Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports


Five INTs in one practice? 49ers GM John Lynch hadn’t ever seen it but isn’t concerned about Jimmy Garoppolo

Aug 16, 2019 at 11:03 AM--


That five-interception practice by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Wednesday made a few headlines. Not just locally, but nationally. Maybe it was a slow news day? Who knows? But the media grabbed hold of the story and would not let go as they analyzed — perhaps overanalyzed — the poor outing.

One person who doesn't sound too concerned is John Lynch, who joined KNBR on Friday morning from Denver. The 49ers are in town for joint practice against the Broncos and a preseason game on Monday night.

Lynch said he's never seen a quarterback throw five interceptions in a single practice throughout his playing career and time as a broadcaster, so it was new for him.

"I think the good thing, the guy who was most upset was Jimmy," Lynch said on the "Murph and Mac" show. "Jimmy was hot with that. I think the good news for our fans out there, to my best recollection, I think he had thrown one in team periods (it was three, actually — one by Ahkello Witherspoon, another by Richard Sherman, and a third by Tarvarius Moore) the entire camp, in training camp prior to that. So he had a bad day; that happens."

Lynch remembers once speaking with Peyton Manning. The former Indianapolis Colts and Broncos quarterback told him that's what practice was for; to work those things out and test the limits.

"Nowadays, that's being live-tweeted," Lynch continued. "That's hard on these quarterbacks, but it's just the reality of where we are. The good news is Jimmy gets to come out here against the Broncos and try to rectify and respond to that."

Respond, he did. Garoppolo completed his first eight passes against the Broncos defense on Friday. Safety Justin Simmons later came away with a Garoppolo-thrown interception, but it was a much better outing for the quarterback than on Wednesday.

You can listen to the entire conversation with Lynch below.






More San Francisco 49ers News



More experienced 49ers hungrier than ever to win the Super Bowl, says Richard Sherman

By David Bonilla
Jul 27, 2020

Richard Sherman knows what it's like to win a Super Bowl. He also knows what it's like to lose a Super Bowl. The cornerback knew that before joining the San Francisco 49ers and relived the experience in February. Sherman feels there are valuable lessons to be learned in a Super Bowl loss, though, especially for a young and less-experienced team. He remembers a playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons while with Seattle, and how it made his Seahawks hungrier than ever. "The next year, it was like the season couldn't start fast enough, and it couldn't go by fast enough," Sherman said during an Instagram interview with Pro Football Focus. "Everybody in our way was just simply that — they were in our way." Sherman sees the same thing with these 49ers

Read the Full Article


John Lynch calls reports of 49ers' interest in Jamal Adams 'totally inaccurate'

By David Bonilla
Jul 27, 2020

There were multiple reports that the San Francisco 49ers were among those contending to acquire former New York Jets safety Jamal Adams. The most recent came from Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, who stated that both the 49ers and Dallas Cowboys were among the teams involved in trade discussions. General manager John Lynch calls those reports inaccurate. "Totally inaccurate," Lynch told NBC Sports Bay Area. "We did not ever make a call about the player." The Jets ended up shipping the All-Pro safety to the

Read the Full Article


Deebo Samuel may miss games early in season, says John Lynch

By David Bonilla
Jul 28, 2020

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch jumped on KNBR this morning and discussed several topics. Among them was an injury update on second-year wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who he believes may miss games early on during the upcoming season. Samuel suffered a Jones fracture in his left foot during a player-organized practice in June while in Tennessee. "Deebo was really working," Lynch said on the Murph and Mac show. "That's the wonderful thing we've learned about this kid ... He's a worker. He wants to be great at football, and that sure showed in his first year. But I think it's even showed more on his desire to be great. "He was working tremendous when our players were down in Nashville doing some workouts that Jimmy (Garoppolo)

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone