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SportNFL Preseason Blitz: Jimmy Garoppolo rallies after a rough first game back

07:00  25 august  2019
07:00  25 august  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Rookie QB Kyler Murray and Cardinals struggle badly against Raiders

Rookie QB Kyler Murray and Cardinals struggle badly against Raiders Rookie QB Kyler Murray and Cardinals struggle badly against Raiders

NFL Preseason Blitz : 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo look sharp against the Texans. That came in basically a quarter of work; Garoppolo ’s only pass of the second quarter was the deflected Garoppolo dropped back and the pocket started to collapse on him. Without a lot of room to step into

Jimmy Garoppolo had a rough 2019 preseason debut for the 49ers. That followed a horrid day at While Garoppolo 's issues might be chalked up to rust after he spent almost a year rehabbing from a As you're aware, Garoppolo spent the first three-plus seasons of his career with the New England

Preseason is made for overreactions. And one had started with Jimmy Garoppolo.

NFL Preseason Blitz: Jimmy Garoppolo rallies after a rough first game back© Provided by Oath Inc. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP)

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback struggled against the Denver Broncos in his first game back from ACL surgery. He played poorly, a few days after throwing five straight interceptions in a joint practice. That started a wave of negativity heading into San Francisco’s third preseason game at the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Five burning questions for 49ers-Broncos Monday night game

Five burning questions for 49ers-Broncos Monday night game The Denver Broncos will host the San Francisco 49ers tonight in the final preseason game of Week 2. There are many back stories to this game. The two teams practiced together in the days leading up to the game. It led to plenty of feistiness on both sides. Meanwhile, San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be making his first appearance in live-game action since tearing an ACL last September. In Denver, we’re interested to see how QB Joe Flacco performs against an improved 49ers defense. These are among the five burning questions for the 49ers-Broncos "Monday Night Football" tilt.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo says he’s going to rebound from his poor showing in his 2019 debut against the Denver Broncos ahead of a preseason game Saturday San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo saw his first game action Monday since tearing his ACL Sept.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo tosses an 11-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, and Goodwin celebrates with Kendrick Bourne after the play. San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida takes a ball and speeds towards the sideline for 21 yards.

One bad game in the preseason is no big deal. A second bad game, for a player with limited NFL experience coming off a torn ACL, is a little troublesome. And it looked early on like it might be another bad game for Garoppolo.

Garoppolo was misfiring early. He missed badly to Dante Pettis on a third-down pass, but a defensive penalty kept the drive alive. He was way off on a throw to Kendrick Bourne, but Bourne reached back to make a nice catch. He threw high to Marquise Goodwin on a crossing route and the deflected ball was almost picked off. His fourth-down pass was batted down, ending the 49ers’ first drive.

Garoppolo rallied on San Francisco’s second drive, and mostly kept that going for the rest of his night. He had a nice, accurate pass downfield to Richie James for 33 yards. He lofted a 20-yard touchdown pass to Matt Breida, and Breida made a nice diving catch.

Garappolo shaky in 49ers' 24-15 win over Broncos

Garappolo shaky in 49ers' 24-15 win over Broncos Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders had a better return to action than 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in San Francisco's 24-15 preseason win at Denver on Monday night. Broncos rookie QB Drew Lock injured his right thumb when he was sacked on the first series of the second half, cutting short his most significant action of the preseason in his quest to win the backup job behind starter Joe Flacco. Sanders caught a 5-yard pass from Flacco on the Broncos' first offensive play and added a 19-yard run on a reverse in his first game since tearing his left Achilles tendon in practice last December.

Spin : Garoppolo 's first four throws consisted of two batted passes, an ugly interception and a dropped interception that could've been returned for a touchdown. He should see more playing time in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs.

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was supposed to be the guy who made it possible for a young Even a slow start to this year -- Garoppolo had completed 55.9 percent of his passes in his first two Garoppolo dropped back to pass on the play, then ran up the left sideline. He made a sharp cut as

Garoppolo wasn’t perfect after that drive, but he was good. He completed 14 of 20 passes for 188 yards and generally looked good. For most of his time in the game he looked very much like the quarterback we saw at the end of the 2017 season.

That should put any major concerns to rest. At least until Garoppolo’s first bad game in the regular season.

Spotlight team

The Dallas Cowboys look ready, with or without Ezekiel Elliott.

There will be a few more “Zeke who?” jokes this week. Rookie running back Tony Pollard continues to look like a find. He had a 20-yard run in Saturday’s game against the Texans, building off a good performance last week. Michael Gallup, who could have a nice second-year breakout, had a touchdown catch from Dak Prescott. Gallup had another fantastic touchdown called back due to a penalty. Dallas’ defense looked sharp, especially getting pressure on the quarterback. And the special teams blocked a punt that it recovered for a touchdown.

For 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo, 2019 debut is a disappointment in Denver

For 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo, 2019 debut is a disappointment in Denver DENVER — General manager John Lynch recently said Jimmy Garoppolo’s recovery from last season’s knee injury has been “flawless.” Garoppolo’s return to the field? It was the exact opposite. The 49ers quarterback had a deeply flawed performance Monday night in his first game since he tore his anterior cruciate ligament 11 months ago. Garoppolo’s stat line after his three series of work in a 24-15 win against the Broncos: 1 of 6 for 0 yards with an interception, which translates to a 0.0 passer rating. “It’s something I haven’t done in a year, obviously,” Garoppolo said. “So I’ve got to knock the rust off and everything … It’s the first step of getting back into it.

After Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo came in and had a good outing. Garoppolo will be the guy to start if Brady serves all But the NFL elected to move the extra point try back this season , to give Mariota got off to a rough start against the Atlanta Falcons in the team's first preseason game , throwing an

Jimmy Garoppolo 's first action since tearing his ACL last September wasn't what he hoped for. Here's a look at all the big takeaways from the second full The kicking game has induced drama into an otherwise insipid first few weeks of training camp. Although it feels like everything is falling into place

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The Cowboys are trying to defend their NFC East title, and eventually they’ll need Elliott, who is holding out looking for a new contract. He’s an elite running back and the offense runs through him. But it looked on Saturday night like Dallas can get by without him for at least a little while.

Standout player

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has the chance to be one of the breakout stars in the NFL this season.

Cook’s first two seasons have been defined by flashes of his talent and too many injuries. He has played just 15 games in two seasons.

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But it all lines up for him this season. The Vikings changed offensive coordinators late last season, and head coach Mike Zimmer wants to run the ball more. There’s no proven backup to siphon too many carries. Cook will be featured.

We saw again in the Vikings’ 20-9 win over the Cardinals on Saturday what he can do with the ball in his hands. Cook took a running back to the left, cut back right and burst into the secondary. He split the final two defenders and went 85 yards for an impressive touchdown.

Kyle Shanahan not concerned over 49ers’ poor performance

Kyle Shanahan not concerned over 49ers’ poor performance The San Francisco 49ers’ first-team offense was all out of sorts Monday night against the Denver Broncos. Starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 1-of-6 passes for exactly zero yards and threw a ghastly interception in three possessions. The 49ers’ offense did nothing to instill confidence heading into an all-important Week 3 preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite this, head coach Kyle Shanahan is not concerned about what he saw Monday night. “If you get concerned over 10 plays, that’s pretty irresponsible” – Kyle Shanahan— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) August 20, 2019 It’s true that the sample size was small.

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Jimmy Garoppolo Returned To NFL Game Action, And It Went Very PoorlyWhile it's far too soon to make Rough way to end the night. It’s frustrating when you can’t go back out there and make up for it.” Jimmy Garoppolo looks for a receiver in the third quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG

That was Cook’s last carry of the game, and presumably of the preseason. The Vikings don’t need to see any more from him. They just need him to be fresh for what will be a substantial workload.

Other games

New Orleans Saints at New York Jets: Drew Brees and Michael Thomas are ready for the regular season. The Saints duo hooked up for a 19-yard touchdown on an absolutely perfect throw, capping a nice first drive against the Jets. Alvin Kamara had a 25-yard reception on that drive. Teddy Bridgewater took over for Brees after that touchdown drive.

Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts: Quarterback Chad Kelly got the start for the Colts, who are without Andrew Luck (injured ankle) and sat Jacoby Brissett in case Brissett has to start Week 1. The former “Mr. Irrelevant” pick of the Broncos, Kelly played well, though he was credited for an interception that was in his receiver’s hands, wrestled away and returned for a touchdown. Kelly threw a 46-yard touchdown to Deon Cain, who deserves a lot of credit for a nice run after catch. Kelly finished 16-of-21 for 209 yards, not a bad day for a player trying to reestablish himself in the NFL after an embarrassing end in Denver.

Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Rams: Like the Rams, the Broncos had no plans to play any key players.

Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Chargers: Chargers left tackle Russell Okung, who has been out with pulmonary embolism, worked out before the game according to Gilbert Manzano of the Orange County Register.

Final thoughts

• In the early game Saturday, Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals looked better but not great. And a big story continues to be officials calling the Cardinals’ “clap snap” for false start penalties.

• The Vikings traded for kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik from the Baltimore Ravens this month to fix their kicking game. It’s not working yet.

Vedvik missed field goals of 43 and 54 yards on Saturday and coach Mike Zimmer said he’s concerned.

“I honestly don’t know,” coach Mike Zimmer said, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Since we brought Vedvik in, [Matt] Wile has been punting good and [Dan] Bailey has been kicking good. Then Vedvik goes out there and misses field goals, so I don’t know. I’m at a loss on that.”

• Chiefs running back Damien Williams, who entered training camp as the clear starter but struggled with some injuries, made a splash play. Williams caught a 62-yard touchdown from Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes made a nice throw after Williams got open and Williams turned on the speed to score. He’s the Chiefs’ No. 1 back, even with rookie Darwin Thompson impressing this month.

Scott Zolak slams Jimmy Garoppolo as “one of the worst practice quarterbacks” the Patriots have had

Scott Zolak slams Jimmy Garoppolo as “one of the worst practice quarterbacks” the Patriots have had Jimmy G is gone but not forgotten in New England, but not for the reasons you’d expect. Via NBCSportsBoston.com, Patriots radio analyst Scott Zolak recently dubbed 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo “one of the worst practice quarterbacks we’ve had here.” (Tim Tebow, who had a teaspoon of coffee with the Patriots, surely was the worst. All [more]

Impossible to answer after NFL Draft trades. New England traded the pick Jimmy G secured them for a bunch of stuff then traded it again and now we've all lost track. Bill Belichick is going to make it as difficult as possible to figure out exactly which players the Patriots got for Jimmy Garoppolo .

Had the Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo , it would have been the story of the offseason. To his credit, Garoppolo did look like a starter in his cameo during Brady’s four- game suspension last fall. The best way to illustrate how Garoppolo is perceived now was easy to see during the first two days

• Sam Darnold had a nice game for the Jets. He and Robby Anderson connected on a nice 44-yard gain. That set up a short touchdown pass to running back Ty Montgomery. Darnold continues to show good signs of progress heading into his second season. Darnold was 8-of-13 for 97 yards.

• Eddy Pineiro made a heck of a statement in his quest to end the never-ending conversation about the Chicago Bears kicking game. Pineiro hit a 58-yard field goal in the second half against the Colts. That will win some fans, as Chicago searches for a reliable kicker.

• Not long ago, the third preseason game was for starters to see significant time, maybe a half or more. Teams with young and innovative coaches are deciding to sit out their key players for most or all of the preseason. Want to know what the preseason might look like in a few years? Look at Matt Nagy’s inactive list for the Chicago Bears on Saturday:

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Watch: Tom Brady busts out yoga poses during preseason game.
Tom Brady didn’t participate in much of the New England Patriots’ preseason, but he was sure to get his workout in on Thursday night. Brady was seen working on some yoga poses during his team’s preseason game against the New York Giants. Highlight of the whole preseason imho pic.twitter.com/Hb9PR47YH0 — Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) August 30, 2019 That looked like a little tree and warrior III action from Tom on the sideline. Any wonders about how he’s able to keep going strong at age 42? Look no further than the yoga. It keeps someone young and flexible. Brady went 8-of-12 for 75 yards during his team’s third preseason game, which was last week.

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