Kyle Shanahan bristles at questions about viral Jimmy Garoppolo lip-reader clip

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After 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw the interception that essentially ended any chance his team had of avoiding a loss to the Broncos on Sunday night, Garoppolo said something. The cameras caught it. But it’s not entirely clear what he said (e.g., how about six?). It looks like he said, “All your plays suck, man.”

Coach Kyle Shanahan was asked about it by reporters on Thursday. On one hand, Shanahan said he hasn’t seen it, and that he likely won’t watch it. On the other hand, Shanahan said he doesn’t think Garoppolo said what many think he said.

“I don’t know the clip you’re talking about,” Shanahan said. “I’m not a very good lip reader, but I probably won’t watch it.”

Shanahan got another question about the frustration that was obvious from Garoppolo, regardless of whether he said “all your plays suck, man” or “clean your place up, Stan.” That’s when Shanahan got a little frustrated.

“First of all, the clip to me is a joke, so I can’t believe we’re talking about it,” Shanahan said. “I’m pretty sure that’s not what he said, but we were extremely frustrated from the whole game. Anytime you are doing well in the first half moving the ball and you get into the second half and you have three turnovers on three of your drives, you have a safety on one and you don’t convert a third down, it’s real frustrating to get anything going.”

But how can Shanahan say he’s pretty sure that’s not what Garoppolo said if Shanahan hasn’t watched it and won’t?

If the quarterback thinks the plays “suck,” that’s a problem. Obviously, however, the quarterback hasn’t been executing the plays in ideal fashion. Whether it’s something big like stepping out of the end zone or something subtle like missing Deebo Samuel in stride on a short pass on a key third down that could have changed the outcome of the game, Garoppolo is reminding everyone why the 49ers have spent so much time trying to get rid of him.

At this point, Garoppolo possibly is looking forward to getting gone.

29 responses to “Kyle Shanahan bristles at questions about viral Jimmy Garoppolo lip-reader clip

  1. Of course they’ve been trying to get rid of him. He can’t execute and regularly doesn’t see or over throws wide open receivers. He’s limited.
    Matt Ryan didn’t have any issues with the play calling during his mvp season.

  2. Jimmy better be careful, or Shanahan might decide to run him up the gut every four or five plays to destroy him like they did the last guy.

  3. Watch a Bill Belichick press conference and you might wonder why he treats the media like that. Read this article and you’ll wonder why more coaches don’t treat the media the way Belichick does.

  4. bobhk says:
    September 29, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Of course they’ve been trying to get rid of him. He can’t execute and regularly doesn’t see or over throws wide open receivers. He’s limited.
    Matt Ryan didn’t have any issues with the play calling during his mvp season.
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    I can immediately think of two. Two sacks in the Superbowl in the 4th QTR. One was a sack fumble.

    Now was that Kyles fault or Matty Ice’s fault? Was the fumble Kyle’s or Matt’s fault?

  5. Shanahan is not head coach material because he is detestable and this is karma coming back for how he treated JG, a team favorite. Funny how Lynch is silent. Way to get out of the way because this brings to the forefront the issues that bring about a regime change.

  6. The bigger question is why does Kyle always fear the worst outcome instead of trusting in his team to deliver? He runs scared just enough to lose games, over and over. Hence, not even a .500 record. Yet, somehow he’s a genius?

  7. jehoshaphat68 says:
    September 29, 2022 at 9:29 pm
    bobhk says:
    September 29, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Of course they’ve been trying to get rid of him. He can’t execute and regularly doesn’t see or over throws wide open receivers. He’s limited.
    Matt Ryan didn’t have any issues with the play calling during his mvp season.
    ————————————————————-

    I can immediately think of two. Two sacks in the Superbowl in the 4th QTR. One was a sack fumble.

    Now was that Kyles fault or Matty Ice’s fault? Was the fumble Kyle’s or Matt’s fault?
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    So, you can recall two out of a season when he was league mvp and I can count 3 in last game that Jimmy just gave it away. Jimmy’s not been in pro bowl consideration let alone mvp. I suppose that’s shanahans play calling too!!

    I suppose it was shanahans fault that Jimmy stepped out of the end zone or that he fumbled the snap or that Jimmy overthrew sanders who was wide open with Super Bowl on the line.
    Don’t sell Jimmy to the niners fans. We’ve had it. If he was on your team you’d be frustrated too.

  8. Lol ya, all Jimmy’s fault. Dude was told he wouldn’t even play this year. Then he has to step in for some scrub who shouldn’t even been drafted.

  9. cowboysfan8369 says:
    September 29, 2022 at 10:56 pm
    I’d take Jimmy over Dak.
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    Then he’ll give you some hope and then rip it away with a dumb play or missed opportunity, like missing a wide open fullback for a touchdown against the titans that would have blown them out – except we ended losing last season.

  10. Pretty clear how the team rallied to JG at the end of the game when Lance was injured that they view him as their leader, if not at least sympathize with him for how management and ownership treated him. Shanahan and Lynch have created quite a self-inflicted mess and Shanahan has clearly lost the locker room.

  11. bobhk says:
    September 29, 2022 at 11:32 pm
    cowboysfan8369 says:
    September 29, 2022 at 10:56 pm
    I’d take Jimmy over Dak.
    ———
    Then he’ll give you some hope and then rip it away with a dumb play or missed opportunity, like missing a wide open fullback for a touchdown against the titans that would have blown them out – except we ended losing last season.
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    So your solution is to mortgage all your draft picks in an unproven kid in Lance out of spite for JG, who got you close to the brass ring several times, rather than trade those draft picks for a proven commodity? For every Manning or Burrow there are ten Akili Smiths, Johnny Manziels, and Ryan Leafs. Your problem isn’t JG so much but Shanahan.

  12. wearitclara says:
    September 29, 2022 at 11:56 pm
    bobhk says:
    September 29, 2022 at 11:32 pm
    cowboysfan8369 says:
    September 29, 2022 at 10:56 pm
    I’d take Jimmy over Dak.
    ———
    Then he’ll give you some hope and then rip it away with a dumb play or missed opportunity, like missing a wide open fullback for a touchdown against the titans that would have blown them out – except we ended losing last season.
    ———————————————————————–
    So your solution is to mortgage all your draft picks in an unproven kid in Lance out of spite for JG, who got you close to the brass ring several times, rather than trade those draft picks for a proven commodity? For every Manning or Burrow there are ten Akili Smiths, Johnny Manziels, and Ryan Leafs. Your problem isn’t JG so much but Shanahan.
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    Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers both wanted to come and play for their boyhood team to the point of tampering but Shanahan likely shot those ideas down so he didn’t relinquish any power and/or credit and instead used all those picks on Lance. That’s a clear personality problem.

  13. Jimmy G would be much better off with a new head coach. He won’t be playing for Shanahan next year,after being treated like garbage.

  14. wearitclara says:
    September 29, 2022 at 11:56 pm
    bobhk says:
    September 29, 2022 at 11:32 pm
    cowboysfan8369 says:
    September 29, 2022 at 10:56 pm
    I’d take Jimmy over Dak.
    ———
    Then he’ll give you some hope and then rip it away with a dumb play or missed opportunity, like missing a wide open fullback for a touchdown against the titans that would have blown them out – except we ended losing last season.
    ———————————————————————–
    So your solution is to mortgage all your draft picks in an unproven kid in Lance out of spite for JG, who got you close to the brass ring several times, rather than trade those draft picks for a proven commodity? For every Manning or Burrow there are ten Akili Smiths, Johnny Manziels, and Ryan Leafs. Your problem isn’t JG so much but Shanahan.
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    Lol – you obviously have an axe to grind with shanahan. I’ll leave that alone.
    JG didn’t “get” us close to the ring. Here’s the real truth about Jimmy. He can play well at times. But almost every niner fan lives on the edge with regard to Jimmy throwing a pick at the wrong time. Don’t believe me? Consider:
    Niners are putting the cowboys away last playoffs and Jimmy gifts one INT with a wild throw and lets them back in.
    Niners have moved the ball into GB territory in divisional round and Jimmy targets kittle but connects with a packer.
    The in NFC championship game, down just 3 points with a chance to tie the game and go to the overtime, Jimmy throws an INT.
    That’s 3 critical interceptions in three games.
    Yes, Lance is a gamble. We’ll only know next year. However it’s too much to let this much talent go waste due to subpar QB performance.

  15. Wouldn’t it be better to let the team deal with this and not require a QB or HC be romoved because someone’s team list a game?

  16. Wouldn’t it be better to let the team deal with this and not require a QB or HC be romoved because someone’s team lost a game?

  17. Well, Shanahan can hardly expect lollipops and roses from JG. He’s got nothing to lose at this point.

  18. Jimmy G can execute an offense but he can’t make a play when needed outside the structure of the offense plus he is always hurt. He is a better looking Nick Foles. Crazy how many people are caping for him. Low end stater/ High end back up.

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