Greg Jennings

Of course he was. Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings had that to say about his offseason comments, where he criticized Aaron Rodgers as a leader and the Green Bay Packers as an organization.

“I probably took it a little too far,” Jennings said Wednesday. “No, I was happy there. Obviously there’s things that go on throughout life that you wish would be different. But it is what it is. You have to roll with the punches. Obviously, on my end of it, I feel like there were a lot of things that were kind of manipulated to appear a lot worse than what I was intending for them to be. That’s just, as a player, you have to watch what you say, so you learn and you grow.”

Jennings, who’s now in his eighth season, should already have known better. He’s not a rookie and he’s not Jermichael Finley. So of course, he went on to say how much respect he has for the Packers, you know, who brainwashed him.

“That’s behind me, but at the same time I have the utmost respect for that organization,” Jennings said. “I was just really razzing a little bit with Aaron, just knowing how he is and just going back and forth with some of the guys. It wasn’t meant to hurt anyone’s feelings.

“It was just really messing around initially, and then everyone kind of blew it a little bit out of proportion. I have the most respect for that organization. I had my most successful years there, and I still have relations with some of the guys over there and still have the respect that I had when I was playing there with them. … I still have respect for them.”

On Tuesday, Rodgers took the high road when asked about Jennings’ comments. That’s something he’s done all along. On Wednesday, Jennings kissed Rodgers’ ass a little bit.

“Again, I can’t live in the past or what was said. I have to move on. I know and you guys know that he’s a great quarterback. He’s the best player in the game. So, regardless of what anybody says, that’s not going to change, and that hasn’t changed.”

Must look awfully great next to Christian Ponder and that rag tag bunch of quarterbacks over in Minnesota.