Found August 22, 2013 on
I’m off the Jermichael Finley bandwagon, but could return shortly.
Every offseason I’m as big a supporter of Packers tight end Jermichael Finley as there is.
While many fans get frustrated about what Finley says, or his (lack of) production based on his (perceived) talent, I point out the value that Finley does bring to the Packers’ offense, and remind people that he’s young and probably hasn’t reached his full potential yet.
I backed off that stance this offseason, at least somewhat. I didn’t join the large group of torch and pitchfork carrying Finley haters, but I no longer have a shot at getting elected president of the Finley fan club, either.
I suppose you could say that I got off the Finley bandwagon, but asked the person next to me to save my seat in case I decided to hop back on.
We hear all the typical training camp cliches about Finley every offseason: He’s more mature. He’s grown up. He’s more focused. He looks great in camp. He’s ready to break out. He’s physical. He’s work
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Is Packers CB Micah Hyde pushing WR Jeremy Ross out of a roster spot?
Green Bay Packers rookie cornerback Micah Hyde and second-year wide receiver Jeremy Ross could be battling for the same roster spot, despite holding two different positions on two different units. The one thing they do have in common, however, is that they’re both getting looks as punt returners on special teams...
Yesterday ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on NFL Insiders that the Patriots are “putting out feelers” for available tight ends. There are several good tight ends that could be traded for such as Jacob Tamme, Clay Harbor, and Tony Moeaki, but could the Packers trade the New England Patriots one of Ryan Mallett’s favorite targets for […]
The Green Bay Packers drafted two running backs in last April’s draft in Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin. Unfortunately for James Starks, Alex Green, and DeJaun Harris, all running backs previously on the Packers’ roster, there could be one or two odd men out before the start of the regular season.
One of the heroes of the 2010 Packer Super Bowl run, Starks is the longest-tenured...
Green Bay Packers 2011 first round pick Derek Sherrod broke both the tibia and fibula in his right leg in a December game and had surgery to repair the injury. He remained on the PUP list through last year’s camp and into the regular season before a short stint in practice which showed he wasn’t ready to return. His brother explained that Sherrod’s leg couldn’t hold his...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
11:00 a.m. (Total: 1 hour, 38 minutes)
Movin' On Up:
TE Brandon Bostick
The play of the day belonged to Bostick. After spending all of last season on the practice squad, the second-year tight end continued to make a strong case for a spot on the 53-man roster with a highlight catch in Wednesday's practice. Bostick made a...
You know the NFL is getting soft when you have a kicker open up about it, and say something. David Buehler of the Dallas Cowboys came out back in 2011 stating he felt the NFL was getting soft and he wasn’t lying. “I think they’re changing the rules too much,” Buehler said on the Ben and […]
Because they are so young and there is so much depth, predicting the breakout players on the Packers is harder than most teams. But i'll still give it a go: (Does that sound British?)1. OLB, Nick PerryPerry is the common pick to be the Packers breakout player in 2013. Most people would describe Perry as a freak of nature, and that fits him best. The 2012 first round pick is...
Mike Neal is taking snaps at both defensive end and outside linebacker this summer The coaches can say whatever they want, but it’s pretty obvious that Mike Neal is taking snaps at outside linebacker because he didn’t get the job done at defensive end last season. Despite being built like The Incredible Hulk, the former Purdue star got pushed around more often than a middle school...
Veteran placekicker Mason Crosby has been inconsistent in training camp
Enough is enough. The Green Bay Packers have given Mason Crosby every chance in the world to show that last season’s abysmal performance was an aberration, but the beleaguered kicker simply hasn’t taken advantage of the opportunity. Three more misses in Wednesday’s practice should prove once and for all...
Aaron Rodgers played just one series and Graham Harrell couldn't move the team, but Vince Young provided an immediate spark with his legs on the Packers' only touchdown drive of the night in a 17-10 loss to Seattle.
Neither a defender nor the sound of a whistle could stop Packers tight end Jermichael Finley.
Two passes, two nice catches on the run for Finley in practice Tuesday. After sidestepping defenders for extra yards, Finley kept right on going for the goal line each time even after coaches blew the plays dead.
By all accounts, Finley is having one of the best preseasons of his six-year...
In their first meeting since the infamous "Fail Mary"game last September, the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks will meet Friday night in Lambeau Field. That "loss" in the regular season -- with replacement referees (one in particular) making mind-numbingly dumb calls -- had implications for both teams in the playoffs. Replays clearly showed that Packers...
Hot News for QB Green Bay Packers
The Packers are on an upswing after last week’s preseason game, but there are many questions still lurking as the Packers prepare for their rematch with the Seattle Seahawks with a first-string offense that hasn’t quite found the end zone yet in August. Will the emotions from the Fail Mary overshadow the development of the players vying for a roster spot? Listen in as the Cheesehead...
The Green Bay Packers (1-1) host the Seattle Seahawks (2-0) at Lambeau Field. Kickoff for what some are billing as a possible preview of the 2013 NFC Championship Game will be at 7:00 p.m. CT and broadcast nationwide on CBS. It will be the Packers’ final home game before the regular season. Through two weeks, […]The post Green Bay Packers defend roost against soaring Seattle...