Jimmy Garoppolo- Overall, he looked pretty good last night (22 for 42 for 284 yards 1 TD and 1 INT). In my opinion he makes good decisions and accurate passes. While he might not have the arm strength or velocity that Mallett has, does it really matter? I don't think so. Remember last year when Peyton Manning joked about throwing a lot of ducks? Well, he's done pretty well for himself. In all the times I've watched Mallett (preseason games and practices), I've never been impressed. If I had to compare him to a former NFL player, I can't help but go with JaMarcus Russell, one of the biggest busts.
Josh Boyce- May have played his way off the team last night. At times he looked like a twelve year-old who just had a huge growth spurt.
Michael Buchanan- Unless he did tell someone he was hurt and they told him to suck it up, what was he thinking? He clearly tweaked something (it looked like his groin) at the end of a Giants possession and then went back out there a few minutes later. According to what I'm reading, it appears that he eventually left the game with an ankle injury. I don't know, I definitely saw a groin issue prior to any ankle injury.