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Stephen A. damns Jimmy G. with faint praise after 49ers victory over the Saints

If video from ESPN’s “First Take” can be taken at face value, Stephen A. Smith actually said a couple nice things about 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the wake of the 49ers’ 48-46 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Took it like a man, they said. Bravely waived off the general anesthetic and settled for sedation, they said.

“Jimmy G. had a nice afternoon, 349 yards passing,” Stephen A. said. “It was very, very impressive. Had four touchdowns, no doubt about it. He had an exceptional afternoon. Does that mean I have to stop the presses and act like he’s the like he’s the second coming of Joe Montana or Steve Young?