Greg Jennings: There's structure on Minnesota Vikings


After seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers, wide receiver Greg Jennings is starting over with the Minnesota Vikings.

In a recent interview with The Star Tribune, Jennings said he already has seen a difference in how the NFC North rivals operate.

"It's not a free-for-all. There's structure," Jennings told the newspaper of the Vikings' attack. "But there's liberty. You can breathe. It's like, 'OK, I can do my thing.' You know what you need to do, you get it done. Whereas (in Green Bay), everything was more cookie-cutter. ... It's just different. In a good way. And not knocking what we did there. Because obviously it was successful. But here, no one's walking on egg shells."

Jennings' comments were part of a larger discussion set to be published later this week, and likely to garner attention. He was a significant piece of the Packers' passing attack for years, but Jennings' production tailed off last season, as he accounted for just 9.7 percent of Aaron Rodgers' completions during an injury-marred campaign.

That figure is likely to climb on the Vikings, but Jennings no longer plays in an attack built around the pass. And he no longer plays with arguably the best quarterback in all of football. Jennings has gone out of his way to pump up Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder this offseason -- and we understand that strategy -- but labeling the Packers a "cookie-cutter" operation is a head-scratcher for the ages.

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