Packers Getting a Different Colin Kaepernick This Time

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Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

You know how it’s gone the last few times the Green Bay Packers have faced Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. Three games, three losses and some rather embarrassing moments where the Packers made Kaepernick look like a superstar.

There was the 2012 Divisional playoff game where Kaepernick ran for 181 yards. Then the 2013 season opener, where he passed for 412 yards and three scores. Then in the 2013 Wild Card game, Kaepernick came to Lambeau and passed for 227 and ran for 96.

Even though the 49ers weren’t great last season, I think we were all just fine with not seeing them on the schedule.

This year is a different story.

After throttling the Vikings in week 1, the 49ers have fallen back to earth. Hard.

They’ve suffered two consecutive losses — at Pittsburgh and vs. Arizona — by a combined 65 points. Plenty of that is on the defense for giving up 90 points, but Kaepernick and the offense only scored 25 in those two games combined.

In their week 1 win, they put up 20 to the Vikings’ 3.

An offensive juggernaut they are not.

Kaepernick isn’t exactly setting the world on fire individually, either.

On the season, he’s 59-of-91 for 567 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. He’s rushed for 138 yards on 23 carries, scored once and fumbled twice.

Although it’s clear Kaepernick is still dangerous running the football — and we know the Packers have had their issues with the read option — he hasn’t done much as a passer.

In fact, he’s coming off the worst game of his career. Kaepernick was 9-of-19 for 67 yards, no TDs and all four of those interceptions against Arizona.

The Cardinals returned two of those picks for scores and it sounds like they knew what was coming.

Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu said the 49ers’ passing game “has just simplified so much. It was easy for us to anticipate routes, get some good breaks on the ball.”

So what’s the concern level?

If the Packers can reasonably contain the read option, then it isn’t high at all.

These are not Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

18 Comments on "Packers Getting a Different Colin Kaepernick This Time"

  1. Chad Lundberg

    I CAN’T FREAKING WAIT TO SEE COLIN KAEPERDICK GET HIS HEAD BEAT INTO THE GROUND HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YEARS TO SEE THIS GUY GET BEAT!

    Seriously, fuck these clowns. I wanna see total annihilation, decimation, and I wanna see Colin absolutely EMBARRASSED! Unlike the Seahacks, I take tremendous comfort in knowing that he did not win a Super Bowl, and he probably never will.

    I would make this a freaking 60-3 game if I could.

  2. BZ in LB

    I don’t “hate” SF the same way I HATE the Queens and the Bears, but I definitely think that we need to make a statement here – that our respective franchises are on very different paths, moving in very different directions. What I don’t understand really well is what happened with Harbaugh – I heard that he kicked the owner out of the locker room during a playoff celebration, but that is just hearsay right now unless someone else has confirmation on this….

  3. Deepsky

    I think the Packers will lose this game, further continuing the curse of James Lofton.

    Kaepernick is like Kyle Orton to the Packers. Against everyone else he makes key mistakes, but against the Packers he’s Peyton Manning. Kaepernick has NOTHING but confidence against the Packers. Even when he threw an interception against them in the playoffs in 2014, he came around and had better game than a rusty Aaron Rodgers.

    Also, Dom Capers doesn’t have ‘the book’ on Carlos Hyde who is a great runner. In typical Capers fashion against unknown talent, he’ll let him run rack up 150 yards rushing before changing his scheme too late in the game.

    I see a painful away loss that will have implications against NFC playoff teams later in the year.

  4. Abe Frohman

    Kaep is simply too stupid to be a quality NFL quarterback. He’s a great athlete, but lights are on and no one is home. He’s on his second contract and they STILL have to dumb down the playbook for him? That’s freaking pathetic.

    Just like getting the Seachickens Monkey off our backs, this is one that needs to happen to. If you have the confidence knowing that you just crushed some pretty good competition and/or those same teams that stopped you and ended your season the last few years, then success breeds more success.

    after we roll these bastards, all these maroons are going to start whining that we’re peaking too soon.

    • Phatgzus

      Funnily enough, Krapperdink has a higher wonderlic score than Rodgers (38-36), just goes to show how useful that test is-only identifies the zombies in the sport.

  5. MMK

    Packers will win but if they let him bust off even ONE long run my head will explode on principle. The 2012 game should haunt Capers for the rest of of his miserable days. Pure embarrassment.

    • PF4L

      fuckin eh…That epic embarrassment still haunts me. It’s time to knock another monkey off our back. The defense needs to play like they did in the 1st quarter against the Seahawks…but for 4 FULL quarters. If the defense shits the bed again against this retard Kaepernick, masquerading as a NFL QB, i’ll lose my mind…again.

    • Deepsky

      I hate to say this, but I think we are going to see a LOT more runs by Kaepernick, and no, the Packers won’t be able to stop it. He just threw 4 picks in a game. Is his coach going to let him throw unless it is absolutely necessary? No.

      And given the fact that in the game IN GREEN BAY the Packers were all about stopping Kaepernick and he still ran for almost a 100 yards, this is going to get very ugly.

  6. Ted Hawthorne

    The answer to CK is Jayrone. Only Jayrone is
    nimble and fast enough to nail Kaperfuck.
    Our enemy here is Capers’ (and TT’s) rigid
    reluctance to violate the depth chart. Mark my
    words, if Jayrone is on the field, and is assigned
    to follow CK, he will catch him.

  7. Candice

    I see the Pack winning this game but I don’t see a blow out. Crapernick will do his usual track running so he will get his. It will definitely be an interesting game.I know it’s still early in the season but I think this is a must win game for the Pack.

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