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Gregg Jennings injury

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by G0PackG0, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. bozz_2006
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    The thing is that knee injuries feel so strange. If you have had them, you know what I'm talking about. There's really nothing like the sensation; as if your muscles and tendons are replaced with jello. And the pain that goes with them vary so greatly by the individual. My point is that you really can't judge the severity of the injury by the body language.
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    First off, I didn't call you ignorant. I said that the statement was ignorant, which in my opinion, it is. Step back from the ledge and don't react so defensively.

    As far as your reasoning behind the statement, Finley is great on the outside, but he is not a WR and is not fast enough to make the deep patterns that Jennings makes, which stretch the rest of the field for the other WRs/TEs. And let me ask you, when the ball is in the air, who would you rather have ready to catch it? Jennings or Jones? And when was the last time Jordy was thrust into the role of WR1 and was saddled with the opposing team's best corner? Never, so we're not exactly sure how he will respond. Add to that, a Donald Driver, who, as much as I love him, is declining and unable to fill the WR1 void left by Jennings. Add to that a rookie WR, whom we have seen can have mental lapses and I would say that you are SEVERELY underestimating Jennings importance to the team and Rodgers. He doesn't need to be 6'6" and run a 4.3 like Moss to be one of the best and most influential WRs in the league. Ask Marvin Harrison and Payton Manning, when Harrison went down with an injury. Did Manning and the Colts turn into doormats? No and neither will the Packers or Rodgers, as I said when I said we should be able to ride out the injury if it's not season ending. Does the loss of Jennings deserve more than a "meh"? Uhhhh, yeah, it does.

    P.S. I wasn't trying to start something, but I'm sorry to you if you took it that way. It almost seemed like you were trying to start something with your seemingly indifference to a Packer getting injured, as if to say "Meh, who cares he got injured. We have other guys." So, I would heed your own advice and say you are entitled to your opinion, but you may want to watch how you word some of your statements.
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    Heed my own advice? Calling someones comment "hysterical" and "ignorant" is clearly just trying to pick a fight. We try and keep this board civil and without drama so you should tone it down, otherwise people like you tend to not last very long on this forum.

    Greg jennings isnt Marvin Harrison. Thats the best tandem in NFL history, not a very accurate comparison. Manning never had the depth like Rodgers does.

    I believe Finley would strongly disagree with you that he isnt a WR. In fact expect him to demand to be tagged as a WR in the offseason due to the number of snaps he plays in the slot or wide.

    This conversation reminds me of last season when I didnt react strongly to the season ending injury of Finley and other forum members went crazy and said the season was over. I expect much of the same.
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    What about calling someones comment complete nonsense?
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    I'm trying to keep all that in perspective, believe me. It's just that I'm very partial to Jennings!!! :)
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    Thanks for that insight. I've never injured my knee, which I'm thankful for considering how many sports I played throughout high school. I can kind of visualize what you're talking about though. Always makes me feel funny when I think about knee ligaments being stretched and torn... Yeeesh
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    Easy guys... back to hoping for good news on Jennings!!
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    So what is the status...Nuff of this fighting,...
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    So far what I've been seeing is that Greg Jennings has a knee sprain though not to what extent. The strength of this team is the receiving corps though; there is depth there.
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    Ivo... I really don't think that Maccadon3000 was trying to start a fight. You've given him a few opportunities in your responses to him that if he wanted to, he could have let it develop into a back and forth bickering. He has not. It's a difference of opinion, no big deal, that's what we're here for anyways. Discussions on opinions that vary from our own. You don't think the potential loss of Jennings is a huge blow, he does. Personally, I had Jennings in the top 5 of guys I would hate to lose this year after we already lost Collins and Clifton. Rodgers, Matthews, Woodson, Williams and Jennings. I think losing Jennings this year would be far more devastating than when we lost Finley last year. Finley is a decent TE. That's about it. He does not have the speed or apparently the hands to be effective this year. Last year we had a guy like Jennings who stepped up in a huge way to ease the loss of Finley. I honestly don't at all think that Finley has the ability to do that for us. He will tell us all that he does, but when it comes down to it, he won't. And trust me, I hope like hell that I'm wrong about Finley if we in fact do lose Jennings. I just don't see it happening.

    No, our offense won't just stop putting up points without Jennings. The offense, like you said will continue to move the ball. The only guy we could lose that would cause our offense to come to a screeching hault is #12. But how many times on 3rd down does #85 get us 1st and 10? It seems like about a 50% chance that if we are sitting on 3rd and whatever Jennings is the dude that comes through to give us a new set of downs. He has a better rapport with Rodgers than any other WR/TE on our roster. The two know exactly what the other is thinking and it's the small things like that, that lets the offense do a lot of what they do and that is what would be missed the most I think.

    Regardless, this, just like Maccadon3000's post is just my opinion, you obviously don't agree with it, which is fine by me. I'm not asking you to. I'm just doing what we do on forums, throwing my .02 in...

    One thing we can agree on is hoping that Jennings dodges a bullet here and can come back and help us get another title!!
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    Thank you for that update, LTF. I didn't want to wade through all the previous posts to get to the issue of the thread.
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    I think the Clifton loss has been huge and rarely talked about. The drop off was huge. But the silver lining is that he was already headed out the door at his age and injury history.

    I'm not trying to cut down on Jennings, I'm merely praising Teds ability to put together an offense that has so many weapons that losing one won't send the offense scrambling.

    The only weapon we can't lose is Rodgers, and if we did I still feel we would be on the 49ers level. Flynn for president
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    The left tackle position is still up in the air. We saw them using Newhouse and Sherrod both there yesterday. Clifton may be on the way out but we need 6 more games out of him. Yes his loss has been huge.
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    I read today that Clifton is suppose to start practicing this week?
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    What is Josh Sitton's status btw? We sure could use him back too.
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    And yes IVO the Clifton loss has been pretty big. So has the Collins loss. I would honestly take back all of our injuries last year just to have Clifton and Collins back.
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    Sitton is dealing with the same injury that Jennings is suspected to have I think. MCL tear. Probably a grade 2. From my understanding Centers and Guards are the two positions that have MCL probs the most.
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    Sittons injury has been bothering him most of the year. I hope the rest will do the knee some good.
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    Yeah, my understanding of an MCL injury is once the swelling and pain goes away you can play on it if it's braced. I thought I read that you can do this without risking further injury to the knee...
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    Will we find out today or have to wait till Wed to get the results?
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    saw someone say today he might start practicing but it would surprise them. Nagler maybe?
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    I imagine we will find out in a few minutes... McCarthy has his 3pm presser and I'm pretty certain that will be the #1 question on peoples minds.
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    I'm not getting any sound from Mac's press conference. Will someone please post what Greg's status is, if it's addressed?

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