Greg Jennings says fans, particularly men, get grabby during the Lambeau Leap
The Lambeau Leap is a tradition unlike any other in sports. Packers players have a seemingly closer connection with their fans than any other team in the NFL, and that is do in large part to the Lambeau Leap. However, Greg Jennings reminded us on Thursday that there are some — gasp — negatives to the most famous touchdown celebration in football.
“I try to go away from the men because the men get a little grabby,” Jennings told Erik Kuselias of NBC Sports Radio, according to Pro Football Talk. “The women get grabby too but them men it’s like come on, really, seriously? I’m another guy.”
There’s no telling what happens under those pile-ups when the beer is flowing and the testosterone is spiking. A little grabbage comes with the territory.
Jennings also talked about a fellow receiver who is expected to do the Lambeau Leap a lot this season, Jordy Nelson. Many view Nelson as one of the most underrated players in football, and Jennings thinks he knows why.
“I think for whatever reason a guy looks across at Jordy, number one, they’re going to think ,‘He’s a white guy he’s not that fast,’ but he has game,” he said. “Bottom line he can play. He can catch the ball, he can make things happen when he gets the ball in his hands. You’ve got to take him serious, I’ll tell you that, when you line up across from him.”
Nelson said nearly the exact same thing last season and we have heard it from a white running back in the past as well. If last year’s 1,263-yard, 15-touchdown season didn’t open the eyes of opponents, they’re going to get burned again by Nelson in 2012.