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Bring in Matt Flynn

I am a HUGE proponent of bringing in Matt Flynn for next year to compete for the QB position. Flynn got most of his recent attention due to his 6TD 480 yard performance against the Lions but he caught my attention last year playing the Patriots. He went 24 of 37 for 251 yards, 3TD's and 1 pick. I remember watching him at the time thinking "Wow this guy can play!". Now he is a Free Agent and the Hawks need to bring him in to compete for the starting spot.

Matt Flynn played at LSU and did not start until his Sr. year, playing behind 2007 #1 pick JaMarcus Russell most of his college career. When Flynn got his chance he played fairly well. He had 21 TD's and 11 picks, and 2407 yards starting and playing in 12 of 14 games for the Tigers. He led the Tigers to a BCS National Championship and was named Offensive MVP of the Game going 19 of 27 for 174 yards and 4TD's.

Heading into the 2008 draft Flynn wasn't highly regarded which brought on the 7th round selection by the Packers. The Packers also drafted Brian Brohm in the 2nd round to compete for the backup role to Aaron Rodgers, and as insurance in case Rodgers didn't work out in his first year starting. Brohm was the 3rd QB selected in the 2008 draft (behind Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco). What's interesting is that Flynn beat out Brohm for the backup role despite the heavy investment in Brohm.

Flynn has been able to witness first hand how a QB can rise from a relative unknown to a Hall of Famer. He's seen first hand what it takes to win a Superbowl. I think that the Hawks should make a HUGE push to bring in this guy, and I'm hopeful that the Schneider connection only assures that it's going to happen. Let this guy compete with TJ for the position! Save those draft picks to improve our DLine, improve our RB depth, and maybe draft a QB in the Mid rounds to compete. If we're going to trade the house for a QB we might as well as wait until Pete can get his man Barkley in next years draft.

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