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Offline Laser Gunns  
#1 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 11:50:42 AM(UTC)
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I think it might happen.


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Offline yooperfan  
#2 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:30:52 PM(UTC)
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I'm fine with moving on without him.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 1:51:45 PM(UTC)
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Question what's the price...

I'm fine either way depending on the price.

Finley has great potential, but just plays good to very good level.

I don't want to play for his great potential if he's only bring good to very good level play.


Either way I hope they draft a new TE, not impressed with the guys after Quarless and a couple years from now that TE hopefully be ready (if not sooner).
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Offline danreb  
#4 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 2:09:23 PM(UTC)
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I want him back unless we sign Daniels.
Offline VinceLambeauStarr  
#5 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 2:31:36 PM(UTC)
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To be honest, no. I think, on his day, Finley is an absolute monster but there are too many reasons why.

1) Salary expectations - I would be very surprised if him and Ted are on the same page value wise, even on a one year deal like Fatass.
2) Hands - I would very much like someone very sure handed, less athleticism or not.
3) Neck Injury - Scared the shit out of me when it happened, and I wouldn't want to see him get hurt again, medical clearance be damned.
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Offline DakotaT  
#6 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 5:04:07 PM(UTC)
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Only sign him to an incentive laden deal for this season, put him on the PUP list until game 9 and let him rehab that neck. He more than likely is not ready to play yet.

Any injured player has the right to come back and prove himself. It isn't like Finley is a poor man, he's made good coin the last few seasons. Both parties should get some insurance on any contract. And after Finley proves he's healthy, pay him top five TE money!
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Offline wpr  
#7 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 5:16:49 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Laser Gunns Go to Quoted Post
I think it might happen.


Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
oh common now. It will never happen. Uncle Teddy won't part with the bucks. Who are you kidding young man?

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Offline Zero2Cool  
#8 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 5:42:01 PM(UTC)
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Assuming Jermichael Finley is at no more risk than prior to the injury, ink him for sure.
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Offline texaspackerbacker  
#9 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 9:09:48 PM(UTC)
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Put me down as a "no".

Finley has been too inconsistent. He only shaped up performance-wise and attitude-wise in his contract season.

Getting him back now, in addition to probably costing WAY too much (anything more than Quarless gets would be WAY too much), would stunt the progress of Quarless, Bostick, and maybe Stoneburner.
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Offline buckeyepackfan  
#10 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 10:18:33 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: texaspackerbacker Go to Quoted Post
Put me down as a "no".

Finley has been too inconsistent. He only shaped up performance-wise and attitude-wise in his contract season.

Getting him back now, in addition to probably costing WAY too much (anything more than Quarless gets would be WAY too much), would stunt the progress of Quarless, Bostick, and maybe Stoneburner.


Almost certain now that The Packers will soon sign Finley.

For some reason Ted Thompson just loves to ruffle Texas' feathers.

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When/if Finley is cleared, he is still the most talented TE on the roster.

Quarless will be his solid self, another year away from the injury, his blocking is only going to get better as his knee gets stronger.

Bostick and Stoneburner can only benefit by getting in another year working on Special teams and not being forced into the starting lineup.

Give these guys time to develope if possible.

Ryan Taylor still around, Special teams ace,(need those ST aces)!!

That would be 5 TE's.

The norm as of lately,

Bringing Finley back would maybe change draft strategy.

Ted might look for a project TE to stash on the PS.

No Finley, he is probably looking for a TE in 2nd or 3rd rnd, a guy who could maybe play if forced due to injuries.

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Offline nerdmann  
#11 Posted : Sunday, March 16, 2014 2:09:22 AM(UTC)
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Finley won't be cleared, and he's TERRIFIED of the Packers' team doctor.

No way he comes within 100 miles of Green Bay, unless he's playing an away game.
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Offline DarkaneRules  
#12 Posted : Sunday, March 16, 2014 10:14:48 AM(UTC)
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I will say no but someone has to step up in the red zone offense.
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Offline dhazer  
#13 Posted : Sunday, March 16, 2014 10:25:42 AM(UTC)
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I will say NO just because Ted Thompson will not take the chance of one more neck injury. Plus I like Bostick at TE I think he will be your typical mismatch for the defense.
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Offline cheeseheads123  
#14 Posted : Sunday, March 16, 2014 10:45:38 AM(UTC)
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All depending on his health and price I would welcome him back with open arms. He was fantastic last season.
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Offline RainX  
#15 Posted : Sunday, March 16, 2014 11:53:39 AM(UTC)
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Given the options, I'd rather sign Daniels or stand pat and/or draft another TE. he's coming off two pretty serious injuries, even despite his age, I think there are better options.
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Offline The_Green_Ninja  
#16 Posted : Sunday, March 16, 2014 8:36:17 PM(UTC)
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Do you let your ex come back to you after she flirt like crazy with another guy? I mean, you even saw a hickie on her neck.

I guess it depends how much you love her.

Wait, John Elway was wrong. Free Agency isn't like dating at all. Or wait... is it?
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Offline PackFanWithTwins  
#17 Posted : Monday, March 17, 2014 6:37:47 AM(UTC)
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I'd rather use any money that would pay for Finley and Bring James Jones back instead.
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Offline sschind  
#18 Posted : Monday, March 17, 2014 8:33:36 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: The_Green_Ninja Go to Quoted Post
Do you let your ex come back to you after she flirt like crazy with another guy? I mean, you even saw a hickie on her neck.

I guess it depends how much you love her.

Wait, John Elway was wrong. Free Agency isn't like dating at all. Or wait... is it?


You obviously don't love her very much since you gave her a good reason to go out and flirt with the other guy in the first place.

the girl wants to play and you don't want to play with her so she needs to find someone else to play with. Can you blame her.

I respect your right to have your opinion but that doesn't mean I agree with it or respect you for having it.
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#19 Posted : Monday, March 17, 2014 4:33:13 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: The_Green_Ninja Go to Quoted Post
Do you let your ex come back to you after she flirt like crazy with another guy? I mean, you even saw a hickie on her neck.

I guess it depends how much you love her.

Wait, John Elway was wrong. Free Agency isn't like dating at all. Or wait... is it?




Originally Posted by: sschind Go to Quoted Post
You obviously don't love her very much since you gave her a good reason to go out and flirt with the other guy in the first place.

the girl wants to play and you don't want to play with her so she needs to find someone else to play with. Can you blame her.



LOL! This analogy went further than I expected.

I don't know. I trust the Packers to protect themselves from his injury, should he re-sign. I'd like to see Bostick and Quarless going forward opposed to; can Finley live up to his potential, while staying healthy? And that's been his story for at least the last couple seasons. It's a tired story, at this point.
Offline nerdmann  
#20 Posted : Monday, March 17, 2014 8:15:00 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: TengoJuego Go to Quoted Post
LOL! This analogy went further than I expected.

I don't know. I trust the Packers to protect themselves from his injury, should he re-sign. I'd like to see Bostick and Quarless going forward opposed to; can Finley live up to his potential, while staying healthy? And that's been his story for at least the last couple seasons. It's a tired story, at this point.


Finley's had numerous chances to shut his pie hole and man up.
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#21 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:35:56 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
Only sign him to an incentive laden deal for this season, put him on the PUP list until game 9 and let him rehab that neck. He more than likely is not ready to play yet.

Any injured player has the right to come back and prove himself. It isn't like Finley is a poor man, he's made good coin the last few seasons. Both parties should get some insurance on any contract. And after Finley proves he's healthy, pay him top five TE money!


I feel like we're coming off a contract designed to do just this - prove his value on the field, yet we've come full circle. Neck injury aside, how many "he has potential...but..." posts are in this thread?

With that said, I'm more on the "keep him" side of the fence, but for bargain basement prices, certainly nothing close to 8 mil/year, hell not even Raji money.



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#22 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:55:56 AM(UTC)
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I think James Jones signing with Raiders opens it up for Jermichael Finley to return to the Packers. Finley has done a much better job the last two seasons of not saying such ridiculous stuff. His play on the field was always pretty damn good too.

Last two full seasons he has

Receptions 116
Yards 1,434
TD's 10


That is pretty good in this offense. I don't think it's $8 million a year good, but more so $5 million a year plus incentives.
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#23 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:03:31 AM(UTC)
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To be honest, I've moved on mentally with Finley being on this team. Between his contract, injuries and always tantalizing talent but not living up to his potential, I'm ready for someone else to step up and be the big dog at TE. Whether it's Quarless, Bostick, a draft pick or whatever.
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#24 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:15:10 PM(UTC)
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If it weren't for the injury, I would be fine with him returning.

But I just can't get past the injury. I think there's a reason its a bad idea to come back from fusion surgery. If I were in the Packers situation, I don't think I'd consider it. I couldn't face myself if I saw him down again on the turf unmoving.

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#25 Posted : Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:20:05 AM(UTC)
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Source: Finley failed Seahawks physical

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The source didn’t know whether the Seahawks will bring Finley back for a re-check. Though Finley has said he expected his surgeon to proclaim the bone in the neck fusion healed this month, that doesn’t mean NFL teams will clear him to play football, at least for now.

For one, Finley might have collateral issues in the neck that could be preventing him from passing a physical until or if they heal better. His initial injury included a spinal contusion.

Also, some doctors think C-3/C-4 fusions are too high up the neck to clear players, at least at some positions, because there are too few discs above to compensate for the fused disk.

For a recovery comparison, Packers safety Sean Richardson underwent fusion surgery on his C-5/C-6 vertebrae in January 2013 and wasn’t cleared by the Packers’ medical staff until mid-November, 10 months later. Former Houston Texans running back Steve Slaton had neck fusion surgery in January 2010 and wasn’t cleared until the start of training camp 6 ½ months later.
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