Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Shanahan on Garoppolo 49ers-Bears film review: ‘It was fun to watch’

Dec 4, 2017 at 4:51 PM--

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo finished Sunday's 15-14 victory over the Chicago Bears completing 26 of his 37 pass attempts for 293 yards and an interception. It was just his third career NFL start and a performance that rejuvenated a fanbase that has become accustomed to loss after loss.

The 2017 season has been a tough one for 49ers coaches, players, and fans. But head coach Kyle Shanahan feels the year has been a necessary hurdle for the team's rebuild. Thanks to the trade to acquire Garoppolo, San Francisco now has a franchise quarterback who it can build around.

"I think it was some excitement that we needed," Shanahan told reporters on Monday. "I think we've gone through a long year. I think it's been a necessary year. I think there was a lot of good that has come from this year, even though your record doesn't totally show it. I'm looking forward to seeing that throughout the next couple years. But, I also think as you get to the end here, it's nice getting a guy in there that can lead us into next year and for guys to get to know him, get to see him. I think it will make guys a lot more excited coming back in the offseason."

Shanahan had a chance to review the film of his quarterback's impressive performance against Chicago.

"It was fun to watch, first time on the plane, a couple of times today," Shanahan said. "I think seeing him out there live, you could tell he made some impressive throws. There's definitely situations that he got a little confused in and still was able to make plays, which the more he plays, the more he's around us, knowing the scheme and reps, he'll have less of those.

RELATED Kyle Shanahan: Confident 49ers players never felt like they were going to lose to Bears

"But I think it was still very impressive, (considering) the situation he was in, for him to still be able to keep his poise and still be able to make some plays when things weren't perfect."

A big part of Garoppolo's success on Sunday was his protection. He was under pressure on just nine of his 40 drop-backs, according to Pro Football Focus.

"I think Jimmy played well," Shanahan said. "I also think the receivers did a good job and the O-Line did, and our backs protected well, too."

Shanahan was asked about a report by Jim Trotter of ESPN that wide receiver Marquise Goodwin gave up his front-row seat to Garoppolo as he boarded the team bus after the victory.

"It was nice of him, smart," Shanahan said jokingly. "Receivers should do whatever they can to get quarterbacks to like them."

Now, the 49ers' focus will shift to preparing for the Houston Texans. The two teams play each other at NRG Stadium on December 10. Of course, in case there was any doubt, Shanahan confirmed that Garoppolo would make his second-straight start.

"Jimmy will know this game plan going into Sunday just like he knew yesterday," Shanahan said. "The more he keeps doing it, which he's going to do it here for five weeks in a row, I think he'll absorb more, and he'll be able to be more decisive and just mindful when he's in that pocket how far he has to go and make the plays he does."


Facebook Comments

More San Francisco 49ers News

49ers Notebook: Bosa looking to silence Dolphins-loving friends; McGlinchey ready for 'fun challenge'; Mason impressing

By David Bonilla
Nov 30

Nick Bosa grew up in Fort Lauderdale. He spends his time off during the offseason there, training with his brother, Joey. The Miami Dolphins are his hometown team. On Sunday at Levi's Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers defensive end will be looking to end the Dolphins' winning streak and maybe silence some of his friends. "I've got some friends coming out," Bosa told reporters before Wednesday's practice. "They'll be wearing Dolphins jerseys. It would be good to shut them up." Bosa is excited about the matchup and believes it may be a preview of things to come. Maybe these two teams will see each other again in February. For now, the pass rusher is focused on getting the win this

49ers Notebook: Nick Bosa sends Kyle Shanahan a curse-filled message; Deebo responds to Raheem Mostert; Shanahan on Trey Lance, QBs; Players praise Brock Purdy

By Kirk Larrabee
11 hrs

There was no shortage of topics to talk about from a 49ers perspective after Sunday's 33-17 win over the Miami Dolphins, and we're going to dive right into them in this edition of 49ers Notebook. While much of Sunday's postgame discussion dealt with the season-ending foot injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the performance of Garoppolo's replacement, Brock Purdy, there were a number of other interesting and entertaining moments we're going to get into here, including some pointed (but friendly) words defensive end Nick Bosa had for head coach Kyle Shanahan and a bit of smack talk from wide receiver Deebo Samuel to former 49ers running back Raheem Mostert. Let's get it started... Thank S***-talking Kyle Shanahan for Nick Bosa's

Transcripts: Everything Kyle Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo said ahead of 49ers-Saints Week 12 matchup

By Site Staff
Nov 25

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spoke with reporters after Friday's practice, providing final updates ahead of the team's Week 12 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Here is everything they had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Head Coach Kyle Shanahan Opening Comments: "Alright, the injuries. [DL Arik] Armstead is doubtful. [WR] Deebo [Samuel], questionable. That's all we got." What has Armstead been doing to be able to elevate him from out the previous weeks to doubtful? "He just keeps passing every test and today was his first day to get into practice, so it was a big step

Shanahan provides injury updates on Mitchell, Burford, McCaffrey, Samuel, Garoppolo after 49ers-Saints

By David Bonilla
Nov 27

The San Francisco 49ers' streak of second-half shutouts continues. Although, it looked like that was in jeopardy a couple of times in the second half. Another streak ended after Sunday's 13-0 win over the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Kyle Shanahan couldn't say, "No injuries to report," something he had done in the previous three games. The 49ers lost two key players in the game. Running back Elijah Mitchell and guard Spencer Burford exited with injuries. Mitchell was ruled out with a knee injury, while Burford was sidelined due to an ankle injury. After the game, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Mitchell may have suffered another MCL sprain of his knee, but it's not believed to be as severe as the one he sustained in Week 1. However, he will likely miss some time.


Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone