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Offline Jacob  
#1 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 6:21:16 PM(UTC)
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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.




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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.
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Offline walleye  
#2 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 6:35:06 PM(UTC)
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Yes he is underated he is one of the best!!!
Jennings is a GOD
Offline Cheesey  
#3 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 7:26:07 PM(UTC)
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Driver never got the respect either. I think the ONLY way our guys will is if we win it all.
Offline Greg C.  
#4 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 7:49:00 PM(UTC)
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"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.
Offline CubanPenguin  
#5 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 9:02:18 PM(UTC)
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" 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.
Offline gbpfan  
#6 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 9:41:03 PM(UTC)
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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
Offline TengoJuego  
#7 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 9:45:40 PM(UTC)
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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.
Offline mrpacman  
#8 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 10:05:59 PM(UTC)
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greg jennings is 1 of da greatest WR in da NFL. so how can he b underrated?
Offline TheEngineer  
#9 Posted : Saturday, September 6, 2008 10:42:08 PM(UTC)
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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.
Offline brnt247  
#10 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 12:41:13 PM(UTC)
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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.
Offline Gravedigga  
#11 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 1:34:55 PM(UTC)
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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.
Offline Cheesey  
#12 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 2:59:22 PM(UTC)
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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!!!
Offline walleye  
#13 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 5:11:47 PM(UTC)
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greg jennings is 1 of da greatest WR in da NFL. so how can he b underrated?


In my eyes he is the GREATEST!! Magnifying glassass:
Offline zombieslayer  
#14 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 5:36:08 PM(UTC)
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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.
Offline SINCITYCHEEZE  
#15 Posted : Sunday, September 7, 2008 5:57:48 PM(UTC)
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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 pottytrain1n2: pottytrain1n1:
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