So, word is out that Jimmy Garoppolo is struggling with the long ball and had some ‘things’ at OTAs/minicamp.
As many have said before—I don’t care what Garoppolo does in June, I care about what he does in September. I don’t care if he throws interceptions in an OTA, I care if he throws an interception on Monday Night Football.
Garoppolo is not only throwing the ball, but processing all sorts of data, not to mention trying to unlearn the Erhardt-Perkins system and learn a west coast offense. Aaron Rodgers threw picks to rookies in training camp and no one cared.
As far as this long ball—I’d be more concerned with shorter throws. Those are the throws important in Shanahan’s system. If he’s struggling with longer throws, fine. Shanahan’s offense is predicated on short to intermediate routes, which he is more accurate at.
Most importantly, it’s months before the season begins. Wait until Week 1 before we can overreact. Until then, look at these links. Get ready for another dead space before training camp happens.
Praising players who played through pain (Pro Football Talk)