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Flynn enjoys return to Texas

By Ryan Peterson - bio | email

ARLINGTON, TX (KLTV) -    At Super Bowl Media Day the media swarms the star players of both the Packers and Steelers.  Usually the backup quarterback doesn't get much love. Tyler's Matt Flynn got a plenty of attention today, as everyone was asking him if he was ready to lead his own team to the Super Bowl.

"Obviously my goal is to be a starting quarterback in the N.F.L.," Flynn said.  "That's what I want to do. That's my goal and whatever happens happens.  I'm just enjoying the ride right now. I've improved a lot in my time in Green Bay."

Flynn has been on a big stage before as the starting quarterback for the L.S.U. Tigers.

"Matt won a national championship," said Packers receiver Jordy Nelson. "I don't care how good a team you're on or who's around you, if you're a quarterback in the national championship, you're good."

For now Flynn will watch the biggest game of his career from the sidelines. One play away from playing in the Super Bowl.

"It's just football," said Flynn.  "It's a normal week and I'll prepare like I'm  the starter and that's how you have to go at it."

Flynn has learned from Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers the last three years.  Rodgers has become a star in Green Bay, but the Packer will not panic if Flynn's number is called against the Steelers.

"We believe in Matt one hundred percent," said Packers receiver James Jones.  "Matt's a great quarterback."

If he never takes a snap, Flynn's first Super Bowl in his home state will always be special.

"It's a blast," said Flynn.  "I'm having a great time with it. It's fun to come back home to Texas and have all my family there.  It's a blast to see everybody.  I grew up a Cowboy fan so it's fun to be here."

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