Tauscher criticizes Jennings' comments toward Rodgers, but gives context for them
Greg Jennings, Mark Tauscher. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
WEST ALLIS - A former Green Bay Packers teammate of both Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings says that the now-Minnesota Vikings wide receiver made some mistakes in comments against Rodgers this summer, but also framed them with reasons why Jennings might have said them.
"Greg's a good guy. I think he said some things that were kind of foolish," said Mark Tauscher, who's now part of 620WTMJ's Packers Radio Network and a contributor to the Packers TV Network on TODAY'S TMJ4 and NBC26.
One reason Tauscher cites may have to do with things completely outside Rodgers' power - the decision to let Jennings to into free agency.
"I think he was hurt when he wasn't re-signed," believes Tauscher, who spent his entire collegiate and pro football career as a Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers offensive tackle.
He also believes that Jennings wanted to send a message to his new teammates.
"When you go up and he's looked as a leader on this Vikings team...I think he wants to show where his allegiances are. Did he need to go down that road? Absolutely not. I think he regrets the words that he said, but he said them and you move on."