Jimmy Garoppolo: A lot of little details to fix up on offense

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Jimmy Garoppolo‘s first preseason as a member of the 49ers is likely over since he is not expected to play against the Chargers on Thursday, so it’s a good time for the quarterback to take stock of where things stand with the offense.

Garoppolo and the first team played into the third quarter against the Colts on Saturday and failed to score a touchdown on three trips into the red zone. Dropped passes and penalties contributed to that failure and Garoppolo, who was 9-of-19 for 135 yards, said the team needs to focus on such details as they turn their attention toward the regular season.

“There are a lot of little details that we need to get fixed up before we get back out there,” Garoppolo said, via ESPN.com. “There are a lot of good things. We moved the ball well, but it’s just the little details like that that I think we need to fix up.”

Garoppolo’s short run as the starter last year provided a lot of hope for what the 49ers can be on offense this season. The preseason featured positives to reinforce that feeling along with reminders that the unit is still a work in progress as they prepare for their first full season with Garoppolo under center.

17 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo: A lot of little details to fix up on offense

  1. I’m with Joe Toronto on this one (which I rarely am). Niners and fans anointed a guy who went 9-19, played in 7 games and threw like 5 INTs. He shouldn’t have been setting any market. Just last night NFL Network said “he’s the real deal” – after he went 9-19. Maybe we should let these guys start for a year, let defenses see them, and THEN maybe decide if they’re elite?

  2. Every Pats fan is going to miss Jimmy.

    But any true Pats Fan would take 3 more years with Brady over 12 Years with Jimmy.

    There is no guarantee the Patriots will ever go to another Super Bowl – With Brady or With Jimmy.

    But I like my odds with Brady.

  3. Jimmy G is totally overrated, the man has played a total of 7 games, yes 7 games. All these Niner fans and the media are making such a big fuss that he is the next “goat”, which is laughable, plus he is way overpaid for proving absolutely NOTHING!

  4. People are so hard on Cousins, who will make an average of $28m a year, but has 3 straight 4,000 yard seasons…Jimmy G is getting $27.5m a year and has 7 starts…

  5. Lots of doubting Thomases in here. Keep in mind that during the preseason, teams do not show their hands by running plays that they want to save for the regular season.

  6. He’s only overrated by those who already believe that he is top ten quarterback. For those of us who rate him 10-20 and developing into an upper echelon quarterback, he isn’t overrated. It’s too easy and cheap to just say overrated and nobody is saying that he is better than Tom Brady.

  7. omeimontis says:
    August 27, 2018 at 11:38 am
    Lots of doubting Thomases in here. Keep in mind that during the preseason, teams do not show their hands by running plays that they want to save for the regular season.
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    You have it all wrong, he’s struggling already and the live bullets haven’t even started.

    Wide right, you lose again.

  8. joetoronto says:
    August 27, 2018 at 10:12 am
    “The great Jimmy G”, LOL!

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    He did look great with the Patriots but then again the Patriots system is so great a high school QB could start in it and have success.

  9. ^^ A Jets fan making a comment that includes high school football. How appropriate.

  10. 9 for 19
    With 6 drops, 2 in the end zone, 3 for 1st downs, and 2 dropped ints

    15 for 19, 2 touchdowns, 2 ints

    Get your heads our of your asses if you’re going to talk about the qb position

  11. Jimmy G has looked really bad this pre-season, missing throws left and right, his accuracy has been up & down and he’s panicked in the face of the pass rush. His interior O-Line has done him zero favors at the same time though and its clear Mike McGlinchey is going to struggle as a rookie as the majority of rookie OT’s do. Jimmy G hasnt had a run game either as Jerrick McKinnon has also been bad & 49ers are now understanding why the guy was never a Bell-Cow RB in MN, if he was so good MN never would of drafted Dalvin Cook nor would they of brought in Murray. The 49ers look like they will again be the worst team in the NFC-W this season and if this trend continues the 49ers are going to come to regret paying both Jimmy G & McKinnon a ton of money locking them down for years to come which means if they dont work out they will be screwed over the next 3 or so seasons until they can afford to cut them.

  12. Jimmy G has looked really bad this pre-season, missing throws left and right, his accuracy has been up & down and he’s panicked in the face of the pass rush. His interior O-Line has done him zero favors at the same time though and its clear Mike McGlinchey is going to struggle as a rookie as the majority of rookie OT’s do. Jimmy G hasnt had a run game either as Jerrick McKinnon has also been bad & 49ers are now understanding why the guy was never a Bell-Cow RB in MN, if he was so good MN never would of drafted Dalvin Cook nor would they of brought in Murray. The 49ers look like they will again be the worst team in the NFC-W this season and if this trend continues the 49ers are going to come to regret paying both Jimmy G & McKinnon a ton of money locking them down for years to come which means if they dont work out they will be screwed over the next 3 or so seasons until they can afford to cut them.—————————–

    LOL, Jimmy G has looked quite good this offseason. The first preseason game he was rusty but has looked better each game. And you are so wrong. He looks very good in the pocket. The oddsmakers don’t agree with you. The have the Cardinals in the last place in the division and for good reason.

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