Matt Flynn more comfortable running offense, says sacks are ‘on him’

GREEN BAY, Wis. — As the Green Bay Packers wait to find out

about Aaron Rodgers’ status, Matt Flynn once again begins the week as the

team’s starting quarterback. With the current plan being that Flynn gets the

ball Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys — and Rodgers not speaking with the

media until Thursday, all eyes, cameras and recorders were on Flynn in the

locker room Wednesday.

Here are five question-and-answer highlights with Flynn:

1. Where is your comfort level with this offense now

compared to this point last week?

FLYNN: “I feel really comfortable. I feel more

comfortable after today’s practice than I did last Wednesday, just because of

reps and getting to run plays, call plays and throw to the guys. So, you know,

every time I step on the field I feel I get more and more comfortable, more

familiar, and everybody’s starting to get in sync a little bit.”

2. What can you do to avoid some of the sacks you’ve been

taking? There have been 12 sacks in the past two games.

FLYNN: “A lot of those sacks were … a lot of that was

on me. I think that will start cleaning up the more comfortable I get with what

we’re trying to do offensively and the routes and things like that. I think I

was getting hung up on a couple receivers, and didn’t get (through all of my)

progressions, so a lot of that’s on me. I’ve got to do a better job and take a

lot of the fall for that.”

3. How often do you speak with Aaron Rodgers about his


FLYNN: “We don’t really talk about it. He’s probably

sick of talking about it, so you know it’s not something … I know when he’s

ready, he’s going to let us know and everything like that. So we don’t really

talk about it. But I can just see it in his face and everything that he’s

definitely itching to get back. You know, I’ve been saying that, but it’s true.

He wants to be out there, and if he’s not out there, there’s a good reason for


4. How did you feel that you did with the no-huddle offense

against the Falcons?

FLYNN: “Yeah, I like running it. It kind of just

depends on how the game plan is, what the coaches talk about, when they want to

do it and how many times they want to do it. We had success in no-huddle; we

also had success huddling last week. That’s something that if we can do both

well, then it’s just a little bit more for them to prepare for.”

5. Do you feel that the team is prepared to win if Rodgers

doesn’t play again this season?

FLYNN: “I think we’re confident. I think we all know

that we’ve got good players, we’ve got good skill players and we have guys that

can make things happen. I think a really good thing to build on this past week

was how big of a team win it was. It just wasn’t like the offense went out

there and won the game or the defense did. Everyone, all phases of the game,

made the plays when they needed to make them. That’s something good to build

on. If you ask anyone in this locker room, everyone thinks we can win. Everyone

thinks we can beat anybody in the league. We just have to go out there and

execute and prove it.”

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