Jimmy Garoppolo hosts weekend throwing sessions

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Like finding more places in a pizza to stuff cheese, football players have a knack for finding more time to work out.

With plenty of quarterbacks organizing sessions before and/or after the offseason program, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has another twist on the effort: During. Garoppolo told reporters on Monday that he’s now getting teammates together on Saturdays for extra work.

“We had our first one this weekend,” Garoppolo said. “It’s just something that I like to do. It kinds of gets us away from the coaches and everything, and allows me to talk to the receivers about specific things, or the tight ends or running backs. We try to get everyone out there that we can. I understand people have things that they have to get to. But we had a great showing this Saturday. It was good. Just to be on the same page with those guys, talking through route concepts and how they see it versus how I see it, it just gets us on the same page.”

Garoppolo realizes that it’s important not to overdo it on the weekend, given that players are working out during the week.

“You’ve got to take care of their legs,” Garoppolo said. “They’ve got us working pretty hard during the week, so you’ve got to be careful with that. But those guys, our receivers, tight ends and running backs came back in great shape. The conditioning part of it, it always makes my job easier when I can throw forever because those guys are willing to run. It’s nice to have that luxury.”

Garoppolo explained that it wasn’t an idea that he lifted from Tom Brady, but that it’s something Garoppolo has been doing for a while.

“I’ve done that since high school,” Garoppolo said. “It’s one of those things, when the coaches aren’t there you kind of see a different side of guys. They open up a little bit or tell you how they see a concept compared to how it is written in the book. Just a little bit at a time for us to talk through things, I guess.”

While Garoppolo chose to be candid about the fact that he and other players are working out on their own, he wasn’t willing to say everything — including the location of the workouts.

“I can’t say that,” he said.

So the place where it happens will remain a secret. But it’s no secret that the 49ers have a new franchise quarterback, and that he’s doing what he needs to do to make the team better.

51 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo hosts weekend throwing sessions

  1. in 2 yrs….pats we be 2-14 and will be wishing they had Jimmy G….BANK IT !!!!!!!!!!

  2. domedaddy says:
    April 23, 2018 at 8:56 pm
    Meanwhile, Brady is stI’ll on vacay.
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    Meanwhile you’re still a hater. Brady is actually already holding his own private workout too. I’m pretty sure that’s where Jimmy G learned from.

  3. He doesn’t have to lift it from the GOAT…This is natural born leadership…I can’t wait to see what kind of a team they put together for him.

  4. There will be a time when Brady is not playing anymore and there will be a void. I hope the niners have someone who can fill it. Be a nice change.

  5. I’m glad to see this to illustrate Jimmy’s work ethic and he will be a force to be reckoned with in this league. But people, please don’t twist this into something to demean Tom Brady. They are their own person and they BOTH will be, I believe, a joy to watch in the upcoming season. Go Jimmy & Tommy!

  6. Does he also host fondue parties?? Because that would be bigger news than this.

    Now, Brady hosting a fondue party…would not shock me in the least. Unless there are strawberries present. Now that would just be weird…and gross. Right Tom? High five!

  7. Of course it’s an idea he “lifted” from Brady. Brady heads to Montana and has been taking receivers with him for work/vacation for years. He has commitments from Edeleman and Gronkowski already.

  8. When I see how pretty much everything Garoppolo does is seen in terms of ‘Brady’ I am grateful for him that he got to go to SFO and be his own man. He’s the real deal but in Boston he would never have escaped that shadow. In San Francisco he can make mistakes, make his own story. Can’t wait to see what he and Kyle Shanahan put together.

  9. This is the start of many, many posts about Jimmy “Jesus”, the most over-hyped and over-paid quarterback in the history of the NFL, come on people he has played 7 games in the NFL not seven years like it seems with all this hype…..SMH!

  10. Ahhhh….. it si good to see his Learning from the Master….. wax on wax off little Jedi…may pay off this year ( if he can stay healthy)

    Soon he shall bring forth his mastery of the forward pass to slot receivers…and someday bring his team to a playoff. ( if he can stay healthy)

    Mean while The Real Master is in seclusion… mind melding with the Great hoodie one in preparation for drafting new aspiring want-to-be Patriot apprentice Jedi….

    The Force is with the Master for now ( and the next 3 years hopefully)

  11. Did Jiimy G sign a 3 year 86 million contract or did I read that wrong? If so what’s TB12 getting?

  12. pastabelly says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:44 am
    Of course it’s an idea he “lifted” from Brady. Brady heads to Montana and has been taking receivers with him for work/vacation for years. He has commitments from Edeleman and Gronkowski already.

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    Of course in the mind of the average CHOWD Brady invented everything even though QB’s have been doing this for ever….

  13. Well SF fans, get ready for an influx of Pats haters who will now post the same sort of moronic things they do on every Pats thread on every one of yours, simply because JimmyG came from the Pats.

    Good luck this season.

  14. It’s ok to acknowledge where you learned your good habits, even if Brady was a jerk to you. A huge reason Terrell Owens was always in such great shape was because he conditioned with Jerry Rice. If Owens can admit that, so can Jimmy.

  15. QBs often work out with teammates in the off season. The reason this was interesting (a story) was because they were meeting on Saturday DURING the team workouts this week.

  16. terripet says:
    April 23, 2018 at 9:05 pm
    Brady will be there to watch a quarterback throw past 5 yards

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    Derp, Brady never had a seasonal YPA below 5. Sorry for your luck :0(

  17. terripet says:
    April 23, 2018 at 9:05 pm
    Brady will be there to watch a quarterback throw past 5 yards

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    Well, thank goodness Jimmy G and Brady both learned that success is measured one way: in wins. It happens with superior quick decision making, accuracy, and a good arm. Some of you still don’t get that. You’re probably still wondering why Jeff George flamed out. He was the original Uncle Rico. Turns out none of that matters when the scoreboard tells you that you lost.

  18. It’s astonishing how in 5 starts with 6 TDs and 5 INTs this kid is called a franchise QB.

  19. descendency says:
    April 23, 2018 at 10:53 pm
    I know Patriots fans hate me for saying this but I would have kept JG. Clearly he’s a young Brady.
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    Except Brady won a Super Bowl his first year as starter. Jimmy G did not.

  20. I’m happy for Jimmy…. HATED to see him go, but understood the reasons for it…..
    I just hope Brady extends his contract at the end of this year for 2 more years with a 3rd year optioned….
    That would allow the Pats a couple years to find their future QB while Brady finishes his career….. just don’t see Brady playing past 44-45…..
    Go Jimmy!!!
    Go Brady!!!!
    Go Pats!!!!

  21. Don’t understand the negativity here about Garoppolo. There’s nothing not to like about the guy.

  22. “Watermelon Fried Chicken Red Koolaid says:April 23, 2018 at 9:42 pm
    Most overpaid player in league history”
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    Albert Haynesworth says hello
    and then lies down in exhaustion

  23. David Szwartz says:
    April 23, 2018 at 10:08 pm
    in 2 yrs….pats we be 2-14 and will be wishing they had Jimmy G….BANK IT !!!!!!!!!!

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    Or that won’t happen. I will bank on the latter.

  24. Christian B says:
    April 24, 2018 at 10:02 am
    It’s ok to acknowledge where you learned your good habits, even if Brady was a jerk to you. A huge reason Terrell Owens was always in such great shape was because he conditioned with Jerry Rice. If Owens can admit that, so can Jimmy.

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    Yeah, when Brady was flying Jimmy around and introducing him to Victoria’s Secret models I am sure he felt Brady was being a jerk.

  25. Watermelon Fried Chicken Red Koolaid says:

    April 23, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Most overpaid player in league history

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    No way, that still is held by Albert Haynesworth who completely robbed Washington.

  26. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    April 24, 2018 at 11:07 am

    More evidence that the Patriots traded the wrong QB.

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    But you repeatedly have said the Pats could win with a high school QB because of their magical “system”? which is it?

    Personally, I’d rather have the reigning NFL MVP than a Matt Saracen.

  27. beachsidejames says:
    April 24, 2018 at 8:57 am
    Did Jiimy G sign a 3 year 86 million contract or did I read that wrong? If so what’s TB12 getting?

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    Brady is getting a chance at another SB ring

  28. Poor Tom did all the work and gets paid a fraction of his old back up makes.

  29. “More evidence that the Patriots traded the wrong QB.”

    In other words, after posting literally at least 5000 times the last few years that the Pats win because of their system, that the winning had nothing to do with Brady and that a high school QB could win in their “system”, you acknowledge that you knew all along Brady is great and were simply posting that drivel to annoy people.

    Which we already knew.

  30. descendency says:
    April 23, 2018 at 10:53 pm
    I know Patriots fans hate me for saying this but I would have kept JG. Clearly he’s a young Brady.

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    Bill Belichick tried to do this. My guess is that he wanted to give Brady one more year and force him to retire so he can build with Garoppolo at the helm. Kraft refused making an emotional decision instead of the pure numbers decision. Once players saw that BB was just another employee like them rather than the absolute power of that team, his authority was compromised and players are willing to loosen up a bit believing that Kraft makes the final decision not BB. BB sits Malcolm Butler during the Super Bowl to reinforce that when it comes to football, he makes the final decisions and no one else. This won’t end well. At this point, his move is to draft a new QB and make his next decision based on whether or not that QB can be another TB12 or not. If he can’t get a top QB or if he has in-fact lost his absolute power over the team, he will likely take a Parcells style position with another team, maybe also head coach, or he will retire. BB’s long term plans have been thwarted by Krafts refusal to allow Belichick to replace his star QB with a young kid who shows promise. Something that, had Kraft done 17 years ago, would have prevented the very dynasty they’ve built with Brady from ever even happening.

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