John Lynch: Kyle Shanahan was initially “in mourning” after Jimmy Garoppolo trade

The San Francisco 49ers are supremely happy that Jimmy Garoppolo is their starting quarterback of the future. The team is so happy New York Giants Cheap Jerseys about Garoppolo’s prospects that they gave him a massive contract extension this offseason despite starting just five games for the team following his trade from New England last November.

However, that didn’t mean that 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan wasn’t a bit wistful about the prospect of a reunion with Kirk Cousins going out the window following the trade.”

The trade for Garoppolo doesn’t get made without Shanahan being on board with the decision. Nevertheless, Shanahan coached Cousins in Washington and succeeded with the now Minnesota Vikings signal caller. Acquiring Garoppolo meant closing the door on Cousins and it took some time for Shanahan to completely move on from the idea that had lingered for some time.

The way Garoppolo played in those five starts likely assuaged any lingering concerns Shanahan may have had as well.

“I think he’ll have one of those Pro Days everybody talks about for the next decade,” former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer (the brother of Carson Palmer) told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Allen, who uncorked a 65-yard pass at the Scouting Combine, has downplayed a prediction that he’ll throw the ball 90 yards on Friday.

The issue isn’t arm strength but accuracy, and Jordan Palmer (who’s also working with former USC quarterback Sam Darnold) says, “We’ve fixed it.”

“[T]here are two ways to look at it,” Palmer said. “One, what he’s doing mechanically, and then two what’s happening around Hockey Cheap Jerseys him, receivers and the concepts and the coverages that they’re seeing and there’s a lot of complexities that go into both of those.” (That’s a tactful way of saying that the quarterback can’t throw the ball and catch it at the same time.)

The bigger question becomes identifying how Allen’s skills and abilities (and weaknesses) translate to the NFL. Toward that end, Palmer pointed to a 2017 rookie who exceeded all expectations.

Warriors blow 24-point lead, chance for revenge vs. Grizzlies; eyes turn to Feb. meeting

The Warriors were out for revenge Friday night at Oracle Arena when the Grizzlies came to town. The Grizzlies did the unthinkable back on Dec. 10, blowing out the Warriors, 110-89 in Memphis.

So after the Warriors jumped out to a 24-point lead, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and company were ready to celebrate their payback. No contender blows a 24-point lead at home, right?

But incredibly, the Warriors somehow did, with shades of last season’s blown lead in NBA Finals still haunting their memory.

Memphis shocked Golden State again, erasing a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime. As the suddenly silent Warriors crowd sat and watched in horror, the Grizzlies continued their roll in OT to win 128-119.

There have been worse meltdowns in sports history, sure, but these types of collapses don’t usually happen to teams like the Warriors (31-6), playing at home against a team it definitely had circled on the schedule.

Kevin Durant led the way with 25 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Stephen Curry chipped in with 24 points and Klay Thompson added 23 points.

Draymond Green provided the glue by dishing out 13 assists and hauling in nine rebounds. This is exactly what the Warriors envisioned when they put this super team together.

Detroit, who has now lost 11 of its last 16 games, was led by Marcus Morris’ 21 points. Andre Drummond added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic scored 22 points while hauling in 10 rebounds and dishing out New York Giants Cheap Jerseys seven assists in a convincing 140-112 win over the Pacers. Jokic now has 11 double-doubles this season. Denver NHL Jerseys China had six players in double figures Thursday in London.