I think Barkley is way over hyped. Let's get that out of the way. Now I have seen several prognosticators (mcshay, schrager) with him out of the first round. I will say I don't agree with that but him being ruled out of the bowl game with a bad throwing shoulder after a month off isn't going to help his cause. I also think that the 2011 class isn't helping either.
On topic, he has to restructure or kick rocks. The entire secondary has their contract come up within a year other two respectively. Okung is coming up. LTs and CBs are expensive. Way too much talent needing to be paid.
As a Dawg fan, I will be watching Barkley's replacement, Wittek, vs ND very closely. If I am seeing what I (fear) think I am seeing, USC won't miss Matt Barkley...and that sux.
On Flynn: Too frequently I am seeing the phrase "career back-up" when referencing him. I mean, was he backing up Favre and Rodgers or Sanchez and Tebow? That should be considered before using such a phrase. Besides, "career back up" isn't really all that bad of a thing. He has been around the NFL for quite some time without getting beat to a pulp. I like that about him. But some think he's a bum because he couldn't beat out Rodgers? Really? He's our second "career back-up" from the QB factory that is GB. If he's anything like the first, he's a keeper in my book.