It was Garoppolo who resembled the second-stringer.
The 49ers were two poor throws in their last four attempts at quarterback, and improved accuracy in both led the Cardinals to turn in results early in the 24–20 season.
First, down 1:21 left from Arizona’s 21-yard line, Gerappolo overtook Bourne, who was open in the end zone after freezing both All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson and safety Chris Banjo. , Which was a sweet stutter-step in 10th place. .
“It’s on Jimmy Garapolo,” Fox analyst Chris Spielman said during the replay, “because it’s such a beautiful passage by Kendrick Bourne.”
Three snacks later, on fourth-and-5, Garpolo’s Tardy and off-target sideline threw to Taylor, who was open for a short time, which meant a game-sealing pass breakup for first-down cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. turned into.
“I think the route is fine,” Spielman said. “I think the pass is bad. I mean, the pass is bad because it’s late and it’s behind. ”
After Sunday’s game, head coach Kyle Sheenahan said without delay, that Garrappolo’s pass was behind Taylor when his wide receiver was asked about the virtue output. And he admitted that Garoppolo had to “play better”, although he caught his QB with full offense.
Shanahan, however, took some pains on Monday to distance Garoppolo from criticism when he was asked if the two throws were “just nearby”. Shanahan began by saying that Bourne should have jumped in the end zone to make contact and draw a flag over Peterson, who had his back on the ball.
“It would have been good, I think if Bourne had gone ahead for it,” said Shanahan. “I think we would have got (pass interference). So this is something he would learn from her because he (beat) her.”
And Shanahan said Taylor changed his route, disrupting the rhythm on Gerappolo’s final pass.
Shanhan said, “His timing was a bit short. He said, “He took a little extra step to the top and Jimmy hesitated a little bit and tried to recover with his hand and leave it a little behind. We’ve gotten better there with just throwing and catching.”
Still, it was more about throwing than catching on both passes. So what did Garpolo do wrong?
Shanahan said, “The ball was thrown down a little bit. “Balls are defeated all the time. You don’t always kill people completely. You hurl a ball and it doesn’t make it right, so a receiver has to go to play and they don’t. There is not much of it. It is very easy. He applied it to their two hair. Friends still had opportunities, but it would have been a good game if they had made it.
Shanahan is one of the coaches with aggressive minds, who can work hard on their QBs. For example, on Monday, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians publicly reprimanded Tom Brady after suggesting to the QB with six Super Bowl Rings on Sunday for a 34-23 loss to the Saints in prime time Was not ready for
“He looked like Tom Brady in practice all the time, so it’s unusual to see that,” Arion said. “Because they didn’t do the things we were not prepared for.”
Of course, Garapolo does not have Brady’s resume. And he may need more of a back slap than a blistering after an officer that overshadows his off-layer Super Bowl performance.
Garpolo’s 2020 season has begun as soon as his 2019 season comes to an end: he overthrows a game-winning touchdown pass to Emanuel Sanders in Super Bowl LIV before defeating Bourne on Sunday.
As with the Super Bowl, Garpolo’s finish obscures bright spots.
He completed 18 of 29 passes for 254 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions before his final four attempts, good for his 113.3 passer rating. Considering they were playing without two top wideouts, looks more impressive – Deebo Samuel and rookie first-round pick Brandon Ayuk – and All-Pro tight end George Kabet in the second quarter with a sprained knee. Suffered and had a zero-catch second half.
In addition, Garappolo, which was dropped for three sacks, dealt with sporadic up-the-middle pressure. The 49ers’ internal offensive line included third-string center Hronis Grasu and right guard Daniel Bruncil, making their third career debut.
However, Shanhan praised the offense extensively on Monday after scoring 10 points in the final 10 minutes of 49 seconds and going 2-for-13 in third and fourth places in the game.
Shanahan was “delighted” with the offensive line’s performance, saying the wideouts had “done their job”, with Kastal saying he did “one hell of a job” in the second half, adding that Rahim Mostert had started a good game.
Of course, that left Garapolo, who eventually came up short.
And this meant that the best Shanahan could offer was protection for him, but not praise.