SANTA CLARA – Intercepting five consecutive passes by Jimmy Garoppolo seemed like a bizarre phenomenon, and not because of who threw them, but rather the unsuspecting bandits.
Yes, Wednesday was a great day for 49ers defensive backs, stacking confidence after each interception and distancing themselves light years away from their NFL-record, two-interception total in 2018.
Defenders’ confidence soared so much that some even barked or stared down the franchise quarterback after incompletions. One hollered as if this should go down as “The Oprah Practice,” as in: “You get a pick! And you get a pick! And you get a pick!