Originally posted on Losers Bracket  |  Last updated 11/21/12
Seriously? Enjoy…this one is for you SteveGoat.  I am sure Arodge and Coach Mike were way impressed.  Seriously? ****** Finley may be trying to talk his way out of Titletown Posted by Mike Florio on November 21, 2012, 7:29 AM EST Getty Images When I first stumbled across the story from Rob Reischel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, I thought it was from last month.  It turns out the item was from Tuesday, even though the quotes were from last week. Yes, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley once again has been carping about a lack of chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “Both of us need to just go out, maybe have a drink or two and just spill everything,” Finley told Reischel last week in the story dated November 20.  “It sounds easy, but it’s not.  He’s throwing it to who he’s comfortable with. “I think [Randall] Cobb’s taken my position from ’09.  I want to line up where Cobb’s lining up because I know the ball’s coming there.” Regardless of where Finley lined up on Sunday in Detroit, he ended up with three catches for 66 yards and a touchdown.  Perhaps it was an aberration. “[M]e and 12 just ain’t been on,” Finley said.  “He’s had some guys come through this year, and he’s gone to them instead of me.  And really, it’s out of my hands at the end of the day.  If I could throw myself the ball and run under it, I’d do it every play because he’s just not throwing me the ball like he used to.” Finley thinks that, even without Greg Jennings on the field, Finley occupies a low spot on the football-distribution totem pole. “I’d say about fourth,” Finley said.  “I don’t really want to put a number on it, but I’d say four if I had to.  I’m pretty disappointed in it.  I’m pretty disappointed in the numbers side of it, but I ain’t had the opportunities either.” Reischel suggests a specific reason for Rodgers’ shunning of Finley.  Before Finley’s agent, Blake Baratz, criticized Rodgers’ leadership skills on Twitter, Finley was getting 5.5 catches per game.  Since then, it’s down to 2.6 on average. Regardless of whether Rodgers is holding a grudge, the Packers are winning and the offense is working and Finley comes off as immature for whining about not getting the ball.  And that may prompt the team to not keep him for the second year of the two-year Band-Aid signed in the offseason, as a fight was looming regarding whether the franchise tag should pay him tight end money or the much higher number for wide receivers. Maybe that’s what Finley is trying to provoke. “I love that question man,” Finley said of his future. “I don’t know.  All I know is I have talent.  And if Green Bay decides to do something with me, I’m 25 years old.  I got a decade under my belt, yet.  Who knows at the end of the day?” One thing we know is that, regardless of how things play out, Finley’s smartest move is to quit talking about it, and to keep playing like he did on Sunday.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bright future for Minnesota Timberwolves

Eli and Archie Manning say Peyton won’t likely leave Denver if he plays in 2016

NCAA mulls changes to graduate transfer and targeting rules

Cavs active in NBA trade market, covet Jared Dudley

Roger Goodell expectedly dodges Patriots-related questions at Super Bowl

Baltimore Orioles acquire starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

USC athletic director Pat Haden to retire in June

Report: Browns owner ‘frustrated, emotional’ about Johnny Manziel

Raiders and Texans to play MNF game in Mexico City in 2016

Goodell wants to keep Raiders, Chargers in home markets

Deadly shooting breaks out at Dublin boxing weigh-in

Mike Shula vs. Wade Phillips: The best story of Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name every NFL regular season MVP

WATCH: Avery Bradley nails buzzer beater to beat Cavs

WATCH: Jimmy Butler taken to locker room in wheel chair

Klay Thompson's first five years in historical context

WATCH: Cubs' Kris Bryant went swimming with sharks

Sports Authority taking steps to file for bankruptcy

Major League Baseball threatens to disassociate from DraftKings

NFL considering moving Pro Bowl to Australia

Joe Montana warns NFL players about potential long-term damage after retirement

Report: Two people fired for leaking Jason Pierre-Paul information

‘Crying Jordan’ photographer had no idea it existed until this week

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in the NHL playoff hunt

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Five outrageous predictions for Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

The top six matchups that could decide Super Bowl 50

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

10 underrated performances in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

X-factors in Super Bowl 50

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in playoff hunt

QUIZ: Name the Super Bowl halftime performers since 1991

Manziel's father fears for QB's life

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker