QB Brock Purdy Press Conference
QB Brock Purdy
Press Conference – August 10, 2023
San Francisco 49ers
How do you feel about your work against another defense?
“Yeah, it felt good, just going out there, new look, new environment and not going against our defense. So, it felt good just to be able to get a different look and work on the stuff that we needed to work on. So, that was a good day.”
Did you do much prep work as far as what kind of looks you might be seeing?
“A little bit. Just like the fronts are a little bit different and whatnot compared to what our defenses run. So did a little stuff in that regard. But other than that, it’s still just building off of the things that we need to work on, our plays, our scheme. Not trying to, ‘hey at practice, we’re going to do this, this, and that against their defense.’ Not like that.”
Would you like to play in the preseason?
“I mean, I think eventually I’ll be able to get to that point. Yeah. I don’t think there’s a necessity to do it like this week or anything like that. I’m still getting my 11-on-11 reps at practice, getting my timing and everything down with the receivers and as a whole. So, eventually, hopefully we can get to a point where we can talk about that.”
You came in in that Miami game last year and the offense didn’t seem to miss a beat. Do you think that you have similarities to Las Vegas Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo? Just the style, what your strengths are, those types of things?
“Yeah, I mean I think just how [head coach] Kyle [Shanahan] coaches us, how the playbook works, how everything ties together, the timing of a play. Jimmy did a great job with going through progressions and just the timing and the operation and stuff. And so, I learned from him and when I was the one to go in, I was just trying to do what coach taught us and try to not be late to any reads or progressions or anything like that. So, I think we are a little bit different, but at the same time, you get into an offense, you’ve just got to do what the coach and be successful in that regard. So, I think we both have done that.”
Did you get to catch up with Jimmy Garoppolo out there?
“Yeah. Yeah, it was good to see old Jim. He is doing good. He looks healthy and good and just talking about how everything is here and how he loves it and how we miss him and it’s always good seeing Jimmy, so it’s great.”
Take us back a year. You didn’t get a whole lot of reps. What did you gain from just being around him and observing him and being there in meeting groups with him?
“Yeah, I think obviously he is a pro. He was professional at everything that he did. Coming into the meetings, how he was in the meeting room, in the huddle, before he was about to break a huddle and say a play, like everything was crisp. And so, I learned a lot from Jim and just how a professional NFL quarterback is supposed to look and act at practice and his leadership and talking to guys. He did a lot of great things here and so just my little time that I had with him this past season, it was a lot for me to learn and it was a blessing.”
Did you have a relationship with him outside the meeting room? Did you guys spend much time talking one-on-one?
“Yeah, I mean at our lockers and stuff we would just talk about life and things that he’s been through with football and myself. And then obviously, the biggest thing for me was sort of observing. Obviously at practice, yes, but like even in the locker room, how he’s talking to guys and interacting with guys in the locker room. So, whether he knows that or not, I learned a lot from him and I’m very appreciative of that. But yeah, I think our relationship’s great. We never really had much time to go out outside of football and hang out or anything like that, but we do have a good relationship and can talk and catch up on a lot of good things.”
Does Jimmy or do other players ask you how you’re doing about your arm and are they curious about the surgery?
“Yeah, I mean, a lot of guys that I’ve talked to, they’re like, ‘How you doing? How you feeling?’ So, just catching up. I tell them where I’m at, just still trying to work my way up in terms of volume, velocity and throwing at practice and all that kind of stuff. But a lot of people are interested and curious and stuff, but they mean it in a great way and a great intent just to check up and see how I’m doing.”
Are you satisfied with where you’re at?
“Yeah. In terms of my arm and everything, yeah. Yeah, my arm feels great just still building back-to-back days and trying to gain all the strength that I can back from the rehab process of things and I feel really confident.”
At this point, do you, as compared to a year ago, do you do anything for your elbow, after a practice for the surgery or is it just like you just practice and go on?
“Yeah. I think it’s about the same. As a thrower and a quarterback, you’d ask all the quarterbacks that we’ve got, a lot of us do a lot of soft tissue work and just try to work out the soreness and then do some rehab exercises after. I’ve been doing that for the last however many years through college and stuff. So, my routine really hasn’t changed. I feel like I’m back to a normal routine with my arm and stuff. So, still obviously taking care of it as much as I can on an off-day and whatnot, but I feel almost back to normal.”
Are you like a pitcher? Do you ice your arm?
“Yeah, we do ice the arm with the heat like contrast and stuff just to create some blood flow which promotes healing and all that kind of stuff.”
It sounds like you know what you’re talking about.
“Yeah, I might be a PT after this (laughs).”