Numerous times lately, I’ve heard media types imply that Packers’ wide receiver Greg Jennings is not living up to his contract numbers.  Most recently, it was this morning when Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette wrote that “Jennings is getting paid too much money to serve as a decoy and needs to make more plays”.

That’s ridiculous.  Jennings is still on pace for over 1,000 yards receiving.  Considering that the Packers have 5 or 6 viable threats in their passing attack, that’s more than respectable.  Clearly, this offense functions best when it takes what the opposing defense is willing to allow.  The bottom line is winning, not amassing stats.  If the focus on Jennings results in more opportunities for his teammates, then he is doing his job. 

Save the critical scrutiny for the special teams, where it most certainly belongs.


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  • Chris

    Right on! Jennings is having a fine season, but he is just one cog in the wheel. They are better having him, at whatever cost, then trying to fill in with a less (read “cheaper”) player.