Jimmy Garoppolo breaks out Belichickian phrase after Week 1 setback
Jimmy Garoppolo spent quite a few years learning the Patriot Way under the tutelage of Bill Belichick. So it should hardly come as a shock that some of the Belichick’s trademark tendencies rubbed off on the San Francisco 49ers quarterback.
Garoppolo was not at his best against a formidable Minnesota Vikings defense in Week 1’s 26-14 loss. But as Belichick often said, there’s little reason to look back for too long. In fact, Garoppolo even broke out one of the best Belichickian press conference bits when addressing as much.
When asked what message he’s had for teammates following last Sunday’s setback, here’s what Garoppolo had to say.
“It’s just, ‘We’re on to Detroit,'” Garoppolo said, via NBC Sports Bay Area.
Talk about learning from the master.
Goroppolo went 15-of-33 for 261 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions, posting a woeful 45.1 passer rating, in the loss to the Vikings.
That said, the Vikings boast a swarming, dominant defense that is perhaps the best in the NFL, not to mention one that has made even the best quarterbacks in the league at times look mortal.
Given as much — not to mention the teachings from the Tao of Bill — there’s nothing else to do but learn from it and move on.
“There’s a lot of things that we need to put into this week and that’s kind of how the whole season goes,” Garoppolo said. “It’s a 24-hour rule after the game whether you win or lose, and then it’s on to the next opponent.”
For the Niners, that next opponent comes in the form of the Detroit Lions, who head to Levi’s Stadium licking their wounds following Monday’s 48-17 beatdown at the hands of the New York Jets and rookie quarterback Sam Darnold.
On to Detroit, indeed. Belichick would be proud of his onetime pupil.