by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (6/23/14) After meeting with new coach Mike Zimmer and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, Vikings receiver Greg Jennings "quickly got a sense of how prominently [Cordarrelle] Patterson would be featured in the Vikings' offense," reports ESPN.com.
"I wanted him to know that, coming in, the expectation of you is no longer 'rookie.' It's, 'You gotta go. We saw what you can do. We're gonna showcase this,'" Jennings told the website. "For me, it was making sure that he understands that he has to be a professional. He has to be a pro's pro when he steps foot in this building, because we're expecting (him) to give us what we've seen you put out there."
Patterson finished his rookie year strong, with three receiving and three rushing touchdowns in his last five games.
Greg Jennings on new offense: 'My head is spinning'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (4/30/14) Vikings receiver Greg Jennings said new coordinator Norv Turner is installing a much more complex offense than what the team ran last year, reports NFL.com.
"My head is spinning, even though the offense is coming, and it's starting to sink in," said Jennings, who's entering his ninth season. "The different formations that we can run with the same play, different variations that come with the same play, your head is spinning at all times.
"If last year's offense was complicated, guys will struggle with this one, for sure."
Vikes not expected to draft wideout
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (4/30/14) The Vikings have "four solid options" at receiver and have bigger draft needs than wideout, reports the Minneapolis StarTribune. The paper expects the team to pass on receivers in the draft, then add one from the deep pool of undrafted free agents.
Norv Turner: Vikes' offense 'can be good real fast'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/6/14) New Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner hopes the team lands a dynamic young quarterback but believes running back Adrian Peterson remains the key to success, reports the Minneapolis StarTribune.
“We want to make big plays, we want to be an explosive offense, and we want to run the ball,” Turner said at his introductory press conference. With an offense that includes Peterson, receiver Greg Jennings and all-purpose threat Cordarrelle Patterson, Turner believes Minnesota can improve quickly.
“I looked at the roster, I looked at the offensive side of the ball," he said. "I think this is a group that can be real good, and I think we can be good real fast.”
Greg Jennings held under 50 yards
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (12/29/13) Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings was held under 50 yards Week 17.
Jennings led the Vikings in receiving, but only had 44 yards. He did manage to catch five of his six targets. Jennings once again took a backseat to rookie Cordarrelle Patterson, who has emerged as a big threat in the second half.
Most folks won't go into a Fantasy draft hoping to get Greg Jennings. They'll instead settle for him when they're looking for reserve-level players. This is because Jennings' production fell off last year as he scored as many touchdowns in 15 games (four) as he had in eight games with Green Bay the year prior. For the second straight season his receiving average was low and even though he had good rapport with Matt Cassel, Jennings flopped for Fantasy purposes. Expect him to get taken with a late-round pick.