Brock Purdy Uncovers Mental Battles Before Matchup Against Detroit Lions: “Clean the Slate, Learn From Mistakes”

Published 01/24/2024, 10:51 PM EST

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This year, the NFC Championship game showcases a contest between the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers. The Lions are coming off wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams. However, they have been in this crucial round for the first time since their 1992 defeat to Washington. On the other hand, the 49ers are definitely seasoned in such high-stakes games as they are making their 19th appearance in franchise history.

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They are coming off after having secured their place by edging out the Green Bay Packers 24-21. Now, amidst all this, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy shares his strategies for bouncing back from past defeats.

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In a candid conversation with the media ahead of the 49ers’ game against the Lions, QB Brock Purdy delved deeper into his mindset for game preparation. He emphasized the importance of a fresh perspective. Purdy remarked, “It doesn’t matter if you play good or bad; you can’t really take any of that with you the next week.”

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He highlighted the dynamic nature of each game, noting that “It’s a new game, new scheme, new environment.” Also, Purdy believes in the necessity of resetting after each matchup, asserting, “It’s almost like you got to clean the slate, learn from the mistakes.” Then, he added, “Build off of the good things you’ve done.” 

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He also acknowledged the mental challenges faced by NFL quarterbacks. Purdy said, “That’s the mental battle that I feel like all the NFL quarterbacks go through.” He concluded by emphasizing the significance of this mindset in distinguishing the great players, stating, “I think that’s where the great ones really separate themselves from the others.”

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