49ers Triumph Over Rams Despite Purdy Accuracy: The 49ers defeated the Rams 30–23 in an anticipated game. Despite the team’s joy over the victory, concerns arose regarding the accuracy of second-year quarterback Brock Purdy.
Purdy missed vital targets, including Aiyuk, Samuel, and Jennings. This was unusual for him. After the game, Purdy reflected on the missed opportunities.
When asked about blame for the mistakes, Purdy didn’t dodge the question. “Yeah, likely a lot,” he said. I beat them up. The ball went to B.A., then Deebo, and on third down, to J.J. I’ll cover the cost. I had to improve, target their location, and not toss them aside. It’s so simple.
Despite the issues, the game’s highlight was Purdy and the 49ers scoring points and securing a crucial win in the NFC West. Thinking about the game, they knew that getting Purdy and his receivers to work well together would be a top goal in the short week before their Week 3 Thursday Night Football game against the New York Giants.
“We have four days to prepare for the next game,” Purdy said, determined to improve. I missed a few chances regarding the long ball and other matters. We found a way to win, though.
Coach Shanahan also commented on Purdy’s play, but he was more polite. Although he acknowledged Purdy’s struggle to connect with receivers, he understood the challenge the Rams’ defense posed. Shanahan emphasized that Purdy should take calculated chances and “let it rip.”
Shanahan also said, “They were tough. The Aiyuk one was tough because No. 1 was lost at sea. On Deebo, he went across the board, had a challenging read, and almost hit it but missed. I was okay with the one to Jennings. I was surprised the ball went there. Everyone else was cared for, and you only wanted to make a play.
In discussions about Purdy’s success, his ball security was highly praised. The offense’s mistake-free play and the 49ers’ defense forcing two takeaways were crucial for the win. Shanahan approved of Purdy’s decision.
But it was sometimes challenging for Purdy to reach his current position. Before the 2023 season, there were still concerns about his arm strength and accuracy following surgery to repair a torn UCL in March. “No, I don’t think so,” Purdy said, avoiding questions about his injury. We practice hitting deep balls and everything. It’s about throwing while bullets move and not throwing too far. Please don’t take them down; stay focused.
As an NFL quarterback, Purdy values precision and accuracy and strives for continuous improvement. The 49ers have limited time to practice deep passing before their home opener against the Giants on Thursday at Levi’s Stadium. Purdy and the team are eager to improve and build on recent success.