“He’s Gotta Play Better”- Kyle Shanahan Wants Jimmy Garoppolo to Take Charge

September 15, 2020 12:04 am

Kyler Murray was the star in Sunday’s win over the San Francisco 49ers at the Levi’s Stadium. The former Heisman Trophy winner threw for 230 yards with one passing TD and one interception.

He had 13 carries, with 90+ rushing yards and one rushing TD. He was fantastic throughout the game. The same could not be said for his opponent, Jimmy Garoppolo.

Garoppolo threw for 249 passing yards and got two TDs. However, he just completed 19 of his 33 attempted passes.

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Kyle Shanahan reiterates the need for Jimmy Garoppolo to step up his game in 2020

Here’s what Kyle Shanahan said about his star quarterback in the post-game presser.

“He had some good plays in there, but just like the rest of the offense (he) had some missed opportunities. He’s gotta play better. We’ve all gotta play better. The entire offense missed opportunities. Shanahan told NFL reporter John Dickinson.

The seasoned coach further added, “I thought we had a chance to run away with it in the first half.”

Sep 2, 2020; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) walks to the field during training camp at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: San Francisco 49ers/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

Garoppolo himself wasn’t too pleased with his display on Sunday. Here’s what he told the press after the game. He said, “I can’t really put my finger on one (play) right now, but there’s a number of them. Missed throws, missed opportunities we usually make.”

The 49ers don’t have any time to sulk following their opening week disappointment. Kyle Shanahan’s boys go on the road now as they play New York Jets and the New York Giants over the next two weeks.

He will hope that his experienced group of players will learn from this loss. Can Shanahan guide the 49ers to the Super Bowl once again?

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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