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Posted on: August 2, 2011 12:54 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2011 7:37 pm
 

VIDEO: Jermichael Finley snares two balls at once

Posted by Will Brinson

Yesterday, as I was reading my colleague Clark Judge's excellent piece on Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, I found myself trying to imagine what the catch that Clark described -- two balls at the same time, in an actual drill -- might have looked like.

Well, I didn't have to wait long to cut the old imaginationland nodes off and actually see what the catch looked like, thanks to the magic of YouTube (and Jimmy Traina of SI's Hot Clicks).

As you'll see below, it's pretty ridiculous -- Finley is accidentally thrown two balls at once and somehow manages to catch one in each hand. At the same time.

No big deal for the guy who says he'll be "changing the tight end position" in 2011, right?


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Posted on: June 16, 2010 10:40 am
Edited on: June 16, 2010 2:43 pm
 

The continuing saga of Tramon Williams

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Greg A. Bedard has an interesting take today on the Packers duel with CB Tramon Williams. Though it’s unclear if the Packers reduced their tender offer to the restricted free agent after he didn’t sign ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, what is known is that the Packers are in a tough spot here.

As Bedard points out in this story , Green Bay doesn’t want to anger its best defensive back, particularly since Al Harris is 35 and coming off knee surgery and since the rest of the Packers DBs are unknown quantities. Yet, Williams also stands to lose millions of dollars in compensation if Green Bay actually decided to reduce that offer to 110 percent of his 2009 salary.

Bedard has an interesting theory why Williams, entering his fourth season in the league, is willing to play salary chicken. It’s because the Packers gave RB Ryan Grant a four-year, $20 million contract in 2008. As Bedard writes:

Up until that point, the Packers had been decidedly disciplined in how and when and to whom they gave contract extensions to. It was a big reason why they got in good cap shape in such a hurry after Mike Sherman.

The players that got new deals had put in their time, signed their tenders and just played along with the program.

But the decision by (Russ) Ball and Ted Thompson to do that deal then with Grant eroded much of what the Packers had done previously


So when the Packers gave Grant that deal, after his first accrued season in the NFL, his first with the Packers, after 15 games played and seven regular-season starts, they set the stage for guys like Williams to want theirs.

He and they have a point.

How can the Packers give Grant his deal, yet refuse to give the same kind of deal to Williams after he did everything they asked of him for three seasons and he started more than twice as many games as Grant (20 - 10 last season)?

Can the Packers tell Williams that Grant was more valuable when he got his contract? I don’t think so.


Stay tuned. This will turn out to be an interesting result.

UPDATE (2:40 p.m.): Bedard reports Williams signed his $3.1 million tender offer before Tuesday's deadline. Strange that the Packers didn't, you know, immediately tell the NFL about this bit of news.


--Josh Katzowitz

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