Jimmy Garoppolo ignores the playoff “noise”

AP

After winning the first pick in Tuesday’s PFT Live draft regarding the teams most likely to get back to the playoffs in 2018, I didn’t hesitate: The 49ers.

It’s a common belief, despite the struggles of the franchise since the “mutual parting” with Jim Harbaugh.

So what does 49ers quarterback Jim Garoppolo think of the chatter about a playoff berth for the new edition of the franchise?

“I think we’ve got to have a strong finish to these OTAs first,” Garoppolo told reporters on Tuesday. “People always like to talk about the predictions with the season. Even when the season just ends, they start talking about it. It’s all noise on the outside, but I think we have a good group that is locked in right now. We’re focused on OTAs. We’ll go in to training camp, hopefully have a good training camp and take it day by day.”

This day’s version of the day-by-day effort included a scuffle between center Weston Richburg and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas.

“I didn’t really see it, to be honest,” Garoppolo said. “I kind of threw it and looked out the corner of my eye and saw it all going on. It’s football. Stuff is going to happen out here like that. Honestly, I love to see that out of the O-Linemen. It gets me fired up. I can’t do it and it’s probably a better thing that I don’t.”

What Garoppolo can do is continue to lead. He’s doing it with Saturday throwing sessions, and he plans to do it between the end of the offseason program and the launch of training camp. Eventually, everyone will find out whether the 49ers can get back to the postseason for the first time since 2013.

16 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo ignores the playoff “noise”

  1. if i was starting a franchise from day one today…it would be tough to decide between Jimmy and Wentz… both of these QBs should be in Canton one day and are both really young.

  2. marcsasharc says:
    June 5, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    if i was starting a franchise from day one today…it would be tough to decide between Jimmy and Wentz… both of these QBs should be in Canton one day and are both really young.

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    Neither of them has had one full great season yet, nevermind a great career, nevermind a HOF career. They may appease the eyeball test, but prolonged success in football takes a whole lot more than that.

    Your prediction really jumps the gun.

  3. A lot of that “noise” has been coming from the 49ers own players.

    Started with Carlos Hyde declaring the 49ers winners of SB 53 more than a year before that game is scheduled to be played.

  4. There are a couple teams that the media is raving about that sounds a lot like Vince Young’s dream team comment. The 49ers have a ways to go.

  5. Clara has been deemed the Super Bowl champs by a lot of morons even before the season starts because they have a q.b. that has won a whopping 7 games………….what a joke!

  6. Richard Nguyen says:
    June 5, 2018 at 8:56 pm
    marcsasharc says:
    June 5, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    if i was starting a franchise from day one today…it would be tough to decide between Jimmy and Wentz… both of these QBs should be in Canton one day and are both really young.

    —–

    Neither of them has had one full great season yet, nevermind a great career, nevermind a HOF career. They may appease the eyeball test, but prolonged success in football takes a whole lot more than that.

    Your prediction really jumps the gun.

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    They certainly pass the eyeball test. Neither one is a gimmick qb or reliant on perfection around them. Both of these men can sit in the pocket, read defenses, throw WRs open and have quick releases (in terms of Jimmy not sure there has ever been a quicker release).

    The only thing standing in their way of HOF type careers is injury and because of that nobody is ever a slam dunk.

    The people who think these qbs are not the real deal simply do not study qbs or data on qbs. Which is ok, it takes a lot of time and resources. Just sit back and watch the show.

  7. Smart Guy. The 49ers could make the playoffs….but these easily might not. They are a very young Team. I would say Eagles, Vikings, Rams, Saints, Falcons, Packers, all have a better chance of making the playoffs. There’s also Carolina, The Seahawks can’t ever be completely be counted out, The Lions are a Dark House.

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