Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia had choice words for ESPN analyst Mina Kimes this week after she criticized 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s recent play. Garcia’s comments quickly went around and many people jumped to Kimes’ defense.
Garcia had the opportunity to apologize, but decided against it. Instead, he doubled over angrily. He said he didn’t owe Kimes an apology and that he’s not sexist. He also made it perfectly clear that he doesn’t mind any negative reactions he may receive.
“Well, first of all, I don’t owe anyone an apology for my beliefs and experience playing the quarterback position. The difficulty of that position, the expectation at that position, how qualified you are to be one of the 32 headlines in the National Football League from a mental standpoint, from a physical standpoint People want to comment and trash, trash individuals based on stats — the only stat that matters right now is are you winning the game or are you losing games? There was nothing sexist about what I had to say other than the fact that, yes, women don’t play professional soccer, there are women who do participate in soccer, but if it had been a A man saying the same thing would have had the same answer for that man, who has never stood in the pocket, who has never delivered a touchdown pass, who has never been hit in the head while trying to make a play from inside the box. pocket”.
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The former 49ers QB and four-time Pro Bowler made his comments. at the Steiny & Guru show at 95.7 THE GAME in San Francisco. He claimed that he was simply responding to a post on his feed showing the video of Kimes’ analysis and did not know who she was. He also said that he simply wanted to offer his support to Garoppolo.
“Hey, he knows he has to play better. We’re all very self-critical at this level of how we play the game. If we’re not, we wouldn’t be at this level. He’s more critical of himself than anyone else maybe. He just happened to that [Kimes] was the mouth at the end of the video post that was shared. If it had been Skip Bayless, if it had been you, if it had been anyone else I saw attack the 49ers quarterback, I would have said the same thing. It had nothing to do with her being a woman, it just happened to be the moment I got the hang of it.”
Garcia then listed his accomplishments as an undrafted NFL player, repeating that no one who hasn’t played can analyze the game.
Kimes said, in essence, that the 49ers made it to the NFC championship game despite Garoppolo.
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“Jimmy Garoppolo is not the reason they are winning,” Kimes said during “First Take” on Tuesday morning. “They’re winning with him, but not because of him… He posted the second lowest QBR in 15 years [against the Packers].”
Garcia took particular offense to that, pointing out that Kimes has never played soccer. And that, in turn, made people jump to support Kimes.
when insecure guys can’t attack the dots, they attack the person. mine is brilliant and we are lucky to have her. be kind and not sad and angry like jeffrey here pic.twitter.com/kvEVoPiOPo
—Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) January 27, 2022
“Who the hell is Mina Kimes and when was the last time she threw a touchdown pass in a game? Never! Never! Has she taken a snap or can you really understand the skill, the mindset, the physical and mental toughness that goes into it?” needs to”. to play the QB position or any position in the NFL.
The fact that there are people out there who are given a platform to talk about something they’ve never done is hilarious and that’s the way to look at it, it’s a joke! So let’s laugh at her and root for Jimmy, root for our Niners to go out there and beat one more team. That is what is needed. She will never know that feeling. Can I get an amen? Peace.”
Garoppolo completed 27 of 44 passes for 303 yards and two interceptions in the Niners’ two playoff games this year.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.