NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger always does a fantastic job of explaining plays and breaking it down for the casual fan. Baldy made a video breaking down San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and his stellar performance against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday.
Before we get to that, here are some of his other breakdowns on the Niners from this week. The first play is why Kyle Shanahan is known as the best play designer/caller in the sport. How often do we see screens get blown up by a defensive lineman, and the quarterback has to throw the ball away? On the play below, there’s a built-in over route. Here it is:
.@49ers @ESanders_10 and the 2nd option when the screen isn’t there. This KYLE SHANNY guy is one helluva architect. #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/9vgQYdAUoR— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) November 1, 2019
Good luck stopping that.
George Kittle’s touchdown is a clip that will be played over and over. The way he stiff-armed Budda Baker, then screamed at him from the bench afterwards was must-see TV. You’ve seen it 100 times by now, so why not make it 101.
.@49ers @gkittle46 what’s the most impressive part of this play? 1. Catch 2. Run 3. Violent stiff arm on Budda 4. Shoulder Roll. 5. Spike? #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/FsTo2mKsfd— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) November 1, 2019
Finally, a five-minute video breaking down Jimmy G.