Eli Manning and Michael Vick have done a lot to puncture the notion that Lambeau Field gives the Packers a home-field advantage that’s impossible to overcome in recent years and now a member of the Packers is saying that he’d just as soon play on the road than play at home in the playoffs.
Wide receiver Greg Jennings said that he loves playing in front of the home crowd, but that he would always choose to play indoors over outdoors. Jennings, who was on the Packers team that won the Super Bowl as a Wild Card as well as two that lost to the Giants at home, also said that he felt going on the road raises the focus of the team beyond where it gets at home. Jennings knows the party line is to say only good things about playing at home, but he wasn’t willing to go that route.
“No, no that’s a politically correct answer,” Jennings said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I’m done with politically correct right now. I’m realistic.”
Eliminating the crowd aspect, it’s hard to imagine there are any wide receivers who would rather play outdoors than in a dome on turf. The good news for Jennings is that the Packers are unlikely to play at home again this postseason if they can beat the Vikings on Saturday night, although they wouldn’t get a trip to a dome until the NFC Championship Game.