Frazier tells Jennings to quit Rodgers barbs
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told receiver Greg Jennings on Saturday to stop his public criticism of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
"We're the Vikings and we want to talk about us, what we're trying to get done," Frazier said, according to The Pioneer Press. "That's where our focus has to be. There's so much work to be done, and we don't want to be looking at what's happening with other teams, other teams' players. We've got to focus on us. He's good with that."
Jennings' sentiments built throughout the offseason after he left the Packers to sign with the Vikings in free agency, starting innocently when he refused to call Rodgers by his name and continuing on ESPN's "First Take," when he said he favors Brett Favre over Rodgers because "you get respect when you give respect."
Most recently, he had this to say about Rodgers while speaking to the Star Tribune: "A lot of times when you have a guy who creates that spotlight for himself and establishes that and takes a lot of that, it becomes so-and-so and the team. It should always be the team."
Packers coach Mike McCarthy laughed off Jennings' comments Thursday and on Friday, Rodgers said he wasn't worried about Jennings' comments.
"To me, I'm concerned with the opinions of the guys in this locker room and the guys we have here," Rodgers said. "It's exciting to be able to be one of the leaders of this football team, and I'm very confident in my style."
Frazier on Saturday said he doesn't expect to hear any further comments from Jennings regarding his former quarterback.
"Hopefully we're moving on," he said, according the The Pioneer Press.
Information from ESPN.com NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert and The Associated Press was used in this report.
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