Former Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings has often been critical of the team that drafted him and teammates he played with. So here’s another Jennings’ scapegoat: coach Mike McCarthy.
Jennings — presumably continuing to audition for his future role as a hot taker — was on Hot Take Central on Wednesday, Undisputed. During the appearance, he said something that we’ve all thought 100 times.
Mike McCarthy never goes for the throat.
“If we had a lead, our issue wasn’t the defense, our issue was Mike McCarthy — cause he would cuff us,” Jennings said.
While that surely is a popular theory and one we wouldn’t disagree with one iota, it also seems somewhat misguided on Jennings’ part.
Jennings was talking about 2011, when the Packers went 15-1. Overall, they lost just two games that season — their 14th game to the Chiefs and their first playoff game, to the Giants. They didn’t hold a lead in either.
So maybe in Jennings’ mind, he was thinking of other seasons.
In any case, although we don’t know many people who would disagree with his statement, it seems Jennings needs work on his hot takes if he’s going to be a hot taker.
And Jesus, we need more hot takers out there, don’t we?