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Video: Packers tight end Finley catches two balls at once

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Jermichael Finley isn't showing any lingering effects of the injury that knocked him out of the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl season. The team's tight end was showing off his athleticism at practice this week by catching two balls at once during a drill.

That's pretty impressive, I guess, but no more so than the woman I saw this morning in the grocery store who was juggling a toddler and her iPhone all while trying to find the perfect tomatoes.

Finley's feat is cool, but is it productive? There's obvious benefit in practicing acrobatic maneuvers on the sideline. After all, you never know when you're going to have to make a left-handed grab while Nnamdi Asomugha is providing blanket coverage. Why the two balls, though? I get the idea behind the drill, it's just that it seems counterproductive to getting receivers to use the proper technique when catching the easy ones.

Michael Phelps doesn't practice one-handed touches in butterfly races. LeBron James isn't doing drills to shoot with his eyes closed. And Yo-Yo Ma sure ain't tuning the C string to B flat while running through Bach's Cello Suite.

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