Raiders coach Dennis Allen: Matt Flynn didn't play well

Matt Flynn's struggles were evident to everyone on Sunday, including Raiders coach Dennis Allen. (USATSI)
Matt Flynn's struggles were evident to everyone on Sunday, including Raiders coach Dennis Allen. (USATSI)

Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn struggled in the Raiders 24-14 loss to Washington on Sunday. Flynn threw an interception, fumbled twice and only led one offensive scoring drive against a Redskins defense that was statistically the worst defense in NFL history after three weeks. 

When asked about Flynn's performance, Raiders coach Dennis Allen didn't sugarcoat anything. 

"I don't think he saw the field very good," Allen said, via the Raiders team website. "Offensively, we didn’t get it done and that’s really the bottom line. Matt didn’t play well and we have to move on."

Although Allen didn't think Flynn saw the field well, Flynn seemed to disagree with that assessment, "I don't know, I felt like I was seeing things fairly well," Flynn said. "I didn’t think I wasn’t seeing the field; I just didn’t make the plays."

Flynn was sacked seven times in the game, something Allen didn't completely blame the Raiders offensive line for, "I think [Flynn] was obviously part of some of the sacks that we gave up in the game," Allen said. "Some of those sacks are partly on him and partly on protection. Everybody is involved in that, but that’s what I’m talking about."

Allen doesn't sound like a coach that want to move forward with Matt Flynn as his starting quarterback, so the question becomes, when will Terrelle Pryor return? Pryor missed the game on Sunday due to lingering effects from a concussion he suffered in Week 3. 

"I'm very hopeful," Allen said of Pryor playing against the Chargers in Week 5. "We were at the point where we were just about ready to say, 'he's got it,' but we just didn’t feel comfortable going ahead and letting him play [against Washington]."

After just one game, fans in Oakland sound like they've had enough of Flynn: Flynn was booed in the second half of Sunday's loss. 

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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