Oakland Raiders coach calls out Matt Flynn after loss

Sep 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn (15) kneels after being sacked by Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (not pictured) in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

If there was any doubt whether or not the Oakland Raiders were better off choosing Terrelle Pryor over Matt Flynn to start the season, it went away after the team’s Week 4 loss at home to the Washington Redskins.

Pryor was ruled inactive after suffering concussion symptoms late Saturday night, so Flynn got the start and he looked dreadful.

The stat line may not show it – 21-of-32 for 227 yards with one touchdown and an interception — but Flynn proved why he has never been able to beat out his competition to earn the starting job. He looked awful and made it clear that Pryor is the far better quarterback.

After the game, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen reiterated the fact that poor quarterback play likely cost them the game.

“Look,” he said, via CSN Bay Area,“Matt didn’t play well, and we’ve gotta move on. We’ve got to get better than that.”

Pryor is expected back for the team’s Week 5 match up against the San Diego Chargers, so the Raiders are hoping that they can play better and have a shot at knocking off the red hot division rival at home.

Topics: Matt Flynn, Oakland Raiders

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  • Stanley Carr

    He should have called him out he’s the most experienced, makes d most money n played like shit!

    • Pridenpoise

      I second that.

  • I am not Spartacus

    ANOTHER World Class Reggie McKenzie failure

    • MartyCalderon

      Well to be fair, McKenzie has added some good players on defense. But man, the Raiders are very thin with all that dead cap space. I give him at least one good off season and another draft to show what he can do.

      • I am not Spartacus

        His last draft was a disaster. Using a first pick on a kid who nearly died in college and is clearly not yet up to playing in the NFL is a complete failure and the only time anybody hears the name, Sio Moore, is when he is called for lining-up offsides.

        The receives we have are sub-mediocre and everybody, but die hard deniers, knows it

        Time to fire Reggie and Allen. Reggie rode into town on an unjustified reputation as a talent evaluator and his picks have sucked.

        Reputations must be constructed on facts.

        The two cripple corners he signed as starters last year? Come on, man.

        This team is such a losing organistation that I may not go back to Oaktown for a long time (the last time I was there was when KC kicked our ass – that was B.C, before Carson

        • MartyCalderon

          Man, sorry you feel that way. But I think Reggie has been given a raw deal and should be given time to prove himself. He is a Raider. I think he should be given time.

  • Angel

    Flynn, YOU SUCK!!

  • bruce67gto

    There must be someone out there that needs a back up Qb?!.. put. A package together, get a couple lower round draft choices and ship him off and count your losses..same for McFadden. . (It pains me to say that)
    It’s time to right This sinking ship..
    I’ve been a raiders fan since 1970..
    Losing can not be an option any more.
    The whole cultural in Oakland, the city, has a bad element to it…its a dump, shootings all the time…its
    Just nuts…This team reflects the city and visa versa..Its got to stop

  • R8der Rey

    DA’s Flynn experiment backfired in his face.. He thinks he had the perfect excuse of Pryor’s concussion to validate starting Flynn… This is a game we needed to win… Too bad DA didn’t have the balls to pull Flynn by halftime.. Atleast we could see what McGloin has to offer..

  • bruce67gto

    Maybe they need to give mcgloin some reps behind Pryor. .Get him some work to see how he responds with the 1st team…promote him to 2nd string…bring T.Wilson. to 3rd string, and ship off flynn for lower draft choices… we have nothing to lose..count our losses now, to build for the future. ..just a thought..

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