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MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 7:48:01 PM(UTC)
PackersNews said:
Receiver Greg Jennings said Monday the Green Bay Packers didn't make him an acceptable contract offer but he harbors no hard feelings toward his old team.
rabidgopher04  
#2 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 9:05:57 PM(UTC)
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Jennings said he was looking for a fresh start, in part because of the Packers’ depth at receiver.

“I understand that they have a lot of talent … and they’re going to have to showcase that talent, and we all can’t be as successful as we want to be individually with so many guys around,” Jennings said.

“You want to have individual success, you want to have overall team success, but you want to feel like you’re a part of it, and it’s hard. It would be hard for me to sit here and say, man, I was in a great position, I could have thrived. And I believe this with all my heart, not one guy over there can really maximize their potential because of the depth we had.”


Way to take one for the team, Greg.
JustinAVA182  
#3 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 9:22:27 PM(UTC)
rabidgopher04 said: Go to Quoted Post
Way to take one for the team, Greg.
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Jennings said he was looking for a fresh start, in part because of the Packers’ depth at receiver.

“I understand that they have a lot of talent … and they’re going to have to showcase that talent, and we all can’t be as successful as we want to be individually with so many guys around,” Jennings said.

“You want to have individual success, you want to have overall team success, but you want to feel like you’re a part of it, and it’s hard. It would be hard for me to sit here and say, man, I was in a great position, I could have thrived. And I believe this with all my heart, not one guy over there can really maximize their potential because of the depth we had.”


Way to take one for the team, Greg.


Ya he sure had it rough. Some players dream to of been in the position he was in.
flep  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:37:03 AM(UTC)
There is no "I" in team but there is a "Me".

So obviously it's all about the "Me" with Mr Jennings.

Well good luck with that in Minnesota where it's all about AP............
Dulak  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:35:33 AM(UTC)
flep said: Go to Quoted Post
There is no "I" in team but there is a "Me".

So obviously it's all about the "Me" with Mr Jennings.

Well good luck with that in Minnesota where it's all about AP............


Can sort of understand where he is coming from - but IMO maybe the team is better off - we got some nice receivers and this will give us a bit of money to work on some positions we really need ...

sschind  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:39:48 AM(UTC)
I understand how it might be difficult to think you are contributing as much to the teams success when there are 3 or 4 other guys who are doing at least as much if not more than you are. While the vikings are no where as good as the Packers if they do improve Jennings will play a major role in that improvement. Putting loyalties aside for a minute, because for the most part we all know there is no loyalty in the NFL, I can totally understand why Jennings would rather be part of a team where he feels he can play a much bigger role in their success.

As Packers fans some of us may have a hard time time seeing this because it is the vikings and we HATE the vikings. We say things like "all GJ cares about is himself" or that "there is no I in team" but you have to remember that Jennings is going somewhere that, in his mind, he can be a bigger part of the team. A place where he can contribute more to the teams success. I suppose you could argue that being concerned with HIS contribution to the team's success is still an indication of a "me first" attitude but I don't think it does. Every player wants his team to succeed and they all want to be a part of it.

If I could say anything to Jennings it would be that I understand why you made the move but I am sorry I can not wish you luck. If it were ANY team except the vikings (or the cowboys) I could honestly say I wish him a continued successful career but with the vikings (or the cowboys) I will have to hope he stays 100% healthy and his career falls off the face of the Earth.


Zero2Cool  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:46:14 AM(UTC)
In other words ... I have a ring, now I need the stats so I can get into the Hall of Fame.
Porforis  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:04:07 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
In other words ... I have a ring, now I need the stats so I can get into the Hall of Fame.


He's sure to get 2000 yards a year and 15 TDs tossed to him from Christian "The Rocket" Ponder
Yerko  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:50:19 AM(UTC)
He is all about himself and his own achievements and who can blame him? The move to the Vikings is still questionable because he said he wanted a good quarterback. I don't think he truly understands just how much better Favre and Rodgers made him look on the field as well as the cast of wide receivers that surrounded him.

The one thing that will truly help him in Minnesota is the Adrian Peterson factor, which he had mentioned in another interview he did.

The way I see some Packers fans acting (via Twitter) is pretty unreal. Yeah, he went to a rival but a lot of them are acting like this is AS BIG as Favre going to the Vikings. I don't agree with that. The Vikings invested a lot of money in an "older" previously injured receiver. Some of these fans should look at what the Packers have instead of what the Vikings gained. I'd say we still have it good as fans of the Packers.

The offense worked without him last season.
El3ment12  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:02:23 AM(UTC)
Peterson is going to help Jennings? When was the last time an elite running back won the Superbowl?
Porforis  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:29:50 AM(UTC)
El3ment12 said: Go to Quoted Post
Peterson is going to help Jennings? When was the last time an elite running back won the Superbowl?


What does winning super bowls on the back of a running back have to do with the best RB in the league helping his WRs?
Yerko  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 10:59:09 AM(UTC)
El3ment12 said: Go to Quoted Post
Peterson is going to help Jennings? When was the last time an elite running back won the Superbowl?


I'm not sure if you are just being super sarcastic or serious but the comment Jennings made about having the Adrian Peterson factor is that teams will always be stacked in the box to defend the running attack set by AP. This will then open up a lot of options for the passing game, thus making Jennings stats inflate.

I feel like I didn't need to explain that...but there it is. [palm]
play2win  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:05:26 AM(UTC)
Jennings is a great talent to pair with AP. No question. This was a total dollars & sense issue. The Packers had too much sense to give him the kind of contract MIN could afford. The Vikings got a great player. We couldn't afford that great player, yet, we remain far deeper at WR than the Vikings.
sschind  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:45:08 PM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
In other words ... I have a ring, now I need the stats so I can get into the Hall of Fame.


Maybe, maybe not but even if it is so who cares. We don't seem to have a problem with a 10 year veteran going to a contender to get a ring why should it matter if a guy with a ring goes somewhere for stats and money. Did we hate Reggie for leaving his team for ours? Did with think Woodson was disloyal for leaving the Raiders to come to the Packers? Of course not. Why is it perfectly fine for players to want to come here but players who want to leave here are considered selfish.

With the Packers he would have been part of a group of very talented wide receivers. With the vikings he will be the talented wide receiver. If the vikings succeed (playoffs or, God forbid, the Superbowl) Jennings will likely be a major contributor. If the Packers succeed he may have been a major contributor or he may have been just another cog in the wheel.

I guess you could argue that this proves all he is interested in is himself but again, so what. He is still going to be a part of a team, he is just going to be a more important part of the team. We lost Flynn last season because he thought he was going to get a chance to be a starter. Were you upset with him as well? was he only in it for himself? Should he have stayed here in Green Bay and been part of the team or was it OK for him to want to be a bigger part of a different team. Its the same thing.

sschind  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:47:09 PM(UTC)
Porforis said: Go to Quoted Post
He's sure to get 2000 yards a year and 15 TDs tossed to him from Christian "The Rocket" Ponder


No, but I'm guessing he will end up with better stats than he would have if he stayed in Green Bay.

El3ment12  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:43:17 PM(UTC)
Yerko said: Go to Quoted Post
I'm not sure if you are just being super sarcastic or serious but the comment Jennings made about having the Adrian Peterson factor is that teams will always be stacked in the box to defend the running attack set by AP. This will then open up a lot of options for the passing game, thus making Jennings stats inflate.

I feel like I didn't need to explain that...but there it is. [palm]


Yeah and who is throwing him the ball. Don't matter if the box is stacked if you have a bad quarterback. If Peyton manning or Rodgers had AP...different story. Chances are AP doesn't have another season like he did anyway.
Zero2Cool  
#17 Posted : Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:30:10 AM(UTC)
sschind said: Go to Quoted Post
Maybe, maybe not but even if it is so who cares. We don't seem to have a problem with a 10 year veteran going to a contender to get a ring why should it matter if a guy with a ring goes somewhere for stats and money. Did we hate Reggie for leaving his team for ours? Did with think Woodson was disloyal for leaving the Raiders to come to the Packers? Of course not. Why is it perfectly fine for players to want to come here but players who want to leave here are considered selfish.

With the Packers he would have been part of a group of very talented wide receivers. With the vikings he will be the talented wide receiver. If the vikings succeed (playoffs or, God forbid, the Superbowl) Jennings will likely be a major contributor. If the Packers succeed he may have been a major contributor or he may have been just another cog in the wheel.

I guess you could argue that this proves all he is interested in is himself but again, so what. He is still going to be a part of a team, he is just going to be a more important part of the team. We lost Flynn last season because he thought he was going to get a chance to be a starter. Were you upset with him as well? was he only in it for himself? Should he have stayed here in Green Bay and been part of the team or was it OK for him to want to be a bigger part of a different team. Its the same thing.



As I have said numerous times, I hold no ill feelings for Greg Jennings going to the Vikings. As I have said numerous times, he got his ring, why not get paid now? You're barking at the wrong person here because I couldn't careless what team he went to. The Brett Favre situation desensitized myself on giving a poop. I care about the 53 on the team. :)
PackerTraxx  
#18 Posted : Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:23:00 AM(UTC)
I think Jennings will have a tough time in with the Queens. He will probably be double teamed the whole game. He has trouble beating double teams and they don't have anyone else that's a threat, unless they get fortunate in the draft. That's entirely possible because of their position. But they still have Ponder throwing, who I think can be a good QB but nothing close to Aaron. It is a good signing because it is obviously a position of need, however I don't see it as a cure all.
sschind  
#19 Posted : Wednesday, March 20, 2013 9:17:13 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
As I have said numerous times, I hold no ill feelings for Greg Jennings going to the Vikings. As I have said numerous times, he got his ring, why not get paid now? You're barking at the wrong person here because I couldn't careless what team he went to. The Brett Favre situation desensitized myself on giving a poop. I care about the 53 on the team. :)


That's possible, I'm still trying to figure out who is who on this forum. I guess when I see someone saying he is only in it for himself it makes me think that they are taking that as a negative thing. My apologies if I misread anything.

I agree 100% about the 53 men on the team. Once a player leaves I have no interest in them either.
DoddPower  
#20 Posted : Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:59:13 PM(UTC)
Everyone wants to feel wanted in their jobs/careers. The Packers may have extended an offer to Jennings, but I believe Jennings stated the Vikings REALLY made him feel wanted. I can relate to this. I just moved across the country (NC to CA) for a new job because the new company made it VERY obvious they really wanted me. Even if the location isn't ideal to the individual, feeling wanted and as an indispensable entity in the organization is very important. I wouldn't be surprised if Ted Thompson's approach is more reserved in dealing with some players in terms of stroking their ego. I could see him acting like "Well, we'd like to have you back, but here's what we're willing to pay you. If that's not good enough for you, I understand and wish you luck. Talk to you later."

I don't blame Jennings for going to the Vikings, especially since I don't know all the facts and what went on behind closed doors. Teams can turn around quickly, anyway. For all we know, the Vikings could have the next Aaron Rodgers/Andrew Luck/Russell Wilson in a year or two and be a completely different football team, perhaps even a contender. Take the best situation, and see what happens.
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