Grades & Accolades: Raiders Preseason, Week 1

August 10, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the Oakland Raiders finally back in action, I debut my new, weekly post-game feature: Grades & Accolades.
Every game this season will have its share of notable performances and emerging or continuing team trends, and I aim to break them down for fans both casual and hardcore. I invite readers to give me their input over the coming weeks so I can make this feature as appealing and as useful as possible. 
Here's my assessment after Friday's 19-16 Oakland win over the Dallas Cowboys at O.Co Coliseum: 
Matt Flynn (QB): B-
With all of the media focus this offseason on who, if anyone, will step up as a potential franchise quarterback, it's fitting that I start with (and stress) this position and address each candidate in turn. 
Fortunately, head coach Dennis Allen opted to play all four contenders on Friday, and their progress (or lack thereof) was apparent. 
The presumptive starter for Week 1 of the regular season, Flynn...

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