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Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by buggybill2003, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Has anybody else been impressed with him this season ?? He really looks like he`s matured this season to me anyway. :cool:
     
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  2. 12theTruth

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    I chalk it up to being a contract year.
     
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  3. PFanCan

    PFanCan That's MISTER Cheesehead, to you.

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    I like what I see. Whether it is a result of the season being a contract year, or if he is finally feeling good on his knee, or if its because he put back on those 15 pounds he lost last year... I don't care. He's a beast right now. Good to see it and hope we see lots more.
     
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  4. tynimiller

    tynimiller Cheesehead

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    Honestly, yes, however I still think it's 100% contract reasons. I fear if we do offer him a new contract it better be incentive laced because just handing this guy cash will result in his lazy self returning more than likely.
     
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  5. rodell330

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    I just think he's getting more chances, he needs to stay focused and make the most out of those chances however. He never really goes down on first contact and always tries for the extra yards that's what i like about him. If he can consistently catch the ball i prdicted a big season for him before the yr started.
     
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  6. 12theTruth

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    Mike McCarthy said he noticed a changed man after the bye week last year. They would know far more about J-Mike than any of us. I feel a good amount of performance and lack of "a big mouth" has to do with what is good for the pocketbook with him. How many players have we seen get fat and happy after a big contract in the NFL? I'm sure they'll tread carefully considering his history.
     
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  7. NorthEast Packer

    NorthEast Packer Cheesehead

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    What I love about what I have seen in Fin thus far is when he gets the ball he is running with reckless abandon and doing his best to flatten and DB or LB that gets in his way for that extra yard
     
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  8. IluvGB

    IluvGB I <3 Packers!!!!

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    This!!!! ^^^^^^ :cool:
     
  9. Bensalama21

    Bensalama21 Ben

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    Contract year or not, Finley was on a contract year before and played WORSE than he should have been... When you're on the field, you don't really think about that kind of stuff. If being on a contract year helps Finley catch balls and break 5 tackles per game, then we should just sign him to a 7 mil 1 year contract every year! :D
     
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  10. Ceodore

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    His hands look match better, so far anyway. Lotta season left.
     
  11. easyk83

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    Finley's problem was never his work ethic, by all accounts he always kept his body in immaculate form worked extremely hard during camps and practices. The trouble with him has always been maturity, sometimes receivers "press" too hard and their hands turn to stone. Finley seems to have learned to relax, his hands look much softer.
     
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  12. PFanCan

    PFanCan That's MISTER Cheesehead, to you.

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    Hope he keeps his mouth and twitter account silent, too...
     
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  13. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    A lot of football left to play. Let's hope his current form of beast mode continues. If he can stear clear of foul media types and keep the drops under control I think Fin should be ok.
     
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  14. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    I think the change in Finley started last November when he initiated having weekly meetings with Rodgers. He was still talking too much and before the season he lost too much weight (IMO) perhaps in an attempt to be more “WR-like”. The improvement this season has continued so far has been significant: He put on good weight in the off season to be a better blocker, he’s kept his mouth shut, and he has shown a renewed determination on the field.

    Here’s a quote from Rodgers from Wilde’s blog posted 11-28: “With Jermichael, I think it’s been about getting on the same page and spending some time together. And I think the thing I appreciate about him over the last three or four weeks is just how he really has been a good teammate. I think he really has. He cares about his guys; he’s been intentional about spending time with me and wanting to make sure we’re on the same page. And I think it’s helped. I really do think it’s helped.”

    http://www.espnwisconsin.com/common/more.php?m=49&action=blog&r=40&post_id=15741
     
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    RockyRaccoon Day Tripper

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  16. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Maybe ESPN hasn't updated its YAC from week 2 yet? I just watched each of his 5 catches against SF and counted 56 total yards and 59 YAC. I might be off a yard here and there as far as where he actually caught the ball, but of his five catches, not one of them was caught a full yard past the LOS. If I can find a copy of the Redskins game I'll check his catches from that game as well.

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  18. Bensalama21

    Bensalama21 Ben

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    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    You haven't heard of the J-mike and MD Show?
    The camps with Fitz are finally paying off.
     
  20. Forget Favre

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    I'm thinking the same way.
    It's one thing for an ex-teamate to bad mouth a QB and another for a current player to do so.
    As long as he keeps his mouth shut about Rodgers and makes catches and plays, he's all right.
     
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  21. PFanCan

    PFanCan That's MISTER Cheesehead, to you.

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    No, I haven't. I don't live in Wisconsin, so miss out. I do, however, listen to the Bill Michaels show on Monday mornings via my TuneIn app.
     
  22. Dan115

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    J-mike show on WDUZ 107.5 they stream also.
     
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  23. lambeaulambo

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    This sudden emergence has everything to do with cash, and the open market. Once signed, back to Jerdroppal paddlehands diarrhea mouth IMHO. This guy is the definition of primadonna. If anyone thinks there is packer loyalty playing its hand, think again.
     
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  24. Bus Cook

    Bus Cook You're never alone with a schizophrenic

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    I can't remember a single season that Finley hasn't looked like a first ballot HOF and a bum at different times. Here's hoping he can continue the former.
     
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  25. buggybill2003

    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I don`t think I said anything about Packer loyalty in my original question ;), I asked if anybody thought he`d improved in attitude and ability. I am not stupid to believe ANY player, and I do mean ANY player has loyalty to the organisation the way the fans do. I DO however believe in credit where credit is due. JMHO
     
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