Greg Jennings — Stud

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I had a long talk Monday with a friend about Greg Jennings. Our discussion started with an assessment of where Jennings ranks among the NFL’s elite receivers for the purposes of ranking him for next year’s fantasy football draft. I argued that Jennings is easily a #1 WR and probably ranks in the Top 10 WRs going into next years draft. (Our league is a standard league, with bonus points for receptions.) In fact, when I looked at the WRs this year on a points-per-game basis, Jennings ranks #9. Ahead of him were: Randy Moss, Andre Johnson, Terrell Owens, Braylon Edwards, Reggie Wayne, TJ Housh, Larry Fitzgerald. That’s good company.One thing that surprised both of us: We could not recall Greg Jennings being double-teamed by any Packer opponents this year, while Donald Driver still draws double-teams on a regular basis. Why is this? I think Driver, despite his age, is as good as just about anyone in running after the catch. He’s so quick and elusive — he looks like one of those waterbugs that zips across the top of a pond, changing directions every time he moves. So defenses are forced to choose who they’re going to double and they choose Driver.Now comes this article from Rob Demovsky. He writes:

Only three receivers in the NFL have more touchdown catches than Greg Jennings, and only one of those — Dallas’ Terrell Owens — plays in the NFC. Yet so far this season, not a single opponent of the Green Bay Packers has tried to double-team Jennings. 

The best news? Packers WR coach Jimmy Robinson said: “I wouldn’t for a second think that Greg’s reached his ceiling.”

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2 Responses to “Greg Jennings — Stud”

  1. tsos20 Says:

    Driver is still the Packs “go to guy”. Jennings is the home run threat. In a 3rd and 10 situation, Favre is still much more likely to look for Driver 1st. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start catching a few more TD’s soon too.
    The Sultan on Sports

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  2. No, He’s Not « packergeeks Says:

    [...] need to remind Favre. (If you need more details about Jennings’ breakout season, see here.) And Jennings is always smiling when he’s talking to Favre, something that suggests his [...]

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