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Offline JustinAVA182  
#11 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 3:31:32 PM(UTC)
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I don't like the deal but when your desperate you gotta do what you gotta do. I hope he finally proves me wrong this year.. Shut people up like Jones did last year.. Pack took care of you Fin now your turn to take care of them.
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#12 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 3:35:00 PM(UTC)
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Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
I was kind of hoping for a 3 year deal that was a little more friendly on the 2013 cap, but I think the Packers have lost enough players. It's time to sign their own long term... specifically Aaron and Clay.

I do love Finley's reaction though.

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I'd be ecstatic too if 3 Mill guaranteed money dropped into my bank account a day before my b day lol.
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#13 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 3:54:04 PM(UTC)
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JustinAVA182 said: Go to Quoted Post
I'd be ecstatic too if 3 Mill guaranteed money dropped into my bank account a day before my b day lol.


give me your routing number and I will. [laughing]

It will only cost you a modest fee for shipping and handling. [grin1]
Offline play2win  
#14 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 4:30:14 PM(UTC)
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We are paying to #7 money to a #22 performer at TE. Why? He's a good decoy? Wow.

He must be a really fucking good decoy. $8.75M for 2013. We could have saved $8.25 on this year's cap. Bad move IMO, and I would love for the guy to show me otherwise.
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#15 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 4:38:11 PM(UTC)
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The contract was signed last year and was a two year deal, therefore this isn't a new signing or a new move or anything.

I don't understand why so many are bitching about this, yet where are the complaints about the Packers paying the #1 QB a salary that's probably not even top 10! OH wait, said QB doesn't speak his mind freely via Twitter and the media doesn't twist his words around making him look more foolish than he is.

Bashing Finley doesn't make you cool. It shows you're short sighted.

Sometimes I think Packers fans dislike their own players more than the rest of the NFL. Crazy.
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#16 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 4:43:14 PM(UTC)
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play2win said: Go to Quoted Post
We are paying to #7 money to a #22 performer at TE. Why? He's a good decoy? Wow.

He must be a really fucking good decoy. $8.75M for 2013. We could have saved $8.25 on this year's cap. Bad move IMO, and I would love for the guy to show me otherwise.


If he keeps dropping the ball, he's a #22 performer and it's a waste. If he gets his act together he's worth every penny. In either case, without Finley we'd be a vastly different team on offense, and if Cobb went down we'd be pretty well screwed. If nothing else, he's a credible target. I figure the Packers don't sign him again after this year - either he fails and he's not worth having on the team, or he excels and he's too expensive. By then, our young WRs have another year of development and we likely draft another rookie or two and it's a lot easier to let him go.
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#17 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 4:55:08 PM(UTC)
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Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
The contract was signed last year and was a two year deal, therefore this isn't a new signing or a new move or anything.

I don't understand why so many are bitching about this, yet where are the complaints about the Packers paying the #1 QB a salary that's probably not even top 10! OH wait, said QB doesn't speak his mind freely via Twitter and the media doesn't twist his words around making him look more foolish than he is.

Bashing Finley doesn't make you cool. It shows you're short sighted.

Sometimes I think Packers fans dislike their own players more than the rest of the NFL. Crazy.


Really?

That's total BS. The guy wasted half a season "free styling," and never lived up to his contract. The guy is clearly a head case. I have to like that as a fan? I have to see some insane value in this? Or ignore this in endorsing his value?

BS.

I would have rather cut him and moved on. You don't like my opinion, TFB. This has nothing to do with coolness, or liking him or not, and has everything to do with the Packers not getting $9M worth of value at TE. They could have added $8.25M to their cap by not paying the bonus and cutting him to pay for players more worthy of the cash. Plain & simple.

Short sighted? We won a Super Bowl WITHOUT him.
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#18 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 5:14:31 PM(UTC)
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play2win said: Go to Quoted Post
Really?

That's total BS. The guy wasted half a season "free styling," and never lived up to his contract. The guy is clearly a head case. I have to like that as a fan? I have to see some insane value in this? Or ignore this in endorsing his value?

BS.

I would have rather cut him and moved on. You don't like my opinion, TFB. This has nothing to do with coolness, or liking him or not, and has everything to do with the Packers not getting $9M worth of value at TE. They could have added $8.25M to their cap by not paying the bonus and cutting him to pay for players more worthy of the cash. Plain & simple.

Short sighted? We won a Super Bowl WITHOUT him.


Remember how the Packers stood behind Mason Crosby last year? He earned that loyalty.

Sure, he'll be tested this year in TC, but he earned the right to have the team stand behind him. How? Because when they were F'ing with his holder for that entire year (2009?) he shut his pie hole and took the responsibility on himself. Didn't blame the coaches, didn't blame the holder, didn't act like a punk-ass little bitch.

Donald Driver? Same thing. Respect.

Ryan Grant, on the other hand, used the Favre fiasco to leverage a contract. We see how the team let him hang until he was the only option in the league last year. If we wouldn't have had multiple injuries, he wouldn't even have been back.

Thus far, Jerkmike falls into the latter category. He's got the team (somewhat) over a barrel right now. That won't last forever.

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#19 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 5:55:35 PM(UTC)
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I guess it just pisses me off when if you hold an opinion differing from whatever Ted decides to do, you're labeled as "bitching," and "disliking" our own players, or Thompson himself.

I know what I saw last year, and the year before. I've seen how JMike works, and how Ted works. I'm sorry, but I don't find Finley to be worth anywhere hear that much, and I think Ted errs in overpaying his own players, overvaluing them.

I don't dislike Finley, and have been on record here numerous times in expressing my hopes that he makes it here if he stays in a GB uniform. I just didn't think he would, at that price.
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Offline DoddPower  
#20 Posted : Monday, March 25, 2013 5:55:36 PM(UTC)
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play2win said: Go to Quoted Post
Really?

That's total BS. The guy wasted half a season "free styling," and never lived up to his contract. The guy is clearly a head case. I have to like that as a fan? I have to see some insane value in this? Or ignore this in endorsing his value?

BS.

I would have rather cut him and moved on. You don't like my opinion, TFB. This has nothing to do with coolness, or liking him or not, and has everything to do with the Packers not getting $9M worth of value at TE. They could have added $8.25M to their cap by not paying the bonus and cutting him to pay for players more worthy of the cash. Plain & simple.

Short sighted? We won a Super Bowl WITHOUT him.


If Finley would have been cut, they would have likely pursued another via free agency (Dustin Keller, et al.). Best case scenario, those guys would have signed for $4-5 million a year. Rock stated he thinks Keller is better, but that's subjective. He's smaller (6'2), and still not a good blocker. There were/are some other options out there, but the net gain is likely only $2-4 million in savings AT MOST. The $8 million number sounds like a lot, but in order to have any kind of serviceable replacement, the savings would only be a few million for someone that is arguably equally as talented as Finley with "less potential," and that isn't familiar with the Packers system yet. That's assuming they could even sign those players period, or for anything less than $8 million.

I guess I just don't see it as a big of a deal as others. He's likely to be a bit overpaid this year, and will probably be gone next season as Nerd mentioned; either by not having a very good season or breaking out and pricing himself out of Green Bay. As others have mentioned, with Jennings gone there's a reasonable chance he could earn every penny of that $8 million, especially since it's a contract year. If he does have a great season, the money he's getting paid won't be any issue at all. He caught the Packers in a slightly tough spot, and they have to 'eat' $2-3 million for a season and hope he has a great year (which isn't unrealistic, imo).
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