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Jermichael struggles to break free from spider web

September 19, 2010 by  
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Sept 19, 2010 ~ by Tom Silverstein

~Life might be great for Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, but it definitely isn’t easy.

Consider his plight.

Here he is lined up on the right side of the formation next to right tackle Mark Tauscher. At the snap of the ball the defensive end takes a step to his left and – boom – he smacks Finley in the chest, preventing an easy release off the line of scrimmage.

Finley clears the end, but waiting for him a few yards downfield is the middle linebacker, ever so happy to make the tight end null and void. 

"I looked back at the film (from the Eagles game) and I felt like I had some (expletive) on me with all the flies around," Finley said.

Now Finley’s lined up outside as a single receiver with a safety in front of him. At the snap of the ball, a linebacker spreads out and takes away the slant while the other safety plays over the top to prevent Finley from going deep.

Finally, Finley gets a free release off the line of scrimmage from an in-line position, only this time one linebacker plays heavy outside technique, forcing him to go to the middle, right over to the other middle linebacker, who’s waiting to greet him.

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