If you look at the stat sheet, you might assume there are few quarterback-tight end combinations in the NFL that are more comfortable with one another than Aaron Rodgers and Jermichael Finley. The two Packers are no Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, but Finley set career highs in yards (767) and touchdowns (8) last season and tied a career best with 55 receptions. Not bad for a player who says he had no chemistry with his quarterback.
“It was just my play,” Finley said according to ESPNMilwaukee.com. “I’m not blaming it on my offseason, but me and the quarterback didn’t have chemistry. The routes were off sometimes, and that’ll mess with your head when the ball comes. The contract didn’t bother me at all. Not one bit. Not one bit.”
Coming off a season that was shortened by a major injury in 2010, Finley bounced back nicely. He did, however, drop 11 passes. That is what bothered him the most, and he insists the lack of a new contract last season was not an issue. Finley received a two-year extension from the Packers this offseason.
If last season was Rodgers and Finley not on the same wavelength, I’d hate to be the rest of the NFC North when they get their act together and Finley has a full, healthy offseason to prepare.
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