Patriots pass rusher Chase Winovich says Jimmy Garoppolo admitted he flopped in a crucial spot in Pats-49ers.
If you don’t want to revisit the particulars of the game, we understand. But if you’d like to be annoyed by the specifics of a play that stood out as a biased joke in the wrong direction, allow us to dissect the run-in Chase Winovich had with a former Pat in Jimmy Garoppolo midway through the game.
Winovich was flagged for a personal foul for hitting Garoppolo late, and was even spotted amidst some verbal sparring with his head coach after returning to the sidelines. But for everybody who wasn’t up close, the second-year Michigan defender would like you to know … it was a big ol’ flop, and Jimmy G said it himself.
When asked for the specifics of their conversation on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Zo and Bertrand, Winovich declined, but he did go so far as to describe the flop admission.
"“Yeah, (Garoppolo) obviously did flop, though. He admitted he flopped. I’m not saying that was the conversation on the field. … The play was especially bad because when (McCourty) intercepted it, where I was standing, like — obviously the guy that intercepted it was to the right. And so I’m like, ‘OK, I’m going to go block the most logical guy that could actually make a play,’ because he started sprinting to the sideline. In my head, I’m like, ‘OK, he’s going to go seal it off.’ But, of course, he cut across the field and ended up on the other side.“And so now all of a sudden, it looked like you have this poor old quarterback that’s running for his life and you got this mean bully viking warrior, just chasing him down and hucking him from behind.”"
Anything to get an advantage while stomping around all cocky on your former home turf, right Jimmy?
With Garoppolo’s future in San Francisco now uncertain too, we’d do the trade 10 times out of 10.
But for one night only, he clowned on us. And though this flop wasn’t the sole factor in a lopsided loss, it still stings to hear him admit it.