Jimmy Garoppolo proved he's the 49ers' weak link vs. the Seahawks - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published on Nov 12, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith argues that Jimmy Garoppolo is a weak link for the 49ers, but Max Kellerman says San Francisco is the best team in the NFL after losing to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football.
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  • Maurice
    Maurice 5 days ago

    i'm actually glad we lost both of those games (sea/bal) because you get ppl like this preaching how the niners aren't that great. if ppl want to underestimate the niners going into the playoffs ...yes please! even after today's win against the saints, i think niners could have played better. not to take anything away from saints (they are waaaay better than i thought they were, not that i thought they weren't that good, i just didn't know they were like super badass).
    what gets me though, is how the criticism for the niners is what people should be saying about the patriots. the pats have been playing mostly teams with losing records. so out of the 5 teams they played with winning records (5), they have only won 2 (PIT/BUF). i'm not saying the patriots are bad (mostly because it doesn't matter who you play, a great record isn't easy), i'm just pointing out how inconsistent some of this criticism is. it mostly sounds like they are making convenient excuses to fit their imagined narrative. but i want that narrative! so please, continue!!

  • Jhlon Hung
    Jhlon Hung 6 days ago

    Stephen A. you better give Jimmy some love on Monday or else you will be exposed for be a Jimmy hater!

  • Richard Garcia
    Richard Garcia 19 days ago

    Waiting to what this POS has to say today!🤣🤣🤣

  • Placebo Gaming
    Placebo Gaming 22 days ago

    49ERS IS the best team in the world

  • jack kim
    jack kim 23 days ago

    SAS you are becoming the weak link in your own show

  • R R
    R R 24 days ago

    I swear they don't know what they be talkin about half the time Max is always quick to say they should have done this they should have done that

  • George Kucera
    George Kucera 24 days ago

    ??? Can you say bias? Steven, I'll call you out for being right sometimes, but you are wrong here. Garoppolo is a good/very good quarterback! He is not one of the best quarterbacks, but he is in the top quartile area.
    Max called it correctly (though overstated it "best team in the world" comment. The Patriots and Ravens are better. 1-2 other teams may be also.
    - Their offensive line had a horrific day.
    - Their receivers had a very bad day (dropping how many passes?)
    - They didn't have Kittle or their top wide out (most of the day).
    -- They still almost won.

  • Chris Avelar
    Chris Avelar 25 days ago

    stephen a has a pad .... yadada

  • Chris Avelar
    Chris Avelar 25 days ago

    hes lost in the past like his style of suites and mustache

  • Chris Avelar
    Chris Avelar 25 days ago

    stephan a izz a b****** thinks kelce izz better then kittle

  • jimmy5634
    jimmy5634 26 days ago

    Stevie is a weak link.

  • DWH
    DWH 26 days ago

    Steven A Smith is the missing link of this team

  • PJmusica
    PJmusica 26 days ago

    The weak link just had over 420 yards in the air today.

    • Jordan Johnston
      Jordan Johnston 26 days ago

      I would hope so when players are wide open and the cardinals have a bottom of the league secondary lol

  • oakblackbird
    oakblackbird 26 days ago

    This guy, SASmith spouts bullshit all the time 🤦‍♂️😒

  • Querent2000
    Querent2000 26 days ago

    This guy Steven A Smith wants to prove to everyone what the "A" stands for: an obscenity. What a fatuous douchebag.

  • Purpose Monster
    Purpose Monster 26 days ago

    He’s right about jimmy g having to prove himself still because otherwise he’ll be exposed like how Goff did last year

  • Ty_The_Gamer 12
    Ty_The_Gamer 12 26 days ago

    Patriots lost to they didn’t say nothing about Tom Brady so why kome after jimmy G like dat

  • Louise Valdez
    Louise Valdez 26 days ago

    Yow a smith stop hating bayarea they win today say what

  • Lion Boy
    Lion Boy 27 days ago

    I came here for porn star jimmy and I have been disappointed

  • Paul Fearon
    Paul Fearon 27 days ago

    0:14 already tuned out SA

  • Tgon Mwort
    Tgon Mwort 27 days ago

    Jimmy G ain't good enough because he's not black. Yeah, right. And Brady and Belichick are losers. Shanahan philosophy is zone running and defense. That's why Elway couldn't win two rings until Shanahan showed up. Keep loving your black qb Russel Wilson, but he embarrassingly lost throwing an interception against Belichick's defense in that Super Bowl. The QB position is overhyped. That's why RG3 was a failure because he refused to listen to Mike Shanahan.

  • Unknown
    Unknown 27 days ago

    Kirk with just 84 mil seems to be a better pick than jimmy right? Now stop shitting on cousins and flame Jimmy G

  • John B
    John B 27 days ago

    Where was this same energy from Stephen A and the other fat bearded dude with glasses when Drew Brees was sacked and harassed all game by the 1-7 Falcons. Or when Aaron Rodgers was beat and battered by the 2-6 Chargers?? The saints and Packers get blown out by two GARBAGE teams and those Ls get swept under the rug but the Niners lose their FIRST game in OT to a MVP candidate Russel Wilson team and now Jimmy G is the weak link. He didn’t have his best offensive weapons in Kittle or Sanders, the other wide receivers dropped passes all game and his O line couldn’t block all game which allowed Clowney to wreak havoc in the pocket but it’s all Jimmys fault....smfh such fuckin clowns

  • el O'Connell
    el O'Connell 27 days ago

    Stephen A. picked S.F. as lock to win ...

  • Mario Monterrosa
    Mario Monterrosa 27 days ago

    Get kaep his job back please

  • Frank Salidivar
    Frank Salidivar 27 days ago

    The reason those interceptions weren't made is the same reason Jimmy G almost threw....because they are weak links in the defense, just like they say Jimmy G is the weak link. A simple course in logic....

  • mario cervantes
    mario cervantes 27 days ago

    So what a wins a wins bruh

  • Jacob L
    Jacob L 27 days ago

    U right max and no they wouldn't be having the same conversation if the field goal was made. They would be talking about 9ers D and how Willson thru the pick to seal the game 4 the 9ers. Big mouth is just hopeful that Jimmy will fail so hes not wrong at the end of the year.That said though Jimmy still has a ton of learning 2 do.

  • Geno Smith
    Geno Smith 27 days ago

    Max is kinda right

  • Abraham Rojas
    Abraham Rojas 28 days ago


  • James Pringles
    James Pringles 28 days ago +1

    Groppolo almost threw three interceptions that were horrible throws that almost lost the game he can’t play as well as people say

  • 卩尺ㄖㄒ乇ㄩ丂
    卩尺ㄖㄒ乇ㄩ丂 28 days ago

    I feel bad for the kicker. First game with the Niners.

  • 12 gauge punk
    12 gauge punk 28 days ago

    I can't believe you listen to this

  • Daniel Crowell
    Daniel Crowell 28 days ago

    You are just as funny as skip & shannon

  • Natalie Cupit
    Natalie Cupit 28 days ago

    And Stephen A proved that he doesn’t pay attention to the games but just the stats

  • Desirous
    Desirous 28 days ago +1

    Stephen A. Gets paid millions to act like a clown

  • Roy Hawthorne
    Roy Hawthorne 28 days ago

    As a 49ers fan, I believe that Jimmy G needs to get better and he is the reason why we lost our first game against Seattle!

  • The Viking Dragon SKOL

    Steve Austin , a man barely alive ,,,, Gentlemen we have the technology to rebuild him , make him faster , stronger , better ....

  • jason mendez
    jason mendez 28 days ago

    Man so much to say I'll keep mouth shut

    FLORIDA-BOY 28 days ago

    max is always way off smh

  • sean scott
    sean scott 28 days ago

    yall forget he is still a learning qb. jimmy g is still 16-3 as a starter

  • Sankofa Buyers
    Sankofa Buyers 28 days ago

    Sometimes I be thinking what Max Kellerman be smoking before and after every First Take show. Dude is wrong all time but he tries to twist and turn his suggestions and answers all the time. I don’t know who is worse, him or Rob Parker lol not to forget Nick Wright too.🤔

  • Jimmy J
    Jimmy J 28 days ago

    Hahaha, high pass. Y'all are clowns.

  • Cre8tvMG
    Cre8tvMG 28 days ago

    Camera 1, check your focus. He's way out!

  • Xaykhoun
    Xaykhoun 28 days ago

    Max is a hot take idiot sometimes. So is Stephen A lol

  • Alfonso Martinez
    Alfonso Martinez 28 days ago


  • Ramin Noori
    Ramin Noori 28 days ago

    There is another game coming soon again 49rs and Seahawks lets see that if jimmy j do the same thing again then for sure he is not a good QB but he didn’t play bad he didn’t have all most no body but still more yards than Russell Wilson both had picks not only jimmy j Russell wilson is always good anyway he is one of the best QB he was the only one who won the game in overtime

  • Chonkum tha Don
    Chonkum tha Don 29 days ago

    Coming from the same guy who was impressed by Russel Wilson's performance, even tho he gave up a fumble 6 in the 4th, and only the 2nd overtime redzone interception in the history of football, and got super lucky after we missed an easy fg. You sound either incredibly dumb or extremely biased Sir...

  • Stu Pascoe
    Stu Pascoe 29 days ago

    No kittle and no sanders if they played would have won

    MISTER PADILLA 29 days ago

    I need to take your jobs because all you do is yell and I think I can do it better then that

    MISTER PADILLA 29 days ago

    It’s a team effort to win games. 90% of the 9ers team was hurt when this game happened

    MISTER PADILLA 29 days ago

    The guy in the middle is retarded. Jimmy is maybe a middle of the pack qb and all of them that are better then him those teams are better then the 9ers? He needs to stfu and gtfo. I’m a Rams fan by the ways.

    MISTER PADILLA 29 days ago


  • wow55
    wow55 29 days ago

    Lose one game they’re trash now... makes sense

  • I. Nieves
    I. Nieves 29 days ago

    That's how you lose? Them are the games your supposed to win to be the best! Period! That game exposed the Niners! SF still not ready for SuperBowl...

  • AlmightyyPack 1
    AlmightyyPack 1 29 days ago


  • Brian Reed
    Brian Reed 29 days ago

    Stephen A...you are an idiot...Jimmy G has led San Fran to 8-0...Far out. And I'm a hawks fan since Birth...shut up one time would you.

  • Baller
    Baller 29 days ago

    max always has an excuse for the supposed best teams loss

  • Terry Hanks
    Terry Hanks 29 days ago +1

    The 49ers have a good offence they just need to improve on there 2 minute offence play calling Jimmy was trying to force a couple cuz the 2 min offence play calling sucked imrpove on the 2 min offence play calling and they'll be Gucci

  • Good Day
    Good Day 29 days ago

    It sucks to be Molly in this situation. She always quiet no words she say. 😄