Jimmy Garoppolo playing badly is one thing, but smiling after a loss proved to be way too much for one former player.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a brutal game Sunday night, but that’s not the only thing that made legendary tight end Brent Jones pissed off from what he saw.
Speaking on KNBR with Tolbert & Copes, Jones unleashed a passionate tirade against Garoppolo:
“I am laying the blame, I don’t do this very often, in fact I don’t do it hardly at all. Jimmy Garoppolo was horrible,” Jones said to KNBR’s Tom Tolbert and Adam Copeland. “What the heck? When you’re a professional football player and quarterback, you know where the back of the end zone is. That was so outrageous. While I was yelling, ‘What are you thinking?’ He’s throwing a pick-six so I’m rooting for safety.”
“I’ve got to say, and I don’t think I’ve ever said this before, after you played horrible and you’re the reason your team lost the game, you do not smile and go glad-handing the other team after the game,” Jones said. “I’ve never seen that from any quarterback ever, that has ever been any good.
“Steve Young? No way. Joe Montana? Hell no. Brett Favre? No chance in heck. You think Russell Wilson is laughing after he throws a pick, steps out of the end zone for a safety and fumbles a ball and plays horrible and his team’s 1-2 and the reason they lost the game? It almost looked like he didn’t even care. It was so frustrating, and maybe I was just mad because the game was so ugly.
“If that’s me, I’m running for the locker room. I am not smiling, I am not talking to anybody for a week if you play like that. I just don’t get his disposition, but that was really frustrating. Icing on the cake.”
Jones wants to see way more from Jimmy G in the future:
“I want to see Jimmy grabbing a couple receivers and talking to them, I want to see him patting his linemen on the shoulder and saying ‘I need some time,’ ” Jones said. “I always just see him sitting there posing and nobody is taking GQ pics on the sideline. I want to see some emotion, I want to see some quarterbacking, but they always just show him sitting there looking stoic, posing. I wanna see some messed up hair, how about that?
The 49ers’ ugly 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night wasn’t exactly Jimmy Garoppolo’s shining moment.
Garoppolo completed 18 of his 29 pass attempts for 211 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and lost a fumble in San Francisco’s Week 3 defeat to Denver.