Green Bay Packers fans seem a little disappointed with the way their team beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Blaine Gabbert had a better day than Aaron Rodgers overall, and the Packers' offense struggled for the most part.
Jermichael Finley feels exactly like those fans. He doesn't want to hear the usual "every win is great" quotes.
"We need to come out and put teams like this away. Of course it's disappointing," the tight end said, via Fox Sports Wisconsin. "With the ability we got and with the guys we got on this team, it kills us. If the defense is looking at us, that's why they're mad at us if we go three-and-out, because they know what we can do. And we're pissed off at them when teams like Jacksonville drive the ball down the field."
"You get a guy like (Rodgers) on his back several times, it distracts him. He's looking behind his back, in front of him, beside him," Finley said. "It can throw us off in the passing game, too. I'm not blaming a soul on the team, but we have to keep '12' (Rodgers) off his back. ...
"We just played to (Jacksonville's) level. When we do that, it's not a good turnout."
We expect more from Finley. He had two quiet catches and has just 265 yards on the season. The big plays are lacking. Finley repeatedly has talked about improving his chemistry with Rodgers and says he met with his quarterback the night before facing the Jaguars to help things along. It didn't show up in the box score.
"I've got my swag back; I've got my hands back," Finley told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "Everything's back. I don't have a say (in how many times he's thrown the ball). I'm in a great place. I'm happy."
From disappointing to happy in 300 words. That sounds about right for a Jermichael Finley post.Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.