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Finley raves about his relationship with Aaron Rodgers

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Packers tight end Jermichael Finley could leave the team next month via free agency.  He told PFT Live on Friday that he definitely wants to stay.

One reason he wants to stay arguably once was one of the reasons he wanted to leave — his relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

In 2012, Finley said he had no chemistry with Rodgers.  On Friday, Finley explained that the situation has improved, dramatically.

“We were more friends off the field,” Finley said of Rodgers.  “We communicated well off the field, we spoke to each other every day in the locker room, and that was some of the things we normally didn’t do.  He’s my buddy and one of the guys I look up to and hopefully I get to play with him for the next several years. . . .

“[H]e’s an icon, man,” Finley added.  “If you get his approval or anyone’s approval like that you get comfortable, and he made me feel comfortable this year and I appreciate him for that and we just detailed every aspect of our friendship.”

At a time when plenty of people are debating Peyton Manning’s spot among the all-time greats, Finley cast an unequivocal vote for his own guy.

“I say he’s the best, not because I play with him or whatnot, he’s just the best quarterback in the league and to ever play the game to tell you the truth,” Finley said of Rodgers.

Finley also said he wants to be a “Packer for life” and that he expects to be cleared for contact in the next few weeks.

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18 Responses to “Finley raves about his relationship with Aaron Rodgers”
  1. stellarperformance says: Feb 2, 2014 10:25 AM

    His agent apparently got ahold of him and told him to shut up and start saying the right things.

  2. countyk66ers says: Feb 2, 2014 11:02 AM

    Actually I would think his agent would not want him saying anything like this.

  3. yooperman says: Feb 2, 2014 11:10 AM

    He more he talks, the more I think the Packers should let him walk. For years, I’ve waited for Finley to become a force. He shows flashes of what everyone thinks he can do, then he fades. I sure he will think his worth is more than it is.

  4. outlawshark says: Feb 2, 2014 11:18 AM

    Finley is about to find out he won’t be quite as good without Rodgers throwing to him.

  5. mattiewu says: Feb 2, 2014 12:06 PM

    Finley should talk to that other packer receiver that left town for minn, he might realize he’d b better off staying at home where someone can actually throw the ball

  6. GenXJay says: Feb 2, 2014 1:07 PM

    Finley is the key to ShAaron rodgers closet.

  7. woodyg says: Feb 2, 2014 1:44 PM

    When GB has no interest in resigning a player, they just don’t talk about it.

    Hey, Mr. Finley — No one in GB is talking about you anymore. Good luck in Oakland.

  8. backdapack4evr says: Feb 2, 2014 1:46 PM

    There are 31 NFL teams and the Vikings!!

  9. contra74isloosbuthole says: Feb 2, 2014 1:56 PM

    Maybe the smartest thing Finley has said. How did Jennings do in Minnesota? Good QBs are hard to find. That said let him walk Green Bay.

  10. wozzmann1955 says: Feb 2, 2014 2:11 PM

    This guy should grow a roll of toilet paper over his top lip

  11. icebowler says: Feb 2, 2014 2:35 PM

    I wonder if Finley will have the same range of motion in his neck that he used to have. It seems to me that is more necessary for a receiver than most other positions.

  12. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 2, 2014 3:42 PM

    Sounds like Jermichael might have talked to Jennings…

  13. dgt178 says: Feb 2, 2014 3:49 PM

    ….ta ta, finley……you gotta go….you’re overrated, overpaid, underperforming, injury prone…..and you’ve got a big mouth…’ll fit right in with your loser buddy, jagoff jennings in minne-CHOKE-a…..

  14. Frazier28/7 says: Feb 2, 2014 5:04 PM

    Ok, but how’s your neck dude?

    And hey! Way to go backdapack4evr, you know how many teams are in the league including the Vikings! Good for you! You get a sticker!

  15. stellarperformance says: Feb 2, 2014 7:25 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Feb 2, 2014 1:07 PM
    Finley is the key to ShAaron rodgers closet.

    Well, that’s stupid. It’s not clever, it’s not funny, it’s not even sarcastic or annoying. It’s just stupid.

  16. dahmergeinteam says: Feb 2, 2014 11:29 PM

    I rave every chance I get about Wisconsin’s Green Bay Meat Packers and our fans. I eat, sleep, and breathe them, too.

  17. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 3, 2014 4:26 PM

    I want to know how you got a picture of Rodgers and Finley on the field at the same time.
    GreenBay Glassjaws.

  18. stellarperformance says: Feb 3, 2014 6:27 PM

    It’s the Green Bay Three-Consecutive North Division Winning Glassjaws… you!

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