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Continued: Jennings still stalks success, and wants to bring the Vikings with him

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 25, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Quickly, he felt ready to join an environment where he felt players were trusted to be professionals without micromanagement.

“It’s not a free-for-all. There’s structure,” Jennings said. “But there’s liberty. You can breathe. It’s like, ‘OK, I can do my thing.’ You know what you need to do, you get it done. Whereas [in Green Bay], everything was more cookie-cutter. … It’s just different. In a good way. And not knocking what we did there. Because obviously it was successful. But here, no one’s walking on egg shells.”

Now the Vikings hope they can be an integral part of the #SuccessStalkers movement.

Jennings desperately craves another 1,000-yard season, another deep playoff run.

He sees what is developing and senses great potential. But then he stops, wincing.

“I hate that word. Potential,” Jennings said. “Because everyone has potential. But everyone doesn’t maximize that potential. They want that potential to show. But they don’t want to do the dirty work to allow that potential to blossom.”

At times, it sounds as if he is auditioning to be the successor to Dr. Phil, spewing motivational maxims on command. But Jennings knows only one way of going about his business. It’s naïve, he reiterates, to sit around waiting for greatness to knock. Success has to be stalked.

“You have to go and get it,” Jennings said. “You have to go and find it. You have to go open some doors yourself.”





 

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