Greg Jennings in better times. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Jennings vs. Packers: All in good fun?

Greg Jennings appears to have been slightly miffed by the ribbing he’s been receiving from his former Green Bay Packers teammates – namely quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver James Jones.

Last month, when asked about Jennings at a function, Rodgers replied “who?” in reference to the receiver who walked away from a contract proposal offered by the Packers and signed instead with the Minnesota Vikings in February.

Again today, here’s what Jones had to say in referencing a question about not having either Jennings or former Packer Donald Driver on the team:

“Yeah those are my dogs, but I don’t like Greg no more. He left us. But ‘D-Drive’ is my dog.”

Jennings who was interviewed today and asked to give comparisons between Rodgers, former Packers and Vikings QB Brett Favre and current Vikings QB Christian Ponder, Jenning said, “I’ll take Brett. He did it for so long. I got there in a period of time where Brett already was thee(as an elite quarterback). Then the guy they have now, he sat behind Brett and he learned so much,” he said in referencing Aaron Rodgers.

First of all, Rodgers’ “who” comment was in jest, whereas Jennings’ seems a bit on the arrogant and irritated side of things. We know he doesn’t forget those two perfectly placed touchdown passes Rodgers threw to him in Super Bowl XLV. When he treats him like Voldomort and won’t mention him by name, that’s a slap in the face.

In my opinion watching his reaction this season when he starts to figure out a way to catch the ducks thrown by Ponder, no doubt Jenning will be forced into fond memories of his former quarterback.

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  • Charles Stocks

    Aaron Rodgers, well know for his delightful personality, made a comment in “jest.” Perhaps it wasn’t just another moment in the life of a supremely bitter man. I would say it was in jest and surely that would be how it was received by Jennings. Jones on the other hand, young pup that he is, still seems to think that Jennings left them. The Pack never tried to resign him until he was all but out of town. His statement was clearly trying to be nasty.
    Now, when jennings makes “the other” guy statement, it’s arrogant and irritated? Of course he would chose Brett. He was his first NFL QB, and the guy who brought him along in the first place. His statement more than likely was a tongue in check response to what Rodgers’ said.
    It’s so brutally clear that this is a RA RA piece, aimed only for Packers fans. Fans of the other 31 teams in the league most certainly will recognize this as mindless drivel, aimed to pump up an already over-pumped fan base, who could never acknowledge talent in anybody other than a player wearing green and yellow. Great journalism, maybe you’re a great editor, but as a writer you are not.

  • Mike

    It’s a Packers site buddy, of course it’s going to be about the Packers. You want to hear about about the east coast watch ESPN. No one made you come to this website and read this piece. Also, in your pic you are wearing a Sox hat, excuse me pot, but did you just say “mindless drivel, aimed to pump up an already over-pumped fan base, who could never acknowledge talent in anybody other than a player wearing green and yellow.” Hello!! You are Red Sox fan.

  • Generic

    I just read the full interview with Jennings and I can’t believe how disappointed I am with the way this article takes what he says completely out of context. Jennings was asked to compare how much he has to instruct Ponder, compared to Favre and Rodgers collectively; not compare Favre to Rodgers the way this article makes it sound. And when Jennings says “I’ll take Brett” he isn’t choosing Favre over Rodgers or Ponder, just giving an example of why his situation of working with Brett was different than it is with Ponder. Furthermore, Jennings has always been a class act and I’m sure not using Rodgers name was an intentional jest between two former teammates. As huge Packer fan I’m very disappointed with the way this article portrays one of our former players.

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