I never give much credence to pre-season football. However, backup quarterback Matt Flynn should. Although tonight's game is meaningless in the big picture, for Matt Flynn it could mean everything.
There is no doubt that I have been overly critical and obsessive about getting a backup quarterback into Green Bay. After watching other admirable performances turned in this week by the likes of John Kitna and (gasp) Rex Grossman, there is no doubt that having an experienced veteran quarterback shows on the field. Something Matt Flynn has yet to prove to me.
This burden of proof was not enhanced on Family Night either. Flynn looked pedestrian, and the throw that was ultimately picked off by Sam Shields was terrible. Seriously, from the time the ball left Flynn's hands, I swear I could have eaten two burrito's, some chips, a moon pie, and then washed it down with a gallon milk before the ball got there. He was late and slow, something that you don't improve on without real experience.
I wish Matt Flynn the best of luck tonight, but he needs to show the Packer's coaching staff something. We all know the Packers are loaded on offense. We also know that if Aaron Rodgers goes down we are in a world of hurt.
Is Matt Flynn a guy that can lead a championship roster to a winning season? Tonight's game will be crucial in starting to answer that question. Expect an outcry on Sunday if things go south.