49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo Played 'Pretty Damn Good' vs. Rams, Kyle Shanahan Says

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIOctober 4, 2022

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 03: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass as he warms up before playing against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium on October 03, 2022 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was impressed with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's work in the team's 24-9 home win over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday.

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Kyle Shanahan on Jimmy G's performance vs. Rams:<br><br>"Jimmy came out on fire … Overall, he played pretty damn good."

Garoppolo completed 16-of-27 passes for 239 yards and one touchdown.

Pro Football Focus thought highly of Garoppolo's work, per David Lombardi of The Athletic.

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49ers' 3 highest-graded offensive players (PFF) were exactly who you'd want the 3 highest-graded offensive players to be against the Rams:<br><br>1. Jimmy Garoppolo: 87.5<br>2. Deebo Samuel: 81.5<br>3. Colton McKivitz: 72.8

Lombardi also gave credit to the chemistry between the quarterback and coach.

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Garoppolo and Shanahan cohesion seemed excellent today. Denver game seemed more like their preseason. Coordinated focus today with those early first-down passes and horizontal work to set up vertical run

Garoppolo led a pair of 75-yard touchdown drives in addition to a 67-yard drive capped by a chip-shot field goal. The 49ers' final score came via a Talanoa Hufanga pick-six.

Garoppolo was also well-protected by the offensive line, which didn't allow a sack all game. That led to him picking apart the Rams secondary. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel notably had a day with six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown.

It was a great bounce-back win for the 49ers after an ugly 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos the week before. That game featured Garoppolo running out the back of his own end zone for a safety. The 49ers also gained just 81 yards in the second half.

The offense has apparently turned it around, however, and it will hope to keep that momentum into a Week 5 game on Sunday at the Carolina Panthers.


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