Jermichael Finley ready for revenge with Louis Delmas
There’s nothing like a good grudge match inside of a division rivalry and that is what we appear to have brewing here between Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley and Detroit Lions safety Louis Demlas.
Delmas was fined $7,500 last year when he hit Finley squarely between the numbers on a ball that was uncatchable and way overthrown. Then, Delmas celebrated the big hit.
“Last year, he got that cheap shot in,” Finley told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “The ball was already over my head and dang near hitting the ground. A play like that can injure somebody or hurt a career. That's not a good thing for me. The taunting thing, that's not cool at all.
"We'll be going after him, without a doubt."
Delmas told Chris McCosky of the Detroit News that he’s not worried about Finley’s pledge for payback.
"Football is football; you get hit," Delmas said. "He's a great player and I am sure he doesn't mean nothing by it. He's just trying to prepare himself for the game. That was a year ago. This is a new year and different things are going to happen."
Per McCosky, Delmas was fined four times through 10 games as a rookie. The Lions fined him $5,000 for a one-fingered salute last Sunday at Minnesota.
"I believe every fine I got last year was worth it," he said. "I went out there and played as hard as I can and this year I am doing the same thing.
"I get the fines but I am pretty sure everybody respects the way I play."
Nobody respects cheap shots, especially when they’re celebrated. And obscene gestures to the crowd? No, no one respects those either.
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