If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(ESPN)   Packers reveal they wanted Jennings back, but low-balled him because they didn't think he'd get a deal with any other team   (espn.go.com) divider line 30
    More: Fail, Greg Jennings, Ted Thompson, Seifert, Vikings, Aaron Rodgers  
•       •       •

1911 clicks; posted to Sports » on 18 Mar 2013 at 9:32 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



30 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-03-18 09:40:25 AM  
Well, what they actually said is that they wanted him back, but for a reasonable price. Because the Vikings were desperate for a WR, since they had none, they were willing to spend a lot more on Jennings. So sometimes you can't keep players that you want to keep. That's the whole reason for the salary cap, so good teams can't keep everyone and they'll have to let good players go to crappier teams, which will make them go less crappy.
 
2013-03-18 09:40:34 AM  
Asked if he wanted Jennings back for 2013, Thompson said: "Yes. Good man. Good player."

WHOA! My ears have been permanently damaged from the magnitude of that ringing endorsement!

Translation: Greg Jennings is pushing 30 and we don't like the way his recovery went last year. There's no way we were going to drop  close to $30 mil on a guy who would be our third receiver.
 
2013-03-18 10:09:46 AM  
fireden.net
 
2013-03-18 10:57:14 AM  
BTW, $8 million/year isn't lowballing. What the Chargers did with Vincent Jackson was lowballing ($3.5 million for one year; when he refused it, offering veteran's minimum of less than a million).
 
2013-03-18 11:05:56 AM  
He will play maybe 8 games this year, due to injury, then less next year.  Packers not only saved the money but took money out of the Vikings pockets too.  Win - Win..

/I know he wasn't traded, but
//"Trading a player one year too early is better than trading him one year too late."
 
2013-03-18 11:21:57 AM  
This is hardly news or a FAIL. Teams want most of their players back, but not necessarily for the price another team is willing to pay.
 
2013-03-18 11:22:03 AM  

jayhawk88: Asked if he wanted Jennings back for 2013, Thompson said: "Yes. Good man. Good player."

WHOA! My ears have been permanently damaged from the magnitude of that ringing endorsement!

Translation: Greg Jennings is pushing 30 and we don't like the way his recovery went last year. There's no way we were going to drop  close to $30 mil on a guy who would be our third receiver.


Uhh, have you ever seen Ted Thompson speak?  The guy makes Teddy Ruxpin look emotive.

//FWIW, I wish GJ the best, but I hope the Pack does not miss him very much.  Hopefully they use the cap room and draft to address every position besides QB and WR.  Those are the only ones that I think we are mostly set at for next year.  Everything else is extremely questionable though.  I wonder if getting robots for the O-Line, just so they could play most of a season together, would be a league rule violation.
 
2013-03-18 11:57:43 AM  

Zoomaster: He will play maybe 8 games this year, due to injury, then less next year


This begs the question: Why do alot of people say this guy is injury prone? I am hearing that ALOT here in Minnesota from Packer fans and a few Vikings one too (not sure where you fall in all this, really this is just my excuse to rant). Obviously, last year sucked nuts. Packers had more then enough in reserve to make up for him too.

I mean, before last year he missed lilke 5 games in 6 years to injury or something like that.

*Off to the GOOGLEs*

Pro Football Reference Greg Jennings

8 games in 6 years. That's assuming he was hurt year 1 and they didnt just not start him the first few games.

So if you want to go with the "Hey he's a 29 year old receiver coming off of lower torso injuries, he'll never be the same", I can hear that. I don't agree, since he came back and was productive in his last 5 games (his best being against the Vikings, lol), yet I can hear it.

If you go with "He's injury prone", then you're a putz and just repeating crap you've heard from other people. You should really stop talking if you want to stop sounding dumb.
 
2013-03-18 11:59:59 AM  
I thought the deal was 10 a year. Anyways yeah win win and I kind of hope we do low ball Bradshaw in fa. He could be useful for a good screen game.
 
2013-03-18 12:03:54 PM  
This is one of those cases where I hope an ex-Packer does well simply because that's the way the business side of the NFL goes sometimes.

He seems like a decent person who gave it his all while he played for us.  If he doesn't get angry and bad-mouth the Packers while playing for someone else, he'll be a returning hero when he retires.  Wisconsin fans just want good, hard working, and decent men on their teams who are smart enough to market themselves for their post-playing days.  The Lombardi-era guys can earn good coin, as can many of the mid-'90s guys.
 
2013-03-18 12:06:28 PM  
One more thing--The Vikings will stink again, even with Jennings.  It remains to be seen if the Pack can keep up with the 49'ers and a few other teams, though.
 
2013-03-18 12:13:42 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: This begs the question: Why do alot of people say this guy is injury prone?


Many people are dumb.

Look at all of the Percy Harvin migraine/injury jokes.  Dude played in 45 of his first 48 games.  He only started 35 of them, but 8 of those "non-starts" were his rookie year and I do not believe KR/PR count as getting a start.
 
2013-03-18 12:22:04 PM  

roc6783: Jim from Saint Paul: This begs the question: Why do alot of people say this guy is injury prone?

Many people are dumb.

Look at all of the Percy Harvin migraine/injury jokes.  Dude played in 45 of his first 48 games.  He only started 35 of them, but 8 of those "non-starts" were his rookie year and I do not believe KR/PR count as getting a start.


FFS, everyone's "injury-prone" based on what idiots say. Remember when the Packers were making a big gamble going with "injury-prone" Aaron Rodgers over Brett Favre?

"Hey, he broke his foot in a game, then finished the game anyway. He went on IR to close the season because the starter came back and there was no need for him to be on the bench...but hey, let's read this as 'sustained a season-ending injury in his only action!' What an injury-prone spaz!"
 
2013-03-18 12:22:23 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Why do alot of people say this guy is injury prone?


Butthurt
 
2013-03-18 12:31:00 PM  

IAmRight: Remember when the Packers were making a big gamble going with "injury-prone" Aaron Rodgers over Brett Favre?


granted duct tape is considered injury prone when compared to that Brent guy.

/swooned after he filled in for him during that Dallas game.  Didn't remember that QBs were allowed to run.
 
2013-03-18 12:51:24 PM  

fickenchucker: The Vikings will stink again


If making the playoffs = stink, I hope we smell like your mom's cooter.
 
2013-03-18 01:33:46 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: fickenchucker: The Vikings will stink again

If making the playoffs = stink, I hope we smell like your mom's cooter.


The Viking's will always stink. It's what they do.

Why you'd want to smell like my dead mother's maggot-eaten cooter is beyond me.
 
2013-03-18 01:59:09 PM  

fickenchucker: Why you'd want to smell like my dead mother's maggot-eaten cooter is beyond me


cdn.humorswitch.com
 
2013-03-18 02:00:18 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: fickenchucker: The Vikings will stink again

If making the playoffs = stink, I hope we smell like your mom's cooter.


I think he was referring to this LINK of Joe Webb playoff highlights.
 
2013-03-18 02:09:14 PM  

roc6783: I think he was referring to this LINK of Joe Webb playoff highlights.


wait, thar was no link...ohhhhhh?... was half expecting the hindenburg video though.
 
2013-03-18 02:17:47 PM  

roc6783: Jim from Saint Paul: fickenchucker: The Vikings will stink again

If making the playoffs = stink, I hope we smell like your mom's cooter.

I think he was referring to this LINK of Joe Webb playoff highlights.


Preach it brother.

/NEVER been on the Webb bandwagon
 
2013-03-18 04:02:26 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Preach it brother.


I hope Tavaris Jackson, Joe Webb, and Christian Ponder keep competing for the Vikings starting QB spot for the next 10 years.  Maybe Mark Sanchez can get in the mix once his deal in NY is over too.
 
2013-03-18 04:57:58 PM  
Preach it br..... HEEEEEEY!
 
2013-03-18 05:08:59 PM  
LOL . suck it packers! if you want to keep your top players pay them.

As for Joe webb he will either be third string or out of a job.
 
2013-03-18 05:28:01 PM  

roc6783: I hope Tavaris Jackson, Joe Webb, and Christian Ponder keep competing for the Vikings starting QB spot for the next 10 years.  Maybe Mark Sanchez can get in the mix once his deal in NY is over too.


Well they went out and got Cassel, and paid him more than they currently pay Ponder.  Maybe grab Leinart for an assistant coach job, and hire Couch as they're fitness coach.

grimlock1972: LOL . suck it packers! if you want to keep your top players pay them.


Okay, so what class did you take instead of sports management 101?  Rudimentary insults?
 
2013-03-18 06:08:54 PM  

thecpt: roc6783: I hope Tavaris Jackson, Joe Webb, and Christian Ponder keep competing for the Vikings starting QB spot for the next 10 years.  Maybe Mark Sanchez can get in the mix once his deal in NY is over too.

Well they went out and got Cassel, and paid him more than they currently pay Ponder.  Maybe grab Leinart for an assistant coach job, and hire Couch JaWalrus as they're there fitness coach.


Easiest examples in the world, "Everything I do, do the opposite."


As to this:

grimlock1972: LOL . suck it packers! if you want to keep your top players pay them.

As for Joe webb he will either be third string or out of a job.


watercoolersportsnetwork.com

watercoolersportsnetwork.com

cdn.bleacherreport.net
 
2013-03-18 08:39:52 PM  

fickenchucker: One more thing--The Vikings will stink again, even with Jennings.  It remains to be seen if the Pack can keep up with the 49'ers and a few other teams, though.


...stink? Again?
 
2013-03-19 03:37:24 AM  
We're acting like we're broken up.

Grantland, please explain.
 
2013-03-19 11:46:59 AM  

RockChalkH1N1: fickenchucker: One more thing--The Vikings will stink again, even with Jennings.  It remains to be seen if the Pack can keep up with the 49'ers and a few other teams, though.

...stink? Again?



Irrational sports-hate is the essence of being a fan.  VIKINGS SUUUUUUCK!!!!

http://www.theonion.com/articles/you-will-suffer-humiliation-when-th e- sports-team-f,10804/
 
2013-03-19 12:06:09 PM  
www.themill.com

"You're gonna get paid!"
 
Displayed 30 of 30 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report