The NFC North is going to be very interesting this season, and the movement of Greg Jennings from the Packers to the Vikings has only elevated the level of tension. On July 30, 2013 James Jones fired back at the former Packer. It was not malicious, but it was straight to the point.
With Jennings’ comments about Aaron “12” Rodgers at the beginning of training camp, you had a feeling that it might not go over well inside the Green Bay Packers’ locker room. James Jones was extremely close to Greg Jennings for the six years they played together as reported by CBS Sports from an NFL Network interview. Jones stated that you don’t talk about your brother like that once you go to a new team. He may be right, but James Jones has to know that once Greg Jennings left, they weren’t brothers anymore.
Not only did Greg Jennings sign with another team, he signed with a division rival. He signed with a team that lost to the Packers in the playoffs. Greg Jennings could care less about rocking the boat against the Packers.
Best thing for James Jones and the Green Bay Packers is to go out and win. This could be a case of boys being boys, but it’s fairly clear that Greg Jennings had a little case of the jealousy gene when it came to Aaron Rodgers.
In addition, he just might resent the fact that Jones led the league in touchdown receptions (14). That’s right, out of all the great receivers in the league, James Jones found the end zone the most. More than Calvin Johnson. More than Larry Fitzgerald, and more than an injured Greg Jennings.
The Packers and Vikings don’t meet until week 8 in the season, so expect this feud to die down until then. One thing is for sure, if they are battling for first two months into the season, Greg Jennings will be trashing “12” once again.