Green Bay Packers receivers Donald Driver (80) and Greg Jennings (85) sit on the bench in the final minutes of Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Press-Gazette Media reporter Weston Hodkiewicz reported on what Greg Jennings and Donald Driver had to say immediately following last night's playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers:
The two receivers who likely have played their last game in a Green Bay Packers uniform talked again this afternoon during the team's final locker room session. Here are some of their comments.
On his future: "At the end of the day, the Packers are going to do whatís best for the Packers. Thatís not going to change, whether you are No. 4, No. 80, No. 85. Thatís going to be the case. They are going to do whatís best for the Packers and the organization. As the other half of the businessman sitting down at that table, I have to do whatís best for myself and my family. Iím ready to go work out and train and be with my family."
On taking less money to stay with the Packers: "Iíll be willing to do whatís best for me and my family. Thatís my stance on it. It is what it is. I hope I get an opportunity to play football next year, which is pretty likely. Iím excited to train and prepare for the 2013 season."
On his value: "I donít know what the (market) is going to be. We will have to see."
On the Packers' season: "It was trying, but it was no different than any other year. We were unsuccessful with the goal we had this year. Iím sure there is a lot we could have said we would have done differently now that itís over."
On his relationship with other receivers: "Great guys. I will definitely be in touch with these guys throughout my career. Thatís the one thing you take away from it. Everything else falls to the wayside a little bit. You build long-lasting relationships."
"On the most difficult part of leaving Green Bay: "I donít know if there is a difficult part. Iím excited for the future. Football is going to be football. Iím excited for that."
On his timetable for a decision on his future: "I havenít officially made a decision on what Iím going to do. I said I was going to go home and sit down with the wife and kids and then make that decision from there. Iíll probably leave out of here either today, sometime later in the night, or first thing in the morning."
More on his future: "I donít know what is all going to lay out. Itís going to be a tough decision no matter what I do. I feel like I can still play, I think Iíve proven that. Iím just going to see what is out there for me. If teams call and want me to come, then I have to make that decision. If not, and the Packers want me back, then Iíll be back. At this point, it may not work here. But it may work somewhere else."
On his 2012 season: "It was very difficult and tough and frustrating all at the same time. But I think the thing for me was that I was able to handle it in a certain way. You take the negative out of it or the positive side. I think I took the high road and the positive side of it. Itís not what you want, but thatís the way the business is and you have to deal with it."
On playing against the 49ers: "It meant everything. You didnít know if that was going to be your last game or not. But if it is my last game, it was a true honor to put on that uniform once again."