Packers safety M.D. Jennings has played in 34 regular season and playoff games over his first two seasons, but he’s found that people only want to talk about one of them.
That would be the infamous Monday night game last September when Jennings appeared to make a game-ending interception until Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate got his hands on the ball and the replacement officiating crew ruled that the two players possessed the ball simultaneously. That meant a touchdown for the Seahawks in what’s become known as the “Fail Mary” and it has brought Jennings more attention than anything else he’s done on the football field.
“Man, everywhere I go it always comes up,” Jennings said, via Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “If I’m out somewhere and somebody recognizes me, it’s always about the Monday night play….I wanted to go out there and make another play because I don’t want that to be how everybody remembers me.”
Jennings has gained weight and become more vocal as part of his effort to become a fixture in the secondary after starting 10 games while Charles Woodson was injured last season. If he holds off Jerron McMillian, Jennings will get plenty of chances to make plays that push last year’s mess in Seattle further into the background.