Larrivee: Flynn expands Packers' opportunities against 'perplexing' Lions
Matt Flynn. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Green Bay Packers have chosen who will start for them at quarterback Thursday against the Detroit Lions, a guy who's relieved Aaron Rodgers before and had a record day against them: Matt Flynn.
The voice of the Green Bay Packers, Wayne Larrivee, says that the Packers are making the move due to what Flynn lets them do in the offense today - not what he did in setting Packers records in a 45-41 win over Detroit in January 2012.
"I think the thing Flynn gives them is the opportunity to run the whole offense, at least most of it. They're a little more limited with Scott (Tolzien) because he hasn't been here that long," said Larrivee on 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News."
The Packers ran a lot of un-rehearsed no-huddle offense against Minnesota in their 26-all tie, an offensive plan that Flynn remembered from his previous years in Green Bay.
"Josh is a cagey veteran. He knows what he's doing. There's some understanding behind it, but that's something you don't see today in this button-down, politically-correct NFL."
Wayne also said that perhaps the Lions may have the best player-for-player talent in the NFC North, but haven't been able to put it all together - particularly the last two weeks with surprising losses.
"They're perplexing. They have some of the best talent in the division. In August, I picked them to go from worst to first in the division."