GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers' tight end Jermichael Finley says he hasn't forgotten the hit he took from Detroit safety Louis Delmas last November. And he says the Packers will remember it on Sunday, when they host the Lions.
Delmas was fined $7,500 after knocking the wind out of Finley on a late hit, and then celebrating. It happened on a pass play in which the ball went over Finley's head - and he said there was no reason for Delmas to hit him like he did. The Lions will try to find a way to slow Finley down. He's gone over 100 receiving yards in each of his last two games. The streak ties a Packer record for tight ends, set by Paul Coffman in 1979. In three games, Finley leads all tight ends in the NFL with 265 receiving yards. Meanwhile, linebacker Brady Poppinga pulled a hamstring at practice yesterday, and corner Sam Shields pulled a calf muscle. Coach Mike McCarthy says he's not sure if either injury is bad enough to keep them from playing on Sunday.
Packers' rookie linebacker Frank Zombo was fined $7,500 by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler Monday night. Zombo was penalized on the play, and it nullified a key interception by Nick Barnett. Despite that, Zombo said his coaches did not give him any negative feedback. He said he was just being aggressive - and had he gone three inches lower, he would not have been flagged.