GREEN BAY – Ben McAdoo isn’t the least bit worried about Jermichael Finley’s weight, his Twitter feed or his apparent interest in being more of a wide receiver than tight end.
McAdoo, the Green Bay Packers tight ends coach, said he wasn’t upset that Finley reported to camp at a very lean 240 pounds after playing last year between 250 and 255.
“I’m not worried about his weight. In the past, he would show up at a weight, and trim it down by the end of camp, and then about mid-October it would start creeping up. The weight he’s carrying now is all good weight,” McAdoo explained. “He’s a young man, he’s going to get dense, he’s going to get thicker, and it’s all going to be good weight and that’s all I’m concerned about. I’m not worried about it.”
Finley also said during workouts in Minneapolis that he wants to spend more time in a 2-point stance split out from the line of scrimmage or in the slot rather than in a 3-point stance next to the tackle. McAdoo had an answer for that, too.
“They all want to be up more, they all want to be in a 2-point stance, they all try to talk me into things,” McAdoo said. “We’re going to do whatever it takes to win. If it’s a 4-point stance, we may try that. That doesn’t bother me.”
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