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Greg Jennings: Mike McCarthy held Packers back in postseason


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Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings once again took aim at his ex-team, this time blaming coach Mike McCarthy as a primary reason the organization hasn’t won more than one Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.

While also blaming Green Bay’s “lack of defense” for some of the team’s postseason shortcomings, Jennings pointed to the New England Patriots’ potent offense with Tom Brady, and said the biggest difference between the two teams is that McCarthy is far from Bill Belichick.

“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 Wednesday on Fox Sports, where he serves as an analyst. “(McCarthy) 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 (Brady),…

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