With 9:30 left in the second quarter on a 3rd and 6, Jimmy Garoppolo held onto the football and waited for New England Patriots rookie TE Jacob Hollister to get open. Hollister crossed the field behind the linebackers and in front of the safeties with plenty of room to run. Garoppolo pump faked and stepped up in the pocket before unleashing a laser of a pass.
The pass fell incomplete, just beyond the outreached hand of Hollister. Garoppolo expected Hollister to continue across the field. Hollister stopped his route to try and sit in an open zone and was unable to start running again to reach the intended target location.
That could have been a low point for the rookie tight end, but it became a turning point.