Former Packer Jennings Rips Rodgers

Published on 25-Jul-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Former Packer Jennings Rips Rodgers

This has not exactly been a good week for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

First, Rodgers found out that his buddy Ryan Braun lied about taking PED's, putting Rodgers in an uncomfortable spot for defending him.

Now former Packer Greg Jennings is putting him on blast for not being a good teammate.

Jennings, who now plays wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, called Rodgers out, saying that his newfound success as the Green Bay quarterback has gone to his head.

“A lot of times when you have a guy who creates that spotlight for himself and establishes that and takes a lot of that, it becomes so-and-so and the team,” he said. “It should always be the team.”

“Don’t get me wrong, ‘12’ is a great person. But when you hear all positives, all positives, all positives all the time, it’s hard for you to sit down when one of your teammates says ‘Man, come on, you’ve got to hold yourself accountable for this.’ It’s hard for someone to see that now because all they’ve heard is 'I’m doing it the right way, I’m perfect.' In actuality, we all have flaws.”

Jennings claims that by going to Minnesota, he'll be able to prove he is a better wideout because of who he is and not because of the quarterbacks -- including Brett Favre -- that have targeted him in his seven previous NFL seasons.

Jennings must have forgotten that Christian Ponder will be his quarterback this year, so chances of him proving people wrong are varying between slim and none. Ponder, who has just finished his 'sophmore' season in the NFL, will have no more excuses as to why he isn't performing like a starting quarterback should. With the Vikings picking him 12th overall, he is no longer a rookie in this league.

Jennings sounds like he's jealous of Rodgers because he's the star of the Packers and Jennings wasn't. If Jennings is anticipating that he's about to be the main man in Minnesota with MVP Adrian Peterson in the backfield, the first thing the Vikings should do is get him checked for concussion-like symptoms.

Good luck with that, Greg.