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Vikings WR Greg Jennings: I was kind of brainwashed in Green Bay

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Is Green Bay brainwashing its players? (USATSI)
Is Green Bay brainwashing its players? (USATSI)

Former Green Bay wide receiver Greg Jennings has had a lot to say this offseason. Last month, Jennings took some subtle jabs at Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, insinuating that Rodgers thinks he's perfect and doesn't make mistakes. That continued until Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told him to knock it off.

Jennings did knock it off -- for about a week. During a radio interview on Wednesday, Jennings added some more fuel to the fire by saying that the Packers 'brainwashed' him while he was in Green Bay. The conversation started when Jennings was asked if the Vikings had championship qualities.

"One of the things that drew me to [Minnesota] was the makeup of the team," Jennings told KFAN-FM, via ESPN.com. "When I came over here, I was kind of brainwashed. There's no 'kind of' to it. Being over in Green Bay, you're brainwashed to think anyone in the division is tiers below."

In Green Bay's defense, being brainwashed to think you're better than everyone doesn't seem like a bad thing -- at least not in the NFL. But it's something that seemed to bother Jennings.

"It's like everything that you know in Green Bay is like the best, the best, the best, the best, the best," Jennings continued. "And it's like total brainwashing. And I think you don't open your eyes to see what other teams have to offer unless you are in that position, and I was afforded this position."

Jennings actually consulted with Brett Favre before signing with the Vikings, which is almost ironic now because Jennings might be more hated in Green Bay now than Favre is. Jennings will make his return to Lambeau Field on Nov. 24. The Vikings and Packers also play on Oct. 27.


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