Every year, NFL Network comes out with a list of the Top-100 players, voted by fellow players. Recently, they dropped this year’s, and they had Jimmy G-Cool at #90. The only quarterback above was Kirk Cousins at the time. NFL Network later had on Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and when he was asked which quarterback he would take off the Top-100, he quickly said Jimmy.
“Not yet. What’s he played? 5 games?”
Now, I know that quote isn’t that offensive, and some people might even agree with him. It’s what he said next that upset Niners fans.
“I think he’ll be, you know, a good player, but off my experience in playing him — it was a lot of scheme stuff. It wasn’t like he was just dicing us up.”
He went on to talk about how no one has film on Jimmy, which is true, but he didn’t stop there. He went on to quote a Niners Nation tweet saying…
@ me next time. Jimmy is good, I said that but based off our game, only 1 Wr had more than 25 yards on us & most of that came off 1 catch for 24 yards… he used his FB & TE for big gains off play action & their running game was also good that game. That’s scheme! Learn sum ✌🏾 https://t.co/xHkkuwprze
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) June 26, 2018
Now, to me, and I could be wrong, it kind of sounds like someone’s a little salty that their defense was lit up with 38 points scored on them! But, hey, let’s take a look at Jimmy G-Cool’s stats from that game. Jimmy finished the game 21/30 passing for 242 yards 2 passing TDs a rushing TD and threw 1 INT (that wasn’t his fault IMO) and a QBR of 102.4.
Going into that game, the Jags defense ranked #1 in pass defense and overall defense, and had only given up 2 passing TDs 3 times all season. Not to mention, the Jags had 4 games where they didn’t allow a single passing TD all game! They were a confident defense, but that all changed right away when they gave up 75 yards passing on the opening drive. The 49ers first drive ended with the 49ers scoring a TD, which also happened to be the first time the Jags defense had allowed that to happen all year.
And it was all downhill from there for the Jags. It wasn’t that they weren’t in position to make plays, because they most definitely were. It just seemed every time they would know where Jimmy was going with the football, and yet he was able to sill complete the pass by throwing it around the defender with his deadly accuracy.
jimmy guwop's TD pass to trent taylor was AWESOME
freddie gibbs in the background cuz i didn't realize it would record sound coming through my headphones pic.twitter.com/DuGIL5Ikaw
— charles mcdonald (lakers 0-0) (@FourVerts) December 28, 2017
Or the ball just simply got there too fast with his quick release.
— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) June 27, 2018
The longer the game went on, the more I think the Jags realized they simply couldn’t handle what was going on. Towards the end of the game, it really showed — as the Jags were on the receiving end of two 15-yard penalties, that helped the Niners put the final nail in the casket. Jimmy G-Cool had the 2nd-highest QBR, 2nd-most TD passes and the 4th-most passing yards against the Jags all year.
We all watched that game — and the best way to describe what he did that day against one of the NFL’s best defenses was, in fact, dice them up.
The scene on the field as time expires:
What a difference Jimmy Garoppolo has made. pic.twitter.com/BfAU1ePwfC
— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) December 25, 2017
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