Packers vs. 49ers – Game Day First Impressions, Unfiltered: SF 45 GB 31

Packers - 49ers James Jones

James Jones with a circus catch.

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


Game Notes:

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).



Mike McCarthy Pregame Show on 620 WTMJ:

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.



Packers vs. 49ers – Game Day First Impressions, Unfiltered: SF 30 GB 22

Jermichael Finley vs. 49ers

Jermichael Finley scores a TD against 49ers.

Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers:

My unfitered game day recap and blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.

Inactive for Packers today:

11 WR Jarrett Boykin
28 S Sean Richardson
31 CB Davon House
39 CB Brandian Ross
44 RB James Starks
57 LB Jamari Lattimore
76 DT Mike Daniels


Ted Ginn is inactive for 49ers today – takes away a big return threat.


Mike McCarthy Pregame Show on 620 WTMJ:


Opening day: It’s very special – just to be able to hear the drums outside sitting in your office, looking forward to that lambeau atmosphere. We’re excited to get started

Do you have a special team? Well, you definitely think you do. I go back to an old Ron Wolfism – the bad teams don’t even know they’re bad at the beginning of the year. We have a very difficult matchup, but we’re excited to go for this victory and grow as a team

Successful camp?: Very much so. Look at our roster, our players went through a thorough and rough camp, as far as what we were able to achieve and install. I feel we’re very well prepared.

Unscouted looks: The flow of the game dictates that. I’m not obsessed with the first 15 plays, as has been the case with this offense. – I let the game take me where it takes me.

SF: Very good football team. Playing them the prior 2 years, a team that always has a number iof talented playetrs. It will be interesting to see which way their offense goes with ther new additions, but surely their defense is what they hang their hat on.

Willis & Bowman: It’s a defense with a number of playmakers, a very stout front. It will be a challenge to run the footbnall, but it’s something we will have to do today.

Alex Smith & new targets: I would expect them to be more diverse. Smith has a litle more playmaking ability than peeople realize. Cerebral and a very good athlete.

SF-GB: There are going to be a lot of good football players on that field today. This game has everything you’re looking for