If there’s one guy on the Green Bay Packers’ offense you probably don’t want to piss off, it’s tight end Jermichael Finley.
No one has ever accused Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas of being the brightest bulb, though. This is, after all, the guy who essentially said the Lions would make the playoffs by going 8-8 this season. He’s also the guy who ran over a bunch of children while coming out of the tunnel during the preseason.
In the Packers/Lions Thanksgiving classic last season, Delmas hit Finley in the chest, knocking the wind out of him in what could be considered a cheap shot. Delmas then got up and celebrated the hit, which he was fined $7,500 for.
Finley was not amused and seems to be using the hit for extra motivation.
“Last year he got that cheap shot in,” Finley said Thursday. “Like me and my position coach always say, ‘It’s a game of football,’ so he probably will be getting dialed up. That’s just the game of football, though.
“We see them twice a year, so it will be hard for me to back up off of him. It will be one of those games.”
Finley has been dialing up opposing defenses all season, recording 17 receptions for 256 yards and a 15.6-yard average.
We hope Delmas had fun celebrating last year because we expect Finley to take it to him and the Lions’ secondary, which is ranked a superb 26th in the NFL, on Sunday.