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Christl/Baranczyk column: Flynn struggles again on short field

7:53 AM, Dec. 24, 2013
Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn throws a pass during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn throws a pass during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field.
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Whether it was James Jones, Jordy Nelson or even some other wide receiver, the back-shoulder throw in the end zone was like money in the bank for the Green Bay Packers with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.

It's hard to imagine that any quarterback in the NFL threw that pass any better and not many receivers were any better than Jones and Nelson at hauling it in. The two caught nine touchdown passes in goal-to-go situations last season, and the other wide receivers caught seven more.

By no means were all of them back-shoulder throws, but there wasn't a pass that Rodgers couldn't throw into the end zone. ...

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