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Let Greg Jennings walk...

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Mozhino, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mozhino

    Mozhino Cheesehead

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    I know this sounds a little harsh. But in light of what Calvin Johnson just made, if Jennings is looking for a monster deal, or even anything over $10million a season, I say let him walk. We have a lot of other core players becoming free agents like Raji, Lang, Mathews, Rogers, Finely again, in the next couple of seasons and we can't afford everyone. On top of that we have Jordy Nelson who will want paying again soon if he has another great season.
     
  2. GWheels

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    Jennings is a great receiver and a great character guy. We need as many guys like that as we can. It's not all about being 6'5 and 230lbs and great speed and hands, it's about being a leader and for younger players to see what being a professional is about.
     
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  3. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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  4. Mozhino

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    I love the guy. But he will be 30 when the 2013 season starts. And i think we have the depth at WR to let him walk. I'd prefer to sacrifice him over BJ or Mathews, an area where depth is very limited. Either way there will be some tough decisions to be made in the next few seasons, as much as you would like, you can't keep everybody.
     
  5. Rocky11

    Rocky11 Superbowl bound Pack

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    Forget Favre is right. His leadership in an invaluale asset. He is not a diva as many wide receivers are. That counts a lot towards locker room stability. It is all a part of the game. He needs to stay. He is getting older but also wiser.
     
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  6. ARod

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    I'd like to see him stay on as long Driver has. He's a good player with a great attitude and leadership skills. It's not only about production on the field.
     
  7. JoshuaRHuffman

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    Don't underestimate the Packers' front office. I don't know how they do it but they get these receivers to sign extraordinarily cap-friendly deals. Greg Jennings is on a 4-yr 27m deal he signed in 2009. Hell, Laurent Robinson got a 5yr 32m from the Jags and he had one good season as Dallas' No. 3.

    The Packers will have to make some future sacrifices (or just restructure contracts like everybody else). But don't forget that C-Wood, D-Driver, C-Clifton, and R-Pickett aren't getting any younger. Nick Collins could save a few m if he retires. They could also cut A.J. Hawk if he doesn't perform better than 2011.
     
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  8. ivo610

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    I saw the title and was like wtf, but you are right, if he asks for that kind of money he needs to find it somewhere else.

    Its not like TT cant find another WR
     
  9. bozz_2006

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    So now we're talking about cutting Jennings if he, at some point, asks for more than $10M per season?

    Ok.

    I'd also like to go on record as saying I think we should let Matthews walk if he is looking to gain super powers by practicing voodoo sacrifices in the locker room.
     
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  10. DoddPower

    DoddPower Nick Perry is watching you, NFL QB's!

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    You're not alone in your thinking, Mozhino. If Jennings is asking anywhere close to what his fair market value would be as of right now, I would not be shocked to see him gone at all. Let's hope he takes a hometown discount.

    Here's the article from JS Online: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/142775005.html
     
  11. PackFanNChiTown

    PackFanNChiTown Bear Fan's Bane

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    It is very bad to drink JoBoo's rum.........................................very bad! Comprende?
     
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  12. metallicblaze

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    Clifton and Driver might be gone this year. I would look to restructure Woody and Pickett before releasing Jennings. Even Hawk if he doesn't do well this year.
     
  13. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    Cap will most likely go up with new TV deal. there will be room to give Greg his due, Packer for life. Thing about the NFL and the Cap is you can't keep all your superstars. Just look around the league. A-Rod is going to command a HUGE payday, so will Clay. BJ will get his Payday. Everyone else is negotiable. Draft and Develop.
     
  14. bozz_2006

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    He wants... A chicken?
     
  15. Southpaw

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    Not only is Jennings a great character guy and leader on this offense, but he's the most reliable and versatile receiver we have and have had in a long time. I'd like to see him retire a packer.

    But I do think that it would be nice if we had a true #1. A big, tall vertical deep threat. We have a lot of guys on the shorter side.
     
  16. bozz_2006

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    I think Nelson fits the 1 role.
     
  17. NelsonsLongCatch

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    No receiver will get Calvin Johnson money for a long time... Nobody in the league, including the Redskins, will offer Jennings $130+M with $60M guaranteed.

    The should/will be able to keep Jennings for much, much less than Johnson.
     
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    Johnson got quarterback money
     
  19. Forget Favre

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    Ways you can tell it's the off season # 248:
    Fans are so bored that they will even dare to speculate, and not wait till anything is confirmed, about players leaving because they think the player will want more money.
    We could wait and see what happens but what fun would that be?
    What are we gonna talk about instead?
    Packers license plates?
    Or the free collectible Aaron Rodgers cup you get with every fill up?
     
  20. ivo610

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    I don't know if their is a bigger waste of money in the nfl than spending huge money on a WR.
     
  21. FrankRizzo

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    Calivin Johnson is an exception.
    He is Megatron.

    Jennings is well worth what receivers like:
    Desean Jackson
    Laurent Robinson
    Marques Colston
    Miles Austin
    Vincent Jackson
    Hakeem Nicks
    Dwayne Bowe
     
  22. Mozhino

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    I think the point is that IF Jordy has another real decent season, the question arises who do you invest the money in? By todays market we could be looking at something like 4 years $55 Million. You can't possibly invest that kind of cash in both Jordy and Greg. And i'd prefer to stick that cash into a then 27 year old wide receiver compared to soon to be 30 year old one.
     
  23. 13 Times Champs

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    Yeah it's those DL that he has trouble with. ;)
     
  24. JoshuaRHuffman

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    Good point, although I'd say that huge money on a RB is the biggest waste.
     
  25. ivo610

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    True.

    Though Peterson can get you a couple wins in a season himself. Megatron didn't win 1 game a few yrs back
     
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