Former Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings probably didn’t do anything to repair that rift with Aaron Rodgers when he spoke to Jason Whitlock on Monday.
Whitlock brought up the game Brett Favre played against Oakland after his father died. He opined that it wasn’t so much that Favre was great in that game, but that his receivers were great. They were great because they loved Favre.
We wouldn’t argue with that. If you remember that game, Favre heaved up some prayers and his receivers went up and got those balls, often among more than one defender. Favre praised those guys for their play in that game on numerous occasions.
That brought Whitlock to the question of whether teammates love Aaron Rodgers as much as they loved Brett Favre. Would Rodgers’ receivers do that for him?
“I think it’s a different dynamic in player-to-player relationships and how guys may perceive Aaron vs. how they perceive Brett. How Brett interacted with guys in the locker room. They’re just two different guys. That (Oakland game) was a telltale sign of guys giving it everything they had for a guy they truly loved. I’m not saying the guys in the locker room don’t love Aaron. I believe they do. I think they would do it for him, but I think if you took both of those guys and asked me who they do it quicker for who? Definitely Brett.”
This is nothing new.
It’s something we’ve discussed at length. Favre and Rodgers are different. They have different leadership styles.
Rodgers can appear aloof and perhaps doesn’t connect well with his teammates. He’s also a perfectionist and expects everyone else to follow suit.
Favre was one of the boys. The gunslinger. A kid having fun out there.
When it comes down to it, who would you stick your neck out for?
Your boy or the taskmaster?
The answer is pretty clear to us. So yes, we actually agree with Greg Jennings for a change.
Watch for yourself.