Larrivee: Flynn expands Packers' opportunities against 'perplexing' Lions
Matt Flynn. 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."