Dec 23, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Dori Monson (left), Mack Strong (second from left), Steve Raible (second from right) and Warren Moon on the the set of the ESPN 710 Seattle pregame show before the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Warren Moon criticizes Matt Flynn's work ethic on Bay Area radio


Warren Moon went on San Francisco radio station 95.7 The Game on Monday morning and given his connection to Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn from being around the Seattle Seahawks organization, the conversation naturally delved into the Terrelle Pryor/Flynn quarterback controversy unfolding as the Raiders head into Week One.

Moon, who is a big Russell Wilson guy, put it straight forward by claiming that Matt Flynn is losing the jobs teams are grooming him for because of his lack of work ethic and laid back attitude.

Moon has a lot of first hand experience in evaluating Flynn from the 2012 Seahawks Training Camp and preseason, and the trend that we saw there seems to be playing out in Oakland as we head into Thursday’s preseason finale against the very same Seahawks. It is very likely Moon is right as Flynn has put it on record this offseason that he isn’t like Russell Wilson in the respect that he is a laid back individual, something that also might translate to offseason training and the extra work that it takes to become an NFL starter, especially when you are already starting off without a rocket arm.

On the opposite hand it appears that Pryor put in the work this offseason and in the Raiders practices, working with Tom Brady’s old throwing coach and looking leaps and bounds better in the pocket than when he first entered the league. It was a matter of time before someone brought up work ethic in this debate between Flynn and Pryor, but the claims are even more credible given the fact that Moon knows Flynn very well. Could a repeat of what happened to Flynn in Seattle be unfolding once again in Oakland? With the way things are coming out this week it is getting me and more likely.

 

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  • outlaw joe

    Matt Flynn is a backup Qb period. He was in college and the pros. With no offensive line Pryor is the only option. The Raiders are so badly coached and the lack of talent the only reason to tune in is Pryor.

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  • Hawkman54

    Before Russel Wilson got the Job , Warren Moon was telling anyone that would listen that Tavaris Jackson should get the job! What does that tell you? Think !

  • Brandon Purdy

    Nothing. Their was plenty of people thought Russell should sit for a year. Flynn played pretty good last season. Just don’t ask him to throw any deep routes. Below avg. NFL arm. The reason he played good with the Hawks is because he had a oline. Raiders don’t have nothing. It’s not the coach fault. They have a lack of talent.