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Jennings: 'We didn't go all the way with Brett'

Posted on: October 6, 2011 9:52 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson



Brett Favre refuses to let it go, doesn't he? The ol' gunslinger recently appeared on an Atlanta radio station and said he was surprised it took Aaron Rodgers 'so long' to win a Super Bowl, given all the talent on the Packers.

This went over terribly; the only defense for Favre's comments were "misconstrued, maybe?" and "backhanded compliment." Neither of those are good excuses. Greg Jennings, who played with both Rodgers and Favre, has a better answer -- Favre just "won't give it all up" (read: admit Rodgers is better) to A-Rodge.

"When you first hear it, you're kind of like, 'What?' " Jennings said Wednesday on the NFL Network. "But knowing Brett, knowing the competitive guy he is, he's never going to really give it all up to Aaron. I don't think he should, because I don't think Aaron would give it up to him, trust me."

"We played with Brett, we had success with Brett, we didn't go all the way with Brett, but we did with Aaron, so I think that that kind of speaks for itself."

Boom -- Jennings just pulled off, as they say in France, "le burn" on Mr. Favre. And there's really no arguing about it -- Favre had a similar (albeit younger) team when he was last playing with the Packers and they didn't win the title.

Rodgers did, making this whole argument moot. It is understandable, though, that Favre wouldn't want to admit that Rodgers is the better Packers quarterback, mainly because it would tarnish his legacy more than ... well, OK, not more than some of the stuff he did, but it would still diminish his role in Green Bay's football success.

Rodgers, for his part, wouldn't take the bait, giving it all up to the team when asked about Favre's comments on Tuesday.

"You know what? Again, I'm just going to say I was really proud of our team," Rodgers told Jason Wilde on ESPN Milwaukee. "It takes 53 guys to win a championship. We had the right recipe last year, and we're trying to do that same thing this season."

And that right there is the main difference between a guy who's supposed to be mowing a farm on a tractor, and a guy who's in the middle of an undefeated season. Clay Matthews recently said that Favre's comments will likely motivate Rodgers, and I imagine he's correct.

But you won't hear Rodgers mention it until -- and probably only if -- he ends up holding the Lombardi Trophy again at the end of the season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:18 am
 

Jennings: 'We didn't go all the way with Brett'




Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 2:36 pm
 

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:39 am
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Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2011 5:49 am
 

Jennings: 'We didn't go all the way with Brett'

Brett Farve is definately a top 5 QB of all time. He can say what ever he wants. He has earned it . I doubt rodgers will last as long as Farve did. Donald Driver is coming to an end of his career And Jennings is an injury away from making rodgers look like Daunte Culpepper when he lost Randy Moss. Farve has done very well with out a standout number 1 reciever through his career. Cant say the same for rodgers yet. For the real sensitve readers I am not comparing Randy moss to Jennings just using it as an example to what happens to QBs who lose there number 1 reciever. Hands down moss is probably the 2nd best reciever of all time .Jerry Rice is 1.



Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:01 am
 

Jennings: 'We didn't go all the way with Brett'

Omg, and people wonder why I hate fans in Green Bay. The majority of fans in GB are the "what have you done for me lately" type, and have completely forgotten how great Favre was for them, even in his last year. They lost to the SB champs in his final year...To all you saying not to retire his number, wishing death or pain on him, or to ban him from LAmbeau Field are all ridiculous and need to shut up yourselves. I read Favre's comments as saying Rodgers is so good that he should have won a superbowl sooner than it took him to win his first. I found it not a knock on Rodgers, but on the talent around him stepping up and taking pressure off of him. Can Favre say, or do anything without someone twisting it into some media frenzy? Seriously I think everyone is upset Farve isn't playing anymore and are jealous of the man. He is a first round hall of Famer with no questions asked. His number will be retired. Deal with it. 



Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 10:13 pm
 

Jennings: 'We didn't go all the way with Brett'

Rodgers started with a much better team. 

Rodgers also waited 3 years, got to go through 3 camps and learn from Favre before starting.  Favre started right away. 




Since: Oct 6, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 12:51 pm
 

Jennings: 'We didn't go all the way with Brett'

I fully expect Brees to win 3 or 4 championships, doesnt mean its gonna happen.
Rodgers is great, Brady and Manning (at their prime) were by far superior and with a less talented team.



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