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Former Packers WR Greg Jennings: ‘Our issue was Mike McCarthy’

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Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

Former NFL wide receiver Greg Jennings is five years removed from taking to Lambeau Field as a member of the Green Bay Packers. The retired former Pro Bowler also hasn’t played in the NFL for two years.

This didn’t stop Jennings from providing his opinion on the Green Bay Packers and head coach Mike McCarthy. And in reality, Jennings seemed to throw his former head coach under the bus in a big way.

“He (McCarthy) would cuff us. When you watch New England play, when they have a lead, they go for your throat, they don’t relax,” Jennings said. “They have a great quarterback, they have arguably the best quarterback in football, but they have no doubt about it the best head coach in football.”

Well, that’s one way to look at it.

Jennings earned two Pro Bowl trips and a Super Bowl title in his seven seasons with Green Bay. Unfortunately, it appears he’s still bitter over McCarthy and the team’s lack of success in the years it didn’t earn a title.

Jennings retired following one season with the Miami Dolphins back in 2015. He was never the same Pro Bowl-caliber receiver after leaving Green Bay. This would seem to suggest Jennings might want to actually throw praise McCarthy’s way.

Guess not.

About the author

Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi