Ex-Packers Greg Jennings Blames Mike McCarthy, Terrible Defense For Lack of Super Bowl Titles (VIDEO)
Greg Jennings seems to think he knows exactly why the Green Bay Packers have only one Super Bowl championship with Aaron Rodgers under center: Defense and coaching.
The former Packers wide receiver was a guest on FOX Sports’ “Undisputed” on Wednesday and he did his best to explain Green Bay’s failure to return to the Super Bowl since the 2010 season, despite having one of the best, if not the best QB in the entire league.
“We always hear defense wins championships. They have a lack of defense. They haven’t been able to put up the stops. The offense has put up the numbers, they haven’t been able to stop anybody from putting up the numbers,” Jennings said.
The season after the Packers won Super Bowl XLV, the team went 15-1, but ultimately choked and lost to the New York Giants in a home divisional-round game. Jennings brought up the hail mary touchdown by the Giants in that game to further solidify the point he was making. That year, the Packers ranked first in offensive points and dead last in total defense.
Jennings then turned his attention to Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, who he blames for being overly conservative.
“I’m just going to flat-out say it: If we had a lead, our issue wasn’t the defense, our issue was Mike McCarthy,” Jennings said. “He would cuff us. … When you watch New England play, when they have a lead, they go for your throat, they don’t relax. … They have a great quarterback, they have arguably the best quarterback in football, but they have – no doubt about it – the best head coach in football.”
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