GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Check Jermichael Finley's Twitter mentions, and it's clear most people thought the former Green Bay Packers tight end was taking a shot at quarterback Aaron Rodgers when he posted this following Jordy Nelson's season-ending knee injury on Sunday:
Given the sometimes rocky history between Finley and Rodgers -- remember it was Finley's agent, Blake Baratz, who in 2012 called Rodgers a great quarterback not a great a leader -- it was reasonable to think it was a shot.
Apparently what Finley was trying to say is that Rodgers' receivers don't get enough credit.
"I'm going to say what I've got to say if it's serious, sarcastic or whatever it shall be," Finley said during an interview Tuesday on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee. "Aaron Rodgers is great, of course. Jordy Nelson is great, of course. But what I was saying is you are going to see how great he is without Jordy Nelson. Not that Aaron Rodgers is not great.
"I just feel like Packer Nation just doesn't give the receivers credit. That's just my opinion. Aaron Rodgers is awesome, a great person, a great community person, I just feel like the receiving corps doesn’t get enough credit."
Finley, who hasn't played since his 2013 neck injury, categorized his relationship with Rodgers as "sometimes it was on, sometimes it was off."
"But at the end of the day we knew how to bring it together and be teammates," he added. "I thought the chemistry was good."
But back that Tweet.
"It was just how I felt," Finley said. "I think you're going to see how great he is without Jordy Nelson. He's going to have to get the other guys active, the rookies active. [Randall] Cobb's going to have to step up big time in the middle of the field, and I think the Packers need a big receiver. That's my opinion."