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Finley’s agent ‘has his own opinion’

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 20, 2012 – 4:47 pm

TE Jermichael Finley distanced himself from agent Blake Baratz’s Twitter comments on Thursday after Baratz questioned QB Aaron Rodgers’ leadership of the Packers.

“He has 30 clients around the league,” Finley said. “He has his own opinion.”

Finley added that everything is fine between him and Rodgers over the matter. Rodgers brushed everything off, likening Baratz’s disparaging comments to something a guy at the burger restaurant “Five Guys” might say about him if he thinks he’s a bad tipper.

“He’s the leader of this team,” Finley said of Rodgers. “He’s the man, and I respect him as a player. Outside the locker room, I’m a fan of Aaron Rodgers. We’re all good.”

As for the rest of the team, the injury report is rather extensive, but the only significant concern may be with WR Greg Jennings (groin), who missed practice. Jennings has by no means been ruled out of Monday’s game, however.

Also missing practice were TE Tom Crabtree (shoulder) and LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle). Five players were limited participants in the non-padded practice: WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), CB Davon House (shoulder), G Josh Sitton (knee), RB James Starks (toe) and DE C.J. Wilson (groin). Both LB Nick Perry (wrist) and Terrell Manning (concussion) were also listed on the injury report, but they were full participants in practice. Mike McCarthy said he  expects Cobb and Sitton to be fine by Monday, and he has no doubts Perry will play.


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22 Responses to “Finley’s agent ‘has his own opinion’”

  1. By uranus revealed!™ on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

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  2. By Miguel on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    Man how did perry get hurt? He’s been a ghost on the field haven’t even heard his name called once pathetic

  3. By Howard Paley on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    I like Greg Jennings on the field and off the field. He is a damn good receiver. Give Jennings a new contract. He is worth it.

    Howard Paley

  4. By Mark on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    I really like the looks of Worthy. I really hope he can take the next step and make that impact on the run and pass game. I had read that he tends to take plays off, but after that bears game he showed me the reason why we traded up in the draft for him. Another player I am excited to see in the regular season is Devon House. He really looked impressive in the two preseason games he played in. Hopefully he is not constructed like a china doll, because if he isn’t, we may have found our shutdown guy oppisite Tramon Williams. I cant beleive Im saying this, but I am more excited about watching the talent on defense rather than the best offense in the game. Hey Jermicheal, tell your agent to hit the road, and maybe you should follow. You keep dropping passes and fumbling, you might not have a choice.

  5. By Bill on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    Mark I think we need need to discuss a couple things… first its Davon house not Devon. Secondly I don’t think you realize just how much Finley helps the entire passing game. Why aren’t you calling for Nelson’s or Jones’ head? Rodgers hasn’t exactly been lighting it up so far ether. The Packers don’t need him to be the best tight end in the league. They just need him to be the threat he is. When you have the best quarter back in the league you don’t need the best athletes supporting him just good ones. Finley is part of the team until at least after next season until Williams or Quarless prove they are capable replacements expect to see a lot of 88.

  6. By Chris on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    After watching Finley step over that man in the end zone and stick his crotch in his face I’m done with him. That’s not what Green Bay teaches or embodies. Time to go Finley maybe Dez Bryant, T.O. and Chad Johnson will all get along?

  7. By Brian on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Bill, it’s ‘either’ not ‘ether’!

  8. By dety ernie on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    Saw a great tight end for the Lions in the 50’s. Guy did it all until one game he got creamed big time. Missed the rest of the season and never was any good after that. He spent all his time looking around at who was going to ring his bell and any time he was near contact, he dropped the ball.
    I see the same thing in Finley. He catches balls when no one is near him but if his route takes him nears the DB’s, his eyes aren’t on the football.
    Last year he sucked and this year ain’t much better. Its time he proves me wrong or moves out so someone else can play the position

  9. By CheeseExpress2012 on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    How are you going to correct someone and then screw up yourself? Pathetic. Just like Butter Finley. We need a TE who can catch when it counts and Butter just ain’t the one! Right when the offense gets rolling, time is of the essence, and ALL catches are critical, the Butter Man comes in. Whaaaaaaaat? Are you serious about keeping him and calling out others who may drop the ball? Sometimes drops happen sure, but when it’s crunch time, bench the Butter Man!

  10. By CheeseExpress2012 on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    Oh yeah, and his agent could have 60 other players, so what? That don’t mean diddly squat. He should keep his trap shut because he might not like catching something he wasn’t expecting, like a poke in the snot box!

  11. By Rick on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    The All-Illiterate Packer team.

    Aaron Rogers
    Charles Woodsen
    Devon House
    Jarret Bush
    Vic Soto
    Tremon Williams
    Cedric Bensen
    Branden Saine
    Randle Cobb
    Clay Mathews
    Eric Waldon

  12. By Jay Warren on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    Thinking Finleys agent should be more concerned with dropped passes and missed.blocks. It is all about the money for him and.his guy isn’t helping on future contracts of which agent gets a%

  13. By Ralph on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    Let me begin with this is not an english paper I don’t remember anything about having an english teacher in the room. So as long as we know what they mean, who cares. Finley seemed so good a few years back,maybe he does hear footsteps, but something is wrong with him. Lets all just pray for him for a couple more weeks.Then if that didn’t work CHOP HIS F-ING FINGERS OFF AND SEND THEM TO HIS AGENT.

  14. By o,brotha on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    Look!. Either a guy can catch, or he can’t. Findley needs to shut up, shake the “potential” tag and catch the football. As Max McGee would say. “If it hits your hands, you catch it.”

  15. By Bob on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    That would be English paper and English teacher. Go back to your seat.

  16. By Bob on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    This guy must have the keyboard upside down.

  17. By Joe on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    Finley needs to tell his agent what Donald Trump says every week. Hoping that Quarless gets off the PUP list soon!

  18. By gbpfan4life on Sep 22, 2012 | Reply

    I won’t blast Findley for something his agent said. However, Findley is running out of time on proving he is a viable starter, and a special tight end in this league. Having all the physical tools and not being able to catch will not keep him around that much longer. You can throw James (I dropped it for 6) Jones in that mix as well.

  19. By Brady on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t believe Finley is running out of time. He has proven many times that he is a great athlete and that he can produce in the NFL. He just needs to focus on catching the ball and not on being a star. We don’t need a star, we need a reliable player.

  20. By brian on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    The officiating is horrific. That last play was an interception. Until the teams or the players stand up and demand the replacement referees replaced with the official refs, I am absolutely DONE watching the NFL. Even if it means missing the Pack. Sorry, but this is just not worth it to watch anymore.

  21. By mandygwen on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    You should never let the Pack down the refs suck and the owners suck for letting this go on for so long, but we still have next week against the New Orleans Saints. We are going to kick Butt—Go Packers all the ways, Men !!! :)

  22. By Brian on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    This is absolutely horrible! These replacement ‘officials’ have gone from impacting the outcomes of games, to actually decided the outcome of games. Have fun Goddell, this is all you’re going to hear about for the rest of the week. Too bad there’s no talk of the great plays etc from the weekend, it’s now all about the refs.

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