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After Garoppolo went 1-for-6 for 0 yards and one interception against the Denver Broncos on Monday, hosts on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Felger and Mazz” let the 49ers QB have it.
“Look who’s making his comeback from a torn ACL because dummy couldn’t get out of bounds last year,” co-host Jim Murray said. “Jimmy G, the Italian [Brock] Osweiler.”
“Oh, this was so good,” Murray said of the former Patriot’s bad outing. “I thought I enjoyed last week’s news of five straight interceptions at practice, but this in real time?”
“He sucked pretty bad,” said co-host Tony Massarotti, who came dressed in a Garoppolo jersey and 49ers helmet. “There’s no two-ways about it, he sucked.”
“I happened to watch my Italian stallion over there,” co-host Michael Felger said. “And let me tell you something: Scary, scary. Obviously it’s stupid to jump to conclusions on one preseason game — good or bad — but if I’m a Niners fan, I’m scared. I’m scared to death.”
What did Garoppolo do to invite so much scorn from Boston sports fans?
Believing he’s better than Tom Brady — even if that’s not an uncommon mentality for professional athletes — might have something to do with it.
In 2018, Garoppolo told Bleacher Report’s Joon Lee he always had a “quiet confidence” he was better than Brady.
“Even when I was a little kid, my brothers, whenever we would play, I would literally always think I was going to win,” Garoppolo said. “I wouldn’t, but I would always think that. It’s like when I go to New England, when I first got there, I thought in my head, ‘I’m better than this dude.'”
“But in your head, you believe you’re better than Tom Brady?” Lee asked.
“It was always a quiet confidence,” Garoppolo replied. “I would never speak that.”
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