It has been just over two months since the Patriots traded away Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers, and even looking back on it now, it still qualifies as one of the most shocking moves of the 2017 season.
After spending the entire offseason insisting that they weren’t going to trade Garoppolo, not only did the Patriots get rid of him, but they gave the 49ers a bargain of a deal. All San Francisco had to do to land Jimmy GQ was send a second-round pick to New England.
The reason that’s a steal is because the Patriots definitely could have gotten more in return for their former backup quarterback. A lot more.
The Patriots got a draft pick, the 49ers got their quarterback of the future and the Browns are still in total disarray after finishing the season 0-16.
When discussing how fast Gruden’s turnaround was felt, Kingdon said, Right from the first day.
Gruden had a good first practice with the team, according to Kingdon. His passion, work ethic, and meticulous attention to detail were evident. How he got that message across was always unique.
Kingdon gave Gruden a compliment as the coach headed to his office after the first practice. Gruden then told him, Jon, I’m going to make these players hate my fucking guts.
Some people can curse, and it just doesn’t come out naturally and it’s forced, Kingdon said. But Jon — it came out very naturally and it wasn’t a fake toughness.
The Dawgs strayed away from their successful ground game with Sony Michel and Nick Chubb early in the game, which even prompted former Bama OC Lane Kiffin to tell them to run the dang ball.
The one thing the Falcons couldn’t afford to do with a 28-20 lead and 3:56 remaining in regulation was to let Matt Ryan take a critical sack, pushing the team out of field goal range. But that’s exactly what happened, and the result was a crushing and historic loss.