NFL News : Former Packers star completely throws defense, coaches under the bus

Former Packers star completely throws defense, coaches under the bus

He was pretty direct with his opinion

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There's a particularly crude way of describing when a person completely throws blame at another following a failure. It's called "taking a crap" on someone. 

Well, that's exactly what former Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings did to his former defensive teammates and coaches. The 33-year-old Fox Sports analyst let his thoughts rip on Undisputed on Wednesday. 

He said the offense has always done their job. The defense is at fault. 

"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, yet lost to the New York Giants in a home divisional-round game. Jennings referred to a Hail Mary touchdown by the Giants in that game to reinforce his point. 

Before the half, the Giants throw a Hail Mary touchdown, we go into our own locker room and I honestly have never seen our locker room look so mind blown. It was almost like we didn't know what hit us. So when I look at the Green Bay Packers... everything goes on Aaron Rodgers' shoulders, but when you look at his performances, he hasn't shied back... the defense just couldn't put up the stops that the offense needed, the team needed, to propel them to win ball games.

Quite ironically, one could argue that the Packers won their Wild Card game last season against those same Giants because a magical Hail Mary play from Rodgers to Randall Cobb just before halftime. The Packers went into halftime with the 14-6 lead and ultimately won 38-13.

That season, Green Bay ranked first in offensive points and dead last in total defense.

Jennings didn't stop there, also arguing that head coach Mike McCarthy often got in the team's way with an overly conservative approach.

"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."

It isn't the first time Jennings has piped up about his former team. After he left Green Bay for Minnesota in 2013, he was well-known for his critical comments on Rodgers and the team.

Jennings played ten years in the NFL, helping the Packers win Super Bowl XLV. He racked up 571 receptions, 8,291 yards and 64 touchdowns. 

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Source: Fox Sports Undisputed · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency