Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers:
My unfitered game day running blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today: WR Jarrett Boykin; DE Jerel Worthy, CB Davon House; LB Frank Zombo; DT Jordan Miller; TE DJ Williams, RB Alex Green
Inactive for 49ers today: K Billy Cundiff, RB Jewel Hampton, DT Tony Jerod-Eddie G Joe Looney, S Trenton Robinson, QB Scott Tolzien, DT Ian Williams
Donald Driver active. OBVIOUSLY, the Facebook campaign helped…
Alex Green inactive. With DuJuan Harris showing he can catch also, he gives the Packers everything Alex Green does, so no reason to have both active.
Kuhn is the only current NFL player to score at least one touchdown in each of the last four postseasons (2009-12).
Weather/Field: Great day for football. We have a dry surface, that’s all that matters.
Team improvement: I feel our production as a football team reflects that. Special teams has been the most consistent. Defense, I felt like we’ve gotten stronger. We had to play a lot of young guys early on due to injuries and it’s made us better. Now with Charles and Clay back, I’m pleased with where we are.. Offense, we had to change some things during the season… different from how we started the season.
More of a power team?: We’re definitely more balanced. Started the year more tilted towards the pass.
Vikings game: It seems like a month ago. I felt our defense was outstanding, especially with the challenge of stopping Adrian Peterson. The offense just didn’t finish well in the second half, but otherwise I was pleased.
Kaepernick: Raw physical ability. he can really throw the football on the move is impressive. His ability to run is impressive.
SF offense: Playing the option, any time you’re responsible for a gap, it’s important to play with leverage, not peek in and trust the guy next to you.
Crabtree: Playing excellent. He had some injuries in early years. He’s clearly one of the top guys. Strong hand. Goes up and attacks the football
Adrian Peterson/Frank Gore: Guys that can run it all day long. Frank is an exceptional runner. Best I’ve ever seen at making something out of nothing.