Flynn: Gaining trust and taking charge
Matt Flynn completed 4-of-5 passes for 37 yards on Friday night against the Cowboys. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
OAKLAND – Matt Flynn made a cameo in Friday night’s exhibition against the Dallas Cowboys.
Darren McFadden did too.
Both appearances were brief. Both results were mixed.
McFadden had five yards on three carries, although the interior offensive line failed to get good push on his interior runs. He caught a pass in the flat and advanced eight yards, his final rep in this game.
Flynn played two series. The presumptive starting quarterback lost a fumble after being sacked from behind by linebacker Sean Lee, but showed real poise on his second series.
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Flynn completed 4-of-5 passes for 37 yards, scrambled for four yards when the pocket collapsed and converted a pair of third downs to set up a field goal. More importantly, Flynn looked like a leader. He didn't get rattled after the turnover and operated well under pressure.
Flynn and McFadden said this week that they wanted to get their feet and show that progress was made on offense during the practice-only portion of training camp.
Save a few blocking mistakes up front, it’s clear that they have.