Jimmy Garoppolo Continues Making Strides for New England Patriots

August 23, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What a difference a week makes.
After being beaten around like a ball of dough in the New England Patriots' Week 1 preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers, Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looked like a different player altogether in Saturday night's 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints, the Patriots' second game of the preseason.
No quarterback is going to step in and replace Tom Brady, but Garoppolo may be much more well-prepared to assume that responsibility than it once seemed.
Garoppolo went 28-of-33 for 269 yards with a touchdown and an interception on the night, but perhaps the best signs of hope came from Garoppolo's situational performance. The Patriots were down 15-0 by the time Garoppolo even took the field Saturday night, but with one accurate pass after another, Garoppolo chipped away at the Saints defense and brought the Patriots rallying back. 
He led the offense down the field for a touchdown on a two-minute drill at the end of the fir...

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