Brandon Jacobs: Giants Fans Kick You When You’re Down
Brandon Jacobs is still unhappy with New York. Despite the fact that he is currently the Giants’ starting running back with Ahmad Bradshaw on the shelf, he has still found things to complain about. This time, he decided to give the coaches a break and turn his bitching toward Giants fans. After the G-Men fell to the Michael Vick-less Eagles on Sunday night, their fans gave them the reaction they deserved: a bunch of booing. Jacobs let it be known that he didn’t appreciate it and reiterated his stance on Wednesday.
“I don’t take nothing back what I said about our fans,” Jacobs said during a WFAN interview according to the NY Daily News. “It seems like we are playing at home and we’re out there by ourselves as well.
“Giants fans are going to be Giants fans,” he continued. “They’re great when you’re up and — it’s like this everywhere else as well — but they kick you when you’re down. Right now I don’t think we’re down. I want them to cheer for us. I want our stadium to be super loud when the opposite offense is out on the field.”
The smartest thing a player can say when fans boo their team after an awful performance is, “We deserved it. I’d boo us too after the way we played.” Most guys do say stuff like that, but Jacobs isn’t most guys. This is a running back who falls forward for two yards every time he touches the ball, yet thinks he should be a feature back in the NFL. If Giants fans are booing the team in general, they’re probably booing Brandon louder. When you lose to a divisional opponent that has been terrible all year and is without its starting quarterback, you deserve all the boos you get.
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