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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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Greg Jennings: I was 'brainwashed'

By Rob Demovsky
ESPN.com

New Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings is still talking about his old team.

Even after Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told Jennings to stop making comments about the Green Bay Packers, Jennings continued Wednesday.

Greg Jennings
Now a Viking, Greg Jennings says he believes Packers players are "brainwashed to think anyone in the division is tiers below."

In an interview with KFAN radio, Jennings said he was "brainwashed" when he played for the Packers when it came to how other teams in the NFC North were supposed to be perceived.

When asked whether the Vikings have championship qualities, Jennings said: "One of the things that drew me to coming over here was the makeup of the team. When I came over here, I was kind of brainwashed. There's no 'kind of' to it. Being over in Green Bay, you're brainwashed to think anyone in the division is tiers below."

"It's like everything that you know in Green Bay is like the best, the best, the best, the best, the best," Jennings continued. "And it's like total brainwashing. And I think you don't open your eyes to see what other teams have to offer unless you are in that position, and I was afforded this position."

Jennings, who played seven seasons in Green Bay before signing with the Vikings in the offseason, had criticized the leadership skills of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers last month. That prompted Frazier to talk to Jennings about his comments.

However, Jennings did have some good things to say about the Packers later in the KFAN interview when asked about the difference between training camp with the Packers and Vikings.

"You want the truth?" Jennings said. "[Packers coach Mike] McCarthy, he really is mindful of -- and this isn't saying Coach Frazier isn't -- but McCarthy is one of those guys that he really looks at his team and he evaluates, 'OK, what do we need to cut back today, what do we need to implement today because I want a fresh team. I want to get quality work versus quantity.' And that's the biggest difference being a veteran guy and seeing what we are doing.

"We are pushing through everything, working hard every single day, which is always great to work out, but at the same time, you've got to give and take a little bit."