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Finley reiterates lack of chemistry with Rodgers

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Things aren’t going well this year for the Packers, and it’s creating frustration.  Which is leading to guys saying things that maybe they shouldn’t be saying.

The latest guy to let his frustration become verbalized is tight end Jermichael Finley.  Amid yet another disappointing season for the player who has plenty of potential, Finley blames his lack of production on an absence of chemistry with the team’s quarterback.

“It’s OK,” Finley said earlier this week, via Paul Imig of FOXSportsWisconsin.com.  “Not good enough at all.  Something to be worked on, and try to work on it as much as I can, try to talk to him as much as I can, but like I said, it takes two people. . . .  I need the quarterback on my side, and I need to catch the ball when he throws it to me. So it takes two things to get that going, the chemistry. I feel we need to get that going.”

Imig notes that Finley used the “C” word during the offseason.  “I’m not blaming it on my offseason, but me and the QB didn’t have chemistry,” Finley said in June, after a minicamp practice. “The routes were off sometimes, and that’ll mess with your head when the ball comes. . . .  I couldn’t get the chemistry with the QB.”

Imig also points out that, in August, Finley suggested that his numbers are a direct result of not being thrown the ball enough.  “With my ability and what I think I can do, I’d say top two, that’s my goal,” Finley said. “Those guys [Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham] did have that one hit this year when they were rolling and hot, and they had the chemistry going and their quarterback’s trust. . . . [Tom Brady and Drew Brees] threw them the ball 20 times a game. You get the ball 20 times and you catch 10 of them, you should be doing something.”

(Jermichael, if you get the ball 20 times and you catch only 10 of them, your butt will be on the bench, with someone who can catch more than half the passes thrown his way playing instead.)

In an apparent effort to build that chemistry with Rodgers, Finley clumsily threw a bouquet to Rogers on Wednesday, after Rodgers admitted he isn’t playing as well as last year.  “I would say, first of all, that’s a leader taking the blame on himself,” Finley said. “That’s what you’re supposed to do as a player, like I would say it’s on me.  So you’ve got to check yourself.  I think that’s leadership.”

And that’s where Finley should have stopped.

“I think he’s playing good, but like I said, this is a team sport, and it’s going to take all 11 of us on the field when he’s on the field with us.  I don’t put it all on him.  It’s his receiving corps, we’re dropping balls; it’s his linemen not blocking for him.  He’s got a lot to think about.  I would be scared, too, if I was getting hit like that.”

So, yeah, Finley ultimately said Rodgers isn’t playing as well in part because Rodgers is scared.

And Finley wonders why he doesn’t have chemistry with Rodgers.

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  1. zaggs says: Oct 12, 2012 8:27 AM

    Hmmm, well lets make a comparison. Martellus Bennet has only played with Eli for 5 games. He has 19 catches for 217 yards and 3TD’s. Finley has played with Rodgers for 5 years and this year has 22 catches for 198 yards and 1 TD. So either Eli is phenomenal at making chemistry with his receivers, or Finley just sucks.

  2. countyk66ers says: Oct 12, 2012 8:27 AM

    I hope Andrew Quarless can make it back. Finley needs to be traded.

  3. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Oct 12, 2012 8:28 AM

    I’m surprised he didn’t blame it on the refs.

  4. scothawk says: Oct 12, 2012 8:29 AM

    Did he say anything about the chemistry between his hands and the ball?

  5. pftcensorssuck says: Oct 12, 2012 8:29 AM

    Way to start building “chemistry”, Finley, publicly throwing your QB and front line under the bus.

  6. sigmaed51 says: Oct 12, 2012 8:29 AM

    ive had it with this guy…..chemistry my a$$ when the ball hits you in the hands and you drop it consistently now its on you and of course hes not gonna want to throw it to you anymore! Rodgers not palying like he was last 2 years certainly, but the drops are getting absurd….this guy playing himself right out of millions

  7. almighty1 says: Oct 12, 2012 8:30 AM

    This guy has never been anything but unrealized potential. Opens his mouth too much, drops too many passes, and always finds a way to blame someone else. Why would Rodgers have chemistry with someone who is so unreliable?

  8. bangitfootball says: Oct 12, 2012 8:30 AM

    first of all Finley cannot hold onto the ball which is a major problem if your paid to catch passes. Secondly his attitude stinks, hes a me first guy with a big mouth. Thirdly hes never open. So yea those problems and a lack of trust now with rodgers would limit your production.

  9. noeffinway says: Oct 12, 2012 8:33 AM

    Of course Rodgers is playing scared, he’s a girly-man!

  10. 34sweetness says: Oct 12, 2012 8:35 AM

    This is just….awesome, man…..awesome.

  11. nopuntintended says: Oct 12, 2012 8:35 AM

    Finely should reiterate the lack of chemistry with his own hands.

  12. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Oct 12, 2012 8:35 AM

    i get the strong feeling after reading this and previous finley articles that this guy would probably have “poor chemistry” with every single qb in the nfl. jerks tend to not get along well with others…

  13. brewcrewfan54 says: Oct 12, 2012 8:38 AM

    I can’t speak for the chemistry thing but everything else he said is true. Too many dropped passes, a lousy offensive line and Rodgers not making good throws when he does have time. Finley probably isn’t one who should be saying it though. He hasn’t been able to catch this year when its been warm and its getting cold in GB now. Stonehands will only get worse the rest of the season.

  14. mack2x says: Oct 12, 2012 8:38 AM

    Finley=overrated

  15. rpiotr01 says: Oct 12, 2012 8:40 AM

    Don’t know who is more overpaid right now, Finley or Woodson. At least Woodson actually provided some valuable years and excellent play to the club.

    Barring a major turnaround I think he winds up cut at the end of the season. I’d rather pay a 30+ year old injury prone Jennings than this guy.

  16. imjinbrdgr says: Oct 12, 2012 8:42 AM

    You throw him the ball 20 times and he’ll catch 10 of them. That sounds about right.

  17. dcviking says: Oct 12, 2012 8:43 AM

    Somehow I’m guessing Finley won’t have to worry about his chemistry with Rodgers much longer.

    But I’m sure whoever he plays with next will be a much better QB that Rodgers (sic)…

  18. nikesparq says: Oct 12, 2012 8:45 AM

    I honestly can’t believe this team. From the Refs out to get the Packers to “we’re beating ourselves,” just play football like the OTHER TEAMS.

  19. gbsparks says: Oct 12, 2012 8:46 AM

    Finley doesn’t need ‘chemistry.’

    All he needs to do is hold onto the ball once it’s thrown to him. When he can do that, and I’ve been waiting all year for him to do just that consistently, whatever chemical reaction he’s looking for will develop on its own.

    But first, he must catch the ball.

  20. mkesfinest says: Oct 12, 2012 8:47 AM

    As a Packers fan, I’d just like to say:

    SHUT UP, FINLEY.

  21. ickky says: Oct 12, 2012 8:47 AM

    The Packers LOL

  22. jonny42671 says: Oct 12, 2012 8:48 AM

    Soon everyone is going to realize that Rodgers is nothing but a crying BABY!!

  23. packfan66 says: Oct 12, 2012 8:49 AM

    i wish they would get rid of this guy before he drags the whole team down with him.

  24. chris6523 says: Oct 12, 2012 8:51 AM

    Finley drops passes more than anyone else in the NFL. There was a list I read the other day of the 10 most overrated players in the NFL right now and Finley was real high on that list, deseredly so.

    The guy has talent, but his production hasn’t met that talent mostly because of the drops. I’ve gotta believe if he wasn’t dropping more than 20 percent of the passes in his hands, the chemistry between him and Rodgers would be much better.

  25. grennandgold4ever says: Oct 12, 2012 8:51 AM

    All the talent in the world, but not mature enough to know when to shut the hell up! Between his fragile body and ill-timed/inappropriate remarks, he will find himslef out of Green Bay. Who knows, maybe that is what he wants. With the road he is taking, his career is going to end up on the s**t heep a la Kellen Winslow Jr. He needs to remember that the Pack won it all without him in 2010 and can do it again.

  26. originalpowerpack says: Oct 12, 2012 8:51 AM

    I’ve watched every Packer game in Finley’s career and read all the quotes over the years. If you watch sports long enough you realize the big-mouthed self-centered ones are like spoiled kids — they always look for someone else to blame for their own shortcomings. Finley is a head case — a head case that leads the NFL in drops over the last two seasons. The Pack will be better off without him, just like they were when they won the Super Bowl two years ago: without him.

  27. nepo784 says: Oct 12, 2012 8:52 AM

    Let’s also reiterate that Finley sucks as a TE

  28. howiehandles says: Oct 12, 2012 8:53 AM

    What TE is going to get 20 thrown his way?

    As a Bear’s fan, I’m loving this, but the Packers need to cut bait after the season. All this guy has is excuses….oh wait, he dropped those too.

  29. ttommytom says: Oct 12, 2012 8:54 AM

    Two digit I.Q.

  30. east96st says: Oct 12, 2012 8:56 AM

    Not to worry Pack fans. As you, and your team, so eloquently explained it to the Giants and their fans, you aren’t really losing these games. You’re beating yourselves.

  31. stallyns1 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:00 AM

    Kind of hard to create chemistry with a TE who drops passes all the time.

    He keeps comparing himself to Gronk and Jimmy Graham as if it is deserving. It isn’t

  32. harryglyphics says: Oct 12, 2012 9:02 AM

    As usual, you guys’ job is to take a player’s realistic appraisal of their situation and headline into massive team dissension.
    I guess it means you do it well ’cause you got me to read it, even tho’ there’s not much to it.

  33. scoops1 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:02 AM

    Finely couldn’t catch a cold

  34. stv1719 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:04 AM

    If Finley wasn’t a dropaholic Rodgers would throw to him more.. If you can’t trust a guy in the end zone (4 drops in the endzone this year alone i believe) then how can you trust him every play?

  35. boyshole25 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:04 AM

    Tt shoulda traded this bum when he coulda for something for him

  36. sj39 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:07 AM

    This team just isn’t that good. Neither is the QB. People want to act like it’s Favre ourt there but it isn’t. Those days are over. One career year for a QB and one SB do not make a dynasty. Get over it.

  37. bennyb82 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:08 AM

    This guy doesnt even have the potential to be a Graham or Gronkowski. And he sure wont be a Tony Gonzalez or Vernon Davis. But at least he thinks so highly of himself. If he actually watched himself play this year, he would not talk about his qb. He would be silent.

  38. zombiebuddha says: Oct 12, 2012 9:08 AM

    Walter White couldn’t teach this fool chemistry.

  39. killface4prez says: Oct 12, 2012 9:08 AM

    If you are really really good and you talk like this, you are a “diva”. If you are a hot mess of unrealized potential and misplaced faith, you are just a jerk.

  40. docsweeney says: Oct 12, 2012 9:14 AM

    Uh-oh!

    Discount Trouble Check!

  41. schmitty2 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:16 AM

    Even Martellus Bennett can’t believe how bad Finley is acting towards his qb

  42. melvin75 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:19 AM

    I enjoy when he gets all bent out of shape on Twitter because people comment on his drops. He’ll remind the “haters” how great he is. At least he’s a legend in his own mind. The Packers need to cut the cord.

  43. edsbay says: Oct 12, 2012 9:20 AM

    The minute Finley stops tweeting every 5 minutes…..catching big 3rd down balls and doing his stupid chicken dance every time he gets a first down……is the minute Finley becomes a real pro bowl Tight End. Oh wait….that ship has sailed……this dude drops more big balls and spends more time on twitter rather then his nose deep into the play book and practicing his craft then anyone in the NFL. I would have said Ochocinco and TO but they are not in the league. Trade this dude immediatley! I’ve said it for years he is a cancer for the team!

  44. west4420 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:24 AM

    As a football fan I wish this guy would close his mouth and realize his insane potential. He’s got one of the best in the game throwing him the ball.

    As a Bears fan I’d like to see Cutler throwing passes to him but it will never happen because his crazy ass would throw Jay under the bus for targeting Brandon Marshall more instead of him.

  45. thejuddstir says: Oct 12, 2012 9:26 AM

    Finley has read far to many press clippings about his “potential” and his perception is that potential = greatness. How many years has he been playing with Rodgers and yet no “chemistry”. Can’t wait to see how his comment about Rodgers “being scared” goes over in the clubhouse.

  46. stevebozeman says: Oct 12, 2012 9:28 AM

    He is the Martellus Bennett of the NFC North. Dallas couldn’t wait any longer and he leaves and catches 3 passes and he’s a superstar. Same thing will happen with Finley. He’s an idiot with immense God given athletic ability but too stupid to know that catching 10 passes out of 20 is terrible. LMAO

  47. keepingitrealdumb says: Oct 12, 2012 9:29 AM

    this guy is not that good .. overrated. many have cited that he has tremendous talent and potential .. i don’t see it .. what has he shown to demonstrate this enormous talent?

    you know which TEs have talent? gronk, graham, heath miller .. guys like that. reliable.

  48. flsnupe says: Oct 12, 2012 9:29 AM

    For real though, you have to see his point. Rogers does put the ball right in his hands…smh

  49. eaglesooneru2 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:33 AM

    Being a huge Oklahoma Sooners fan I got to see plenty of Finley at UT and thought he was going to be an absolute freak at the nfl level. Unfortunately, he’s spent the first several seasons of his pro career feeling entitled and not improving his game from year to year IMO. Similar to Vernon Davis before he changed his habits. If I were the packers I’d seriously consider moving him in the offseason and either drafting a new TE or signing a solid veteran that will be less concerned about himself than he is about his team. Rodgers has tons of weapons on the outside. Legit 4 deep good to great receivers. Finley simply seems to be the one that causes much of the “chemistry” issues.

  50. 49erstim says: Oct 12, 2012 9:42 AM

    First off… When the ball is perfectly placed and hits you in the HANDS you catch it. The drop is NOT on the QB. Secondly… You just said leaders take the blame (which Rodgers did) and then you blamed everybody else. Sheesh. Do You still wonder why the QB won’t hang with you and doesn’t trust you? Martellus Bennett is showing you up for crying out loud! lol

  51. phillipashe says: Oct 12, 2012 9:48 AM

    The only chemistry Finley needs is between his hands and the ball. You need to catch the damn ball when it hits your hands. Shut up and play Fin. Too much talk, not enough walk dude.

  52. houndog50 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:49 AM

    jonny42671 says: Oct 12, 2012 8:48 AM

    Soon everyone is going to realize that Rodgers is nothing but a crying BABY!!
    ============================
    jonny42671, you seem to have the same problem Finley has; somehow dragging Rodgers into your incompetence, and in your case, stupidity!

  53. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 12, 2012 9:49 AM

    Team Schism.

  54. leucas66 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:49 AM

    If it comes down to the team deciding between Rodgers or Finley, I wonder who they’ll decide to keep?

  55. mjs2012 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:51 AM

    Am I the only one that really doesn’t have a problem with any of his comments?

    I know he’s a talker, but let’s not make non stories into something bigger.

  56. mnnightowl says: Oct 12, 2012 9:55 AM

    I’m told not dropping passes can do wonders for chemistry.

  57. stellarperformance says: Oct 12, 2012 10:01 AM

    This guy is as sharp as a bowling ball. Maybe the chemistry is a bit off because of the butter on his fingers. SHUT UP ALREADY!

  58. texans3four says: Oct 12, 2012 10:11 AM

    I hear ya, Fins… I struggled with chemistry in college, but then I decided to shut up, stopped complaining and started studying. Got a B…

  59. ernie ernie says: Oct 12, 2012 10:11 AM

    I remember a tight end, caught everything in sight, hands like glue, played for the Lions in the 50′s.
    One game he got creamed big time. Missed the rest of the season. The following year, he dropped most of what was thrown to him every-time he went up the middle. The term the announcers used was ‘hearing footsteps’.

    When Finley got hurt I remembered the old days and thought, I wonder if it will happen to him. You watch him go up the middle now and his mind is on who is going to hit him and not where the ball is.

    The chemistry is not there because he is running the route that takes him away for contact and not where he is supposed to be.

  60. malab377 says: Oct 12, 2012 10:11 AM

    God I hate to ear that… Coaches, owners and fans can say that… not players! Never blame the team!

  61. silverhornet says: Oct 12, 2012 10:19 AM

    How much do the Packers miss Joe Philbin?

  62. seanje says: Oct 12, 2012 10:27 AM

    As a Lions fan, I’d take him any day. Believe it or not, Finley is dropping significantly less passes than Pettigrew right now (and over the past three years).

  63. brewcrewfan54 says: Oct 12, 2012 10:33 AM

    Mjs2012. Aside from the chemistry thing which not being a teammate I can’t judge, I think everything he said is absolutely correct. He just isn’t the guy who should be saying it.

  64. lionbloodwinning says: Oct 12, 2012 10:43 AM

    Now that that is out of the way…Finley or Pettigrew…which would you rather have? I am a Lion’s fan…and this is an honest question…as we know…Pettigrew drops just about everything…and apparently Finley does too…so which one would you rather have on your team?

  65. bombjb says: Oct 12, 2012 11:01 AM

    Finley should just catch the ball with his mouth.

  66. glennsyank13 says: Oct 12, 2012 11:11 AM

    Finley has been awful this year. But he isn’t ripping on Rodgers; he just is too dumb to explain himselfwell

  67. wludford says: Oct 12, 2012 11:14 AM

    While a Vikings fan, I still have respect for the Packers organization. So it comes as a surprise to see all the whining and back-biting that is going on every week now.

    This isn’t a team about to turn it around. It’s a team that looks about ready to pack it in for the year.

  68. emperorzero says: Oct 12, 2012 11:22 AM

    He needs Rodgers on his side? Are you kidding me? When Finley was a struggling rookie, it was Rodgers who kept talking up Finley and saying what a weapon he could be. Rodgers isn’t having the year he had last year, but Rodgers can’t be expected to throw and catch the ball. Gronkowski is everything the Packers thought Finley could be. Finley has the ability to be elite, but he has to catch the ball. A lot of his drops aren’t exactly of the “trying to make a spectacular catch” variety.

    For a guy who is in danger of being cut at the end of the year, maybe he should shut up and do his job or end up like Barnett who couldn’t keep his mouth shut either.

  69. bluestree says: Oct 12, 2012 11:23 AM

    Things to do day after season ends;

    1. Sign Greg Jennings.
    2. Put away pen.
    3. Wish Jermichael all the best in his new home.

  70. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Oct 12, 2012 11:32 AM

    KYLE RUDOLPH > jermichael finley

  71. sisqsage says: Oct 12, 2012 11:36 AM

    This guy has said one ridiculous thing after another to the media. I am surprised McCarthy or Thompson hasn’t sat this guy down and told him what was acceptable and what wasn’t acceptable in talking to the media.

    He is a poor reflection on the organization.

    He’s mentally weak. All he does is drop balls and then cry for a yellow flag whan he doesn’t catch it.

    He has too much T.O. in him (throwing teammates under the bus).

  72. broncosfan29 says: Oct 12, 2012 11:40 AM

    One of the MOST OVERRATED players in the nfl

  73. meytonpanning says: Oct 12, 2012 11:42 AM

    In all fairness, he’s competing with probably the most complete group of receivers in the game.

    Cobb, Jones, Jennings, Nelson, Driver.

  74. johngaltwho says: Oct 12, 2012 11:47 AM

    Its a sad truth that being physically gifted merely means great potential; unfortunately, when that is combined with poor judgment, mediocre ball skills, a questionable work ethic and a propensity for injury – its a tough trap. Glad I’m not a general manager.

  75. hrmlss says: Oct 12, 2012 11:55 AM

    Bench him. Start Williams or Crabtree. Better Blocking, and drops go down. Win Win.

  76. granadafan says: Oct 12, 2012 11:57 AM

    TO is busy calling Finley right now with advice on how to give public statements about your QB.

    “That’s my QB, man *sniffle*. That’s my teammate….”

  77. beedubyatoo says: Oct 12, 2012 11:58 AM

    Finley says, “…I need to catch the ball when he throws it to me…”

    Bingo.

  78. nataylor76 says: Oct 12, 2012 12:00 PM

    The Packers are imploding and they shouldn’t be. I am not a Packers fan, have no use for them, and enjoy seeing them crumble but they should have had strong enough leadership in that locker room to rebound from the 49′ers loss, pull through after the Seattle game, and beat the Colts last Sunday. Houston is going to put them in a bad position.

  79. davikes says: Oct 12, 2012 12:00 PM

    Finley is the Brandon Jacobs of tight ends.

  80. raoool says: Oct 12, 2012 12:00 PM

    Finley needs to be introduced to the miracle of chemistry referred to as ‘stickum’

  81. thejotapee says: Oct 12, 2012 12:09 PM

    Finley didn’t say Aaron’s name not even once! He referred to him as “the QB” the entire interview. Sounds like there’s trouble in the locker room.

  82. briwis7 says: Oct 12, 2012 12:17 PM

    Lets hope that the next injury for “the dropper” will involve his mouth

  83. cheesencrabcakes says: Oct 12, 2012 12:26 PM

    I love how all of the anti-Finley comments have an approval rating of 99 percent.

  84. themightyhoustontexans says: Oct 12, 2012 12:28 PM

    As a Houston fan, this is awesome for me to here going into Sunday night!

  85. contra74 says: Oct 12, 2012 12:29 PM

    The Green Bay Whiners is a very amusing circus this year hahahaha

  86. stew48 says: Oct 12, 2012 12:29 PM

    If ever, and I do mean ever, a player has earned a one week demotion from the active roster, this bird just did.

  87. irishjugalo says: Oct 12, 2012 12:51 PM

    Am I the only one who always assumes great players are also smart, and then I’m disappointed to learn that I’m wrong nine times out of 10 when then open their mouths?

  88. lbpackfan says: Oct 12, 2012 1:22 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 12, 2012 12:29 PM
    The Green Bay Whiners is a very amusing circus this year hahahaha

    ————————————————

    The Minnesota Vikings 51+ years of failure is amusing to some I suppose too…

  89. lerchiam says: Oct 12, 2012 1:42 PM

    Attention…47%.
    I would like to introduce you to your leader.

  90. dexterismyhero says: Oct 12, 2012 1:44 PM

    He probably failed Chemistry in high school.

  91. expatpatfan says: Oct 12, 2012 1:45 PM

    The fact that he thinks catching 10 of 20 is acceptable explains why Rogers won’t throw it to him in the first place.

  92. sarge says: Oct 12, 2012 2:12 PM

    Durrmichael!

  93. greenbay4ever says: Oct 12, 2012 2:19 PM

    I was so big on him at one point and I thought he would take over but this guys drops to many balls. I am ready to trade him or cut him. Either way I don’t want to hear from him.

    The Packer fan.

  94. wallacejay says: Oct 12, 2012 2:22 PM

    Forget chemistry, here’s some math for you: hands of stone + big mouth = free agent

  95. rubicon202 says: Oct 12, 2012 2:26 PM

    Dude its not chemistry its physics, catch the ball…

  96. thejuddstir says: Oct 12, 2012 2:33 PM

    meytonpanning says:Oct 12, 2012 11:42 AM

    In all fairness, he’s competing with probably the most complete group of receivers in the game.

    Cobb, Jones, Jennings, Nelson, Driver.
    ===============================
    Seriously??????
    Lucky the Packer fans aren’t the coach of the team becuz if they were, there wouldn’t be any problems to fix even though they have lost 5 of their last 9 games played. Driver hasn’t did anything for the last 3 years, Jones is another “hands of stone” guy and is only playing becuz of Jennings injury. Cobb hasn’t played but a couple of games, and Jordy Nelson is thus far showing he was but a one-year wonder. I can think of quite a few teams who have better overall wr’s. Packer fans like to tell us that Rodgers is the best QB, their WR’s are the best, etc……..so why aren’t they performing better this year.

  97. shaggytoodle says: Oct 12, 2012 2:39 PM

    His mouth is getting too big, he has talent and athleticism. He just lacks concentration, I think thats why he drops so many balls.

    Its also hard for “chemistry” when you have little time to throw and, your best reciever is all banged up. So things aren’t going to work out the way Finley wants them to.

    P.S. You look even sillier when you catch a ball for a first down do a big dance, and drop the next 3 that hit you in the chest.

  98. nbcruinedpft says: Oct 12, 2012 2:53 PM

    seanje says:
    Oct 12, 2012 10:27 AM
    As a Lions fan, I’d take him any day. Believe it or not, Finley is dropping significantly less passes than Pettigrew right now (and over the past three years).

    __________________________________

    Frankly, I’m shocked – to think that LIONS, of all teams, would have absolutely NO standard of conduct for their players whatsoever, and that they would just pick up any selfish, immature, trouble-maker that comes along without batting an eye?

    Nah…I can’t see that happening with the LIONS.

  99. evilmajortom says: Oct 12, 2012 2:55 PM

    “I’m not blaming it on my offseason, but me and the QB didn’t have chemistry,”
    Clearly he is blaming it on Rodgers’ offseason. He’s probably right too. It takes a lot of time to shoot a bunch of bad commercials.
    I hope when I’m 50 I see Rodgers’ in person so I can be the 1,000,000th person to give him the discount double check and then the bird. Make him regret taking that State Farm money.

  100. nbcruinedpft says: Oct 12, 2012 2:55 PM

    Green Blame Backstabbers.

  101. albertmn says: Oct 12, 2012 3:42 PM

    Chemistry? Get open, and catch it when he does throw the ball your way. I would bet that his production would explode if he just does those two things.

  102. tgriffin2012 says: Oct 12, 2012 3:56 PM

    That’s just like a TE who havent lived up to his talent level to throw an all-Pro QB ” HIS QB “under the bus for his shortcomings!!!!!
    As a Bears Fan, I love it …keep up the turmoil in the locker room while we runaway with the division, lol!!!!!!!!!

  103. Canned Heat says: Oct 12, 2012 4:16 PM

    evilmajortom says:
    Oct 12, 2012 2:55 PM

    Make him regret taking that State Farm money.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And….he’s played NFL ball for almost a decade and has a Super Bowl ring, an MVP Trophy, a Super Bowl MVP Corvette and countless millions in the bank….he could give 2 skips what you think, dude.

    There should be an intelligence test prior to some of you logging on here….I’m frankly amazed you’re bright enough that you can even tie your own shoes.

  104. packerbacker12 says: Oct 12, 2012 4:55 PM

    I am a die hard Packer fan and I even think Finley is overrated. People constantly overhype him every season but he is an average TE, at best.

  105. skolpackers says: Oct 12, 2012 6:12 PM

    he won’t be missed after his contract expires at the end of next season.
    everytime he does catch it, he’s a klutz and falls to the ground after a step or two!
    he hasn’t been the same since that game against the skins that sidelined him for the rest of the year in 2010

  106. pats075 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:03 PM

    I doubt your biology. You don’t have physics and you are talking about chemistry!

  107. The Prophet says: Oct 12, 2012 9:10 PM

    Anxiously waiting to hear Aaron Rodgers rip into his tight end with a bunch of insults that no other QB could get away with, and then hear Packer fans and media commend Rodgers for his words.

  108. packmanfan says: Oct 13, 2012 3:54 PM

    I had a black guy on my softball team who kept on talking about “Building team chemistry.”
    So what is it with blacks being obsessed about chemistry?
    It’s either there or it isn’t. It cannot be forced upon a player or a team.
    So if Finley ain’t got it with Rodgers, it ain’t there and it’s not fair to blame Rodgers if it’s missing.

  109. mineallmine001 says: Oct 13, 2012 11:56 PM

    no one has dropped more passes than fin. That was a fact quoted last week on fox.

  110. judsonjr says: Oct 14, 2012 12:47 AM

    The biggest problem with Finley’s drops is that they all seem to be on 3rd down, drive killers.

    Now from the Packer side, I don’t think lining up in 4 WR sets and using Finley as a WR is really the best use. It seems like he’s best in more standard 2WR formations where they can move him around for an obvious mismatch.

    All that said I don’t mind Finley because of the mediocre TEs we’ve had over the past 20 years.

    -Jackie Harris had potential, but left right when he started to show it.

    - Keith Jackson was talented, but was at the end of his career and wasn’t the most motivated guy in his whopping 25 games in GB.

    -Chmura had one decent season, was really an over-rated dirtbag.

    - Tyrone Davis, not good

    - Bubba Franks was useless except for inside the 10.

    - David Martin, walking injury

    - Donald Lee, was OK for a guy picked up off waivers

  111. a432mb says: Oct 16, 2012 5:21 PM

    There is no such thing as a name of jermichael.
    Try michael on for size.

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