Matt Flynn Media Session

Q: First impressions getting a first look at all the pieces you're going to get to work with?

Flynn: It was good. It was a lot of fun to get out here on the field. We've been kind of running plays where its offense by themselves, but it was good to get out and see a defense kind of give you some looks and get a little competition. It was good. There was definitely some rust out there, I think from everybody, myself included. But it was good to get out there and just compete a little bit and have fun playing football.

Q: Does it feel good to hear Reggie McKenzie give you the vote of confidence and say that you're going to be the guy to start OTAs as the starter?

Flynn: Well, somebody has to take the first snap. What we do from here on out is who plays the best. So somebody's got to take the first one. There can only be one quarterback on the field. My job is to go out there and play the best that I can, compete with myself. Be better tomorrow than I was today.

Q: You've got two young guys behind you, real inexperienced guys. You're trying to learn this new system and get comfortable; do you have any time at all to kind of help them out or are you too busy trying to get yourself set up?

Flynn: There's a little bit of both going on. I am familiar with the West Coast offense, West Coast-style terminology a little bit. That's how I was brought up in Green Bay and then last year in Seattle. So I am a little bit more familiar with the terminology so it's a little bit less of a learning curve, so I have had time to sit down with the guys and kind of give them a little bit of what I'm learned in the past, learned from some great quarterbacks.

Q: Do you look to really assert yourself as a leader or is that something that happens naturally?

Flynn: I think it's something that happens naturally, but it's definitely something I'll be looking to take a step up and try to be a leader on this team. But it's definitely going to be something that gets sorted out as you start playing games and start getting into the dog days a little bit.

Q: A former teammate of yours is supposed to be coming in here tomorrow for a visit. As a guy who's worked with Charles Woodson, what could he potentially bring to the team?

Flynn: I've spent four years with Charles and everybody knows he's a great player, but he's also a great man, a great teammate, a great leader. I don't know what's happening with that. I don't really follow that, but I think the front office, Reggie and them, are going to make the right decision, what they think is going to be best for us going forward and what's going to be best for us come the fall. So I do have experience with him, but we'll see how it plays out.

Q: What's your impressions of being out there on the field a few times with [Darren] McFadden and today the first time against a defense?

Flynn: It's good. I've spent a lot of time with him in the film room and he's very knowledgeable about the game. He's very knowledgeable about his job as a running back in protection. It's good. You can see him kind of flying around and it's good to have that guy that's had success, been in the league for awhile, he kind of has your back. He's a special player and a special athlete.

Q: He's always been a guy that's caught a decent amount of passes, but maybe not quite as many as some people have thought because his hands are so good. Do you think this West Coast scheme could account for a lot of receptions out of the backfield for him?

Flynn: It could. We'll see how the game plans, organizing it, we feel like we have a couple of good guys coming out of the backfield hands-wise. Hopefully, the plan is, everyone will get their hands on the ball and everyone will get their opportunities to make some plays.

Q: For those that haven't seen you play, what do you bring to the table?

Flynn: I'm extremely competitive. Don't like to lose; don't accept it. I like to think that I'm a smart, accurate player. I make quick decisions and I try to get everybody around me to play better and try to get all the playmakers around me the ball.

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