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Greg Jennings Says Mike McCarthy Was to Blame

Former Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings has often been critical of the team that drafted him and teammates he played with. So here’s another Jennings’ scapegoat: coach Mike McCarthy.

Jennings — presumably continuing to audition for his future role as a hot taker — was on Hot Take Central on Wednesday, Undisputed. During the appearance, he said something that we’ve all thought 100 times.

Mike McCarthy never goes for the throat.

“If we had a lead, our issue wasn’t the defense, our issue was Mike McCarthy — cause he would cuff us,” Jennings said.

While that surely is a popular theory and one we wouldn’t disagree with one iota, it also seems somewhat misguided on Jennings’ part.

Jennings was talking about 2011, when the Packers went 15-1. Overall, they lost just two games that season — their 14th game to the Chiefs and their first playoff game, to the Giants. They didn’t hold a lead in either.

So maybe in Jennings’ mind, he was thinking of other seasons.

In any case, although we don’t know many people who would disagree with his statement, it seems Jennings needs work on his hot takes if he’s going to be a hot taker.

And Jesus, we need more hot takers out there, don’t we?

Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.



    1. Kato July 13, 2017

      I saw that garbage and threw up my gyro.

  1. Kato July 13, 2017

    I am a MM backer, however I do not think Greg Jennings is completely wrong. The Super Bowl and 2014 NFC championship come to mind here.

  2. GBORNBRED July 13, 2017

    Can this guy be done already with his seemingly constant griping about Rodgers, McCarthy, and whatever else he has to bitch about when it comes to the Packers? During his tenure in Green Bay, I never thought Jennings would turn out to be such an ungrateful prima donna, like so many other star WRs in the NFL. Not only did Jennings have the fortune of winning a Super Bowl ring while with the Packers, he also had the opportunity to play with two future Hall of Fame QBs in pass-oriented offensive systems. After seven years wearing the green & gold, this allowed him the chance to build up enough of a resume, to the point where the ViQueens gave him a 5-year, $47.5 million ($18 million guaranteed). If I could have, I would have underscored the word “gave” in the last sentence, because we all know the rest of the story. He would play in Minnesota for only two years before being released and signed by Miami, where he played for one final year in 2015. In those last three years he never produced another 1,000 yard season, and played for losing teams during all three seasons. So, why is this guy so damned bitter? Look, I get that Jennings is a fierce competitor with a burning desire to win, and I certainly don’t fault him or that. However, now that the dust has settled, and his cleats are likely hung up for good at just 33-years old, this guy needs to grow up and show a little class towards the organization that took a chance on a kid from Western Michigan, giving him a once-in-a lifetime opportunity that most of us can only dream of.

    1. KILLER July 13, 2017

      C’mon, Gbornbred, most the people on this site constantly gripe about TT, MM, Rodgers, the D coordinator, etc. Doesn’t Greg Jennings have as much right as you guys or the rest of us?

      He can gripe. It is America man. Sure, the prez works for Putin but it is still America. He can gripe. And then you can gripe about his griping as you did in your post. America works great that way.

      Just like you can complain about former players, former players can relate their own observations and opinions.

      I think it is fine to disagree with opinions but not at all cool to claim people are wrong to express them. Because you are doing the same thing. Which then makes you a hypocrite.

      1. GBORNBRED July 13, 2017

        Killer, I never said that Jennings doesn’t have a right to gripe. Everyone has a right to gripe if they so choose. I just don’t think Jennings has anything to really gripe about.

        To try and put things into perspective, I call your attention to a post on this site from the other day about Calvin Johnson and the truly dysfunctional organization that is the Detroit Lions. Now that dude DEFINITELY has something to gripe about after playing his entire nine-year career with Detroit, where he experienced only two winning seasons with the Lions, both of which ended with elimination in the Wild Card rounds. Let’s not forget that season the Lions went 0-16 followed by a 2-14 record the following year. No wonder Megatron took a page from the book of Barry Sanders and retired with arguably much more left in the tank because he simply couldn’t stand playing for the pathetic Lions any longer.

        Conversely, during the seven years Jennings was in Green Bay, the Packers had only one losing season and a 6-4 playoff record, including the Super Bowl win. Sure the playoff record could have been better, and Jennings can bitch all he wants about how Rodgers wasn’t a team leader and how McCarthy supposedly took his foot off the gas at all the wrong times, but there does come a time when a man has to look himself in the mirror and ask himself how HE could have been a better contributor. I’m tellin’ ya…Dude is just bitter.

        1. KILLER July 14, 2017

          Fair enough, Gbornbred.

  3. Cheese July 13, 2017

    Jennings may be a douche, but he’s definitely not wrong about this.