Jimmy Garoppolo: I’ll try to transfer Tom Brady’s approach to my game

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49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hasn’t played in the Super Bowl before, but he had a good view of two of them when he was Tom Brady‘s backup in New England.

Garoppolo also had a good view of all the preparation that went into getting wins in both of those trips and he shared some of what he picked up from watching Brady’s approach to the game.

“Everyone says it should be like another game, but just the way that he actually did it,” Garoppolo said, via Kerry Crowley of the San Jose Mercury News. “Up close and personal, picking up everything I could and seeing how he went about his business, obviously it worked out the two times that I was there with him. I’ll try to transfer that over to my game.”

Garoppolo may opt for a refresher course before facing the Chiefs. Garoppolo was asked if he’ll give Brady a call for advice about starting in the Super Bowl and he called it a “good idea” that he might follow through on in the coming days.

50 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo: I’ll try to transfer Tom Brady’s approach to my game

  1. Enough with the Brady analogies! I get the feeling he is going to throw a backbreaking pick in this game.

  2. Garoppolo just has to manage the game, no turnovers and play smart.. They win easy. Most importantly Andy Reid will poop his pants in this big game, like he always does. He is the Peter Griffin of the NFL.

  3. Tom Brady’s first Superbowl was a 20-17 win over the high flying “Greatest Show on Turf” ST Louis Rams team.

    That Patriot team was led by its defense.

    Tom Brady’s stats in that game were 16-27 for 145yds and 1TD.

    If Jimmy stays turnover free, leans on his run game and defense. The 9ERS will give themselves a chance.

    He’s not Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes be he also doesn’t have to throw for 400yds plus to get the win.

  4. Trent Dilfer had a historic defense kind of like the Patriots defense this year. If anyone needed to imitate Dilfer it was Brady and the Patriots would be playing in the SB. Jimmy G will need to make plays because the 49ers defense although is very good, it will not be able to shut down the Chiefs offense. Jimmy G will need to rise to the occasion and it sounds like he is up to it.

  5. bay707area49er says:
    January 23, 2020 at 5:05 pm
    I don’t know who wins but, I’m sure it’s going to be one hell of a game
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    Agreed. I saw an over / under of 52.5. Bet big on the over.

  6. One key element in this game will be how the Chiefs will be able to contain the inside/outside zone running scheme of the 49ers. This will determine the workload of Garoppolo in the passing game. As we saw against the Packers.

  7. patsbrat says:
    January 23, 2020 at 6:14 pm
    bay707area49er says:
    January 23, 2020 at 5:05 pm
    I don’t know who wins but, I’m sure it’s going to be one hell of a game
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    Agreed. I saw an over / under of 52.5. Bet big on the over.

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    Both of these teams have been holding their opponents to very low point totals. 52.5 is a lot of points in this situation.

  8. He will need to uncork his arm as he’s going to throw more than usual against a high flying offense lead by Mahomes. I think he’s up for the job. We will see the real Jimmy G.

  9. brady1515 says:
    January 23, 2020 at 5:50 pm
    Andy Reid will poop his pants in this big game, like he always does. He is the Peter Griffin of the NFL.
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    Yeah something will happen. One of the big differences between the losers and winners is clock management. When the pressure is on, these guys forget what they need to do.

  10. He’s talking like a guy who’s going to get that same “deer in the headlights” look in his eyes that Josh Allen had against Houston!

    He should focus on being who he is and reply on the rest of the team. He’s no Brady and this isn’t the time to start trying to be!

  11. 4hourelection says:
    January 23, 2020 at 6:05 pm
    All Garoppolo does, is win.
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    That’s what they said about Tebow

  12. He’s no Brady, Rodgers, Mahomes, Brees, Lamar or Russell. He’s played less than 2 full seasons in the league. Last I checked, < 32 games in a career is not even close to getting a reasonable read on a QB

  13. Chiefs D is better than the 9ers D. Chiefs QB is better than Jimmy. 9ers run game is better than the Chiefs. If KC jumps on them early, Jimmy will have to throw. Chiefs win.

  14. The Patriots never should have traded this guy. Now they are left with a hot mess who panics and throws pick sixes.

  15. Too late to transfer taking illegal defensive signals and deflating balls etc. etc. the league is already on to that…..and he should want his career to be legit. He may want to stick with being an okay game manager and let the elite D do what it’s been doing all year…..winning in spite of his catastrophic decisions in pretty much every game of this season.

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