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Jacob  
#1 Posted : Thursday, September 18, 2008 11:17:17 PM(UTC)
http://packers.com/news/stories/2008/09/18/2/

Notebook: Finley Ready For First Action

by Mike Spofford, Packers.com
posted 09/18/2008

With Tory Humphrey's uncertain status for Sunday's game due to a knee injury, rookie No. 3 tight end Jermichael Finley is likely to be on the active 45-man roster for the first time in his career, against his hometown team, no less.

Finley, a native of Texas whose residence is in Dallas, was the Packers' third-round draft choice this past April. Having spent just three years in college, one as a redshirt, he came to Green Bay as a raw prospect with great ball skills but needing to refine his blocking.

He's made notable progress in that area and can't wait to get on the field for the first time as an NFL player on Sunday night against the Cowboys.

"I'm not a finished project," said Finley, who has been among the eight gameday inactives in the first two weeks of the season. "You just go out, keep grinding it out and get better and better. You have no choice but to block good if you're going against Aaron Kampman every day. It's going to be a good opportunity to show what I can do."

Humphrey, the No. 2 tight end behind starter Donald Lee, played through a knee sprain last Sunday, but the knee swelled up after the game. He's scheduled to practice for the first time this week on Friday.

Fullback Korey Hall is on the same schedule, and if Hall is unable to play, it will put added importance on Finley being able to contribute on special teams.

"I think this is a great opportunity for Jermichael," Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. "He's had an excellent week of practice so far. He's really taken on the challenge, and like I tell the whole team, the guys that are not up, it's not more about the position they play, it's more about the special teams.

"He needs to continue to improve in that area, and he's doing a good job of that. It's something that's very new for him."

Feeling better
Center Scott Wells went from a limited participant in practice Wednesday to a full participant Thursday and says he's hoping and praying his back injury, which he described as a pinched nerve, is behind him.

Wells has been injured off and on since the spring, and he re-aggravated the back injury in the second preseason game at San Francisco and hasn't played since. Now that he's back at practice, he's not sure whether he'll be immediately reinserted as the starting center on Sunday, but he says he's ready if the coaches want to go that direction.

"I always prepare to play, to start, and the decision will be made by the coach," Wells said. "I know they're going to evaluate how I did these past two days, and it's up to them. I feel good, so I'll be available, whatever they decide."

Wells said the biggest trouble in treating his injury has been locating the affected nerve, but since it was targeted he has steadily progressed in his recovery.

"You have to locate where it is and where to treat it," Wells said. "Your back is pretty complex, so if you hit the wrong one when you're treating, then you really didn't do anything to the problem. So it was kind of hit-or-miss for a while, and now we think we've figured out where it is and treated the problem."

Even if Wells isn't starting on Sunday, he almost certainly will be active as a backup lineman. He admitted that even though the competitor in him wanted to play the last two weeks, his body wasn't physically ready.

That said, Wells believes the adjustment to playing again will be minimal.

"There's two ways to look at it," Wells said. "One, you could say either he's going to be rusty, or two, he's going to be fresh.

"I say I'm fresh. Practice is to get the rust out. There may be some rust early on in the game, we have an excellent opponent, but I think that should get knocked off early once you get into it."







Im really exicted to see what he can do, I just have a feeling he's going to be good. I don't recall seeing him although im sure hes been in a few plays....

your thoughts?
Rios39  
#2 Posted : Thursday, September 18, 2008 11:20:32 PM(UTC)
He has really big upside. Is big, his flaw is blocking cause he's going to be a play maker. But I think he's improving. Apparently he's been practicing blocking Kampman so that's a help lol
FloridaPacker88  
#3 Posted : Thursday, September 18, 2008 11:21:34 PM(UTC)
To bad Roy Williams isn't playing as we could have really some fun with that Match up. :physassult: Finely has a lot of potential but like he said he's far from a finished project, his athletic abillity could definitely give us a nice boost though, A big fast target like him hangin out in the middle of the field can only help :).

I just hope his blocking is up to snuff because those Dallas Pass Rushers are scary good!
Greg C.  
#4 Posted : Thursday, September 18, 2008 11:27:07 PM(UTC)
"Likely to start"? No, he's not. Donald Lee will start. Your headline should read, "likely to see action" or something like that.

Last I heard, Finley's blocking has a long way to go, so throwing him in against a good 3-4 defense is not the ideal way to get him his first NFL experience. I don't think we will see much of him on offense. But I hope this is the beginning of a very good career.
FloridaPacker88  
#5 Posted : Thursday, September 18, 2008 11:28:26 PM(UTC)
I think he may have meant start like as in our Double TE formations, He's no where near close to usurping Donald Lee.
Jacob  
#6 Posted : Thursday, September 18, 2008 11:34:56 PM(UTC)
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"Likely to start"? No, he's not. Donald Lee will start. Your headline should read, "likely to see action" or something like that.

Last I heard, Finley's blocking has a long way to go, so throwing him in against a good 3-4 defense is not the ideal way to get him his first NFL experience. I don't think we will see much of him on offense. But I hope this is the beginning of a very good career.


oh my bad, i accidently wrote start i guess.
shanks2122  
#7 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 12:17:33 AM(UTC)
im exstatic for him to say "im a work in progress" that means alot to me
djcubez  
#8 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 3:42:20 AM(UTC)
For some reason I can see him getting a TD reception and nothing else. Like in a goal line 2 TE formation PA fake pass kinda thing. One of those one hit wonders.
Greg C.  
#9 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 8:34:31 AM(UTC)
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For some reason I can see him getting a TD reception and nothing else. Like in a goal line 2 TE formation PA fake pass kinda thing. One of those one hit wonders.


Yeah, sometimes that's the way it happens. Sometimes the young, inexperienced player is the "extra" guy in the play who is unaccounted for by the defense or who just has to make one move to get open.
Greg C.  
#10 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 8:38:52 AM(UTC)
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oh my bad, i accidently wrote start i guess.


You can edit your thread title, you know. It's just as easy as editing any other part of your message. I should've mentioned that in my first post. I kind of have a thing about inaccurate thread titles.
wpr  
#11 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 9:47:59 AM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
"Likely to start"? No, he's not. Donald Lee will start. Your headline should read, "likely to see action" or something like that.

Last I heard, Finley's blocking has a long way to go, so throwing him in against a good 3-4 defense is not the ideal way to get him his first NFL experience. I don't think we will see much of him on offense. But I hope this is the beginning of a very good career.


Good catch Greg. I was a bit upset if both D Lee and Hump were out along with injury problems at FB. That would make for a lot of problems for Aaron Rodgers as Finley is a good young kid but he is a couple of years away from being ready.
+1
bozz_2006  
#12 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 9:51:37 AM(UTC)
just so you guys know. I'm also a work in progress; so cut me some slack!

I was so jacked when we drafted Finley. He's really really young, and i know he'll take a few years, but the kid's got all the ball skills to be a stud. i just hope he doesn't get eaten alive on Sunday.
Zero2Cool  
#13 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 10:32:01 AM(UTC)
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Edited titled to reflect "play", not "start".
wpr  
#14 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 10:59:47 AM(UTC)
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--- Moderator Note ---
Edited titled to reflect "play", not "start".


Z, just so you know it is hard to read red lettering on a green background when you are color blind. If you did not put the "Note" above it I would not have known there was anything in your post.

This was not a critical post so it does not matter but just for future reference, things in red don't always stand out for everyone.
Zero2Cool  
#15 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 12:20:07 PM(UTC)
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Edited titled to reflect "play", not "start".


Z, just so you know it is hard to read red lettering on a green background when you are color blind. If you did not put the "Note" above it I would not have known there was anything in your post.

This was not a critical post so it does not matter but just for future reference, things in red don't always stand out for everyone.


Normally I use orange, but I'm using the Light theme so I forgot. My bad.
wpr  
#16 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 12:51:00 PM(UTC)
I wonder if orange is any better?
Yeah that isn't too bad. Carry on. Sir.
wpr  
#17 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 1:03:21 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
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" said: Go to Quoted Post
--- Moderator Note ---
Edited titled to reflect "play", not "start".


Z, just so you know it is hard to read red lettering on a green background when you are color blind. If you did not put the "Note" above it I would not have known there was anything in your post.

This was not a critical post so it does not matter but just for future reference, things in red don't always stand out for everyone.


Normally I use orange, but I'm using the Light theme so I forgot. My bad.


I have used the light mode in the past but I like the Packer green so I always go back to "heavy".
For the record the red isn't too bad in the light mode but orange is not as easy to read.
I guess it is like Roseanne Roseannadanna use to say, "Well it just goes to show you, it's always something, you either got a toenail in your hamburger or toilet paper clinging to your shoe."
mi_keys  
#18 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 1:09:56 PM(UTC)
I'm looking forward to seeing him play. Hopefully we throw him in there a couple times in passing situations. Keep his blocking down to a chip on a DE or OLB and then have him run a route.
zombieslayer  
#19 Posted : Friday, September 19, 2008 4:06:39 PM(UTC)
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--- Moderator Note ---
Edited titled to reflect "play", not "start".


Z, just so you know it is hard to read red lettering on a green background when you are color blind. If you did not put the "Note" above it I would not have known there was anything in your post.

This was not a critical post so it does not matter but just for future reference, things in red don't always stand out for everyone.


Oh fo shizzle. Actually, that red hurts my eyes. It's jumping out at me.

I'm partially colorblind. I don't know if other people see it the way I see it, but it actually hurts my eyes so much I'm taking the red out of the reply.
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