September 5, 2015

SURE, IT WAS FUN COSTING GOODELL HIS JOB...:

How DeflateGate helped develop Jimmy Garoppolo (Marc Sessler, Sept. 4, 2015, NFL.com)

With Tom Brady's four-game suspension scattered to the wind, backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo won't be seeing the field anytime soon for the Patriots.

Still, the second-year passer is one of DeflateGate's big winners. Seeing practice snaps and game reps with a rash of New England starters, Garoppolo played more football through three weeks of the preseason than any quarterback outside of Pittsburgh's Landry Jones.

We prepared this film study piece knowing that Garoppolo might start the opener and beyond. With Brady set free, the scenery has changed, but why not take a look at what Garoppolo accomplished this August.

...but all the Brady reversal really did is deny Bill Belichick an opportunity to cap his reputation as a genius, by going 3-1 with a new nobody at qb.  Note in the story how Garoppolo improved by not trying to be a passer and just fitting in the system instead.

Posted by at September 5, 2015 9:03 AM
  

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