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Flynn to Raiders makes common sense

By TED SILLANPAA Twitter @tedsillanpa Analyzing hypothetical situations has become a cottage industry inside the business of covering sports. Oakland Raiders’ fans know by now that the club has been in negotiation with the Seattle Seahawks to trade for backup quarterback Matt Flynn. That has been reported by a variety of media outlets and mentioned as fact on Twitter by some of Flynn’s friends and teammates. But, that morsel of information has set off a flurry of analysis aimed at… Read More »

Raiders near trade for QB Matt Flynn

The Oakland Raiders are reportedly on the verge of acquiring a new starting quarterback. CBSSports.com reported Friday night that the Raiders are near completing a trade that would bring former Green Bay Packers passer Matt Flynn south from the Seattle Seahawks. Flynn, 28, signed a lucrative free agent deal to join the Seahawks a year ago. NFL.com reports that¬† the Seahawks would get a 2013 draft pick and a conditional 2014 selection if the Flynn trade is made. Flynn would… Read More »

49ers’ offense: Slumping or sliding downhill?

By TED SILLANPAA The 49ers won’t be changing quarterbacks again any time soon, nor should they. Fans, thus,¬†should simply hope that an offense that has averaged 15 points the last two games is just slumping, as opposed to trending wildly downward. Colin Kaepernick was fine at quarterback. He offset mistakes with big plays. The idea of returning to Alex Smith is nonsensical. The last thing the club needs after Kaepernick has settled in for three games is to put the… Read More »

49ers hard to watch for Walsh-era fan

Hey! The response to my thoughts shared here leave me wondering … has it ever been less than absolutely entertaining watching your favorite team win? Have you ever been entertained completely when your team lost? Just curious. — Ted Sillanpaa ———— By TED SILLANPAA Heaven knows that enough attention is paid to the San Francisco 49ers, but this isn’t the type of attention they typically get now that they’re back among candidates for a trip to the Super Bowl. It’s… Read More »