Green Bay Packers’ Jermichael Finley Should Just Be Quiet

By Greg Bradshaw

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley decided that being tied for fourth in the NFL in dropped passes with five isn’t good enough for him. It’s bad enough that last month, Finley’s agent, Blake Baratz, questioned the leadership abilities of Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers last month. Now, Finley claims that the chemistry he needs to develop with Rodgers isn’t developing fast enough.

I have news for you, Finley: Packers nation could care less about what you think. Your team is 2-3. Green Bay is not playing as well as they should be. The Packers have gone from being the team with the best record in the NFL in 2011 to a team questioning themselves at every turn. Your team is in third place in your own division with a brutal schedule down the stretch.

But I digress. I do agree with you that it takes all eleven players on your offensive unit to get the job done. Your diatribe should have ended there. You don’t see players on the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots or New York Giants (who beat your Packers on their way to winning the Super Bowl last year) complaining about team leadership. They just go about their business of winning games, as any great team should.


Rodgers led Green Bay to the Super Bowl 45 championship after the 2010 season. He was even named Super Bowl 45’s Most Valuable Player. He’s already built a foundation for greatness. During that season, Finley played in only five games, hardly a major contribution towards the Packers’ drive to the Super Bowl that year.

Simply put, Finley needs to be quiet and concentrate on helping his team play better.  The other teams in the NFC North aren’t going to lay down for the mighty Packers. Green Bay will have a Week Six game on the road against the Houston Texans. This is a must win game for Green Bay, as they cannot afford to lose any more ground within the division.

If Finley can’t catch passes on a consistent basis, Packers fans should hope he can catch the gist of the sentiments expressed in the preceding paragraph. If he does, it would help Green Bay go a long way in returning to the winning ways the Packers’ faithful have grown used to.


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