“The San Francisco 49ers will have a limited practice schedule this week, with their only full practice scheduled for Tuesday. It’s expected to be a relatively low-intensity session. They will have a day off on Monday (Victory Monday) and a walkthrough on Wednesday in preparation for their upcoming game against the New York Giants on Thursday. This short week is followed by an extended break before their game against the Arizona Cardinals on October 1st.
Given recent quarterback performance issues, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the quarterback take a more conservative approach. However, it seems that the current quarterback, Purdy, doesn’t have a conservative mindset in his style of play.
Purdy is in the starting position because Garoppolo struggled with making crucial throws consistently. Purdy seen as an upgrade in this regard, and the fact that he attempted such throws on Sunday indicates the confidence the team has in him. However, Sunday was also the first time we saw Purdy miss some of those throws.
When asked about his adjustment to the 49ers’ defense, Purdy commented, “It’s tough to say, honestly. I’ve been thinking about that myself. I feel like it was kind of a combination of things, a little bit of adjusting to the new scheme. But it’s really just the style of play that’s been the biggest adjustment for me. And so I’ve had to find my groove and really learn how to play 49ers football on defense. Because it’s special in that way. It’s really not like any other team in the NFL.”
The 49ers set a high standard with their dominant performance Victory Monday in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which may have been unrealistic to maintain consistently.
Purdy discussed the QB sneak, a move Jimmy Garoppolo was know for. He mentioned that the team tried to understand what made Garoppolo successful with it, but there wasn’t necessarily a secret to it. They watched footage to learn from his techniques, but Garoppolo never explicitly shared any special insights.”