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Packers exclude injured players from team photo

Posted on: January 25, 2011 6:26 pm
Edited on: January 25, 2011 8:41 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

When LB Nick Barnett and TE Jermichael Finley discovered they weren’t invited to participate in the official team Super Bowl photo next week, they were clearly disappointed. They immediately took to their Twitter accounts to show their displeasure.

Barnett called it "sad," and Finley said it was "not cool".

They weren’t nasty about it; but they clearly were hurt and felt disrespected nonetheless.

But, simply put, there are too many players on IR (15 in all) to put them all in the same photo with the rest of the team. That’s the Packers stance anyway.

"It was a team decision driven by the sheer number of players on IR. Our primary focus is to get the team ready to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. Every decision we make is about trying to win a world championship," a team spokesman said in a statement to the Green Bay Press Gazette.

According to the paper, the IR players won’t travel to Dallas until Thursday. The rest of the team will have already been in town three days by then, and the team photo is usually taken at Media Day, which is scheduled for Tuesday. But the injured players will stand on the sidelines during the game and be afforded the same benefits their teammates receive.

But the lack of a photo, because there are too many injured players, has to be a real kick in the torn ACL.

Fortunately, the players backed off a bit from their statements on Tuesday afternoon.

"I was not trying to be a distraction nor was I downing the organization they have done so much for me," Barnett wrote.

"This next two weeks is about the unbelievable success of my teammates and last thing I want is to be (is a) distraction," Finley wrote.

Sounds like the Packers haven’t heard about the latest photographic technology that could accommodate everybody that played on their team this season.

I think it's called “wide-angle lens.”

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Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2011 12:03 am
 

Packers exclude injured players from team photo

if you see where this article was written was under facts and rumors not breaking news stories!. and its just a picture they will have plenty more chances to take a picture in the next few years Cool



Since: Oct 22, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2011 11:47 pm
 

Packers exclude injured players from team photo

everyone gets a ring... even practice squad players



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2011 11:01 pm
 

Packers exclude injured players from team photo

Non story, PERIOD.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2011 10:02 pm
 

Packers exclude injured players from team photo

PR?  Please, NFL teams could care less about PR.  However, wait til they become free agents...then we'll see if they remember the super bowl shuffle...right outta that team pic!!


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