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Matt Flynn solidifying his role as starting quarterback

The Oakland Raiders have a quarterback competition on their hands, that might be coming to an end sooner than later. It was reported that Flynn was the clear cut number one when camp started. Now the Associated Press is saying Flynn “is solidifying his role as starting quarterback for the Raiders one year after losing that same job in training camp with the Seattle Seahawks.”

That experience in Seattle is helping Flynn this year.

“I took away a lot of things from Seattle last year,” Flynn said Tuesday. “But the thing that I took away the most was that I want this even more now, even more this year.

“I’m blessed to have another opportunity at this, and I’ll try to take advantage of it and do as much as I can to not let it get away from me.”

Flynn is off to a good start so far and it’s all simply him trying to be the best quarterback he can be.

“I’m going in there and trying to be the best quarterback out here, trying to be the best quarterback for this team and help this team win as best I can,” Flynn said. “I’m coming in here every day with my hard hat on, trying to prepare.”

Flynn thinks he has it boiled down to two things now.

“To play quarterback in the NFL, to me, you have to be two things: You have to be smart and you have to be accurate,” Flynn said. “Things on the field are going to come and you have to be able to do that as well, and I feel very confident in my ability to do that, but overall you have to be smart and accurate.”

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