Jimmy Garoppolo: I can’t dwell on five interceptions in practice

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49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo fared better against the Broncos defense in Friday’s joint practice than he did against his own teammates on Wednesday.

Garoppolo was 9-of-14 with an interception during team work in the practice session, which came two days after he was intercepted on five straight throws while working against the 49ers defense. Garoppolo has heard some razzing from those teammates over the last few days, which didn’t seem to be a problem for the quarterback.

He said he’d be concerned if they weren’t using it as fodder for humor and that he can’t afford to let the bad performance linger in his mind as things move forward.

“That day I was pretty ticked off . . . the defense got the best of me,” Garoppolo said, via KNBR. “It was just five bad decisions. The defense got me . . . you can’t dwell on those things.”

Practice is a time for making mistakes and learning from them. The 49ers will be hoping that Garoppolo’s figured out why those decisions were the wrong ones by the time the regular season gets underway.

16 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo: I can’t dwell on five interceptions in practice

  1. charliecharger says:

    The 49ers have 5 super bowl trophies and none of them were won in practice.
    they also have a quarterback who is overrated, over-payed and oft-injured, therefore they won’t get a sniff of their 6th Super Bowl with that guy behind center & with a coach like Shanahan & a g.m. like Lynch.

  2. I heard it was 5 picks on 5 passes in a row … sounds like he was just making the DBs practice catching to me

  3. Unfortunately it takes a while to come back from an ACL tear. I don’t expect Garoppolo to have that good a year. 2020 is when he’ll be fully ready.

  4. intrafinesse says:
    August 16, 2019 at 4:02 pm
    Unfortunately it takes a while to come back from an ACL tear. I don’t expect Garoppolo to have that good a year. 2020 is when he’ll be fully ready.

    The question is: If Jimmy has a mediocre year, will the Niners move on?

  5. It’s easy to sum it up when you’re just talking about practice. We’re sitting in here, and I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talking about practice. I mean, listen, we’re talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, we talking about practice. Not a game. Not, not … Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game, but we’re talking about practice, man. I mean, how silly is that? … And we talking about practice. I know I supposed to be there. I know I’m supposed to lead by example… I know that… And I’m not.. I’m not shoving it aside, you know, like it don’t mean anything. I know it’s important, I do. I honestly do… But we’re talking about practice man. What are we talking about? Practice? We’re talking about practice, man. We’re talking about practice. We’re talking about practice. We ain’t talking about the game. [more laughter] We’re talking about practice, man. When you come to the arena, and you see me play, you see me play don’t you? You’ve seen me give everything I’ve got, right? But we’re talking about practice right now. We talking about pr…

  6. Oh jeez the guy you gave franchise quarterback money to based of off 2 starts had a bad practice? Who da thunk it???

  7. I heard on radio this morning that the 49er pass rushers were spending a lot of time in the Broncos backfield during joint practice, and that apparently upset some Broncos players, who got into fights with Frisco players and were ejected. Either the Broncos offense is real bad, or the Frisco defense is much improved over last season, or both.

    It would appear to me that most successful head coaches are offensive specialists, because it is tougher to a good offensive coordinator than a good defensive coordinator. Offenses need to outsmart defenses. Defenders can often get by with brute strength or athleticism.

  8. People have way too much time when they focus on what players do in practice. If JG is throwing a handful of picks during the season the decision to move on will have already been made by Garoppolo himself. Personally I’m not convinced JimmyG’s the long term guy but that’s who Lynch put his money on. The Niner’s would only be on the hook for $4.2M in dead money should they decide to part ways with JG before the 2020/21 season. So if there was ever a time to cut bait…..

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