Jennings is a Super Bowl champion and a true professional. His relationship with his former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was no doubt a big reason why he joined the team. With a wide receiver room full of young players you’d think Jennings would have his hands full trying to learn the playbook and teaching the young guys a thing or two. But Jennings says he’s still learning too.
“Honestly, I’m just really trying to learn from them. So I’m trying to lead by example, but also follow as well." Jennings said after camp. "I think that’s what makes a great group. I think that’s what makes a great corps is when we can learn and absorb from one another.”
There’s no doubt Jennings' best years are behind him. He hasn’t posted a 1,000 yard season since 2010. But even at 31 he’s still had decent numbers in his last season with the Vikings. (Jennings had 92 catches for 742 yards and 6 touchdowns.) Aside from being the leader of the group, Jennings will hold the position until rookie wide receiver DeVante Parker recovers from foot surgery.
A veteran knows you need to watch your words. So when a reporter asked Jennings about the potential he sees in the Dolphins offense, Jennings had to set the record straight.
“I don’t like that word, ‘Potential.’ Potential is never a great word." he said. "If somebody uses potential that means it never really manifested. We have work to do. We’re looking forward to getting that work done and completing it, so that potential turns into a manifestation.”
With high character guys like Jennings and Landry in the room there’s no doubt this group will manifest plenty of production for Ryan Tannehill.
This story was written by Carlos A. Hernandez. Follow him on Twitter: @LosDez
When the Miami Dolphins got rid of over half of their receiving corps this offseason they needed to bring in a veteran. The Dolphins flirted with the idea of signing former San Francisco 49er Michael Crabtree. But not this fan. I was lobbying for another veteran wide receiver. (See my tweet below.) The Dolphins ended up signing former Green Bay Packer and Minnesota Viking Greg Jennings to be that veteran presence.
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