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When a secondary allows a quarterback to throw for 412 yards and three touchdowns in a game, the performance can't be considered very good.
Yes, the secondary of the Packers was missing two key players from their group. Safety Morgan Burnett and cornerback Casey Hayward both missed the 49ers game due to hamstring issues. Their absence allowed quarterback Colin Kaepernick to carve up the Packers in the passing game.
Kaepernick basically utilized just two receivers against Green Bay, as wide receiver Anquan Boldin had 13 catches for 208 yards and a touchdown, while tight end Vernon Davis had six receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns.
The play of both Jerron McMillian and M.D. Jennings at safety was definitely subpar, and if that doesn't improve quickly, expect to see more opportunity for hard-hitting Chris Banjo.
Also, slot-cornerback Micah Hyde looked like he was lost at times against the Niners, after having a very solid training camp manning the same position.
Burnett might be able to play against the Redskins, while Hayward is out until after the bye week which is Week 4. That means Hyde needs to start playing like he did this summer, when he seemed like a natural playing the corner-slot, with his solid instincts and his nose for the football.
Both Tramon Williams and Sam Shields had tough days at cornerback as well, and both definitely need to improve their play.