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Packers Daily Links: Kaepernick Tells of Dysfunctional Green Bay Defense

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Packers Daily Links: Kaepernick Tells of Dysfunctional Green Bay Defense

In an article at Sports Illustrated's new MMQB website, Peter King profiles San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who shed some light into his playoff win over the Green Bay Packers this past season. “It got to a point,” Kaepernick is quoted as saying, “where we could hear [the Packers’ defenders] arguing while we were in our huddle. ‘You’re supposed to do this,’ or ‘You have to do this, then the other.’ At that point, our offense was like, It’s over. As soon as you start turning on your teammates, you’re not going to be productive. You know you have them in the palm of your hands.” One of the biggest culprits from the Packers' poor showing––linebacker Erik Walden––is gone this season. If Green Bay can get a better performance from Nick Perry this year, they'll be better off, but he alone won't be the magic elixir.

Chiming in on the Colin Kaepernick article from a Packers perspective is ESPN.com, NFL.com and ProFootballTalk.com.

Last year, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told a fan on Twitter that he'd bet his next year's salary if Ryan Braun took PEDs. That fan, Todd Sutton, was interviewed by USA Today in an article published Tuesday. Sutton gave his reaction: “I’d just take a game check." Even more interesting will be Rodgers response to the Braun news when training camp opens in a few days. Rodgers was very outspoken in his defense of Braun and used intimidating language to his followers on social media regarding the subject. He should have to answer for that.

More on Todd Sutton comes ESPN.com while PackersNews.com shares an opinion on the Rodgers-Braun connection.

The Packers cut rookie quarterback Matt Brown on Tuesday, and its impact on the Packers roster is assessed by Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "The move reduces the Packers’ roster to 86 players with signed contracts, which means they have four spots open with training camp practices set to begin Friday," writes Dougherty. "One of those will go to first-round pick Datone Jones when he signs his rookie contract, which probably will be in the next day or two."

More on Matt Brown comes from JSOnline and ESPNMilwaukee.com.

The daily Packers preview section from the Milwaukee Journal's Bob McGinn is on the defensive backs, along with a player-by-player breakdown.

Over at the Press-Gazette, Pete Dougherty's daily position preview is on the inside linebackers.

The daily features at ESPNMilwaukee.com are on the defensive backs and Clay Matthews being named the third most important Packer of 2013.

Packer Report takes a look at the offensive line depth chart to go along with an article.

Position previews in this week's Packer Plus at JSOnline are on the wide receivers, tight ends and special teams. Flashback pieces also appear on Emil Fischer and bad trades.

Still more previews appear at the Packers official website on special teams and at FoxSportsWisconsin.com on the coaches.

Kicker Mason Crosby is predicted to win the job by Acme Packing Company.

A training camp preview comes from the Associated Press.

A training camp schedule is published at the Press-Gazette, while the Packers remind of features present at training camp.

A column reminds of "buyer beware" regarding Packers memorabilia at the Press-Gazette.

AllGreenBayPackers.com has a blog post on Packers quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre.

Safeties coach Darren Perry is the topic of a post at Lombardi Ave.

The training camp countdown series continues at Packer Report.

Video: The annual shareholders meeting is previewed at the Press-Gazette...

Brian Carriveau is the author of the book "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email carriveau@uwalumni.com.

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some guy's picture

Dom didn't have the D ready. its obvious.

You don't play man that much against Colin Kaepernick. you just don't do it. missed tackles are one thing but the gameplan was wrong from the beginning.

it was also clear that some players clearly weren't prepared for the read option. maybe it was primarily Walden, who constantly had contain issues during his career, but it wasn't just him.

Evan's picture

I've been waiting for that Kaepernick quote to come up on here. That's really disconcerting.

Jamie's picture

I don't really see it that way. I mean, it's not like we didn't already know they stunk it up to high hell that night...we shouldn't be surprised that frustrations were high.

PadLevel's picture

181 and 579 - these two numbers should be motivation enough for Packers against Niners. If not, they should just save us the trouble and not fly west to Candlestick park week 1.

Cow42's picture

I think I read somewhere that 178 of Kprnk's yards came before contact.

Not.
Even.
Touched.

After week 1, week 2 will be a must win game.

Scary.

Lou's picture

After opening day we should have an excellent read on where the defense is compared to last year.

California Cheesehead's picture

I don't know how exactly to take it. Colin is on the field, he obviously knows the feel of the game more, but was it infighting of a degree or leaders stepping up and setting the record straight and trying to get heads out of butts? Regardless, I hope the boys move forward this year as one, especially with Wood gone, and play like we know they're capable.

Lucky953's picture

Whatever Kaepernick. See you September 8. That's what I'm interested in. We'll see what happens. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns, but it ain't gonna be so easy next time. I'm pretty confident in that.

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