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Green Bay Packers Look to Jermichael Finley for a Big Season


 

Since last season came to an end, the Green Bay Packers have lost a couple big time receivers.

Losing Donald Driver to retirement and Greg Jennings to the division rival Minnesota Vikings, Aaron Rodgers has lost a couple of dangerous targets. With those receivers gone, the Packers are looking to fill a void.

One player who needs to step up and have a great season is tight end Jermichael Finley.

Last season Finley accrued 667 total yards but only found the end zone twice. Finley is a big, physical tight end capable of much more than two touchdowns.  He presents a matchup nightmare with his size and speed. In the second preseason game against the St. Louis Rams, Finley gained 78 yards with his longest being 33. He’s going to need games similar to that while adding a touchdown grab when he’s given the chance.

Early in Finley’s career, he and Aaron Rodgers didn’t always appear to be on the same page.  Now, that seems to be changing dramatically.

With an improved running game, things could open up downfield for Finley. Though he has been known to drop passes, that has improved considerably and fans and teammates will be looking to him to make it a great season.

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  • Taryn Miller

    “Since last season came to an end, the Green Bay Packers have lost a couple big time receivers.”

    No offense….but,neither of them came close to deserving that status of ‘big time receivers’ unless you back two years and when teams rely on the memories of years past,you can’t move forward.Luckliy,this team has moved on and rightfully so.

    As for Finley…IMO,he needs to put together the greatest ‘highlight’ reel of the last 5 years to command what he has always thought himself to be…either way,the Packers I hope willl at least get the true benefit of his ‘YOTTO’ ego once,for it will not be available to us again if indeed seen.