Originally posted on Losers Bracket  |  Last updated 5/17/12

Packer Fans, this IS the Year of the Take Over.....2012 NFL Season.

 

Often times my articles contain me complaining or ranting about the failure of a Wisconsin team or a player on said team. Today I am going to go a different route.

On my personal Twitter account I follow Jermichael Finley. Mr. Finley has been a lightning rod for the Packers most recent playoff loss and for his dropped passes throughout his career. No doubt these drops are frustrating to watch as a fan, to the coaches and his teammates, but no one is more aware of and more up front about them than Jermichael Finley. After every game Finley tweets about the game, his performance and how it could improve. If he has a good game, he is happy, but always quick to mention room for improvement.

I paid special attention to Finley’s Twitter account immediately after the playoff loss to the Giants and have been reading his Tweets ever since. The immediate fan reaction after the loss was insane. People spamming his page with crazy and irrational posts. Finley responded to some, but often took the high road only promising to “Perfect the Imperfect”  #PerfectTheImperfect. This hash tag says a ton about the man Finley is and the player he strives to be. It would have been very easy for Finley to just tell everyone to shut the F up, and go live their mundane lives. Nope, Finley just kept pounding the fact that he will improve, he will hit the weights, he will perfect that which he recognizes is not yet perfect. Every morning the tweets are about working out, running drills, or positive tweets to his team. His morning tweets often include a greeting to his fans and wishing them a “blessed day”.

Jermichael Finley often gets ripped on for spouting off at times, and for not living up to expectations. Sometimes, Finley gets caught in the moment and will say something to piss off the media or fans, but he never hides behind it. Nope, Finley faces the music and promises to improve. How would you react if 100 people asked you for answers and reasons as to why you screwed up at work?

All the fluff above leads me to the point of the article. I am all in this year on Jermichael Finley and his promised Y.O.T.T.O. (Year of the Take Over) . What I have read on Twitter (yes I realize its Twitter and a small sample of the actual person) leads me to believe that Finley is going to EXPLODE this year. Finley has every physical skill that a great T.E. needs; speed, size, strength, reach. If his Tweets are any indication, Finley is working every day to perfect the hands, mental aspects and precision route running that is needed to become one of the best Tight Ends in the league. This while doing the obvious NFL training and being 100% healed up after his knee problems.

When I see this kind of honesty and stand up activity by a player on the Packers I am sold. Jermichael Finley, I am all in. Take Over. Help the Packers win another Lombardi Trophy! Also, a Pro Bowl and a long term deal wouldn’t hurt either!

 

P.S. With this proclamation, the first one ever by me, I will take you as my first T.E. in Fantasy Football.

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