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Rodgers: Flynn a good fit in Miami; lobbies for Clements

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks free agent Matt Flynn could join former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin in Miami. Flynn is an unrestricted free agent spending his first three years in Green Bay. Rodgers also mentioned the Seahawks as possible destination, considering former Packers director of football operations John Schneider is now the general manager in Seattle. I have also talked to Matt Flynn in the past few days, Rodgers said on his weekly radio show on 540 ESPN Milwaukee. I think its a strong possibility that they would make a run at him. I think it makes sense, Joe and that system, which Im sure is going to be very similar to this system, and Matt having a great grasp of that, and playing well in his recent opportunities. I think it would make sense to bring Matt our there. I think with a talent like Matt, he would have success in just about any offense you plug him into, but I think you could see a little bit more immediate success in an offense that hes very familiar with. So, I think you have to look at Miami obviously, Seattle. John Schneider knows Matt and hes pulling some strings up there with them. I think that would be an opportunity for him up there. Those are probably my opinions of the two top dogs that would go after him, but I think theres got to be five or six teams who should legitimately take a look at Matt and see him as being an immediate improvement over what they have at quarterback. Rodgers conducted his radio show from Hawaii where he, the Packers coaching staff and several teammates are preparing for the Pro Bowl. The show ran a day late as he spent most of Tuesday traveling. With Philbin in Miami, Rodgers campaigned to promote quarterbacks coach Tom Clements to offensive coordinator. Im feeling a little selfish when it comes to Tom, Rodgers said. I have a real good relationship with him. Its been a real good six years together. I want to keep it going. I think Tom deserves to take a jump though. I think it would be a seamless transition to have him as the offensive coordinator in Green Bay as Joe has moved on now. Im not sure what Mike is going to do with that. His track record as what happened with Jimmy Robinson last year, moving Edgar (Bennett) over and Jerry (Fontenot) over. They did a great job in their new roles, and I think Tom being so natural teaching the offense to the quarterbacks, I think hed be a great offensive coordinator. Hes done it before so hopefully he gets that opportunity. If not I think itd be wise for a team to come interview him because hes an incredible coaching talent, and a guy that really understand that game. When it comes to Mike Sherman, Mike was here in 2005 when I got drafted in Green Bay. I have a lot of respect for him as a coach, as a person, and I think hed do a great job (as Dolphins offensive coordinator). It would be interesting to see it come full circle with Mike and Joe, but I know Joe has a lot of respect and keeps in touch with Mike, so I think if Mike were not to get the job in Tampa, itd be a good pairing in Miami.

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