Leslie Frazier is Right, Time for Greg Jennings to Move on From Former Team

By Andrew Fisher
Leslie Frazier
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Leslie Frazier is not a guy who does a lot of talking. As a result, his teams don’t either. Outside of Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen speaking their minds occasionally, the Minnesota Vikings don’t really have any smack-talkers on their roster. New wide receiver Greg Jennings is far from a smack-talker, but he also hasn’t stopped talking about his former team, the Green Bay Packers, either.

This past week Jennings again made headlines when talking about his former quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, when he said, “a lot of times when you have a guy who creates that spotlight for himself and establishes that and takes a lot of that, it becomes so and so and the team. It should always be the team.”

Up to those comments, most of what Jennings had to say was positive. He jokingly called Rodgers ‘that guy’, but he never really said anything pointed until recently. His latest comments have gotten the attention of Frazier, who says that he’s going to have a talk with the wide out.

“That’s not something that we’re high on (talking about other players). And he and I are going to talk before we practice (Saturday). I’ve got to grab him. That’s not how we do things.”

Frazier is absolutely correct, that is not how the Vikings do things. Jennings needs to finally put Green Bay behind him and move on. There’s no reason to keep bringing up Rodgers or any other facet of that team. It’s time for the WR to get down to business with his new team. I understand the comments he’s made up until now, because most of the time he was just answering questions – but these new words seem to allude to something deeper going on during his tenure with the Packers.

Even if that’s the case, Minnesota fans don’t care. Furthermore, they don’t want to see the team’s best receiver giving the high-flying rival Packers any ammunition for the upcoming season.

Greg Jennings is a member of the Vikings now, and that’s all he needs to focus on.


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