Some NFL observers, including a few of the frequent contributors on this blog, believe that Green Bay quarterback Matt Flynn could be a team’s franchise quarterback of the future. And according to Kareem Copeland of the Green Bay Gazette, you’ll get a chance to see his skills on display this Sunday against Detroit.
Because the Packers already have locked up home field throughout the NFC playoffs, Green Bay likely will rest starter Aaron Rodgers.
Flynn, who will become a free agent in 2012, has only one start to his credit. But because he showed promise in that one start – almost beating New England on the road last year – and has been groomed in Green Bay’s quarterback-friendly system, some folks anticipate he could be a target during free agency for teams like Seattle looking to upgrade the quarterback position.
In my story today, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said that Tarvaris Jackson will be his quarterback in 2012. And kicker Steven Hauschka, who’s contract is up at the end of the year, says that he’s hopeful that he’ll stay in Seattle. Hauschka said he had hip surgeries during the offseason that has affected his overall strength and ability to drive the ball.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes about defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, who has gone somewhat unrecognized for his contributions to Seattle’s strong run defense. Mebane’s 54 tackles is the most by an interior defensive linemen in the NFC. John Romero of USA Today says the matchup to watch between the Seahawks and the Cardinals wlll be Marshawn Lynch against Arizona’s defensive front seven.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald notes that Tarvaris Jackson comares rookie receiver Ricardo Lockette to Forest Gump.
Clark Judge of CBS Sports picks Seattle to win on the road against Arizona.
Greg Cosell of NFL Films offers some notes after watching film on the Seattle-San Francisco contest. Cosell compares Marshawn Lynch to Adrian Peterson in his relentless running ability. He also thinks Seattle needs help at receiver.
Golden Tate tells Alex Marvez of Fox Sports that extending the season to 18 games is a bad idea.