For the San Francisco 49ers star fullback, Kyle Juszczyk, the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs has not been the only disappointing thing in recent weeks.
The four-time selected Pro Bowl is bothered by the negative reaction that has been poured against his quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, after the stumbling block at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2.
“Honestly, one of the most frustrating things of all defeat, is to see the criticisms towards [el head coach] Kyle Shanahan]and Jimmy, “Juszczyk said during an appearance on the NFL Network” Good Morning Football. “Those are two guys who have absolutely nothing to prove to the rest of the guys in the dressing room.”RELATED
Garoppolo has been a constant target of the accusations, after he threw two interceptions in the Super Bowl LIV before the Chiefs.
“You look at Jimmy, for people who are statistics, 4,000 yards passing, a touchdown to interception ratio up to 2 to 1, 70 percent of full passes. If you only look at that, it’s a phenomenal quarterback,” he said. fullback in the program. “Anyone would sign that at the start of the season. But, for whatever reason, Jimmy simply receives these additional criticisms. But I think, at some point in the game, it goes like 19 complete 22 attempts for 180 yards and one touchdown.”
On the third opportunity and 10 to advance, from the 49th yard of Kansas City, and with the score in favor of the Chiefs, 24-10 with 1:40 left, Garoppolo failed long in an attempt to pass Emmanuel Sanders through the middle from the field that looked like a safe score. Three plays later, runner Damien Williams escaped from 38 yards to get the Kansas City score that would seal the final score, 31-20.
“That’s the way football is, however. You change one or two moves within the game and change the whole dialogue, the whole narrative,” Juszczyk said. “As they said, if you complete that pass to Emmanuel, we wouldn’t be talking about that. It’s the Super Bowl VMY, we’re Super Bowl champions, Jimmy is the next Tom Brady, all those things. That would be the new narrative. So it’s unfortunate that one or two moves can really change someone’s perspective on another person. “
Garoppolo completed 20 of 31 pass attempts for 219 yards with a touchdown and the two interceptions, but in the fourth period, he could only complete three of his 11 shipments for 36 yards with an interception for a passer rating in the quarter of 2.8, and was captured once in fourth chance.