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Jermichael Finley disappointed after beating Jaguars

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The Packers got more than a game from the Jaguars than bookmakers and many observers expected on Sunday, but they were able to finally close the door on a 24-15 victory.

After such games, you’ll often hear players say that there’s no such thing as an ugly win and that the Jaguars were a good team that played well. Tight end Jermichael Finley isn’t one for such platitudes. He said after the game that the Packers played down to the Jaguars’ level in a game that they should have won more easily.

“It’s not ugly, it’s nasty. It’s a real nasty win. We need to come out and put teams like this away,” Finley said, via Paul Imig of FoxSportsWisconsin.com. “Of course it’s disappointing. With the ability we got and with the guys we got on this team, it kills us. If the defense is looking at us, that’s why they’re mad at us if we go three-and-out, because they know what we can do. And we’re pissed off at them when teams like Jacksonville drive the ball down the field.”

Finley went on to say that the team isn’t doing a good enough job of protecting Aaron Rodgers. He said that when Rodgers is “on his back several times, it distracts him” and that injuries at wideout wouldn’t be an issue if Rodgers was able to remain upright.

While Finley says he isn’t pointing any fingers, some members of the team might disagree. They might even have some thoughts about Finley’s work this season. He had two catches Sunday to continue an underwhelming season for someone expected to be a more productive part of the offense.

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  1. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Oct 29, 2012 12:52 PM

    This is getting hard to keep up with. So the record is 4-1-0-2-1? Four wins, one played down to the level of the competition, no losses, two beat ourselves, and one refs stole the game?

  2. doe22us says: Oct 29, 2012 12:55 PM

    For someone who has contributed next to nothing, he sure does talk a lot smdh.

  3. ishallcomment says: Oct 29, 2012 12:56 PM

    Catch the ball.

  4. sippindasyzurp says: Oct 29, 2012 12:59 PM

    Although I agree with what he says, that they should have put them away earlier, does he really need to come out and rant about the o-line?

    No wonder why this guy is only catching 2 balls a game..

    I really hope they cut ties with this guy after the season.

  5. hodag54501 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:05 PM

    1)He can’t block very well.
    2)He’s developed “hands of stone” and drops some remarkably easy catches.
    3)Talking like that about any other NFL team is a great way to draw negative publicity and inspire your next opponent.

    JF’s contract is ending soon, and I hope Ted Thompson does the right thing and finds Mr. F a new home.

    The Packers are simply a mediocre team. He can talk all he wants about how great they are, but this is not a very good team. I admit some key players are hurt, but unlike 2010 when there were also many injuries, this team does not have the ability to overcome. They tend to play to the level of competition, a characteristic that is 100 percent the fault of the coaches. The loss of Joe Philbin has hurt.

    Bye, bye J.F.

    From a die-hard Packers fan since 1961.

  6. larryboodry says: Oct 29, 2012 1:13 PM

    sippindasyzurp says:

    “I really hope they cut ties with this guy after the season.”

    Trade him to Detroit, he’ll fit right in.

  7. wittersworld says: Oct 29, 2012 1:18 PM

    Failure to respect your opponent is a good way to ensure that you “play down to their level.”

    On a related note, that celebration/angry gyration/sack dance he did after finally catching a ball was quite impressive. (Penalize that crap!)

  8. mikey77750 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:18 PM

    It all won’t matter after this season, as Finley, Woodson, and Jennings are gone after this season.

  9. Kelly's Chronicles says: Oct 29, 2012 1:19 PM

    Shut up and do your job Finley. I thought the world was going to end when you actually caught a pass over the middle. still 3 more drops. Come on man.

  10. jrmbadger says: Oct 29, 2012 1:30 PM

    That guy bugs me.

    The only production the Packers have gotten out of him comes from his mouth.

    He catches a pass for 10 yards in the first quarter and then gets up and does this elaborate dance that looks like a chicken just got it’s head cut off.

    Embarrassing isn’t a strong enough word.

    I hope the Packers cut this tool.

  11. packhawk04 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:30 PM

    Theyre mediocre, simply not a good team, no running game, play down to teams, lost games they shouldve won, too many injuries to overcome… ALL things that were said in 2010. Does that mean they win the super bowl? No. What it means is let the season finish. Just three weeks ago vikings fans were trolling all over the place about how they were going to have a better record than the pack. Looking at the way theyre playing and the schedule, will they win another game? Who knows.

  12. i10east says: Oct 29, 2012 1:42 PM

    A player on a team that lost to the Colts shouldn’t be so condescending. They rout the Texans in one game, and suddenly they are world beaters.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 29, 2012 1:51 PM

    You forgot to add “lucky”, JerkMichael. With the help of a very questionable P.I. call at the end. Without half their starters out on defense Jags would have kicked your sorry ass.

  14. archermaggot says: Oct 29, 2012 1:58 PM

    Jermichael Fincompletely

  15. maddenisfordorks says: Oct 29, 2012 1:59 PM

    As a Jag fan, that’s pretty cold.

    The Jags aren’t as bad as they’re being made out to be. Yes, they’ve only won 1 game – but to call a group of professionals who gave the Pack a run for their money after being declared 15 point underdogs “teams like this” … very cold – I’m sure you don’t represent the majority of the Pack and their fans.

    Good luck GB with the rest of the season – you have an ace QB.

  16. citnetter says: Oct 29, 2012 2:03 PM

    Numerous drops, stupid dances, calling out teammates, insulting opponents… No wonder Rodgers hates you.

  17. tsi431 says: Oct 29, 2012 2:12 PM

    Both teams were heavily injured not just the Jaguars. The Packer’s top 3 offensive threats were out.

    The Colts game had nothing to do with the Offenses, the Packer’s defense lost that game. Just as they did last year, the offense has to bail out the defense.

  18. mp4pack says: Oct 29, 2012 2:19 PM

    I have absolutely no clue why this guy is still on the team. Lots of damage control from him running his mouth and lots of really elaborate celebrations following routine plays, lots of great work on twitter, and zero production on the field. If there are no takers for a trade then cut him and move on.

  19. elgaffo says: Oct 29, 2012 2:19 PM

    I understand he has to answer questions reporters ask him…But this guy needs to keep it short and sweet. Everytime he opens his mouth he’s giving his teamates and fans more reasons to be excited when he gets traded.

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 29, 2012 2:19 PM

    So much for the Fearsome FudgePackers and the fabled Frozen Turds of Lameboy Field. Lombardi was putting on his overcoat down in Hell because it was about to freeze over until that rookie UDFA the Jags have starting at CB decided to turn Incredible Hulk at all the wrong times.

  21. contraisloosebuthole says: Oct 29, 2012 2:20 PM

    I really hate Finley. I cannot wait for him to leave Green Bay. At best he is currently a backup without a QB like Aaron Rodgers. Why hasn’t the team told this clown to shut up until he catches something other than a cold.

  22. tbbucs1638 says: Oct 29, 2012 2:20 PM

    Its hard to catch the ball when its not thrown to him idiots, sure he has a few drops but he isnt producing bc rodgers wont throw to him. For u guys mouthing for his production last i noticed he starts on an NFL team, what do you do?

  23. Getoffmylawn! says: Oct 29, 2012 2:28 PM

    Maybe if they removed his face mask he could catch the ball with his big mouth! His hands certainly aren’t getting the job done

  24. caliksworld says: Oct 29, 2012 2:37 PM

    Not the best thing to say about an opponent. Especially one that came dangerously close to winning. If the Jaguars had just one more player healthy that game would’ve resulted in a Packer loss.

    With his contract and with the iffy state of the Packers’ offense, this guy should really be spending his time working on producing more than a lot of hot air. He had a golden chance to prove his naysayers wrong and probably re-gain a ton of Rodgers’ trust by producing on the field yesterday and he didn’t.

    That said, and it pains me to admit this, I pretty much agree with him about the O Line. It’s absolutely a bad idea for a fellow teammate to be the one to call them out but that doesn’t mean what he said was untrue. They stink. Not one of them, from coaching staff to players, seems willing to admit they’re doing a horrible job as a unit this season. The most any one of them will admit after a bad performance is the need for more consistency. Well, the thing is, they are consistent. Consistently: falling down, tripping up their own teammates, not able to block anyone, and standing around watching their QB land flat on his back or side or take a helmet to the head as the other team’s defense takes him down without ever being touched.

  25. gslumbers says: Oct 29, 2012 2:42 PM

    Only thing the packers need to “put away” is Jermichael Finley. I’m a dire hard packers fan, and his mouth, and willingness to improve are not what this franchise is about. Better pack your bags kid. GB is over you!

  26. schmitty2 says: Oct 29, 2012 2:44 PM

    They need to get Qaurless in there ASAP

  27. chi01town says: Oct 29, 2012 3:18 PM

    I love it… keep talking Finley and dont hold back on Rodgers. You should have some supporters like Driver and Jennings. Thats a couple more WR’s that helped Rodgers win the Superbowl and get that MVP. But now Rodgers is out for his own contract and he dont care about none of them ALL RODGERS WANTS IS HIS 120 Million dollar contract. Finley knows hes gone next season so hes pissed

  28. shaggytoodle says: Oct 29, 2012 3:30 PM

    This guy could be the best TE in the league, if it wasn’t for his drops and attitude.

    His talk is beyond getting old.

    Yes the Packers should have won by atleast 2 TDs they didn’t. So he should take it upon himself to do something, to help the team do better.

    Maybe tell coachs to put a few plays in where he can stay in and block if Rodgers isn’t getting enough time.

    The Packers are very banged up not I hope they can win this weekend and get healthy over the bye week.

  29. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 29, 2012 3:46 PM

    Just keep winning and nobody will care about Finley’s stupid comments.

  30. hodag54501 says: Oct 29, 2012 3:52 PM

    Its hard to catch the ball when its not thrown to him idiots, sure he has a few drops but he isnt producing bc rodgers wont throw to him. For u guys mouthing for his production last i noticed he starts on an NFL team, what do you do?
    —-
    I don’t play professional football, but then again, I don’t get PAID like he gets paid to play professional football.
    If you had watched him AT ALL this year, you would have seen a guy who is rarely open(whose fault is that?) and on more than one occasion drop an easy grab. He doesn’t get the ball because he isn’t open. And Rodgers isn’t going to waste a pass on a guy who is 50-50 catching it.
    And by the way, he can’t block either.
    He starts on the Packers because they have a nice chunk of change into him. Compare him to the Gronk in New England, etc. Finley is horsepuckey. Sad you can’t see it.

  31. axespray says: Oct 29, 2012 4:27 PM

    Center and Offensive Tackles can’t run block worth a crap…

    Bulaga should get credit for those tackles on Alex Green behind the line of scrimmage…

    Kid is talented, but every time he carries it, there’s zero push from everyone not named Josh Sitton… c’mon Ted – get us some Bullies up there in the trenches.

  32. deltaoracle says: Oct 29, 2012 4:31 PM

    “Everyone needs to take a look at themselves in the mirror and then get it in gear. Except me, of course.”
    Cancer.
    I can only assume no other team wants to trade for him.

  33. tessluvsfootball says: Oct 29, 2012 4:34 PM

    I’m so tired of hearing him blame everyone but himself. While football is a team sport how about you start saying I instead of we when it comes to pointing out mistakes. Also if you’re going to be running your mouth every chance you get about you have the plays to back it up. Nothing worse than talking smack about other players/teams when your own performance is subpar at best.

  34. cags777 says: Oct 29, 2012 5:16 PM

    If that’s the way he feels, Ted Thompson should send Finley to either Carolina (for DeAngelo Williams) or to the Jaguars for a fifth round pick (apologies to Jags and Panthers fans). That will teach him from dogging on a well-respected organization.

  35. kenudo says: Oct 29, 2012 7:17 PM

    “Speak loudly and carry a little stick”
    That is how it goes, isn’t it?

  36. chi01town says: Oct 29, 2012 8:52 PM

    that locker room has problems… Jennings has been told that the packers wont give him a new contract next season. Finley knows hes gone next season so hes pissed and will say anything to the media about the team. Driver knows he is gone next season and the packers dont even put him on the field.. 1or 2 plays mabe per game…NO BONUS MONEY. Rodgers wants his big contract. he dont care about the WR’s that made him the MVP

  37. markmx90 says: Oct 29, 2012 8:54 PM

    Man I love Finley, his guts to say what others are afraid 2. We do o line problems, running and pass blocking. Some blame goes to Rodgers for holding the ball 2 long. Rodgers said himself on his radio show that team r doubling Finley and taking him out the game. Finley gets few opportunities. He has as many drops as jordy, but people give jordy a break because he is quiet in the media and he receives more passes thrown at him. Many of the one on one coverage that jordy receives is because of Finley. Ease up on Finley!

  38. unhipcat says: Oct 29, 2012 9:01 PM

    i don’t follow the packers, so when I read his comments, I thought “what a jerk.” apparently, everyone already knows that.

  39. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Oct 29, 2012 9:53 PM

    chi01town says:Oct 29, 2012 3:18 PM

    I love it… keep talking Finley and dont hold back on Rodgers. You should have some supporters like Driver and Jennings. Thats a couple more WR’s that helped Rodgers win the Superbowl and get that MVP. But now Rodgers is out for his own contract and he dont care about none of them ALL RODGERS WANTS IS HIS 120 Million dollar contract. Finley knows hes gone next season so hes pissed

    ——————————————-
    anyone else think that “chi01town” is really Jesse Jr. “recovering” from his “mental breakdown” ?

  40. tiggerblood says: Oct 30, 2012 8:18 AM

    I remember when you were gonna be a breakout player one day, still waiting.

  41. prettyboyjag says: Oct 30, 2012 9:45 AM

    I’ve never seen a team/fan base so overconfident. Even Rodgers said he was expecting to come in and blow the Jags out. Pretty sad that people can’t give credit where its due. Is it too hard to admit that the Jags played halfway decent?

  42. Frazier28/7 says: Oct 30, 2012 1:59 PM

    a W is a W. leave it at that.

  43. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 30, 2012 3:59 PM

    @samanthasteeleruinedmyqb -

    Well, it will be a lot easier for you to keep track of your viks record from now on — just keep adding “1″ to the second column.

  44. packerbacker12 says: Oct 30, 2012 7:32 PM

    Wow Finley has not done anything on the field but yet finds it completely necessary to talk non-stop. I hope the Packers make the right decision and cut him at the end of the season and give D.J. Williams the starting job. At least he catches passes other than Butterfinger Finley.

  45. hansenbrothers says: Oct 30, 2012 9:14 PM

    Finley’s disappointed they didn’t win by more?

    I’m disappointed he’s still a Packer.

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