Kaepernick on the season opener vs. the Packers: “We have to win.”

SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick spoke in the 49ers’ locker room Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said.

Q: What were your thoughts when you found out the Packers were the first game on the schedule after the way you guys ended their season a year ago?

KAEPERNICK: We’re just worried about this game right now. We’re not worried about what happened last year.

Q: Harbaugh said he’ll be talking to the league and the referees about hits on the quarterback on read-option plays. What’s your take on that?

KAEPERNICK: I’m not worried about that.

Q: Was that ever an issue in college, defenses trying to hit you after the fact on the read-option?

KAEPERNICK: It’s football. You’re going to get hit.

Q: And did that happen? Did your opponents tend to do that to you when you were at Nevada?

KAEPERNICK: They’ve done just about everything.

Q: This is your first season opener as the starting quarterback. What are your feelings going into this game?

KAEPERNICK: We have to win.

Q: In terms of the league’s ruling, did you talk to Harbaugh about that or did you talk to the referees about that?

KAEPERNICK: Coach asked for them to interpret it.

Q: Did you meet Clay Matthews in the offseason?

KAEPERNICK: Yes, we trained at the same facility over the summer.

Q: When you look at Green Bay’s defense, what stands out to you?

KAEPERNICK: They do a lot of things well. They have a lot of great players. We have to be ready.

Q: From an X’s and O’s standpoint, do you think there is anything you haven’t seen as far as what a defense can do to try to defend the types of plays you really burned the Packers on last season?

KAEPERNICK: You can only line 11 people up so many ways. We’ve seen a lot of different looks.

Q: There was a lady who scored 4 goals for USA soccer last, Sidney Leroux. There was a report that said you guys were dating.

KAEPERNICK: What’s your question?

Q: Were you watching and is she your girlfriend?

KAEPERNICK: Not my girlfriend. I didn’t see the game. I was working.

Q: Any thoughts on the last season at Candlestick?

KAEPERNICK: Have to end it right.

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