BBAO: The great Matt Flynn debate

We're Black and Blue All Over:

One issue facing the Green Bay Packers that we didn't get to in this week's Camp Confidential: backup quarterback Matt Flynn, the third-year player whose competence is wholly unknown after two seasons behind 32-game starter Aaron Rodgers.

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel took on the two-pronged issue and concluded that Flynn is more respected around the NFL than he is among the Packers' fan base. "In Flynn, they trust," writes McGinn.

My own feeling is that nearly every NFL team would take a step backwards if its backup quarterback took over. (Those that wouldn't probably have a sub-par starter.) It's a fact of life for the NFL, and Green Bay is no different. The only difference with Flynn is that there is such a small body of work with which to form an opinion.

Even last season, Flynn saw reduced practice and preseason snaps as the Packers tried to get Brian Brohm straightened out. We should start seeing Flynn play extensively beginning with Saturday's preseason game against Cleveland.

Continuing around the NFC North: