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Jermichael Finley is Dominating

Jermichael Finley

When he isn’t throwing wild haymakers at other guy’s helmets, Jermichael Finley has been kicking ass, apparently.

Aaron Rodgers, who Finley claimed to have no chemistry with last season, says his tight end is dominating.

“He’s been running his routes really well,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “Something clicked last year midseason … and it’s carried over this spring.

“He’s got himself in unbelievable shape, and he’s come in and been dominating out there. I’m really proud of him and the steps he’s made.”

Coaches are saying Finley has also made progress as a run blocker, an area where he was awful last season.

That sounds about right, considering this is a contract year for Finley. You know guys always come to play when their futures are uncertain.

Finley is clearly taking things seriously for the first time in his career. He hasn’t been running his mouth like in past years. Instead, he speaks to the media in only sound bite form.

If he can stay healthy, Finley just might make himself the focal point of the passing game again and get that pay day he’s looking for.

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33 Comments

  1. TyKo Steamboat August 8, 2013

    I like how we split him out wide & create match-up nightmares for under-sized corners.

    With Jennings gone, something tells me he’ll have a big season & receive more targets this year..(contract year too).

  2. iltarion August 8, 2013

    We’ve heard this all before. We’ll see.

    His run blocking wasn’t THAT bad last year. He has been improving on that every year.

  3. Tucson Packer August 8, 2013

    Maybe something just clicks when you stop running your mouth, do your job and worry about YOU?

  4. Wisconsinfan August 8, 2013

    Does anybody know where I can stream the game tomorrow?

    1. Harry Houdini August 8, 2013

      NFL.com has the game livestream…NFL channel also is re-airing it at midnight, I believe.

    2. the real russ letlow August 8, 2013

      if you can’t get video, WTMJ is streaming their audio, with Larry McCarren & Wayne Larivee, from their website

      http://www.620wtmj.com/listen-live

    3. Jack MeHauff August 8, 2013

      You can watch any NFL game you want all season long for free at TheFirstRow.eu. The only sucky part is it isn’t HD quality.

      1. wisconsinfan August 8, 2013

        thanks guys

    4. Phatgzus August 8, 2013

      If none of those work, Atdee.net or atdhe.eu

  5. iltarion August 8, 2013

    Yeah, 1265 Lombardi Ave.

    1. TyKo Steamboat August 8, 2013

      What if you live in Steamboat Springs, Colorado?

      1. Phatgzus August 8, 2013

        Obviously you teleport to the game and steal someone’s tickets, duh.

      2. Iltarion August 8, 2013

        Then I’d hit the slopes and forget about some preseason game whose #1 priority is not getting anyone important hurt.

        1. TyKo Steamboat August 8, 2013

          Phatgzus & Iltarion, i think i’d be good with a forfeit.

          Just no more injuries thank you…

          1. Phatgzus August 8, 2013

            Seriously, at the very least I don’t think A-Rodg needs to play more than 1 or 2 series the entire preseason, let Harrell, Coleman, and Young work on their games, Lord knows they need it.

    2. Harry Houdini August 8, 2013

      Wow, are you a jackass.

      1. Iltarion August 8, 2013

        That is an ironic user name for someone who takes life too seriously.

  6. Tequila August 8, 2013

    WTMJ is live streaming all games now.

    Finley will have to dominate with Cobb and Jordy hurt. Can he play right tackle?

    1. TyKo Steamboat August 8, 2013

      I’d like to go to the game at Lambeau, but theres a good chance i could sustain an injury…

  7. the real russ letlow August 8, 2013

    like I’ve said previously, Finley has the “shut up” part down pat, now lets get with the “put up” part. Show us what you’ve got and you’ll get that payday. …….a contract that is cap friendly , of course………

  8. KazooPackFan August 8, 2013

    I smell franchise tag…or perhaps two in a row – contract year each year…for the next 3…

    1. Phatgzus August 8, 2013

      So franchise him, pay him Gronk bucks, and have a disgruntled, disincentivized, oleing chatterbox with hands that would make Buster Bluth blush? Sounds like a plan.

  9. calipackfan August 8, 2013

    Greg Jennings switched his mouth with Finley’s

  10. Kyle August 8, 2013

    Update me next week when we starts dropping every pass again.

    1. Kyle August 8, 2013

      he*

    2. Phatgzus August 8, 2013

      In about 5 weeks your inbox is gonna be mighty full.

  11. PF4L August 8, 2013

    It kind of pisses me off when players…get “more serious”, or “try harder” or get in better shape…in a contract year. It implys they aren’t committed to being the best player they can in other seasons.

    1. Phatgzus August 8, 2013

      You sure are astute, or maybe a newt.

      1. PF4L August 8, 2013

        You seem angry phat……Did your Mom burn dinner again?

        1. Phatgzus August 8, 2013

          Nah, she makes the best Lean Cuisine you could ever have, actually I had pizza, delivery, not DiGiorno. Thanks for asking though PF4L. Also, not mad, at least not I that sense, just taking the piss.

  12. Deepsky August 8, 2013

    Finley was ranked 12th in the league by yards last year, 34th in the league by TDs. Yet the Packers are paying him the 4th highest salary of all tight ends in the league. Even if he does well, he will probably only deserve a contract like he has now. Let’s hope he doesn’t do a Greg Jennings and think he deserves a huge raise.

  13. PF4L August 8, 2013

    Exactly deepsky. I don’t care for Finley at all, it’s been overhyped for too long, every year the conversation starts out…”If Finley can……”…Enough already, his bad traits far outweighs his good. Overhyped and overpayed.