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Greg Jennings hopes he’ll be healthy for return to Lambeau

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Wide receiver Greg Jennings had plenty to say about the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers after signing with the Vikings and some of the unkindest cuts generated a strong response among Packers fans.

They’ll get a chance to voice their thoughts about Jennings directly to Jennings this Sunday when the Vikings travel to Lambeau Field and Jennings said Tuesday that he hopes to be on the field to hear it. Jennings missed last weekend’s game with an Achilles strain and said that the plan is for him to play this week and receive the chilly welcome from the Packers faithful that he’s expecting.

“It will be different, just even entering into that stadium and that locker room on the other side. It will be a different experience. But changes aren’t always bad. It’s what you make of it,” Jennings said, via the Pioneer Press. “I’m coming in there with a rival team, so I don’t expect they’re going to be [cheering for me]. Not at all. I don’t think they’ve ever done that. They didn’t do that for Brett [Favre]. So I don’t expect anything else.”

With Rodgers injured and three straight losses in the rearview mirror, there are bigger things on the Packers’ plate at the moment than Jennings’ return to Green Bay. That and the very different circumstances for this year’s Vikings team should make for a more subdued game than Favre’s first trip back to his old stomping grounds.

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25 Responses to “Greg Jennings hopes he’ll be healthy for return to Lambeau”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 20, 2013 9:14 AM

    Phew!!! That’s good news!!!

    Now… the Minnesota Vikings can finish 4-12.

  2. contra74 says: Nov 20, 2013 9:14 AM

    “I’m coming in there with a rival team, so I don’t expect they’re going to be [cheering for me].
    —-
    Even Jennings admits that the packers see the Vikings as their rivals and that’s coming from his experience with he packers.

  3. irishgary says: Nov 20, 2013 9:19 AM

    Yeah Greg, Change isn’t always bad unless you go to one of the worst teams in the NFL, which automatically eliminates a rivalry. Maybe next year you cn go to the Bears and see what a rivalry is

  4. glennsyank13 says: Nov 20, 2013 9:20 AM

    contra74 says: Nov 20, 2013 9:14 AM

    “I’m coming in there with a rival team, so I don’t expect they’re going to be [cheering for me].
    —-
    Even Jennings admits that the packers see the Vikings as their rivals and that’s coming from his experience with he packers.

    ——————————

    And your point is?

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 20, 2013 9:22 AM

    With low character guys like peterson, jennings, and simpson…. Minnesota fans shouldn’t expect much until they are all off the team.

  6. buhbay1c says: Nov 20, 2013 9:44 AM

    Hopefully the GB defense improves off of their piss poor efforts over the last three weeks. I don’t need them messing up our precious top 3 draft position.

  7. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 20, 2013 9:49 AM

    I’m sure Packer fans will treat Greg with all the dignity and respect that we’ve come to expect from them in every circumstance. In other words, none at all.

  8. coachkilla6 says: Nov 20, 2013 9:51 AM

    The locker room may have changed but the endzones are still in the same place. Not like Greg has a chance of seeing them though. 3 Rec / 23 yds / 0 TDs, which will be described by Minny fans as his “breakout game of the season.”

  9. cutlersmangina says: Nov 20, 2013 10:02 AM

    He’ll get as much respect as he deserves, which is none.
    You don’t go to another team and talk trash about your former QB and expect to get respect when you come back to that team’s home field.
    Get ready for some well-deserved hate Greg!

  10. tundratommy says: Nov 20, 2013 10:12 AM

    Jennings stated “But changes aren’t always bad. It’s what you make of it”.

    And what exactly have you made of it Greg, that would lead anyone to believe that this change wasn’t bad for you?????

  11. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 20, 2013 10:14 AM

    Jennings was a good player right up to the point of putting that purple jersey on. Now he stinks.

    Coincidence?

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 20, 2013 10:17 AM

    If the Vikings once again lose to the Packers on Sunday, it will mark the 4th straight season of being humiliated twice by their superior neighbors to the East.

  13. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 20, 2013 10:21 AM

    Jennings now plays on a team that has never won a legitimate World Championship. Not even once. He basically got sent down to the minor leagues.

  14. tokyosandblaster says: Nov 20, 2013 10:22 AM

    I hope he is healthy, too. I hate to see people injured, and prefer it when both teams are at full strength.

    Honestly, the only fans I’ve ever seem celebrate other teams’ injuries are Vikings fans.

    Perhaps they know it’s the only way they ever have a chance at beating anyone? Or perhaps they’re the worst fans in the game?

    Oh. Both.

  15. whatjusthapped says: Nov 20, 2013 10:38 AM

    Time has a way of changing one’s perspective. I seem to recall in the spring, Viking fans were thrilled once again with signing Packer cast off.

    Jennings was the missing link, a weapon for Mr. Noodle Arm, a big step toward a divisional championship.

    Now at 2-8, Jennings biggest competition for most overpaid FA on the team is Jared Allen. At least he gets to pick a contending team at the end of the season, Jennings has to stay and suffer through yet another rebuilding season.

  16. jonny42671 says: Nov 20, 2013 11:07 AM

    It’s amazing that Packer fans can say Viking fans are the worst. This coming from a fan base that treats the guy that done so much for them for 15 years, brought them back from nothing and yet show him no respect at all, and now doing the same thing toJennings. They cry about the refs, announcers, even choke their own kids if they lose. In all of professional sports, there has never been a more self righteous bunch of crybabie fans. No wonder Favre had his best year ever with the Vikings and said he finally felt at home.

  17. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Nov 20, 2013 11:18 AM

    I’m pretty sure Greg’s “achilles” injury will keep him out of this game. I’ll hand it to Greg, at least he is smart enough to think ahead a little bit and invent the injury the week before the big game instead of hours before the game like Frazier (copyright Ponder-“ribs,” Freeman-“concussion”). It’s much more believable that way.

  18. tokyosandblaster says: Nov 20, 2013 11:23 AM

    jonny42671 says:
    Nov 20, 2013 11:07 AM
    It’s amazing that Packer fans can say Viking fans are the worst. This coming from a fan base that treats the guy that done so much for them for 15 years, brought them back from nothing and yet show him no respect at all, and now doing the same thing toJennings. They cry about the refs, announcers, even choke their own kids if they lose. In all of professional sports, there has never been a more self righteous bunch of crybabie fans. No wonder Favre had his best year ever with the Vikings and said he finally felt at home.

    —-

    Oh. He won a Super Bowl there?

    Must have missed that.

  19. tokyosandblaster says: Nov 20, 2013 11:27 AM

    See? That’s the difference between your average Viking fan and your average Packers fan.

    We define greatness by the thing that matters:

    CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    And yes, we are better than you, because we can count, we don’t mate with family, and we don’t find pleasure in other people’s pain.

    BTW, a Viking fan said that he was glad Brett Favre’s dad died, because that meant he would have a bad game.

    Always classy.

  20. rando74 says: Nov 20, 2013 11:30 AM

    Who cares? He’s averaging like two catches for 19 yds a game. He’s a non factor and has been since he signed. He’s an idiot for leaving

  21. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 20, 2013 12:13 PM

    The Vikings were the first team to lose 4 Superbowls.

    To this day, they have never won a Superbowl. Not even once.

    Now these long time failures are 2-8 on the season, and have a losing record in this century.

  22. obsessedvikingfan says: Nov 20, 2013 12:49 PM

    I see the 2 biggest, worthless and classless Packer fans couldn’t wait to post on this article.

    Let’s see, 3 posts in a row by 1 and the other right after then even more posts doing nothing but insulting MN and the Vikings.

    And they say MN has the worst fans?

    WOW.

    If they aren’t bringing up bridges or someone dying of heat exhaustion, they are bringing up incest by Minnesotans.

    Stay classy Green Bay fans. No wonder the who NFL hates you because you THINK you are entitled every year based on history.

  23. duece5 says: Nov 20, 2013 3:47 PM

    irishgary says: Nov 20, 2013 9:19 AM

    Yeah Greg, Change isn’t always bad unless you go to one of the worst teams in the NFL, which automatically eliminates a rivalry. Maybe next year you cn go to the Bears and see what a rivalry is

    duece5 says:

    Can’t blame the Vikings for not being around when the old as dirt bears and packers played in the 30s, but you can blame the Vikings for being the DOMINANT team in the division ever since the Vikings came around in 1961.

    Since the inception of the NFC Central/North in 1961, here are the division titles won from 1961-2012:

    MINNESOTA VIKINGS: 18
    Green Bay Packers: 11
    Chicago Bears: 10
    Detroit Lions: 3
    Tampa Bay Bucs: 3*

    Tampa has been in the NFC South now for several years.

    So, from one respect, the bears or packers aren’t even a rival, because the VIKINGS have almost equaled the division championships of the packers and bears COMBINED.

    There endeth the lesson, little brother.

  24. duece5 says: Nov 20, 2013 3:51 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 20, 2013 10:14 AM

    Jennings was a good player right up to the point of putting that purple jersey on. Now he stinks.

    Coincidence?

    duece5 says:

    The packers asked that from Brett Favre as a Viking in 2009, and he had his best year EVER as a QB.

    He manhandled the punchless pack in Lambeau and in Minny in 2009.

    The packers thought he was washed up……

    COINCIDENCE??

    There endeth the lesson, little brother.

  25. vikescry1 says: Nov 21, 2013 8:03 PM

    save yourself the embarrassment greg just sit this one out.

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