Patriots’ Chase Winovich Calls Out Jimmy Garoppolo For ‘Obviously’ Flopping After Hit

The New England Patriots lost their Week 7 game to the San Francisco 49ers. It was a terrible blow for head coach Bill Belichick and his team. It’s a hard situation, and the Patriots suffered their third straight loss. A game full of emotions and memories. Patriots players have made headlines with their performance and NFL analysts are worried. Well, Chase Winovich has something to say about Jimmy Garoppolo.

Winovich knows he did wrong to hit Garoppolo from behind in Sunday’s loss. He appeared on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Zolak and Bertrand,” and talked about the hit.

Chase Winovich talks about Jimmy Garoppolo

The hit happened during a Devin McCourty interception return and resulted in a 1-yard penalty for an illegal blindisde block.

“That’s between us, so we’re going to leave that on the field,” Wino said. “Yeah, (Garoppolo) obviously did flop, though. He admitted he flopped. I’m not saying that was the conversation on the field. … The play was especially bad because when (McCourty) intercepted it, where I was standing, like — obviously the guy that intercepted it was to the right. And so I’m like, ‘OK, I’m going to go block the most logical guy that could actually make a play,’ because he started sprinting to the sideline. In my head, I’m like, ‘OK, he’s going to go seal it off.’ But, of course, he cut across the field and ended up on the other side.

“And so now all of a sudden, it looked like you have this poor old quarterback that’s running for his life and you got this mean bully viking warrior, just chasing him down and hucking him from behind.”

Winovich didn’t justify the actions. He knows that he has to be smarter and do much better in the near future. Wino made a decision in the heat of the moment. Well, it’s football, and this was Wino’s first penalty as a professional football player. He has to do better, and promised not to do the same again.

In the game against San Francisco, Wino played just 13 defensive snaps, and nine of these happened before the penalty. He saw “diminished” minutes against the Denver Broncos in Week 6.