Jimmy Garoppolo: “A big part of that is it still being preseason, or in practice, you try things like that. You know, during a real game, you wouldn’t make that throw or that decision, but there’s a trust factor between quarterback and whoever’s catching the ball. The more you try those things, you see who’s going to make the play for you in a crucial situation.”
Chris Broussard: “Are you buying this?”
Rob Parker: “NO WAY, NO HOW. Stop it! There’s no way you’re doing that. You’re trying to play well, why would you just try to throw into coverage and do anything like that?? I’m not buying that for one second.”
Broussard: “I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt. A former Patriots player once said Garoppolo was one of the worst practice players he’s ever seen. What we know, is he was 7-0 in his first seven games. He turned a horrible 49ers team around immediately.” (Full Audio at Bottom of Page)
Listen to Chris Broussard and Rob Parker discuss San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s recent comments about purposely making dangerous throws in the preseason and in practice as a way to test out certain throws in precarious positions.
Garoppolo has memorably been nothing short of putrid this August, at one point throwing five interceptions on five consecutive throws in 49ers training camp last month, and then later finishing a preseason game against the Denver Broncos with a 0.0 passer rating.
Check out the audio below as Broussard is buying into the idea of a guy taking incredible risks in meaningless games, while Rob says that’s complete ‘BS’ for a guy who is trying to excuse himself from miserable play.