Matt Flynn was sacked five times in the first half

Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn was sacked five times in the first half of Friday night’s preseason game against the Saints.

It was a terrible night a Raiders offensive line that’s clearly reeling from the loss of Jared Veldheer, the starting left tackle who underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn triceps muscle. Alex Barron is clearly not the answer as Veldheer’s replacement. He was simply non-competitive at times.

Keep in mind this was against a Saints defense that was — statistically — one of the worst in league history last season.

Much to Flynn’s credit, he led the Raiders on an 11-play, 82-yard touchdown drive to close the second quarter, capped by a pretty 17-yard scoring strike to Denarius Moore. Flynn finished 12-for-16 for 124 yards and that score. Nice production considering the circumstances.

The Raiders can’t afford to allow Flynn to get so much .  Before you know it,  Terrelle Pryor will have to step in and you don’t want to see that.