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Tauscher criticizes Jennings' comments toward Rodgers, but gives context for them

Greg Jennings, Mark Tauscher. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tauscher criticizes Jennings' comments toward Rodgers, but gives context for them

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Aug 2, 2013

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."

 

Jay Sorgi

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.