When discussing and analyzing Jimmy Garoppolo’s performance, whether at practice or the first preseason tilt against the Saints, it is important to do so in an isolated manner. That is, if we continue to compare every single one of his moves to that of Brady’s, we’re putting the guy in an impossible situation.
After the live watch, I thought of JG’s showing on Thursday as uneven, and felt a little underwhelmed. I admittedly fell into the “but Brady” trap. It’s also important to note that while he had Bennett at his disposal at tight end, his starting receivers were Chris Harper and Aaron Dobson, both currently fringe roster players.
After focusing on solely Jimmy while going over the tape Friday morning, there were enough positive moments to get excited about the prospects of him performing at a high level over the first month of the season and beyond (whether in a Pats uniform or not).