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Jennings Will Get An Offer...But When?

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Jennings Will Get An Offer...But When?

Steve over at PackerGeeks dives into the Will-They or Won't-They Greg Jennings drama with this post today. One of the things he touches on is Ted Thompson's terrible province for communication. Steve is, of course, spot on about Thompson. But I do have to admit that I find it funny that people, not necessarily Steve mind you, but Packer Fans in general, are already howling that Thompson isn't moving fast enough in regards to extending Jennings. (Yes, I did indeed add my voice to the fray, literally,  during our latest podcast - but I'm pretty sure I was pointing out the importance of resigning Jennings, not how it needed to be done quickly.) What they seem to be forgetting is that the Packers DID approach Jennings during the season. In fact, they approached him the same week they extended Rodgers. So for Jennings (or, more likely, Jennings agent) to start making noise that the Packers haven't contacted him about an extension, and whoa-is Greg! The Packers don't seem to love him - I mean, come on. He wanted to play out the year and not talk about his contract so that he could put up his numbers and drive his value up. Done. Now, he has three options. He can wait for a call, call the Packers, or play out his contract. But to start saying in the press that he doesn't know if he's wanted, I'm sorry, but that's absurd.

I think Donald's Designated Driver does a good job summing up my credulity with those who think Thompson is dragging his feet with this gem of a post.

Comments (7)

Franklin Hillside's picture

That article on JSonline is ridiculous. It's based on stuff that was said when he was cleaning out his locker a couple weeks ago. Rob Reischel is just being melodramatic. Kind of stupid really.

Quote that really matters from that whole article:
"That would feel so good for someone to say that," Jennings said. "But I'm sure they want me here, I want to be here. I'm positive they know how I feel. And I pretty much know how they feel. I'm not concerned about it at all. I feel like I'm going to be a Green Bay Packer."

One more:
"Any way we can get in done discreetly, the best way possible, then that's great,"

packeraaron's picture

Franklin - I THOUGHT that's where those quotes were from. They all sounded very familiar... Thanks for confirming.

bucky's picture

<i>But to start saying in the press that he doesn’t know if he’s wanted, I’m sorry, but that’s absurd.</i>

I didn't see anywhere in that article where Jennings says he doesn't know if he's wanted. I did see an assertion by the writer of the article that "Green Bay has done nothing to let Jennings or his people know he's wanted beyond 2009." But seeing as the next paragraph quotes Jennings as saying he knows the Packers want him, the assertion in the article is what is absurd.

packeraaron's picture

bucky - good point. I should have made the distinction. I remembered reading a quote from his agent during the season and projected it into this article. My bad.

Ron La Canne's picture

Off Topic

Special Teams Assistant Coach, Shawn Slocum, was promoted to Special Teams Coach. Let's hope he can bring the Kick Off coverage unit back to some semblence of competence. Good Luck Shawn.

packeraaron's picture

Ron - perhaps you missed this:

http://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/just-cant-get-excited

;)

Ron La Canne's picture

That I did Asron. I'm going up to comment on your Capers idea. I'm affraid this says something about what TT and MM are up to.

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