Black and Blue all over: Finley's role

December, 18, 2009
12/18/09
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As far back as training camp, many of us were raving about the potential of Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley. Friday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel takes a revealing look at the way Finley has impacted the Packers’ offense since returning from a knee injury four weeks ago.

In the span of those four games, the Packers have targeted Finley more than any other offensive player on their roster. They’ve reduced their three-receiver formations and set out to take full advantage of the mismatch he presents to opposing defenses.

Making Finley a centerpiece means taking away some emphasis from a talented receiving corps. But with the Packers on a five-game winning streak, it would be hard for Greg Jennings and Donald Driver to protest.

Continuing around the NFC North:

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