Vikings’ Danielle Hunter: Jimmy Garoppolo was getting scared of us

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The Vikings’ defense did a number on 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo today, intercepting him three times, sacking him three times and handing him his first career loss as a starting quarterback. And the Vikings’ defense didn’t seem too impressed with Garoppolo afterward.

Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter said that as the relentless pass rush kept coming after Garoppolo, he started to look afraid of getting hit.

“As the game goes on, you have to bring the pressure on him. You see that he’s starting to get scared,” Hunter said.

Whether Garoppolo was truly afraid of the Vikings or merely discouraged by his inability to get the 49ers’ offense going, it was undeniably a rough outing for Garoppolo. And some 49ers fans may be starting to get scared that the team moved to fast to give Garoppolo one of the biggest contracts in NFL history.

79 responses to “Vikings’ Danielle Hunter: Jimmy Garoppolo was getting scared of us

  1. I would say that his problem was more like he couldnt trust his OL and was rushing things up. Losing both your starting and backup guard and your best WR all within the first half.. its rough.

  2. This was on the road against a top 5 NFL defense. As a neutral fan I thought he hung in their pretty good. His back was Alfred Morris. Name me his top WR. Jimmy G wasn’t the problem.

  3. I said this all off-season. Let Jimmy G develop a little more before annointing him as a sure fire Franchise QB. He has looked good but is largely unproven. The dude will be looked at as a let down of he’s anything less than excellent and that’s not fair.

  4. He’s a kid who, while showing a lot of promise, has been WAY overhyped. I’m not saying he’s not that good, I’m saying people need to stop acting like the Patriots made a mistake in trading him and not Brady. Even if Jimmy G goes on to have a HoF career, you don’t hype a kid with 6 quarters of Football on his resume to the point you try and make the case you trade Brady, regardless of age. Lots of potential? Yes. Too much hype and expectations? Definitely. Hopefully he can figure things out now that at least some of the expectations have been (should be) reduced.

  5. I have always thought Jimmy G was way overrated and the media hype got him where he is. Sure he is a solid QB but now that DCs have seen film on him it wont be a cakewalk like many think.

  6. Jimmy G struck gold by putting on that mirage in meaningless games last year.

    John Lynch has been getting lots of credit as a GM but he also signed a fragile RB to a big contract.

  7. You could tell Garoppolo was scared two of those picks he just chucked it to them.
    The last one the WR didn’t even turn his head for the ball and he wasn’t open.

  8. Rate This

    jimeverettsrevenge says:

    September 9, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Kid made some legit throws though. Niners have something to build around.

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    He is a gun slinger. He made a couple great throws. He is going to have INTs tho, and you can’t do that against a defense like that.

  9. As a Vikings fan I would say I was impressed with Garoppolo. If he had more time and a running game the 49ers would be tough to beat. Their defense is certainly very good and gave our offense all they could handle, 3 straight 3 and outs proved that.

    The good note for the Vikings is they still played very vanilla on both offense and defense, so I’m hoping they have a lot more to show when they need to. I also hope Rogers is not done for the season, last year was not the same without the top competition. Prayers go out for Rogers.

  10. Some 49er fans who know jack about the game. Way to perpetuate the sky is falling rhetoric though. Florio teach you that?

  11. I thought Garoppolo looked ok under the circumstances he faced, although Hunter did look better. Doesn’t really do him much good to trash the golden boy though.

  12. He may have looked like a pro bowler in BB’s system, but so have guys like Hoyer, Cassel and Brady. All equal talent, just propped up by an elite cheating coach and weekly favors from the refs.

  13. Down 24-6, this Viking fan saw Garappollo roll left and flick a back corner TD with two gyuys bearing down on him. Let’s not act like Jimmy G is Unitas or Spergeon Wynn until he gets a chance to play.
    They can win with him, and I’m saddened how people that win can’t be humble and respect people that lost.
    Was Keenum scared in Philly? Was Brady scared in the SB?
    Winning and needing to mouth off shows low character.

  14. nflfollower says:
    September 9, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    This was on the road against a top 5 NFL defense. As a neutral fan I thought he hung in their pretty good. His back was Alfred Morris. Name me his top WR. Jimmy G wasn’t the problem.

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    The problem for 49er fans is those things (WR and RB) aren’t changing this season.

    Meanwhile, their OL still sucks.

    The other problem is that a bunch of people jumped the gun. Pundits and fans around the league claimed they were good despite not having done anything.

    Wins against bad teams/teams without their starting QB’s and teams resting their starters is not a good gauge. In those 5 games he threw 7 TD’s. Hardly world-beater stuff.

  15. this vikings fan thinks garoppolo and shanahan will be a dangerous combination for years to come. it’s just not going to happen overnight.

  16. .
    At least Garopollo had sense enough to be scared. Hunter had better be prepared for Mike Zimmer coming down on him like a ton of bricks. What possible benefit could come from making those kinds of inane post game comments?
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  17. Jimmy G will be a great QB for years to come. He’s not the first to come into Valhalla and have a bad game with the crowd noise and stingy D playing a factor.

  18. I certainly didn’t detect any fear from Garoppolo, but the Vikings d-line is ridiculous. Griffin and Hunter on the edges and Joseph and Richardson and Joseph in the middle is an embarrassment of riches. I can’t think of a better starting 4 DL in the league.

    I thought Garoppolo kept his cool pretty well considering the four monsters that were after him.

  19. I’d be scared of that Dfront too. Sheldon Richardson was a beast today, and Hunter and Griffen look like they’re in midseason form.

    If this Packers-Bears game is any indication, the Vikings D will rack up the sacks next week

  20. There is one thing Garappolo hasn’t done: Prove squat.

    This was his first real test and he looked like Joe average. That’s fine, but not when you are making superstar money.

    Next week he’s got the Lions at home and he should light them up. Right?

  21. Jimmy G looked alright, supporting cast not so. We could have easily lost this one. Elflien needs to get back, Compton didn’t answer the bell. We can slide Jones to LG. Richardson better start bringing it at 8 Mill or his Viking career will last 1 year, no inside pass rush. At least he is worth a Comp. pick. Need to get Gideon off the D, he’s a special teamer, not a starter and is a liability. Zimmer has to preach the Vikes D to stay in their lanes, we are getting killed on misdirectional plays and specifically the TE position which seems to haunt us.6 drops? Skilled players have to adjust to the ball getting on them, this ain’t Keenum’s throws. Cousins is the real deal and Cook is going to kill it this year. This Offense is just getting started, by the 4th game, it could be scary. Harrison”The Fixer” Smith is lights out and Joseph is a one man wrecking crew, Hunter? To the NFL QB fraternity…The Hunt is on. Pick6 Hughes looked good for his first game, I could go on and on, but the Bears are playing the Packers…cough…cough…gag..gag…choke…having blown a 17-0 lead and the Dairy Boyz are making a comeback….20-17. VIKING VICtOR!!!

  22. Jimmy played solid enough to Win. Im glad hes the 9ER QB.

    I’d expect Jimmy to have some Bit of fear when Another grown man can get a 7yd headstart to Tee Off on him and he cant Really defend himself From big Injury.

    I wouldnt expect to hear of a man being named Danielle. For real bro, Danielle??? Thats my wifes Name.

    On Side Note good Game vikes fans

  23. Any sane QB would be intimidated by the Vikes D. Not only are they beasts, but they are extremely fast.

  24. Vikings crown themselves king of the season after a home opener. That’s rich…

    and I thumbs up THIS:

    Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says:
    September 9, 2018 at 11:22 pm
    The Vikes won a home game by one possession against a guy making his 8th career start w/o his starting rb, his #1 receiver, and 3 O-Lineman.

    Not sure there’s really that much to talk smack about.

  25. Everyone needs to chill out. Jimmy has started 8 games and the Vikings defense is awesome and the team is a legit Super Bowl contender.

    Jimmy was not scared, though. He was getting constant pressure and they were on their third right guard of the game. What do you expect when you have to kick in you rookie right tackle to play guard?

  26. Game # 1 are always interesting. Just glad the Vikings won.
    Good game. Lot to work on on both sides of the ball but a lot of good stuff too.

  27. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 9, 2018 at 11:38 pm
    Jimmy G needs the Patriots system to be great

    Yes he does. I can’t name one backup QB to Brady that’s been traded away from that system that has done anything. Makes you wonder how Brady would do on another team. GOAT? Hmmm.

  28. You don’t learn how to win tough games until you’re in a few.

    You don’t learn how to beat good teams until you play a few.

    Jimmy has guts, brains, and talent. He made some mistakes today, and he will learn from them. He made some plays too. Niners still have to improve that Roster, but Jimmy will be just fine. They just aren’t there yet. The Vikings should be a Super Bowl contender. Not exactly apples to apples folks.

    Also…you should pump the brakes a little Vikings. I was pulling for you last season, but you couldn’t get it done…and now you are already talking smack in week one…about a small victory over a sub par Niners team. Not exactly a class move.

  29. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    September 9, 2018 at 9:55 pm
    He may have looked like a pro bowler in BB’s system, but so have guys like Hoyer, Cassel and Brady. All equal talent, just propped up by an elite cheating coach and weekly favors from the refs.

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    Lol, thats what the dying gasp of a narrative sounds like.

  30. Albert Cato says:
    September 9, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Richardson better start bringing it at 8 Mill or his Viking career will last 1 year, no inside pass rush

    _____________

    What game were you watching? Richardson was a monster in that game, was in Jimmy G’s face all game. Everson’s sack came off pressure up the guy from Sheldon, so did Harrison’s pick. And he was making plays sideline to sideline. He was probably the best player on defense today

  31. Jimmy made some great throws but he also made some very, very poor throws. Jimmy did look rattled but look at the line he had in front of him . Overall I thought Jimmy G looked like what he is, a young talented QB just learning how to play as a starter in this league. He was over-hyped heading into the season by the media, which is unfortunate for him. I think this season we will see a bit of a mixed bag out of Jimmy G as he grows as a QB.

  32. Fact check: He has 7 TDs and 8 INTs in 6 starts for the 9ers.

    That projects to 18 TDs and 21 INTs for a full season.

    How much did they pay this guy?

  33. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    September 9, 2018 at 9:55 pm
    He may have looked like a pro bowler in BB’s system, but so have guys like Hoyer, Cassel and Brady. All equal talent, just propped up by an elite cheating coach and weekly favors from the refs.

    Cassell looked like an OK qb when he was playing on a team that went 18-1 the previous year and was nearly unchanged except for Brady. Brady played in a system that didn’t work out as well for Bledsoe but when exactly did Hoyer thrive in a BB system? I thought I watched every minute of every game for over 40 years so I must have been on a bathroom break when that happened.

  34. Morris doesn’t fumble one the 1 foot line, garson doesn’t drop the pass in the end zone, and possible the Kettel dropped on the sideline… Not Jimmy’s fault…

  35. The TV announcers blamed the WR slipping for the pick 6 when the replay clearly showed it was just a bad pass by JG.He threw that ball way to far inside and right to Hughes.

  36. What!? He didn’t look to scared when he was roping those deep bombs. 49ers dropped a couple long pass plays. Revisionist history. Just like the whole team. The stats will look good for the D but they got lucky with those timely drops.

  37. I don’t agree with Hunter. This Vikings fan thought Garrapolo played the best he could against a type of defense he’s probably never faced. He hung in there and I think he’s gonna be just fine with more experience.

  38. Garoppolo was scared? Maybe he was afraid he might break some Viking DB fingertips by unexpectedly throwing directly to them?

  39. Zimmer needs to have a chat with Hunter. Dude, you won, have some class.

    I do agree Garoppolo has been overhyped, but he’s got talent. Playing the Vikes would be a challenge for any QB.

  40. It was clear to me, and I’m sure every DC in the NFL, that “The great Jimmy G” panics under pressure.

    He can expect to see a lot of it moving forward.

  41. Lmao. You can definitely tell its “overreaction Monday”. One game doesn’t tell the story of a season. Garappolo was failed in many ways by the lack of a receiving corp and constant lineman injuries. That was a hard fought game. 9ers made the most mistakes so they lose. Move on to week 2. Good grinding win by Minnesota.

  42. Jimmy G was exposed. Overpaid for potential, but when the games matter and adversity strikes he could not get it done. A player paid as much as he is should get it done in those games. Especially when the Vikings Offense basically packed it in for the day leaving the window open for the 9ers to make a comeback.

  43. There is a lot of idiocy in the comments section.

    Jimmy G was “exposed” the same way any QB was exposed when they keep getting hit. The main reason inferior Giants teams beat New England twice in super bowls is because they kept getting to Brady.

    I’ll see you idiots in week 17 when it’s shown that games like yesterday are the exception not the rule.

  44. frk49rs says:
    September 10, 2018 at 6:58 am
    Morris doesn’t fumble one the 1 foot line, garson doesn’t drop the pass in the end zone, and possible the Kettel dropped on the sideline… Not Jimmy’s fault

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    Ifs and buts we’re candy and nuts……….

  45. stellarperformance says:
    September 10, 2018 at 8:09 am
    Garoppolo was scared? Maybe he was afraid he might break some Viking DB fingertips by unexpectedly throwing directly to them?

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    What does that even mean?

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