Green Bay Packers rookie defensive lineman Datone Jones watched last year’s NFC divisional game against the 49ers and feels like Colin Kaepernick won’t be able to run all over them this year.
“I thought he was pretty good,” Jones said, per the Green Bay Press-Gazette, “but I don’t think they’re going to be able to run him like that. He takes one good hit, there goes their season.”
Jones’ former UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos feels like he can slow down Kaepernick.
“(Jones) has the burst and acceleration where on the short stuff and the stuff to the edge, he can get there, he can make plays away (from his side),” Spanos said. “If it’s a foot race (with Kaepernick or RGIII) he can’t (win), but if the quarterback is changing directions and all that, and Datone’s running, he can make plays anywhere on the field. He’s athletic. He was in our goal-line package on offense — backfield, tight end, you name it.”
While Jones might help the Packers, one player is not going to slow down a guy like Kaepernick. It will take discipline and a team effort. The Raven did a great job containing Kaepernick in the Super Bowl.