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?