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Running back DuJuan Harris #26 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball inside linebacker Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Defense Is Key In 49ers-Packers Game

The 49ers face the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park Sunday in a key NFC match-up to open the season. “It’s going to be a good one,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew, noting each defense is tasked with stopping two of the NFL’s best quarterbacks.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/06/2013

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball against nose tackle B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Protecting The Option Quarterbacks

With the San Francisco 49ers and other teams expected to run a lot more read-option plays using running quarterbacks this season, how do coaches limit the hits the QB will take?

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/04/2013

Wild Card Playoffs - Seattle Seahawks v Washington Redskins

Daily Madden: Running QBs Are A New Challenge For Defenses

As the Packers did with the 49ers in their loss to San Francisco Saturday, teams are struggling to defend the read option offense. How will defenses adjust to Colin Kaepernick and other running QBs?

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/14/2013

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