Roto: Finley not expected to stay in Green Bay after all

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  1. MiamiNative0722

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    League sources tell CBS' Jason La Canfora that Jermichael Finley is not expected to be with the Packers next season.
    Finley is owed a $3.5 million roster bonus in March in addition to his $4.45 million in 2013 base salary. Coming off a season in which he seemed to clash with Aaron Rodgers while recording just 667 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games, we could certainly see the Pack moving on. However, some local reports have Finley sticking thanks to a mini-resurgence late in the season. Expect the Packers to hold off as long as possible on a decision here, in part so they can evaluate the health of potential replacement Andrew Quarless (torn ACL). Feb 6 - 10:51 AM
    Source: CBS Sports


    Wow. If we can go get Finley Jennings and Patterson.... Omg I'm going nuts just thinking about the possibility. Omg omg omg
     
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    Patterson may end up sky rocketing up the boards after the combine. I like the idea, time will tell..
     
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    Yet another player that Philbin knows very well. It will be interesting to see what the Dolphins do with Finley
     
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    if he's cut he's the guy i would target at te...
     
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    Finley is not worth the headache. Too many drops.
     
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    you also can probably get finley for about $2-3 mil per less per year than you can a say dustin keller...i think people are sleeping on jared cooks market also...gonna be more than people think imo
     
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    I think Finley and Tannehill could build quite a rapport.

    At 25 years of age, and his obvious ties to Philbin, this move would make COMPLETE sense if he is released. I think outside of GB, Finley's future is very bright. It's still bright, but he has a chance to be the focal point elsewhere (such as Miami).
     
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    Still young, is going to be productive for a long time. Philbin connection can only help our cause. Would love to see him and Jennings here.
     
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    Holy ****! He's only 25? If he's cut I would make him the prime target. Right behind Wallace, Jennings or Bowe.
     
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    Man I wish the guy had better hands. Don't know if it's just a concentration thing or what. But he seems like the only guy up there in GB that is always dropping passes lol.
    Either way, he has crazy potential, and we should definitely give him a look, maybe he can blossom for us.

    ---------- Post added at 10:39 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:38 AM ----------

    I used to be a bigger fan until I watched more of his games and noticed the drops too.
    You think he can turn that around?
    It might be worth the gamble for us.
     
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    It seems a no-brainer to me if he's cut.
     
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    I'm with hoops, I think Keller is seeking big money and Cook will likely have it easily. Obviously Finley will want good money, but I feel like a GB reunion in South Beach would be the perfect fit
     
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    you sign him and jennings for $12 mil per total you have had yourself a heck of an opening to free agency...heck you could honestly walk away from free agency after adding those two and feel like you made sound investments with solid returns and significant upgrades at key positions to this miami team...
     
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    I'd feel comfortable at TE with Finley, Fasano and Clay.....if he gets cut I hope we target him heavy. Yes he has drops, but his ceiling for production is very high and he's a play-maker.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    I'm in, but only at the right price. The guy has a lot of drops and seems like an underachiever to me. Loads of talent but the production hasn't quite matched.

    You guys do realize he had 2 TDs last year and Fasano had 5 ? Over the last two years they both had 10. I'm not suggesting that Fasano is the superior player, I just don't think Finley is 'the savior' and I don't want to pay him like one.
     
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    I think his attitude and production keeps Philbin away
     
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    Did the drops outnumber the receptions, or vice versa? :confused:
     
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    Instant upgrade, you got to give him a look. Get Jennings a soon as FA opens as well to sweeten the pot a little more for him.
     
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    Anybody think the whole prior connection with Philbin and GB gets overplayed? The guys are gonna sign where the money is. I don't think they care near as much as people like to lead on that a former OC of theirs is in Miami. We still have to cough up the bucks like anybody would. Certainly is not a disadvantage...just sayin'.
     
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    If I'm coughing up big bucks for anyone it's Mike Wallace. Period.
     
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    b/t on mike wallace i'm hearing a lot of he's not a good soldier type stuff on him...but that may all be related to his peanuts contract he played under in pittsburgh...but there's a lot of rumors about he's not a good teammate and he's got a bad attitude...
     
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    We have to sign a WR and TE in free agency IMO. Can't be just one or the other. Finley or Cook, sign Jennings, draft an early round TE (Ertz or Eifert). Cut Egnew, let Fasano walk. And done with this offseason at least. Should be plenty of playmakers for Tannehill. A massive upgrade. No excuse not to make the playoffs.
     
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    I've always been a fan of Finley's talent. But it does worry me if he has attitude problems in a clearly excellent environment (great QB, team success, surrounded by great WR talent, offense that spreads it around and scores tons of points, very positive media city, etc. etc. etc.), how would he do in the tempting environment of Miami with an army of hangers-on, a bashing media who isn't very knowledgable about football, and a rebuilding team that does not score lots of points? It might be fine ... but it does concern me.

    The thing that really struck me about that highlight video though was how they used him. Finley has deep speed and explosiveness yet they used him in exactly the same way Notre Dame used Eifert minus the jump balls. Just about all of those routes and minor separation throws that Finley provided in that highlight film could be done as well or better by Tyler Eifert, who I believe is far less explosive and has far less deep speed. What Eifert does have is length and natural hands, which were the basis of most of those throws that Finley caught on that highlight video. I didn't see the type of deep throws that the Chargers throw to Gates or the 49'ers throw to Vernon Davis.
     
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    Another S. Holmes?

    If this is any where close to a possibility, no thanks.

    ---------- Post added at 01:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:02 PM ----------

    But Fasano is solid! He can block!:rolleyes2:
     
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    I've never really heard of any issues with Mike Wallace except the contract.

    He's very tempting but he's not a complete receiver. I'm just a little scared that he'll come to Miami and in our system not look as interesting. You'd hate for him to JUST be a guy that scares defenses into keeping a safety deep. You want him to actually participate and produce.
     
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    $12 million per for both is an overly optimistic estimate, imo. Jennings I think would cost about $8 million and Finley $6 million, imo. If you're getting Finley for a lower number it's on a one or two year deal only, with his expectation to get big money in the next deal.
     
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    Yeah, you're right.
     
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    :lol: Fasano is the worst player of our offense and that's saying something considering the holes we got on our offensive line.
     
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    i do think the "Miami is a pit of temptation" angle is a bit exaggerated (when you're young, rich, famous and fun-lovin, EVERYWHERE is a pit of temptation, even Cleveland). But I share your concern.

    I noticed the same. Not the contrast with Eifert part (valid point), but the conservative way he seems to be targeted. Is that down to Finley or GB? Philbin will at least have the answer to that one.
     
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    I have yet to meet, or hear from a Packer fan who is in favor of Finley staying. He is unpopular there for a reason.
     
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    I'd rely on Coach PHILBIN's judgment on virtually all of this. That being said...

    (1) I'd make WALLACE a BIGTIME priority. Unless MIAMI gets an NFL-ready deep threat WR, it's going to face at least a tightened up "D", and probably "8-In-The-Box" very, VERY, often: simply because MIAMI would be unable to PUNISH opponents who did so!! And it'll be bye-bye running game (which should be a strength) and short-to-intermediate passing game...AGAIN! That is to say, "deja vu all over again"! Once our opponents figured out that we had no true deep threat other than maybe BUSH, things went down fairly quickly, in terms of the "O". Drafting a "college boy" risks (a) a bust; and (b) waiting for him to adapt to the NFL game. Well, I'm sick of waiting! MIAMI can do some real good in F/A for a change. So, why not do it?

    (2) A TE with a CASE OF "THE DROPSIES" is NOT a good idea AT ALL. I don't give a hoot WHAT his upside is. This year's Draft has at least 2 topshelf TEs, and there are a number of very, very good NFL TEs available in F/A, including a very good one on a hated Division Rival (that individual would be who I'd go after). But just GET ONE who doesn't have a case of "the dropsies"!
     
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    Sign him up please, good player with the potential to be great.
     
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    We know why the Packers are letting Jennings walk. He's a free agent, wants a good final contract to finish his career on and the Packers are stacked at WR anyway. You have to ask yourself why the Packers would CUT a player as young as Finley. Think about it.
     
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    Finley and Jennings....then draft Berkevious Mingo @1,Xavier Rhodes CB @2a, and Steadman Bayley @2b, then Tank Carradine and best T on the board with our 3rds, and we´re on our way!!
     
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    That's fair.

    Naturally I end up thinking it's because the relationship between Aaron Rodgers and Jermichael Finley is beyond repair. But that could be a very rationalized explanation that seeks to explain the problem in such a way that the Dolphins could still find value in him.
     
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    yet another shameless patterson plug. the real reason for these threads. lol
     

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