No matter how talented Jermichael Finely is, no matter how much he may add to the offense, and no matter what the price tag is, it’s time for the Green Bay Packers and Jermichael Finley to sever ties.
Since arriving in Green Bay, he has been touted as the next best thing. A freakish athlete with speed and size, he adds a dimension to the offense most NFL teams would love to have. With an MVP quarterback in Aaron Rodgers throwing to him, Finely, with all of his talent, should be able to take over games and dominate from the tight end position the same way Tony Gonzalez has for years.
Right? Wrong. Absolutely wrong.
Talent doesn’t make you able to catch the ball (although it should by definition), as Finley has proven over and over and over. A Packers game just isn’t complete without Finley dropping a pass during a crucial time of the game.
Talent doesn’t make you blame others for your own failure to meet expectations in the offense. Finley has now said that there was a lack of chemistry between him and Aaron Rodgers not once but twice in the past six months.
Talent doesn’t prevent someone from keeping their mouth shut on social media outlets. By using his Twitter account as a medium to voice whatever he wants he often comes across as ridiculous. And let’s not forget the annual “I’m quitting Twitter to focus on football” announcement, which should be coming soon.
Most of all, talent does not make you able to admit your own shortcomings. By constantly blaming others for his own failures, Finley comes across as childish, unable to admit that he needs to do a better job. Case in point:
“It takes two people to do that. And I need the quarterback on my side, and I need to catch the ball when he throws it to me. So it takes two things to get that going, the chemistry. I feel we need to get that going.”
Honestly Jermichael, shut up.
Finley will never, EVER meet the expectations placed on him by the fans in Green Bay. His constant complaining about everyone other than the person that should be blamed-himself-has grown stale. He may be a freakish athlete, but his talent level is not meeting expectations, and that is why he should go bye bye.
If I was Ted Thompson, I’d be putting Finely on the trading block today. With a cheap price tag (2 years/$15 million) finding a trading partner should be pretty easy to find.
I know what some of you will be thinking: “But he’s such an important part of the offense.” Remember this-the Packers won a Super Bowl without him and his seemingly never ending antics. They can win another one without him.
Filed Under: John Rehor