Legendary senior writer, Packers lead blogger & NFC North columnist jclombardi talks about WR Jennings leaving the Pack.
Fans, as we said in our headline news postings, all-pro wide receiver Greg Jennings pulled a "Favre" leaving the Packers for the rival Vikings in the NFC North Division. We can now confirm that this is a literally true statement. According to Jennings, Favre gave him some advice. Appearing on Sports Radio Interviews. Jennings said, “Absolutely. We were literally — as I got off the plane and Coach Musgrave walked up to me — I’m on the phone with Brett. I spoke with Brett probably two or three times throughout this process — a lot via text and then on the phone as well. But he shot me straight. I knew if there was one person that would shoot straight and tell me exactly what I wanted to hear and the things that I possibly didn’t want to hear, it would be Brett. And so he did that for me.”
However, as we point out in our ongoing commentaries about the amateurish "nickel and dime" (cheapskates) Packers management, they do tend to create a "bad blood" scenario leading to legendary quality talent leaving the Pack.
According to Jennings, the decision came down to the differences between the Minnesota front office who want him more than the Packers' front office. Jennings says, “I’ll say this, Mr. Spielman and Coach Frazier and the Wilf family, they were more in-tuned to me playing in this color and with this organization than Green Bay was. So the decision was made and I’m excited about it.”
About returning to Lambeau Field in the 2013 season, Jennings said that he had no hard feelings adding, “It’s gonna be exciting, business as usual. Obviously I have some history there. Appreciate the opportunities that they gave me. Great organization, but the song said it best.”