When it comes to sports there needs to be chemistry within a team for there to be success. When I think of the Green Bay Packers of 2011, there was a lot of chemistry with Aaron Rodgers and his many wide receivers. The 2012 Packers have struggled a bit and I'll be the first to admit it. I'm not going to sit here and blame referees or bad calls, but obviously the mistake in Seattle was a huge one. Never the less, you dust yourselves off and go out and focus on the next team. That's what everyone is doing, except for one person.
Packers tight end, Jermichael Finley.
In an interview on Wednesday, Jermichael was quoted saying that there's not much chemistry between he and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
"It's OK," Finley said Wednesday. "Not good enough at all. Something to be worked on, and try to work on it as much as I can, try to talk to him as much as I can, but like I said, it takes two people." He also added, "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."
He also says that Aaron Rodgers is scared.
“I don’t put it all on him. It’s his receiving corps, we’re dropping balls; it’s his linemen not blocking for him. He’s got a lot to think about. I would be scared, too, if I was getting hit like that.” (Credit: ESPNMilwaukee.com for the quotes)
This kind of talk is not the Packers way.
Jermichael, you were rewarded with a 2 year, $15 Million contract extension this summer and quite frankly, I was flabbergasted that it was offered to you. You came on strong in 2009 with a huge game in a loss against the Vikings (6 rec, 128 yards, 1 TD). People talked about how you have loads of talent and you'd break out in 2010, unfortunately for you, you got hurt. You were probably on pace for over 1,000 yards. I'm sorry that happened. You had some pretty good numbers last year, 55 receptions, 767 yards and 8 TD's. There was one GLARING statistic that jumps out at me when I look at your stats from last year: 11 Dropped Passes.
You want to sit here and blame Aaron Rodgers for a lack of chemistry? You're insane! If there's a reason there's no chemistry, it's not because of Rodgers, it's because of your hands! 11 Drops in 2011 and 5 so far this season. Have you heard of the term, 'Next Man Up'? That's exactly what Aaron Rodgers is doing. If you can't do your job and catch a pass, next man up. Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, Tom Crabtree, John Kuhn, and James Jones.
Let's talk about James Jones for a second. I had ZERO faith in Jones several years ago because he too had a case of the dropsies. You know what Jones has done? Worked his tail off in practice to correct that issue, and now, I'm glad we have him on this squad.
I was surprised as hell when Ted Thompson offered you that contract earlier this season. You need to get it through your head, Jermichael. This isn't all about you. You need to correct your mistakes and when you make them, accept them, not defer the blame to someone else. As a fan, I'm getting sick of these whiny ass Packers, blaming something other than themselves for the mistakes.
You've topped 100 yards receiving 3 times in the regular season and once in the postseason. You weren't apart of the Super Bowl win and a fantastic 2010 postseason, you know why, besides your injury? Next man up. Right now, Andrew Quarless, DJ Williams and Tom Crabtree should be the next men up, because you're becoming the next Terrell Owens. Nothing but a headcase.
Actually, I don't want to insult Terrell Owens too much, he was head case off the field, you're becoming a Terrell Owens WITHOUT the talent.
You use the acronym Y.O.T.TO. Meaning 'Year Of The Take Over'. I think it should be changed to:
Y.O.T.T.O: Year Of The Terminated cOntract
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