Buccaneers coach correctly shuts down growing narrative
By Rob Leeds
Jimmy Garoppolo is not the quarterback that his win-loss record shows. Fortunately, some within the Buccaneers organization can see this.
Phew. It looks like we’re jumping back in on the Jimmy Garoppolo to the Buccaneers train. Fortunately for all involved, that is a train that would explode far before it would ever actually leave the station, but that isn’t stopping people from putting their conjecture out there.
Jimmy G’s win-loss record is there. He has been to the Super Bowl and the NFC Championship again quite recently. He was a part of the team that beat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in the snow of Green Bay.
But notice how that was put. He was a part of the team that beat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Green Bay. Garoppolo wasn’t the main part of that team nor even a good contributor in that game. He was carried to a win, much like most of his other games, and a career of getting carried to wins isn’t going to cut it for a team like the Buccaneers.
Garoppolo already played behind Brady once. The Bucs have a shaky future after the GOAT retires, so it stands to reason that people will always connect the two-even when there is no logic behind the decision. However, this connection doesn’t make the move a good one.
Even a Buccaneers coach knows this in a Tweet from Rick Stroud in regards to this being a possibility.
‘Not a chance’ sums it up well. Garoppolo would be a major step back for the Bucs from a talent standpoint and for his price tag.
There is no need to get a guy that needs one of the best offensive lines, run games, and coaching staffs in the sport to be mediocre. The Bucs just ask way too much of their quarterback to have the 21st guy in the league at the position to lead their team.
There are way better options out there. They aren’t Jimmy Garoppolo. If his arm was even marginally better the 49ers would have a new trophy.
This coach and Rick Stroud have the right idea. The short passing game only goes so far. The expectations on the quarterback in Tampa are different. Jimmy G can’t be a focus.
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