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.