Cullen Jenkins is Still Pissed Off

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Cullen Jenkins

Cullen Jenkins

Moving on, the Green Bay Packers will travel to face the New York Giants this week. Former Packers defensive end Cullen Jenkins is now a member of the New York Giants.

And Cullen Jenkins is still a little pissed off…

He’s pissed off because the Packers — or more accurately, Big Ted — decided Jenkins was too old, too washed-up to continue playing for the Packers after his contract ran out after the 2010 season. Jenkins went out of his way to say he’d give the Packers the old home-town discount. He obviously wanted to stay in Green Bay.

The Packers didn’t bite, even though Jenkins racked up seven sacks during his final season in Green Bay. Granted, he was 30 at the time and we all know Big Ted doesn’t like guys who are on the north side of 30. That’s why the Packers have one of the youngest teams in the league every year.

So Jenkins went and signed with the Eagles, where he had two pretty good years. In 2011, he registered a career-high 40 tackles. He also contributed 9.5 sacks in his two seasons there.

Meanwhile, the Packers struggled to replace the inside pass rush Jenkins provided. They finally, maybe, now have that figured out with Mike Daniels and Datone Jones. Nonetheless, it was widely considered a mistake by Big Ted not to re-sign Jenkins.

And like we said, Jenkins still doesn’t get it.

“It’s just — I don’t know. Any time you play against a team that maybe, you feel like they looked past you or just felt like they could replace you or move on…” Jenkins said. “Whatever the reason is, you kind of have a little feeling in there where you want to prove them wrong and show them you still got it. What better way to do that than if you’re playing against them?”

Now, Jenkins isn’t exactly tearing it up this season. He has 15 tackles, half a sack and a forced fumble. That being said, he can obviously still play and you know he’s coming to play on Sunday.

Jenkins called Sunday’s game “special” and with the Packers depleted offensive line, he just might end up putting up the stats that make it look special on paper.

Regardless, since he didn’t go sign with the Vikings, I think Cullen Jenkins will always be a Packer.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

10 Comments on "Cullen Jenkins is Still Pissed Off"

    • ay hombre

      Datone Jones has two sacks, either one and possibly both against a completely banged up Jason Peters. I love how a guy makes 2 plays out of 100 and suddenly he’s the man. Datone has largely been invisible and Perry can’t stay on the field.

      Cullen Jenkins is going to have a huge game. Book it.

  1. Ferris

    I always liked Jenkins, and he always played well in GB. But to all the critics he was unknown when Ted got him. Everyone only knew his brother. Give Ted a little credit, I wonder how Denver and Pittsburgh feel about passing on Lacy. Ted was smart enough to take him. I know it was a gift pick but a lot of other teams passed. Better to be a young team than a bunch of overpaid free agents in salary cap hell.

  2. PF4L

    Monty..If I may, let me set the record straight here about why TT didn’t re-up on Jenkins. It wasn’t because he was 30, wasn’t because he thought he was washed up. It was because he couldn’t stay on the field the last 3 years of his deal. He missed 17 games in 2008, and 2010. CJ didn’t have great sack #’s in Philly, but he was a force, just as he was in Green Bay when healthy. The defense went from 5th, to 32nd the season he left. Coincidence? I don’t think so. But 2 things. He’s not doing much with the Giants and he shouldn’t still be butt hurt Ted let him go, that was 3 years ago. Move on.

    • Phatgzus

      Cullen was a beast in the first half of his first season with the Eagles, then he was alright, until he was injured, again.

      You know who else was gone after the Super Bowl? Johnny Jolly. Yeah, the loss of Cullen was a significant part of the decline, but I think the losses of JJ and Collins were responsible for the vast majority of it.

    • vj

      I believe Pickett is older than Jenkins…they had a falling out because Ted offered an insulting contract to him is my guess. Ted pays the big contracts to the white boys…expect the same with Jordy at some point…

  3. Phatgzus

    Cullen was a beast in the first half of his first season with the Eagles, then he was alright, until he was injured, again.

    You know who else was gone after the Super Bowl? Johnny Jolly. Yeah, the loss of Cullen was a significant part of the decline, but I think the losses of JJ and Collins were responsible for the vast majority of it.

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