Discussion Board
Welcome Guest! You can login or register. Login or Register.
2 Pages12>

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Jacob  
#1 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 6:21:16 PM(UTC)
http://myespn.go.com/blo...s-his-due--sort-of-.html

We didn't hear as many protestations as we thought we might after last week's NFL preview. But we did catch a reasonable tongue-lashing from Joseph, who questioned a Scouts, Inc. rating of 78 for Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings. (A 78 rating falls in Scouts, Inc.'s "solid player" category.)

You need an Insider subscription to get to this, but overall Scouts, Inc. rated Jennings No. 21 on a list of the NFL's top receivers. Jennings actually ranked ahead of teammate Donald Driver (24) but was behind such players as Pittsburgh's Santonio Holmes (T-12), Chicago's Devin Hester (T-14) and Kansas City's Dwayne Bowe (T-18).

Joseph of Atlanta writes: Okay, enough is enough and I've gotta ask: what's with the apparent consensus that Greg Jennings is a nonentity? The latest is the 78 rating ESPN gave him in the Packers season preview (8/27). He put up top 10 receiving numbers last year in everything but catches and yards, and with six more catches, would have broken 1000 yards receiving with 11 fewer catches than Plaxico Burress (fewest catches among 1000 yard receivers). And that was in 13 games. Yet Marques Colston is a top wideout? I understand he played with Favre, but did Reggie Wayne (P. Manning), Colston (Brees), or Chad Johnson (Palmer) put up the kinds of numbers Jennings has? Not to mention he's only in his second year, and caught Aaron Rodgers' only career touchdown pass. Add in the three game-winning touchdown catches last season alone, and we've got some pretty awesome numbers for a second-year player. Where's his hype?

Kevin Seifert: Scouts, Inc., had this to say about Jennings in their ratings: "He is a versatile player who can align in multiple spots in the Packers' spread offense. Jennings is a very productive player with enough size to be a big-time threat in the red zone."

I can't speak to the methods of their numerical ratings, but I think that's a pretty accurate assessment of Jennings on a qualitative level. The best thing you can say about Jennings is that's he's productive, especially with 12 touchdowns in 13 games last season. The worst thing you can say is that he hasn't been able to avoid the injury bug.

An ankle injury cost him one game in 2006 and two games last season, and a knee injury sidelined him during the 2008 preseason. To me, the only thing holding back Jennings from a higher ranking is showing that he can play a 16-game season. That would put him on track for surpassing the 1,000-yard barrier that generally brings receivers a level of acclaim.

"Greg Jennings definitely makes a difference when he's out there," coach Mike McCarthy told reporters in Green Bay this week. Jennings will be especially valuable Monday night against Minnesota; highly productive No. 3 receiver James Jones could miss that game because of a sprained knee.




----------------------------------------------------------------


----------------------------------------------------------------


----------------------------------------------------------------


----------------------------------------------------------------

Just some comments I read under the article


Mikerocker9 (1 hour ago)
Greg Jennings is the future of the Packers


joecoolxxxi (40 minutes ago)
GREG JENNINGS CAN PUT UP THE NUMBERS THIS YEAR TO BE FAR BETTER THEN MOST OF THE WR THEY HAVE LISTED BEFORE HIM. IF HEALTHY HIM AND RODGERS CAN MAKE A VERY GOOD COMBO. UNLIKE THE VIKES WHO HAVE VERY LITTLE FIRE POWER AS FAR AS PASSING OFFENSE. MOSTLY DUE TO A #### AT QB. THE PACKERS WILL HAVE A MUCH BETTER SEASON THEN THE VIKES. THE VIKES DEFENSE WILL CARRY THE VIKES AS FAR AS THEY GO AS WELL AS THE RUNNING GAME. THE QB WILL STOP THEM FROM GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS.
walleye  
#2 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 6:35:06 PM(UTC)
Yes he is underated he is one of the best!!!
Jennings is a GOD
Cheesey  
#3 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 7:26:07 PM(UTC)
Driver never got the respect either. I think the ONLY way our guys will is if we win it all.
Greg C.  
#4 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 7:49:00 PM(UTC)
"Solid" is not the right word to describe Jennings. That's just where he fell in the rankings. He's spectacular but not always available. So it averages out to a "solid" ranking. I'm okay with that. If Jennings stays healthy for a full season, he will put up big numbers and a bunch more highlight reel plays and he will earn his props. I'm sure a lot of people remember the OT catch in Denver.
CubanPenguin  
#5 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 9:02:18 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Jennings is a very productive player with enough size to be a big-time threat in the red zone."



Umm I agree he is a big time threat in the Red Zone but not because of his size, he is the smallest Packers WR at 5'11 and he has an average weight.
gbpfan  
#6 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 9:41:03 PM(UTC)
if jennings gets to play the full season which i think he wil he a d.d wow jennings is underated but he will shine this year
TengoJuego  
#7 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 9:45:40 PM(UTC)
Underrated as far as fans and critics go. But the teams matched up against our WR's, including Gregorious, know that he is a very dangerous player.
mrpacman  
#8 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 10:05:59 PM(UTC)
greg jennings is 1 of da greatest WR in da NFL. so how can he b underrated?
TheEngineer  
#9 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 10:42:08 PM(UTC)
The media have always seemed to underrate the Packers lately. If teams do the same, it'll be a big mistake and their loss. So go ahead, give Jennings a 78. But he'll burn you with that speed he was never rated with, the catching skills people don't think he has, and the agility to dodge a bullet if given the chance.
brnt247  
#10 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 12:41:13 PM(UTC)
Not many people realize that he missed a few games last year. He had almost a TD a game and nearly 1000 yards despite missing games.
Gravedigga  
#11 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 1:34:55 PM(UTC)
Underrated throughout the league but overrated on packer sites. You would think he's Jerry Rice on Packer sites. Wheres all the DD love? He's our #1 guy.
Cheesey  
#12 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 2:59:22 PM(UTC)
It's ok with me he's under rated.......let him sneak up on the other teams!
The guys writting the "ratings" never had to COVER Jennings.....or DD for that matter!!!
walleye  
#13 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 5:11:47 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
greg jennings is 1 of da greatest WR in da NFL. so how can he b underrated?


In my eyes he is the GREATEST!! :magnifyglass:
zombieslayer  
#14 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 5:36:08 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Driver never got the respect either. I think the ONLY way our guys will is if we win it all.


Yeah, I don't know why either of our top 2 WRs are so dissed by the media. Both are excellent WRs, and definitely deserve higher rankings.
SINCITYCHEEZE  
#15 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 5:57:48 PM(UTC)
Who cares what the stupid talking heads of the media say,as long as our guys perform on sunday.The talking heads can kiss my :pottytrain2: :pottytrain1:
Packnic  
#16 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 6:31:07 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Driver never got the respect either. I think the ONLY way our guys will is if we win it all.


Yeah, I don't know why either of our top 2 WRs are so dissed by the media. Both are excellent WRs, and definitely deserve higher rankings.



I think its because neither makes an ass out of himself with touchdown dances and off the field antics. They are about one thing. being productive football players (which is the mantra in green bay). So i think their underrated status comes from not being on the front page due to something besides football.


and in my opinion. I cant think of one WR that has been as consistent and productive over a long span than Donald Driver.
Zero2Cool  
#17 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 6:49:59 PM(UTC)
I think our WR are perceived as under rated because most think that Brett made them, not them making themselves. If, that makes any sense.
Cheesey  
#18 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 7:01:12 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
I think our WR are perceived as under rated because most think that Brett made them, not them making themselves. If, that makes any sense.

It does Zero....it does.
Of course our WR's can disprove that by all of them having big years this season.
MAYBE then they will get the "attaboys" they deserve.
I think they have a chip on their collective shoulders for not getting the recognition they deserve.
Bigbyfan  
#19 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 7:45:34 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Yes he is underated he is one of the best!!!
Jennings is a GOD


Calling him God is underrating him!!!
TengoJuego  
#20 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 11:08:07 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
" said: Go to Quoted Post
I think our WR are perceived as under rated because most think that Brett made them, not them making themselves. If, that makes any sense.

It does Zero....it does.
Of course our WR's can disprove that by all of them having big years this season.
MAYBE then they will get the "attaboys" they deserve.
I think they have a chip on their collective shoulders for not getting the recognition they deserve.


TBH there have been few "great" Packer WR's. None have been known as top talent or top tier. Greg and DD are probably two of the more "popular guys" I guess.
Rss Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages12>
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error

Fan Shout
beast (54m) : Yeah it's weird, if anything goes wrong the defense and OL get blamed, even if passing game fault
hardrocker950 (2h) : But I put it mostlt on the offense and poor playcalling
hardrocker950 (2h) : I have seen the defense take a lot of flak over the loss..
Cheesey (3h) : Rodgers would have hit open guys. The game plan wouldn't have killed us. Less 3 and outs, and maybe some scores.
beast (4h) : Rodgers wouldn't of abandon attepting to get the ball to Nelson and Adams.
Zero2Cool (4h) : Rodgers with that game plan would have came up short too.
beast (5h) : Yeah the Packers defense got wore out... being on the field so long. Giving longer breathers than 3&out would of helped a lot IMO.
Cheesey (6h) : There wouldn't have been so many 3 and outs, thus keeping our D off the field.
Cheesey (6h) : True, but with the low score we would have had a chance with Rodgers behind center.
Zero2Cool (6h) : Brees is a damn good QB, not giving Capers a pass, not even close.
Zero2Cool (6h) : Saints kicked Packers ass with Rodgers too.
Cheesey (7h) : That's just it. Rodgers needs a DEFENSE as well. And without him, there is NO chance.
beast (8h) : Just fire everyone! Rodgers can do it without them! Hell trade for the healthy Browns players!
Cheesey (10h) : Capers needs to GO. So do players that can't cut it.
Zero2Cool (11h) : Capers presser summed up? INjuries are why we suck. (shut up, coach and adapt)
Zero2Cool (11h) : nearly crapped myself hearing dom capers talk, forgot to close the tab after mccarthy haha
Zero2Cool (11h) : McCarthy said the communication was not good enough on defense yesterday. Injuries in secondary have complicated substitution patterns.
Zero2Cool (11h) : McCarthy again says "I believe in him"... sorry, BS, we saw how you believe in him yesterday.
Zero2Cool (11h) : @The_Green_Gold Highest graded players Kenny Clark & Blake Martinez. It wouldn't be possible to grade an entire defense
Porforis (12h) : Well, it WAS clean until someone 'shouted' in it...
Zero2Cool (12h) : QB Brett Hundley when targeting a WR against Saints: 6-for-15, 54 yards.
Zero2Cool (12h) : clean?
Please sign in to use Fan Shout
2017 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 10 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Sep 24 @ 3:25 PM
BENGALS
Thursday, Sep 28 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 8 @ 3:25 PM
at Cowboys
Sunday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM
SAINTS
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Monday, Nov 6 @ 7:30 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM
RAVENS
Sunday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
at Steelers
Sunday, Dec 3 @ 12:00 PM
BUCCANEERS
Sunday, Dec 10 @ 12:00 PM
at Browns
Sunday, Dec 17 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Saturday, Dec 23 @ 7:30 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Dec 31 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions
Think About It
Think About It
Recent Topics
56m / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / hardrocker950

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

9h / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

10h / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

10h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

16h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Porforis

18h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

23-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

22-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

22-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

22-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

22-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

Headlines