

  12. By goinforit on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    My biggest question is, are the packers going to coddle Flynn and taylor the plays that fit only him, or, open the playbook and ride his arm for a win?
    Either way he has to earn his keep

  13. By Rob Tolstoy on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    Pack can lose this game and still make the playoffs easily. It’s not a must win by any stretch. Really bugs me that everybody has called each of the last 3 games must wins when they haven’t been. Get real, learn some basic arithmetic .

  14. By lambeau_field on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    Packers 27 Falcons 24

  15. By Larry Kaiser on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    Pack has this one….my prediction is 17 – 3

  16. By Rob Tolstoy on Dec 6, 2013 | Reply

    Packers will stomp Atlanta 42-6, what’s his name will have a career best game, and Rodgers won’t be back next week either.

  17. By Jerry Melton on Dec 7, 2013 | Reply

    Not only does Matt have to step up,but the defense has to do their part! make us all proud and remember GO PACK GO!!!

  18. By Captain Phil on Dec 7, 2013 | Reply

    If they can’t stop the long ball this time … it is time to get rid of you know who !!!

  19. By pacer yo on Dec 7, 2013 | Reply

    Capers need to get his $h!* together and stop someone, along with our o line, if we had protection we would be talking differently right now

  20. By pacer yo on Dec 7, 2013 | Reply

    and I get lacy is a workhorse but did anyone forget about a certain someone JAMES STARKS

  21. By Rick S. on Dec 7, 2013 | Reply

    Can I play?

  22. By KyPackerFan on Dec 7, 2013 | Reply

    Go out there and play like the Green Bay Packers you have already shown us that you can play like, and win one for yourselves!

  23. By KyPackerFan on Dec 7, 2013 | Reply

    Even better, today’s my birthday so get me a great present tomorrow, a WIN.

  24. By Attorney of J.C. on Dec 7, 2013 | Reply

    At the very edges of atoms the Greys lie in wait ready to use their technology to magnify force such that individual morphogenic electro-spatial fields (souls) are somehow caught and prevented from entering the status of existence beyond the physical matter based atomic Universe.

  25. By Rick S. on Dec 7, 2013 | Reply

    This defense can’t stop a tackling dummy! Fire Dram Bowie!

  26. By Richard hiahu on Dec 7, 2013 | Reply

    We have to wait till next year . Get every one back and keep them healthy . Get a good draft and maby a free agency qb. And offense lm. Then the pac will be back. Also look for a defensive quo ordinator ?.

  27. By PREACHER on Dec 7, 2013 | Reply

    @ Rob Tolstoy You are not very smart when it comes to doing the math! Packers NEED to win out to have ANY chance of the playoffs!!! They are 1 1/2 games back,Detroit must lose 2 and the Pack must NOT lose any more games. Green Bay has Dallas and Chicago yet to play. There is NO wildcard team coming out of the NFC NORTH. So it winning the division,or watching ( my pick,DETROIT) IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS.

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