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Greg Jennings points to sensitivity, arrogance of Aaron Rodgers

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The quarterback who is so sensitive that he’s even sensitive about being called sensitive has something else to be sensitive about.

Former teammate Greg Jennings, appearing earlier this week on Colin Cowherd’s show, has attributed the struggles of the team’s quarterback to his sensitivity and arrogance.

Aaron’s label is that he’s sensitive,” Jennings said. “When you’re dealing with a guy like that, and you’re playing a non-sensitive game, it’s hard. It’s challenging. Because you tend to not say what you would say to the next guy because of how this guy would take it.”

Jennings also said that Rodgers is “different” in the locker room, and that he exudes a pride that suggests “you’re kind of beneath me.”

“It’s no knock on him, but it doesn’t fit all the time,” Jennings said. “And it stands out a lot of the time.”

This aspect of the quarterback’s demeanor may not stand out as one of the main reasons for his struggles.

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  1. Gdp says: Oct 20, 2016 11:40 AM

    Sounds like a packer fan too.

  2. igwaybwekay says: Oct 20, 2016 11:46 AM

    It is Rodgers’ arrogance that’s the killer. He needs to humble himself. Every time a reporter asks him a question, he reacts like it’s a stupid thing to ask.

  3. ryder09 says: Oct 20, 2016 11:47 AM

    overrated QB. How did this guy get so much praise for being the best QB in the league for several years despite only winning one ring? i never bought into the hype of erin. the GOAT is Brady.

  4. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 20, 2016 11:49 AM

    It’s called arrogance, Greg.

  5. scrp2 says: Oct 20, 2016 11:49 AM

    I don’t like Rodgers as much as the next guy but the team is 3 -2.

  6. anarchopurplism says: Oct 20, 2016 11:51 AM

    Jennings also said that Rodgers is “different” in the locker room, and that he exudes a pride that suggests “you’re kind of beneath me.”
    ****************************************************************

    That’s called overcompensation

  7. hairpie2 says: Oct 20, 2016 11:52 AM

    Plus he isnt as good without cheating.

  8. igwaybwekay says: Oct 20, 2016 11:54 AM

    Think back. Before the Packers got lucky by having Aaron Rodgers on the bench when the NFL’s all-time leading passer retired. Before Brett Favre joined forces with Reggie White and Mike Holmgren. Think back before all that.

    Remember what a doormat the Green Bay Packers were two decades?

    I can’t wait for those days to come back.

  9. sirmetaphor says: Oct 20, 2016 11:55 AM

    McCarthy is the problem. Then Ted Thompson for being too arrogant. Put some players around Rodgers before it’s too late.

  10. stellarperformance says: Oct 20, 2016 11:56 AM

    Oh, and we should simply believe Jennings. I already have a call into his sister.

  11. lambeauwest says: Oct 20, 2016 11:57 AM

    Sounds like Jennings still has sour grapes. Jennings has everything he earned financially thanks to Rodgers. Once Jennings left GB his stats tanked.

    Show me a QB that doesn’t have a pretty high opinion of himself and I’ll show you a losing QB.

  12. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 20, 2016 11:58 AM

    How the mighty have fallen.

  13. tjacks7 says: Oct 20, 2016 11:58 AM

    Well, when he responds to questions about his play with answers like “we’re not playing very well collectively right now”… Why don’t reporters follow up with something like “well, I only saw 1 guy with plenty of time in the pocket throw the ball 15 feet over the head of a wide open receiver. Care to elaborate on that?”

    This guy isn’t a leader. He wants all of the glory and none of the blame.

  14. enochmh2 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:01 PM

    What about the theory that rodgers who said he likes his footballs over inflated has been struggling ever since the whole deflate gate saga crack down.

  15. nhpats says: Oct 20, 2016 12:04 PM

    I’m sorry, but this guy has won 1 SB…..same as Trent Dilfer. Same as Doug Williams. Why do people talk about him as “the best QB in the NFL”? Are you kidding me?

  16. wyboemail says: Oct 20, 2016 12:16 PM

    This is why I never understood the flack that Jay Cutler gets all the time. He is quiet most of the time and people then say he is not a leader because he is quiet. He takes himself out a game knowing he cannot perform good enough injured to help his team and he is called quitter. He looks disgusted die to the fact he has been on a crappy ran football team for the last 9 years and he has a bad attitude because of it. Aaron Rodgers is just as much like Jay Cutler if not worse. Time to get off Jay’s back. Hope the Bears kick their azz tonight. They wont, but I can wish.

  17. las0023 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:17 PM

    Rodgers is the top rated passer of all time for a reason. And it’s a lot easier to win rings with Belichik as coach/gm compared to McCarthy and Thompson.

    “ryder09 says:
    Oct 20, 2016 11:47 AM
    overrated QB. How did this guy get so much praise for being the best QB in the league for several years despite only winning one ring? i never bought into the hype of erin. the GOAT is Brady.”

  18. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:18 PM

    Tough to be arrogant when your real battle is trying to keep from being 3rd in the North.

  19. purpleguy says: Oct 20, 2016 12:20 PM

    Big whoop, a QB needs to be arrogant. The guy is still an elite QB — maybe not MVP-quality anymore, but elite. He’s spoiled everyone, particularly cheesers. This nation-wide whining is an irritating over-reaction.

  20. nookers says: Oct 20, 2016 12:21 PM

    Jennings is breaking his trust with his ex-teammates .. its none of our business.

  21. smillr58 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:25 PM

    HAHAHA this is great!

  22. steviaquinn says: Oct 20, 2016 12:31 PM

    Anybody that has seen a Rodgers Interview knows this. He takes himself way to seriously and has a hard time taking criticism or responsibility. It looks like he comes from a strange family dynamic with a possibly sociopath brother and narcissistic mother. this really screws with the other kids in the household. Hopefully later in life Aaron can get some counseling. I dont blame him for cutting them out of his life.

  23. theawkwardyears says: Oct 20, 2016 12:31 PM

    Greg’s problem is that he was never any good without Aaron.

  24. theawkwardyears says: Oct 20, 2016 12:33 PM

    When Greg Jennings kids open Presents at Christmas they should call Aaron Rodgers and say thanks.

  25. hukdeep says: Oct 20, 2016 12:35 PM

    He should stop “discount double-checking” his beard olivia munn.
    He became soft when they met…

  26. maust1013 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:37 PM

    Interesting that issues with his sensitivity and/or arrogance were not worthy of mention in prior seasons. This must be a recent development that Jennings observed over the course of the past couple of years…while playing elsewhere

  27. 4sacroc says: Oct 20, 2016 12:37 PM

    Hey Greg –

    Favre thought so little of you that he begged Ted Thompson to get Randy Moss.

  28. ariani1985 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:41 PM

    tell us something we Packer fans don’t know, he is an arrogant jerk! his own family wants nothing to do with him, even on Xmas!

  29. onebuffalove716 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:41 PM

    So what was Aaron’s problem the 8 years he was one of the leagues too 3 qb?

    Is it more likely that Thompson has some some crap
    Drafts and MCCarthy is played out in Green Bay!

  30. maestro1899 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:41 PM

    ryder09 says:
    Oct 20, 2016 11:47 AM
    overrated QB. How did this guy get so much praise for being the best QB in the league for several years despite only winning one ring? i never bought into the hype of erin. the GOAT is Brady.

    – —- ——

    What a ridiculous statement! He “only” won one ring? Football is the ultimate team sport. This isn’t the NBA. Being a starting qb on a Super Bowl team is a HUGE accomplishment, especially when it was their passing offense that got them the ring.

    And “rings” aren’t the be-all, end-all in a TEAM sport. Filter and brad Johnson have more rings than Marino and Fouts. It doesn’t mean hey are better though….

  31. theawkwardyears says: Oct 20, 2016 12:42 PM

    No doubt about it, looks bad… I mean 1-5 start after winning the MVP and losing to the Broncos in the SB everyone in the media is lining up to take shots at Aaron…

    Oh wait he’s 3-2 , that was all Cam Newton….

  32. justintuckrule says: Oct 20, 2016 12:45 PM

    Not news breaking. We all knew AR was a DB

  33. onebuffalove716 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:47 PM

    I’m sorry, but this guy has won 1 SB…..same as Trent Dilfer. Same as Doug Williams. Why do people talk about him as “the best QB in the NFL”? Are you kidding me?

    Couldn’t we then make the argument that Brady had lost 2 Super Bowls while Montana lost 0? According to your logic, you’ve just helped me end the debate of greatest qb of all time by telling us it’s not what a player has done but rather not done to determine their historical place .

    That’s it folks, it’s official that Joe Montana is the greatest qb of all time.

  34. possumsauce says: Oct 20, 2016 12:51 PM

    It’s good to see Greg is still taking his talking points from Valyncia.

  35. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 20, 2016 12:52 PM

    Maybe he just needs a clean diaper

  36. vafflking says: Oct 20, 2016 12:53 PM

    I think his arrogance is, in part, causing him to struggle because he no longer displays basic fundamentals. His footwork has been terrible, often throwing flat-footed or off his back foot. He’s not stepping into his throws. Just take a look at the missed TD to Cobb.

  37. universalchurchoftruth says: Oct 20, 2016 12:56 PM

    Funny, he is not too sensitive to keep from throwing his teammates under the bus.

  38. ben444 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:57 PM

    Why must people compare A-rod to Tom Brady for the best all time. I am huge Packer fan but Tom Brady is downright amazing. He is by far a better career quarterback then Rodgers.

    Hopefully A-rod can turn around this slump his going though.

    Hopefully Mark Murphy shakes up the front office in the off season.

    As far as Jennings goes when he was a Packer he was great but him and his sister can just go away.

  39. nathanp2013 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:57 PM

    Remember when he publicly welshed on a bet to wear Kapernick jersey to the super bowl?

    Or that time he told some dude he would give him his years salary if his buddy Ryan Braun was guilty of PED’s… only to ignore the guy after he asked for a signed ball instead of $$$.

    Or, how he has basically publicly disowned his entire family.

    Or, how he lost to the Bears, Lions and Vikings at home in 2015.

    Erin is a real class act and role model.

  40. pkrjones says: Oct 20, 2016 12:58 PM

    Hey Greg, tell Valyncia that your 15 minutes of fame are over and she should go crank out another crappy CD instead of having you interject your worthless opinion. BTW, you’re beneath AR.

  41. dedicatedhawkfan says: Oct 20, 2016 12:58 PM

    Aarogant Rodgers comes across as thinking he is better than everybody else. And God forbid he feels slighted because that guy nurses a grudge like no other

  42. milkcan44 says: Oct 20, 2016 1:00 PM

    Greg was a good guy and excellent receiver in his early years in Green Bay. In fact, I remember him being quoted that Rodger’s passes were more crisp than Favre’s.
    But for an unknown reason his attitude changed after the SuperBowl win, perhaps because Management was cautious about paying top dollar for a guy who had trouble staying on the field.
    If he had done anything productive after leaving GB, he might have a case to talk, but now he and his sister are just whiners without credibility who should just shut up.

  43. ragnarthegreat says: Oct 20, 2016 1:01 PM

    When things aren’t going well, this is the kind of stuff that gets tossed around. Now other players will be asked to comment on it and round and round it goes. It can become a death spiral of noise. No one would say this and no one would print this if all was going well. The funny part is that he is outperforming many of the other teams starting QB’s. All it takes is a couple of good outings and all this goes away. And tonight they face Chicago. That’s a great place to start.

  44. milkcan44 says: Oct 20, 2016 1:08 PM

    In addition, Greg made about $500.000 per catch for what the Vikings paid him. Now that’s arrogance.

  45. tqaztec says: Oct 20, 2016 1:14 PM

    7-6 career playoff record

    3-5 since SuperBowl

    “Elite”

  46. Juan says: Oct 20, 2016 1:14 PM

    When he threw behind a wide open Richard Rodgers you could read his lips. He clearly said “f’n a**hole” which shows his arrogance & lack of respect for anyone that doesn’t bail him out from his errant throws. He’s become a mediocre NFL qb that is highly overrated by himself.

  47. raiderspy1 says: Oct 20, 2016 1:20 PM

    He has Montana syndrome. Or also known as the Kobe Bryant syndrome.

  48. joetoronto says: Oct 20, 2016 1:20 PM

    She’s always been sensitive.

  49. metalup666 says: Oct 20, 2016 1:21 PM

    Wow! A QB that is a little arrogant. Thanks for the hot tip! Next, water it wet…

  50. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 20, 2016 1:35 PM

    Aaron couldn’t hit a fly with a golf club

  51. aballinhighgrass says: Oct 20, 2016 1:58 PM

    I don’t know if Jennings is right, but I could never imagine a former teammate of Tom Brady ever saying that about him.

  52. fritz96 says: Oct 20, 2016 2:12 PM

    Brady’s had a better career but he’s also had a better team and coach. At his best, Rodgers is better than Brady’s ever been. Brady never carried his team through the entire playoffs like Rodgers did in 2010 and never had a regular season like Rodgers did in 2011.

    “Why must people compare A-rod to Tom Brady for the best all time. I am huge Packer fan but Tom Brady is downright amazing. He is by far a better career quarterback then Rodgers.”

  53. mediasloppy says: Oct 20, 2016 2:20 PM

    I do think Rodgers is obsessed with his own stats and is arrogant. Most QB’s are. The whole team is not clicking on offense though. Bad throws, dropped balls and the o-line. I don’t think it helps either when a guy seems more interested in doing commercials. There is nothing wrong with it though.

  54. torebear says: Oct 20, 2016 2:51 PM

    Someone has obviously stolen his mojo.

  55. senxic says: Oct 20, 2016 2:52 PM

    Everyone knows success or failure falls on the QB much of the time.

    AR has helped GB win ever since he has been in the league, and he has for the most part been one of the best at his position in that time. To be clear, there isn’t anything that is perfect in this world.

    We are all entitled to make mistakes and have rough patches in life. We like to critique every detail about someone, but in the end we are just as flawed as they are.

    Arrogance is often confused with confidence.

  56. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 20, 2016 3:20 PM

    all stuff the purples have been telling us for years but we never listened. we’re listening now!!

  57. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 20, 2016 3:47 PM

    It’s sad to see a once-great player and team crumble before our eyes.

  58. jwcarlson says: Oct 20, 2016 5:01 PM

    Maybe he’s right… but Rogers pretty well made GJ’s most of his money didn’t he?

  59. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 20, 2016 5:04 PM

    Seems that AR was arrogant ever since he landed in GB in 2004, when Favre was THE QB. I heard a story on tv today where Rodgers said to Favre, “How u doin grandpa?” Favre was incensed and set the stage for their bad relationship. Then during a team meeting, Rodgers said to Favre in front of everyone, “What did u get on the Wonderlic?” Looking confused, Favre shrugged his shoulders, unconcerned. “Well I looked yours up,” AR says to Favre. “I got 35 and u got 22”. I mean think about it. A wet-behind-the-ears nobody insulting the great Favre. Stupid balls.

  60. contra74isloosebutthole says: Oct 20, 2016 6:04 PM

    Jennings is still pissed his career was nothing without AR. I am sure AR is arrogant. I don’t want a QB for a friend I want a QB to win games. If he doesn’t win games I have no use for the guys.

  61. jjclark28 says: Oct 20, 2016 8:18 PM

    I’m sorry, but this guy has won 1 SB…..same as Trent Dilfer. Same as Doug Williams. Why do people talk about him as “the best QB in the NFL”? Are you kidding me?

    Look at the stats! He’s only played 8 seasons as a starter and is allready in the top 20 ALL TIME for TD passes. He’s in a slump, it happens. He’ll bounce back.

  62. fmc651 says: Oct 21, 2016 11:54 AM

    Everyone that has seen Rodgers play or be interviewed knows he is arrogant and thin skinned. He has already snapped at the local reporters this year for having the nerve to ask questions about his struggles. Struggles that everyone has seen for too many games now.
    Not sure why the packer fans are taking it out on the messenger Greg Jennings. I noticed he doesn’t bring the Grape Crush can of soda to be interviewed after Vikings games anymore too. Read the Bleacher Report piece on the new book the Gunslinger . Both Rodgers and Favre sound like d bags.

  63. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 22, 2016 1:58 PM

    Everybody has called Rodgers the greatest to ever play since 2010. It’s not surprising he’s arrogant.

  64. jimmysee says: Oct 22, 2016 7:46 PM

    Another country heard from.

  65. nflfollower says: Oct 22, 2016 9:40 PM

    Anybody who objectively (ie not a pack fan) watches him play knows he is whiny, arrogant, selfish, and a poor teammate. He throws teammates under the bus, nothing is ever his fault, etc etc etc. The list goes on and has been enumerated by several earlier commenters. He was great at one time but is well past his prime now and it will be much worse than the exit of Brett Favre when this guy is finally booted from WI.

  66. maximus929 says: Oct 24, 2016 5:00 AM

    Funny, the video attached to this story doesn’t mention the sensitivity issue.

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