Jermichael Finley is Dominating

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Jermichael Finley

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 on "Jermichael Finley is Dominating"

  1. TyKo Steamboat

    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

    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. Tequila

    WTMJ is live streaming all games now.

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

  4. the real russ letlow

    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………

    • Phatgzus

      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.

  5. PF4L

    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.

  6. Deepsky

    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.

  7. PF4L

    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.

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