San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Injury front improving; How Dolphins and 49ers stack up today

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (left) and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right) match up Sun Dec 4, 2022 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (pff.com news photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, things are starting to look up on the injury front for the 49ers lets take a few players at a time here and we’ll start with running back Christian McCaffrey (knee) defensive lineman Arik Armstead are both back in practice do you see them getting in Sunday’s game in Santa Clara.

#2 Joe, wide receiver Deebo Samuel joined in practice with helmet and uniform on. Samuel looks pretty anxious to get back in the line up.

#3 However when left tackle Trent Williams slowly walked on the field for practice he went off slowly as he walked on going back to the dressing room as reported by head coach Kyle Shanahan who said that Williams is suffering from back spasms. Williams is listed as questionable for Sunday.

#4 Joe, if Williams is not able to play Colton McKivitz will fill in for Williams. McKivitz filled in for Williams against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct 3rd a game which the 49ers defeated the Rams 24-9.

#5 The Miami Dolphins (8-3) come calling this afternoon at Levi Stadium one of the best teams in the AFC. The 49ers have won four straight at 7-4 and have the home field advantage. It’s Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa matching up against the 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo. Joe what your prediction for the outcome of this contest today.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Garoppolo working to be effective in areas with new QB coach Griese; plus more

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (right) has a good grasp on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (left) in second half action at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Sun Oct 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has got himself a person coach Brian Griese a former NFL quarterback to help Garoppolo improve some of the weaknesses like his accuracy on deep passes.

#2 Garoppolo said Griese knew how to say the right things and piss off Garoppolo at times which was constructive criticism.

#3 In his nine year career this is the first time that Garoppolo has had a coach like Griese or anyone like Griese but seeing Garoppolo over the years how necessary is it that Garoppolo gets a personal coach now?

#4 Joe, one other fun fact the 49ers have had five quarterback coaches and Griese is the first 49ers quarterback coach to be hired since former 49er quarterback Matt Cavanugh was a quarterback’s coach back in 1996.

#5 49ers are coming off their last loss to the Kansas City Chiefs by a wide margin. The Los Angeles Rams have lost two of their last three games and have a long record to losing to the 49ers. With the game in the Southland today and a heavy 49ers fans presence will this be another 49ers win or will the Rams be able to establish home field advantage regardless of the 49ers crowd?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: 49ers Gipson most likely to start for Ward; Safety Jackson knocked down twice keeps getting up; more on Garoppolo

Former Cleveland Brown Tashaun Gipson Sr most likely will fill in for safety Jimmie Ward on opening day Sun Sep 11, 2022 due to Ward’s hamstring injury that head coach Kyle Shanahan said was pretty significant (whodatedwho.com file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 The San Francisco 49ers Jimmie Ward injury is pretty significant according to head coach Kyle Shanahan that the team moved quickly and picked up Tashaun Gipson Sr from the Cleveland Browns. Shanahan said that Ward in danger of missing the opener on Sep 11 in Chicago because of a hamstring injury.

#2 David, how important is it that the 49ers pass rusher Drake Jackson who was knocked down pretty hard by the Minnesota offensive line last Saturday got up and battled some more which had Shanahan saying most players would be done but Jackson is a different kind of player.

#3 Dave, the Seattle Seahawks are waiting, hoping that the 49ers release quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo so they would avoid his $26 million guaranteed salary and the Seahawks like other NFL teams are trying to wait this out as opening week approaches.

David Zizmor does the 49ers podcasts Wednesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: What’s keeping 49ers from dealing Garoppolo?; Is the $24.2 million pact keeping teams away?

San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo (left) and Trey Lance (right) tune up in practice camp back on Jul 29, 2021. Garoppolo is still being shopped by the 49ers. (AP photo file)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dave, Jimmy Garoppolo has been said to have practically vanished from the team after he signed the big contract in 2018.

#2 There was talk that Garoppolo ignored the coaching staff after signing the contract. An unnamed member of the 49ers coaching staff said that Garoppolo virtually disappeared and did not contact the team for weeks after signing the big contract in 2018.

#3 Garoppolo is in the last year of his contract and the team wants to deal him do you think the biggest reason why he hasn’t moved onto a new team yet is because of the price tag of the last year of this contract at $24.2 million.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Garoppolo in camp and throws look good 49ers still shopping him

San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo (left) and Trey Lance (right) tune up in camp back on Jul 29, 2021. Both are tuning up in Camp 2022 at the 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara as the 49ers continue to shop Garoppolo (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes:

#1 Joe, Jimmy Garoppolo is in camp his throws look good and the 49ers are still shopping him and if he remains with the team will be a back up for quarterback Trey Lance.

#2 What would you point to as the main reason why the 49ers weren’t able to deal Garoppolo yet at this point.

#3 Deebo Samuel in the off season wanted to leave the 49ers in meeting with the press never gave an answer why he was seeking to go to another team but the answer might be follow the money and it followed him $73.5 million on a three year extension.

#4 Samuel did admit getting a deal done gave him the feeling of pressure if he was going to get a good deal on the other side of it how much pressure was on head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch to get it done?

#5 The 49ers host the Green Bay Packers on Fri Aug 12th in their first pre season game what’s the chances of seeing quarterbacks Lance and the Packers Aaron Rogers getting a few snaps?

Join J Hawkes for the 49ers podcasts Sundays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: It’s pretty much official Lance to be starting quarterback; Teams balking on Garoppolo because of huge contract

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance drops back to pass during practice drills at the 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara on Wed Jun 1, 2022 (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes:

#1 Joe sources pretty much say that the 49ers starting quarterback will be Trey Lance it’s really been no secret and there has been no takers on quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo so will that mean that Garoppolo can participate in practices with the team at some point?

#2 The Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants, Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, and Cleveland Browns but for different reasons any deal fell through.

#3 Head coach Kyle Shanahan was certain that the 49ers will find a trade partner for Garoppolo the hard part of that offering is the remaining year on his contract is $25 million and no team wants to get saddled with that unless the interested team wants to retain some of that contract.

#4 One of the other reasons the Niners want to move Garoppolo is because of Nick Bosa’s contract calls for $33 million and with a guaranteed price of $17 million and they want some cap room.

#5 Joe, the latest on the Deebo Samuel contract talks nothing imminent the 49ers want to get a deal and have Samuel before their first exhibition game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sat Aug 20th.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: 49ers lacking at offensive linemen; Is Garoppolo all but gone?

San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Aaron Brooks (65) tries to keep the Kansas City Chiefs at bay as Brooks is one of the few 49ers on the offensive line. (file photo yahoo.

On the SF 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, talk about head coach Kyle Shanahan and how he’s drafted in the off season he’s seems like he’s done well in all areas except at offensive lineman.

#2 Since Shanahan and Lynch have taken over the team of their 47 draft picks only seven of them have been linemen there haven’t been that many offensive linemen that have neither been picked up, drafted, or traded for.

#3 Sources at the Houston Texans made it clear that 49er quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will not be joining the team anytime soon as talks between the Garoppolo camp and the Seattle Seahawks have shown some possibilities.

#4 One of the reasons why the Texans are not interested in signing Garoppolo is because they have their sights set on Stanford quarterback David Mills who could be a starter for the Texans someday.

#5 As the 49ers are all but set on making Trey Lance their starting quarterback can you see any possibility for the 49ers keeping Garoppolo or is all but gone?

Join Joe Hawkes for the San Francisco 49ers podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Rodgers, Packers slip past 49ers 30-28

The Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Croby coverts a 51 yard field goal on the very last play of the game against the San Francisco 49ers for the win at Levi Stadium on Sunday Night Football on Sep 26, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Joe Hawkes
Staff Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif — Jimmy Garoppolo hooked up with fullback Kyle Juszczyk on a 12-yard touchdown pass that gave the 49ers a slim 28-27 lead with 37 seconds left, but that appeared to be too much time for Aaron Rodgers, who completed two deep passes to wide receiver Devante Adams setting up Mason Crosby’s 51-yard field goal on the final play of the game that gave the Packers a 30-28 win over San Francisco on Sunday night.

“My first thoughts in devising how I wanted to get us into field-goal range was how could I get the ball to 17,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers made that task look easy, connecting on passes of 25 and 17 yards to Adams that setup the game-winning score by Crosby. Adams finished the game with 12 catches for 132 yards.

Adams briefly left the game after taking a big hit from safety Jimmie Ward that looked like it would knock him out of the game.

Green Bay jumped out to a fast start, scoring on their first two possessions. On the Packers opening drive of the game, Rodgers completed a 42-yard pass to wide receiver Allen Lazard setting up a 54-yard field goal by Crosby.

Following a punt by San Francisco, Rodgers orchestrated a seven-play, 80-yard drive highlighted by a 47-yard completion to wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling setting up a short touchdown pass to Adams. The score put Green Bay up, 10-0.

Rodgers started the game razor-sharp, completing 9-of-9 passing for 127 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter. For the game, Rodgers completed 23-of-33 passing for 261 yards and two touchdowns.

In his last two games, both wins, Rodgers has thrown six touchdowns and no interceptions after throwing no touchdowns and two interceptions in Green Bay’s (2-1) 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.

Following an interception thrown by Garoppolo, who was looking for tight end George Kittle in double-coverage, the Packers added a 3-yard touchdown run by running back Aaron Jones putting Green Bay up 17-0 late in the first half.

The 49ers (2-1) avoided being shut out in the first half when they scored on the final play. After Garoppolo got away with an apparent intentional grounding that would have ended the half, rookie quarterback Trey Lance came in for his first snap since the season opener in Detroit. He ran the ball behind a massive block from left tackle Trent Williams for a 1-yard score that cut Green Bay’s lead to 17-7 at halftime.

For Garoppolo, it was the second-straight game that he had to shake off a slow start before the 49ers rallied from a 17-point deficit. Garoppolo finished the game 25-of-40 passing for 257 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and one fumble lost. After only being sacked once in the first two games, Garoppolo was sacked four times by the Packers on Sunday night.

“There were some great individual efforts of guys just making unbelievable plays that got us in and gave us a chance to win that game,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “But some mistakes that we made throughout the game, you don’t win a lot of football doing that. That’s what we’ve got to clean up.”

In the third quarter, San Francisco cut Green Bay’s lead to 17-14 following a 13-play, 83-yard drive in 7:19 that was capped off by an 8-yard touchdown pass from Garoppolo to wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk.

Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Valdes-Scantling that gave the Packers a 24-14 lead early in the fourth quarter.

San Francisco responded with a touchdown of their own, after rookie running back Trey Sermon plunged in from 1-yard trimming the Packers lead to 24-21.

Following an inexplicable throw to the ground behind him by Garoppolo after trying to avoid a sack by defensive tackle Kenny Clark, the Packers recovered the miscue setting up a 38-yard field goal by Crosby that made the score, 27-21 in favor of the Packers.

Shortly thereafter, Garoppolo responded with a touchdown drive but it wasn’t enough for the 49ers, who returned home after spending the first two weeks of the season back East. The loss at home in the team’s home opening game stings, seeing that it was the first time fans were inside Levi’s Stadium since Jan. 2020.

“There’s always too much time on the clock if there’s ever time on the clock, especially with Aaron Rodgers,” tight end George Kittle said. “I think we have a really good defense. I don’t really have any worries when our defense is out on the field. But it’s Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams over there. They did what they had to do to win.”

Kittle finished with seven catches for 92 yards.

The 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4, while the Packers welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to Lambeau Field.

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: Garoppolo vs. Rogers in memorable match up with 49ers hosting Packers Sunday

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) (left) and Green Bay Packers Aaron Rogers (12) could be facing off for the last time in their respective teams uniforms this Sun Sep 26, 2021 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (file photo from Fan Sided)

On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 Jeremiah, The anticipated show coming to Levi Stadium on Sunday with the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers with Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers and the 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be a test and a show stopper on Sunday.

#2 Rogers whose the superior of the two quarterbacks going on Sunday was one that the Packers had lure back into the fold as Rogers was prepared to go shopping for a new team but Rogers out of dedication to the Packers organization signed on for another season.

#3 Rogers certainly received criticism after the Packers got crushed by the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome 38-3 during week 1 that he doesn’t care. Rogers just was off missing receivers and the Saints line was in his face all day long.

#4 Last week the Packers won in week 2 against the Detroit Lions 35-17 and got to .500 at 1-1 Rogers under certain show much better improvement including getting more time to throw with a line going 22 for 27 with 255 yards and four touchdowns.

#5 For Jimmy G he’s led San Francisco with two wins in the first two wins of the season with a week 1 win over the Lions 41-33 and a six point win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the city of brotherly love Philadelphia 17-11 to go up 2-0. Garoppolo’s line against the Eagles 22-30 for 189 yards and a touchdown.

Join Jeremiah Saturday nights for the 49ers podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

49ers escape Philadelphia with 17-11 victory over Eagles

Running for daylight the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) throws the ball on the run against the San Francisco 49ers in the first half at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sun Sep 19, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Joe Hawkes
Staff Writer

PHILADELPHIA — In a city where they’re know for grit and toughness, the San Francisco 49ers were tougher and grittier going into Philadelphia and coming away with a 17-11 victory led by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and a stingy defense that played strong all game long.

Garoppolo struggled with his accuracy early, sputtering the offense that led to three-straight three-and-outs. The offense failed to produce a first down, which is the longest streak to open the game under head coach Kyle Shanahan.

But Garoppolo shook off the shaky start and started making plays, completing 22-of-30 pass attempts for 189 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.

“That’s part of being the quarterback. You gotta want the ball,” Garoppolo said.

Both of San Francisco’s touchdown drives went for 90-plus yards.

Philadelphia bungled an opportunity to go up 10-0 midway in the second quarter, instead of nursing a 3-0 lead thanks to a 45-yard field goal by kicker Jake Elliott in the first quarter.

After second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts connected with wide receiver Quez Watkins on a 91-yard completion to the San Francisco 6-yard line, the Eagles had a first down at the 1-yard line following a defensive pass interference penalty on veteran cornerback Josh Norman. But on fourth down from the 3-yard line, wide receiver Greg Ward took a flip on a reverse and threw an incomplete pass to Hurts in the back of the end zone.

On the ensuing drive, the 49ers utilized the final 4:12 remaining in the second quarter to get into the scoring column and take control of the game heading into halftime.

Starting from their own 3-yard line, Garopplo was razor sharp leading the 49ers down the field. Garoppolo completed a 5-yard pass to wide receiver Deebo Samuel on third-and-3. On the next set of downs, Garoppolo used his legs to pick up four yards on a quarterback sneak on third-and-1.

Following a timeout, Garoppolo connected with Samuel for a 40-yard completion over the middle of the field from their own 49-yard line before Samuel was brought down at the Philadelphia 11-yard line. On the next play, Garoppolo found wide receiver Jauan Jennings for the touchdown, giving the 49ers a 7-3 edge at halftime.

“For it to be 7-3 at halftime was pretty unbelievable,” said 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.

For the second straight week, Samuel led the 49ers in receiving hauling in six catches for 93 yards. Tight end George Kittle had four catches for just 17 yards.

Jennings’ first career catch (and touchdown) in the NFL, capped off a 12-play, 97-yard drive in 4:08. That was the longest scoring drive by the 49ers since Dec. 16, 2018 against the Seattle Seahawks.

After the Eagles went three-and-out on their first possession in the second half, the 49ers had their work cut out for them again after the Eagles punted the football to the San Francisco 9-yard line. But Garoppolo was unfazed, engineering an impressive 16-play, 91-yard drive punctuated by his 1-yard touchdown run that pushed San Francisco’s lead to 14-3 early in the fourth quarter.

On the ground, rookie running back Elijah Mitchell led the 49ers with 17 carries for 42 yards. The backfield did take some hits as Mitchell (shoulder), JaMychal Hasty (ankle) and Trey Sermon (concussion) all left the game with injuries. San Francisco entered Sunday’s game already without starting running back Raheem Mostert, who was lost for the season with a knee injury suffered in Week 1.

Kicker Robbie Gould added a 46-yard field goal with 5:07 left in the fourth quarter extended San Francisco’s lead to 17-3. It felt the way that the defense was playing today, the 49ers were in the HOV lane to their second victory of the season.

Not so fast.

The Eagles weren’t ready to go down without a fight in front of a sellout crowd at Lincoln Financial Field in their home opener. Especially since it was the first time fans were inside “The Linc” since a playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Jan. 5, 2020.

Philadelphia cut San Francisco’s lead to 17-11, following a 1-yard touchdown run by Hurts and a 2-point conversion by running back Kenny Gainwell. But the Eagles never got the football back.

Hurts finished the game completing just 12-of-23 pass attempts for 190 yards. He also rushed for 82 yards.

Hurts threw a 38-yard touchdown to wide receiver Jalen Reagor that was overturned because Reagor stepped out of bounds before he made the catch down the right sideline.

“We had a lot of opportunities we didn’t capitalize on,” Hurts said. “We have to be consistent in our execution. I have to be consistent in my execution as field general. A lot to learn.”

Missed opportunities hurt the Eagles’ chances at pulling out a victory for the eighth time in 10 games over the 49ers.

Defensive end Nick Bosa finished with two sacks, pacing a 49ers defense that allowed just 328 total net yards for the Eagles.

The 49ers (2-0) return home after practicing for a week at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and a pair of road victories in the Eastern time zone in their pocket.

San Francisco host the visiting Green Bay Packers on prime time on NBC’s Sunday Night Football in their home opener at Levi’s Stadium for Week 3, while the Eagles (1-1) visit NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 27.