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.
"Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see."
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"!
Sign him up please, good player with the potential to be great.
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.
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!!
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.
yet another shameless patterson plug. the real reason for these threads. lol
FA: Dmitiri Patterson (Vet min.w/ incentives)
1. Zach Martin OT
2. Bishop Sankey RB
3. Brandon Thomas G/T
4. Max Bullough ILB
5. Crockett Gilmore TE
6. Brandon Linder G/T