Brett Favre Talked to Greg Jennings Before He Signed With Minnesota Vikings

Mar 19, 2013 Full story: rantsports.com 62

It's one thing for a popular NFL player to sign with a different team, but sometimes it becomes more difficult when that player jumps to a division rival-which is exactly what Greg Jennings did when he left the Green Bay Packers to join the Minnesota Vikings last week.

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kmak

New Franken, WI

#1 Mar 19, 2013
Farvre,Jennings,Sharper and that no name kicker are all listed on the Packers Hall of Shame.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#2 Mar 19, 2013
Wow Its to bad you feel that way about some of your best players. I dont think a Vikings fan feels the same way at all. The Vikes have had a few players go over to the Seashawks, Good players like Harvin & Rice & a few others. I dont think I ever heard of a Vikes fan saying that about one of the teams players going to some other team. Does any of the other packers fans feel the same way?
Creek

South San Francisco, CA

#3 Mar 19, 2013
kmak, do you remember the Packers of the 70's and 80's? I do! I remember when we used to hope for a winning record. Favre changed all that and led us to a super bowl victory, league championships and winning seasons year after year. REMEMBER!
GBPmies

Finland

#4 Mar 20, 2013
viking nation wrote:
Wow Its to bad you feel that way about some of your best players. I dont think a Vikings fan feels the same way at all. The Vikes have had a few players go over to the Seashawks, Good players like Harvin & Rice & a few others. I dont think I ever heard of a Vikes fan saying that about one of the teams players going to some other team. Does any of the other packers fans feel the same way?
As a Packer fan I have no problem with any of those guys. I would have preferred they all got signed by the Bills and stayed out of the North but that is the way it goes.

They had to do what is best for them and their careers whether it is more money, chasing a Super Bowl ring, revenge, whatever. They donít owe the Packers anything and can sign where they want.

I think it is a credit to the Packers organization that so many of our good players are wanted by other teams and need our former players. I donít see any Vikings stars heading to GB. Plus I think each of them have been given huge contracts the Packers couldnít or wouldnít pay. Look at how much they paid all of them. No way GB pays those prices and you can't blame a guy for wanting to get paid. GB just continues to bring in new guys and more talent and are prepared for when they do leave, whether it MN or any team.

Look below and see the talent those guys were replaced with, in most cases it turned out better that they left, especially cap wise!

Sharper => Collins
Favre => Rodgers
Longwell => Crosby (last year was bad)
Jennings => Cobb
GBPmies

Finland

#5 Mar 20, 2013
Creek wrote:
kmak, do you remember the Packers of the 70's and 80's? I do! I remember when we used to hope for a winning record. Favre changed all that and led us to a super bowl victory, league championships and winning seasons year after year. REMEMBER!
That is true but as much as it was Favre it was also the introduction of the Salary Cap in 1994 season.

It changed everything about the competition in the NFL and it created an equal playing field for all teams. That way we donít have to see rich teams like SF or Dal representing the NFC in the Super Bowl every year. Small market teams like the Packers never stood a chance.

A good example is the Bears, look how dominant they were in our division in the 70s and 80s but look at what they have done since the salary cap. They have been less than impressive actually quite mediocre for the most part.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#6 Mar 20, 2013
Football's gotten more boring since the salary cap. No great teams or dynasty's, like there used to be. And minnesota is a small market team. Think we did ok there for a bit. Oh, and you're deluding yourself. No favre, no packers anything.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#7 Mar 20, 2013
Used to have bigger rosters, could develop talent, etc. Now, it's become have 2-3 great players, as long as one is a QB, and you're right there
eric

Marshfield, WI

#8 Mar 20, 2013
actually Football has been light years better since the cap! We dont have SF and Dal every year in the SB with an occational Wash.NY thrown in.
Now it takes management skills and management to make it work,not just throw money at someone ( like Baseball)
When you said your deluding yourself,No favre ,no packers anything..
DO you mean,,w/o Favre no Packer anything,
or
do you mean that statement was wrong?
I can argue Reggie White was more important that Favre
GBPmies

Finland

#9 Mar 20, 2013
Purple Faithful wrote:
Football's gotten more boring since the salary cap. No great teams or dynasty's, like there used to be. And minnesota is a small market team. Think we did ok there for a bit. Oh, and you're deluding yourself. No favre, no packers anything.
Depends on how you define a dynasty I guess, and I didn't get the last 2 sentences can you explain what you meant?
GBPmies

Finland

#11 Mar 20, 2013
If it was not the salary cap that helped the Packers but only Favre than he has probably had the greatest impact on any team ever. Though when you look above Rodgers has made the playoffs 4 of 5 years as a starter and he is also a very good QB.

So maybe great QB play is the ticket to get to the playoffs?

Of the teams above Packers, Pats, and Colts have made the post season 14 times since the start of the salary cap. What do those teams have in common?:)

Then look at the Bears, Lions, Bills, Raiders, and Skins... not very good QBs?
GBPmies

Finland

#12 Mar 20, 2013
All the more reason to pay Rodgers his money!

Packers probably stand a good shot at getting to the playoffs with him at QB!
viking nation

Madera, CA

#13 Mar 20, 2013
I think Aaron should be getting pretty near the contract that Joe Flacco just got. Look what he has done for the packers. He & Brady has did more for their team then any QB playing. these two QBs took a team with a bad defense & no pass rush into the post season how many times now. with out Aaron the packers are a losing team. I say give him his big contract, what more can he do to show he is worthy. also it will eat up a lot of the Packers Cap space & that can only help the Vikings in the long run. ha ha
eric

Marshfield, WI

#14 Mar 20, 2013
The good new is Finley will be gone next year,When Hayward and House start next year,Shields takes care of business,Williams becomes expendable,,right there is 17-18M in cap space and we already have the guys to replace them on the roster.
I think GB signs Jones and lets Nelson leave and Boykins and Ross are there and TT finds WRs in the draft.Im sure they will find a better kicker and save some cash by cutting Crosby loose,so right there GB Can free up nearly 20M.The Packers cap should be fine
viking nation

Madera, CA

#15 Mar 20, 2013
From what Rick Spielman was saying now that the Vikings signed Jennings maybe the team wont go after a WR with their first round picks, So it could be a DT first & a CB with the seahawks pick CB Xavier Rhodes he is projected to go in the second round but has first round talent & would be gone by the vikes second round pick. the Vikings like Rhodes alot, he's 6ft2 With speed. then in the second round they would go after a WR.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#16 Mar 20, 2013
eric wrote:
The good new is Finley will be gone next year,When Hayward and House start next year,Shields takes care of business,Williams becomes expendable,,right there is 17-18M in cap space and we already have the guys to replace them on the roster.
I think GB signs Jones and lets Nelson leave and Boykins and Ross are there and TT finds WRs in the draft.Im sure they will find a better kicker and save some cash by cutting Crosby loose,so right there GB Can free up nearly 20M.The Packers cap should be fine
Now thats some good cap working, 20 millon would help alot in resigning Aaron. I for sure would pay one of the best QBs in the league what ever he is asking for. Flacco got more money then Tom Brady & Aaron should get what Brady got at very least. Aaron may not have got back to the super bowl but he did win back to back division championships.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#17 Mar 20, 2013
You can put that 20 million to guarantee money or split it up to help pay his base salary.
GBPmies

Finland

#18 Mar 21, 2013
GBPmies wrote:
If it was not the salary cap that helped the Packers but only Favre than he has probably had the greatest impact on any team ever. Though when you look above Rodgers has made the playoffs 4 of 5 years as a starter and he is also a very good QB.
So maybe great QB play is the ticket to get to the playoffs?
Of the teams above Packers, Pats, and Colts have made the post season 14 times since the start of the salary cap. What do those teams have in common?:)
Then look at the Bears, Lions, Bills, Raiders, and Skins... not very good QBs?
My post above this previous post got deleted so this doesnít make much sense without seeing all the numbers I provided. Not sure what happened..

In short it showed the Packers made the playoffs 2 times from 1975- 1993
And then when Favre came and salary cap came in 1994 Ė 2012 they made the playoffs 12 times, tied with NE and Indy for the most. If I find the time I will try and put the numbers up again.
normallylikeyell ow

Altoona, PA

#19 Mar 21, 2013
I love Aaron Rodgers, but this Flacco thing is a cautionary tale. Look at the Ravens. They can't keep their other players. I could see this thing getting re-structured several times over the years in order to field a better team.
GBP, I might add that while Favre was GB's QB, we won more games combined than any team.
GBPmies

Finland

#20 Mar 21, 2013
normallylikeyellow wrote:
GBP, I might add that while Favre was GB's QB, we won more games combined than any team.
That is awesome, so I wonder if we won more games than any team since 1994. Do you think we could have accomplished all that winning if there was not salary cap? I doubt we would have been able to pay everyone that was on those great teams we had. We are pretty lucky to have Favre and then continue with Rodgers. So many teams struggle to find a QB and we have had it made for about 20 years and counting now.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#21 Mar 21, 2013
Flacco screwed the whole thing up.If AR is going to be 1/6th the cap and then Mathews,thats a ton of cash for 2 players,so thats 90M or so for the other 50 or so players,so, TT will have to hit on a ton of picks

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