If we compare the San Francisco 49ers’ performance last year with that of this year, it’s clear that their performance has drastically deteriorated.
The 49ers lost Jimmy Garoppolo to his second high ankle sprain of the season and he was off the field for 8 weeks. Not just that 49ers lost most of their star players, the players of the team that were well coordinated with Garoppolo.
There is an immense lack of coordination among the team members. Garoppolo is an offensive player that throws in deep and prefers to move in slowly, steadily, and cautiously with small range passes instead of long passes. Coach Shanahan wants big plays in the passing game.
“That’s the whole idea of this offense, is to establish the running game, or at least have the threat of the run. To have [Raheem] Mostert ripping off those big runs, to be able to then make big plays in the passing game,” said analyst Maiocco about coach Shanahan.
He even pointed out the kind of style that Garoppolo brings to the table, he said, “Garoppolo has been kind of this dink and dunk quarterback.”
The team cannot reap the benefits from their strong quarterback. If Garoppolo’s last year’s performance is looked at, there might be a few strategies that could be included in the 49ers’ game today.
If the 49ers go forward with the dink and dunk strategy, they could minimize the number of turnovers and interceptions and maximize the number of touchdowns eventually increasing their score, but all of this requires immense coordination among Garoppolo and the teammates.
“But if you’re going to dink and dunk, then there shouldn’t be as many turnovers as there are,” he further added, “There shouldn’t be the interceptions.
“So it’s almost like you’re not getting – you’re getting all the negatives without the benefits,” said NFL analyst, Matt Maiocco to conclude his take on the difference between the quarterback and the Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.
Garoppolo is a fabulous player, but the team he is currently playing with cannot use his skills or his gaming strategy, which is poles apart from the head coach. Unless they resolve the differences by the 49ers who used to be fantastic till a year back, it is nearly impossible for them to regain their lost spot.