The only problem? Finley only caught two touchdown passes. However, if you look back on his last three full seasons for the Packers (throwing out the 2010 season when he had a knee injury), Finley has caught an average of 57 Aaron Rodgers Rhinestone Jersey passes for 703 yards and five touchdowns per season. Going into the 2012 season, Pro Football Focus had Finley tied for sixth among tight ends in the NFL in drops over a three-year period. Finley didn’t help himself in that category through much of the 2012 season. Finley also coughed up the ball on a fumble last season, although that was only the second lost fumble of his career. But something changed for Finley once the rumors of him potentially being cast adrift by the Packers started circulating. Finley became a very dependable target for quarterback Aaron Rodgers . Remember, Finley is still just 26 years old, but even at that young age, Finley has already played five seasons in the NFL. When it came time for the Packers to make a decision on Finley this offseason, the Packers not only kept No. 88, but didn’t change his contract status.
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It’s exciting.” All-Pro outside linebacker Clay Matthews is enthused for the season ahead. Not only did Matthews, like Rodgers, cash in with a big contract extension in the offseason, but the fearsome pass rusher (16 sacks in 2012) has some help in getting after the quarterback. Versatile defensive end Datone Jones was the team’s first-round draft pick this year, and his arrival prompted the coaches to give end Mike Neal a long look as a stand-up linebacker opposite Matthews during the offseason workouts. Weaknesses: While Datone Jones figures to give a lift to a pass rush that has been almost exclusively Matthews’ domain the last couple seasons, the powerful and quick rookie could be of greater help to the defense as a run stopper. Green Bay was exploited on the ground to virtually no end late in the season by Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson and then 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who ran for a playoff-record 181 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers’ season-ending game. The Packers face Kaepernick and the 49ers in Week 1. Green Bay’s firepower on offense and ability to outscore opponents amid letdowns by the defense was mitigated far too often last season because of erratic kicker Mason Crosby. The veteran made only 21 of 33 field goals (league-worst 63.6 percent) in the regular season. Now, for the Clay Matthews Authentic Jersey first time since he kicked aside incumbent Dave Rayner in a preseason battle his rookie season in 2007, Crosby is competing to keep his job. His adversary in training camp will be left-footed Giorgio Tavecchio, an unheralded first-year player. NOTES, QUOTES –Maybe Brad Jones had good reason to sing the virtues of head coach Mike McCarthy’s revised offseason schedule this year.