We all thought we had heard the last from the that other guy across the river in Minnesota – you know, the one who was told by his head coach to zip it and play football?
Yeah, THAT guy.
But Greg Jennings just couldn’t do it. He had to fling yet another attempted zinger at the Green Bay Packers, his former employer, by saying that he had been given some shock therapy, drugs or maybe just one step below a lobotomy when he was a Packer.
“When I came over here, I was kind of brainwashed. There’s no ‘kind of’ to it. Being over in Green Bay, you’re brainwashed to think anyone in the division is tiers below.”
Well, correct me if I’m wrong here – EVERY team in the NFL, every coach in the NFL, every player in the NFL is SUPPOSED to feel like they are tiers above every other team, coach and player. Isn’t that all we hear at this time of year when everyone is 0-0, and every team is equal? Every interview is filled with “we’ve got the talent,” “we’ve got the commitment,” and more often than not – “we’re going to the Super Bowl.”
In fact, you’re pretty stupid if you DON’T say that.
In my book, it’s the coach’s job to instill that into all their minions: That they are the best, that they are tiers above everyone else in the league.
It’s called confidence. Any player drafted into this league, any coach hired to teach, any owner who doesn’t have this feeling should be fired on the spot.
But Jennings wasn’t done … “It’s like everything that you know in Green Bay is like the best, the best, the best, the best, the best,” Jennings said. “And it’s like total brainwashing. And I think you don’t open your eyes to see what other teams have to offer unless you are in that position, and I was afforded this position.”
Oh my God! It sure sounds like Mr. Jennings has been brainwashed once again. How many times have we heard him say that Christian Ponder is the man and that the Vikings are poised to be the best team in the league?
Great to see that you’ve got some confidence, Mr. Jennings, but if you really believe that crap, then yes, you are brainwashed.
Good luck this year. Heck, good luck today when you have to confront your head coach who told you once already to keep your mouth shut.