For the last two weeks I have listened to people scream about the importance of drafting or picking up depth for the 2010 Green Bay Packers. I agree, bring in a veteran quarterback.
I still don’t understand why everyone is so opposed to this concept. If we can bring 11 wide receivers to camp, why not at least bring in a veteran backup for competition and security purposes? I, along with the great Jersey Al, brought this topic up last year, and I am going to keep bringing it up until the Packers sign someone.
I don’t care how high you are on Matt Flynn, you need another body in there to preserve arms and challenge for the number two. If you think Flynn is already the answer, then there is no harm in proving it on the practice field.
I was pretty excited the other day when I heard the Packers might bring in Jake Delhomme for visit. I think a guy like that, who needs a change of scenery, is perfect for the Packers. Yeah, yeah, yeah, start telling me much Delhomme sucks, that’s fine. However, god forbid it’s ever needed, but I would still much prefer a guy like Jake in the huddle who has some big game experience.
To take the other side of the argument, let’s suppose Flynn is a superstar in the making. By having a veteran backup, you now have the ability to try and get something for a guy who for all likelihood is going to ride the pine anyway.
All I am saying is that it wouldn’t hurt. There is nothing wrong with competition, and right now there is very little of anything to motivate Matt Flynn in practice.
It’s a logical argument to me. If you’re so concerned about getting 17 tackles in the draft for depth, you should have no problem with another veteran arm.
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