NFC Notes: 49ers, Lions, Packers


The 49ers offense has received quite a bit of criticism this preseason, with most of it falling on the shoulders of QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Entering his third year with the team, Garoppolo’s starting to run out of rope, particularly with his five-interception streak in practice that transferred into a preseason game. He says that’s just a part of practice, however.

“A big part of that is it still being preseason, or in practice, you try things like that,” Garoppolo said via NBC Sports’ Marcus White. “You know, during a real game, you wouldn’t make that throw or that decision, but there’s a trust factor between quarterback and . . . whoever’s catching the ball. The more you try those things, you see who’s going to make the play for you in a crucial situation.”


Lions’ recently signed DT Mike Daniels said he is motivated for the 2019 season after being cut by the Packers earlier this offseason. 

You’ll see how motivated I am,” said Daniels, via Matt Shoch of the Detroit News.

Former Lions and Packers OL T.J. Lang told Daniels that he will “fit in” with Detroit. 

One of the biggest things he told me is that you’re at a place where you fit in,” Daniels said. “We have a lot of alpha-type personalities. Not a lot of fake tough guys, but actual tough guys. You’ve got guys who aren’t afraid to confront one another when things go wrong…

Daniels added that he was “glad” to be cut by Green Bay after signing with the Lions and is “really excited” to be in Detroit. 

“Though when it happened, then I saw an opportunity to play with the Lions, I said, ‘Man, I’m glad I got cut.’,” said Daniels. “I’m really excited to be here. Really excited to be here.”


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