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Offline Packfan87  
#151 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:20:26 PM(UTC)
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Great to see that coming out in the middle of the season.

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#152 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:38:37 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: packfan87 Go to Quoted Post
Great to see that coming out in the middle of the season.



I thought the same. Then I had to wonder if seeing this story would light a fire underneath him for the last few games and the playoffs.

Something that would be interesting is - come playoff time- Other teams knowing GB is upset with Finley's level of effort don't scheme for him like they should and Mike and Aaron focus on JerMike and he has 3 huge games.
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#153 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:09:30 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: zombieslayer Go to Quoted Post
I read the article.

I got a great idea. After every game, the Packers should single out one of the opposing players. They should go on record as saying "<that player> is one of the best, if not the best, at his position."

You know how much trouble that would cause for the team's next season?

It's genius. I'll get on the phone with Mike McCarthy immediately.





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#154 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:21:04 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
I thought the same. Then I had to wonder if seeing this story would light a fire underneath him for the last few games and the playoffs.


I don't think Finley is that kind of person.
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#155 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:42:26 PM(UTC)
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SO now will he just drop balls on purpose? Finley has a lot of talent, but can't keep his mouth shut.
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#156 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:43:47 PM(UTC)
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Feature Finley like it's 2009 and some stupid team like the Bungles will give up a draft pick for him. (I type this tongue in cheek, btw)
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#157 Posted : Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:48:02 PM(UTC)
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So let me get this right.. the Packers whom guard information about players like it is paramount to national security, decide now to leak information to the free world?

Something just doesn't sit right with the timing and seeming definitive nature of this information.

Sorry Bob... I am not buying your information, seems like a guess to me. One the Packers don't need at the moment.. so thanks for pissing on the possible parade this weekend.

I am guessing there will be some comments from the Packers arriving tomorrow on the topic, a denial.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#158 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 7:22:40 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: gbguy20 Go to Quoted Post
I don't think Finley is that kind of person.


nor do it but one can hope. it would be a win win.
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#159 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 7:23:56 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: pack93z Go to Quoted Post
So let me get this right.. the Packers whom guard information about players like it is paramount to national security, decide now to leak information to the free world?

Something just doesn't sit right with the timing and seeming definitive nature of this information.

Sorry Bob... I am not buying your information, seems like a guess to me. One the Packers don't need at the moment.. so thanks for pissing on the possible parade this weekend.

I am guessing there will be some comments from the Packers arriving tomorrow on the topic, a denial.


exactly. well said.
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#160 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:31:45 AM(UTC)
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Isn't quoting someone "close to the situation" and not giving an actually name; press lingo for this comes straight out of my ass?
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#161 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:35:33 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: pack93z Go to Quoted Post
So let me get this right.. the Packers whom guard information about players like it is paramount to national security, decide now to leak information to the free world?

Something just doesn't sit right with the timing and seeming definitive nature of this information.

Sorry Bob... I am not buying your information, seems like a guess to me. One the Packers don't need at the moment.. so thanks for pissing on the possible parade this weekend.

I am guessing there will be some comments from the Packers arriving tomorrow on the topic, a denial.

Or perhaps a final lesson by the Packers to show Mr. Finley how stupid statements to press affect things in peoples lives and careers???? Don't think this is the case,but stranger things have happened in life.

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#162 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:15:34 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: El3ment12 Go to Quoted Post
SO now will he just drop balls on purpose? Finley has a lot of talent, but can't keep his mouth shut.


Let's say for argument's sake that this article is correct.

If so, Baratz will be on the phone with Finley and tell him to play the best ball he can possibly play, because he'll now be playing for a contract with another team.

Best thing possible for Finley is for the Packers to win the SB and for Finley to be SB MVP. That would make $$$ for both Baratz and Finley.
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#163 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:35:43 AM(UTC)
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I'm okay with Finley being let go, especially if it means Greg Jennings and/or B.J. Raji and/or Clay Matthews ...etc keeping them Im down.
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#164 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:53:35 AM(UTC)
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I thought the rest of you were always talking about how good a reporter McGinn is.

Hmm.

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#165 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:05:53 AM(UTC)
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I thought the rest of you were always talking about how good a reporter McGinn is.

Hmm.

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Ever since he lied about Brett Favre and refused to acknowledge his error, I've disliked him.
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#166 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 2:04:56 PM(UTC)
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solid first game after the story. 5 catches 61 yards. At least 2 were on 3rd down.
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#167 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 2:09:28 PM(UTC)
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2 of Finley's 5 catches went for first downs, including one on fourth down. I had said before the game he needed 6 catches for 70 yards at least against this Cover 2. 5 catches for 61 ... cut him.
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#168 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 2:22:03 PM(UTC)
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Good to see Finley making some great catches in important situations and contributing. Awesome.
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#169 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 2:27:02 PM(UTC)
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Good to see Finley making some great catches in important situations and contributing. Awesome.


as much of a pain as he is every one in a while. I really want him to succeed.
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#170 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 3:35:42 PM(UTC)
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Ever watch Finley attempt to block a linebacker in space? This is the flaw by which he should be cut or traded, not his big mouth or ghetto celebrations.
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#171 Posted : Sunday, December 16, 2012 3:44:31 PM(UTC)
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Finely and Cobb is the key guys to beating this damn cover 2 shit. Jones can take care of the rest in the redzone :3
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#172 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 11:03:38 AM(UTC)
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Back to square one again. Finley had a good game, has obvious talent, and ten cent head. This is going to be a tough call this offseason. I would be in favor of cutting Finley loose only if the money is used to resign Jennings. If we let both walk, the aerial assault has been weakened tremendously. Jennings, Jordy, Cobb, Jones, and Finley is unstoppable when capable blockers protect our QB. Replacing two of those guys in one offseason is a tough job.

One other point, I personally hate celebrations after routine first downs and I don't care if it's the Finley ear thing or Drivers shimmy - Just go back to the huddle. Offensive players should only celebrate when they reach the end zone. Defensive players can celebrate after a sack or pick - just so Clay buries his Ravishing Rick Rude impersonation from yesterday.
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#173 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 11:08:25 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
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Back to square one again. Finley had a good game, has obvious talent, and ten cent head. This is going to be a tough call this offseason. I would be in favor of cutting Finley loose only if the money is used to resign Jennings. If we let both walk, the aerial assault has been weakened tremendously. Jennings, Jordy, Cobb, Jones, and Finley is unstoppable when capable blockers protect our QB. Replacing two of those guys in one offseason is a tough job.

One other point, I personally hate celebrations after routine first downs and I don't care if it's the Finley ear thing or Drivers shimmy - Just go back to the huddle. Offensive players should only celebrate when they reach the end zone. Defensive players can celebrate after a sack or pick - just so Clay buries his Ravishing Rick Rude impersonation from yesterday.


Back to square one? What the hell did Jermichael Finely say wrong this time? Oh yeah, he wants to be a Packer for life! What a DOUCHEBAG comment!!!


Anyhow, I think most (if not all) are in favor of allocating that $8 million for players with soon to be expiring contracts. As I have said before (pulling a dfosterf here), I think Andrew Quarless can adequately fill Finley's ROLE in the Packers offense at a drastically less expensive price.
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#174 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 11:18:19 AM(UTC)
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Assuming Greg leaves for greener pastures, they don't bring back Driver, and they cut Finley. That's going to leave you with Jordy, Jones, Cobb, Boykin, and Ross rounding out the WR depth chart and Quarless, Crabtree, Williams, and Taylor at TE going into next season.

You will obviously have the draft to fill some holes and we will still have the RB by committee group back for another year. Rodgers, Raji, and Matthews are all going to need a good chunk of cap space for their extensions in the next year or so because I don't see Thompson letting any of them walk. Woodson and Pickett are getting up there, but are still relatively effective not to mention Jeff Saturday at C. This is definitely going to be one of the tougher off-seasons for Thompson on who he wants to keep and let walk.
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#175 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 11:25:50 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
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Back to square one again. Finley had a good game, has obvious talent, and ten cent head. This is going to be a tough call this offseason. I would be in favor of cutting Finley loose only if the money is used to resign Jennings. If we let both walk, the aerial assault has been weakened tremendously. Jennings, Jordy, Cobb, Jones, and Finley is unstoppable when capable blockers protect our QB. Replacing two of those guys in one offseason is a tough job.

One other point, I personally hate celebrations after routine first downs and I don't care if it's the Finley ear thing or Drivers shimmy - Just go back to the huddle. Offensive players should only celebrate when they reach the end zone. Defensive players can celebrate after a sack or pick - just so Clay buries his Ravishing Rick Rude impersonation from yesterday.


Let's just see what happens. I have not been an ardent fan of his for the reasons you state and more. However, since management and staff seem to like him and appear hell bent on him staying with the team, I can only wish him success here in GB, and I have been happy to see him make some clutch catches these past few weeks. I hope he take that over the top to an exceptional finish to this season and another SB win.
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