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Matt Flynn: No Guarantees From Jets

The latest Jets quarterback addressed the media for the first time yesterday and he had this to say

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On if he sometimes forgets where he is (joking)…

(Laughter) Yeah, sometimes I have to look at the map app on my phone and figure it out. But no, I’m happy to be here, happy for the opportunity. Trying to get acclimated. It’s kind of been a whirlwind the last couple of days.

On how his injuries are…

Good. It’s getting better, not 100 percent yet but, it’s getting better.

On how long until he will be able to practice…

I don’t know. I haven’t heard a time or a time frame. I’m happy that I got the chance to come here and get the opportunity. And get into the rehabilitation program and hopefully fast-track it.

On if he had two injuries before coming into camp…

Two things? It’s just one thing, it’s the hamstring. No (it’s not the ankle). Yes, I did (have the injury before training camp). Yeah, it was right before training camp. Unfortunately, just one of those things, training, working out back home, trying to get ready and things happen.

On how the Jets presented what his role might be on the team…

Specifically, there wasn’t any talk about what a role is, what they want out of me or anything. Right now, my focus has to be learning stuff, learning the play book, learning what the heck is going on out there. Because watching practice today it was different. Didn’t know a lot about what was going on. My main goal is to dig into the playbook and get comfortable and be able to call and execute plays.

On if he has played in similar systems…

Yes, a little bit. Terminology-wise there’s some similarities to some of the other offenses I’ve seen and been accustomed to. So, hopefully there’s a quick learning curve.

On when he expects to be ready to practice…

I don’t know. Hopefully soon. It’s one of those things where I feel like it will be sooner rather than later, but that probably doesn’t tell you much. We’ll see.

On how long it typically takes for him to pick up on an offense…

It depends on what offense it is. Hopefully this one, because I have a little bit of familiarity with some of the terminology, hopefully it won’t be too long. I’m going to spend a lot of hours at it right now trying to get comfortable and play a lot of catch up. It just kind of depends.

On previous teams that had similarities to this offense…

A little bit of terminology from Green Bay and some from New England.

On coming in for the physical last Friday…

I had a good feeling. They had enough of a feeling to bring me up here and give me a physical. So I had a feeling that there was a chance. After we kind of went through that process and then talked a little bit more, we felt good about it.

On if he heard from any other teams since being released by NE…

Talked to a couple teams, not me personally, but representatives. They’re the filter for all that, but I saw a great opportunity here and liked it.

On if he had any guarantees that he will be on the week one roster…

Nope, no guarantees.

On if he liked that he was brought in now rather than waiting until later in the preseason…

Yeah, that was a big thing for me, they were willing to bring me in here and treat me and everything so they could get me in here and I could start learning. For me, that’s a big advantage. That’s the nature of the position. You have to know everything and get acclimated to it. So the more time I can get doing that, it means a lot.

On if he knows if he will just be here as long as Geno Smith is sidelined…

No, don’t know that.

On if the Jets were the most serious offer…

Yes.

On whether New England released him because of his injury…

As far as I know, it was injury/numbers stuff. I don’t know. It was unfortunate, I didn’t get to practice at all there. They had two guys practicing and one of them being Tom Brady, who has won MVPs and won Super Bowls and he’s out there taking a ton of reps. You know, not something that you really want a guy like that doing. So they had to get someone in. Going into these preseason games, they had to get someone.