Oakland Raiders News: Matt Flynn Would Be Strong Fit in Team’s New Offense

The Oakland Raiders' shifting offensive philosophy toward a power rushing attack makes Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Flynn a nice fit should GM Reggie McKenzie pull the trigger on a prospective trade.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora originally broke the news that the negotiations were going on between the two sides:

Nothing has been finalized yet, but NFL Network's Albert Breer reports that the Raiders would have to part ways with one of their limited draft picks in 2013 and a conditional 2014 selection to make the deal happen.

Oakland has a lot of holes on the roster, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. But in order to combat that, the team must find an answer under center.

Carson Palmer is due $13 million in salary and is refusing to take a pay cut.

La Canfora also reports that the Arizona Cardinals are being looked at as a potential trade suitor for him. Meanwhile, Terrelle Pryor hasn't shown much to indicate he's the proverbial man in Oakland.

Thus, a trade for Flynn makes sense to provide stability at football's most important position.

The health of stud running back Darren McFadden is always a concern, but when he's on the field and running the proper plays, Run DMC is one of the best in the game.

Before and after McFadden suffered a high ankle sprain in the middle of the season, the zone running concepts implemented by offensive coordinator Greg Knapp saw McFadden average just 3.3 yards per carry in 2012.

Now, with newly hired OC Greg Olson, a more north-south playbook will be in place. Olson used to coach Steven Jackson with the St. Louis Rams and LeGarrette Blount with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and both ran for over 1,000 yards under his direction (h/t ESPN via AP).

How does this all relate to Flynn? A heavy reliance on the running game will allow the Raiders to be effective off of play-action fakes, and Flynn's underrat...

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