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Jermichael Finley has only himself to blame for not having a season like we expected.
Finley has promoted his motto of "year of the takeover" which represents how he will take over the tight end position and transform it. He first said this motto in 2010 but got injured and missed the rest of the season.
He brought the phrase back for this season and even worked with Nike to create a custom shoe that has "YOTTO" on it, which represents his year of the takeover phrase that you can see here.
The tight end position is currently transforming. Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham are part of a revolution that features a more dynamic tight end that has the speed and ability of a wide receiver but the size of a tight end.
Finley thinks he should be in that class. As a result, we have held him to those expectations. While he has been good for the team, he has not lived up to his hype. He needs to work on holding onto the ball, as he dropped a good number of passes this year.
Hopefully this year Finley can finally "take over" and backup what he has been saying over the past two years.