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.