Posts Tagged ‘Greg Jennings’

The Crack Smoker Is Back

December 17, 2007

Tempting as it is to engage Andy on his nerf punting prowess, I’ll pass.

But on Greg Jennings, I’ll happily answer his rather bizarre claims. Andy has been a Jennings doubter since early last year, for no apparent reason. (Just as he is quick with his man-crushes, he is fast with his man-aversions, if you will. And speaking of man-crushes, as I’m writing this, Andy’s current man-crush, Tarvaris Jackson, threw his second interception of the first half.)

Back to Jennings. He is currently the 13th receiver in the NFL in yards per game. And he’s 4th — that’s right, 4th — in touchdown receptions. Did I mention that he missed two games? Factor that in and he’s scoring TDs at a better pace than any receiver in the league other than Randy Moss. All that, and Andy concedes Jennings “isn’t bad — he’s very good?” That’s it?

And here’s a question that should end this silly debate: If Jennings causes Favre to throw risky passes, why is Favre having his best season ever in terms of pass attempts to interception ratio? See this article, which reads, in relevant part: “He’s on pace to surpass his career marks in completion percentage, yards passing and fewest interceptions per attempts.”

No, He’s Not

December 17, 2007

The fact is, Greg Jennings is open so often that he probably doesn’t 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 quarterback isn’t aggravated by whatever their discussions are.

In any case, the annoying kid in high school wasn’t the guy who was open and reminded the quarterback, but the guy who told the quarterback that he was open when he wasn’t.

For reasons I probably don’t need to explain, Andy should understand this.

Greg Jennings — Stud

December 12, 2007

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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