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

Greg Jennings, Mark Tauscher. 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."

 

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Jay Sorgi, a lifelong sports fanatic, is an editor for WIsports.com. He's also a reporter for 620WTMJ and the Packers Radio Network.