Brandon Jacobs is Hopeful He Won’t Be a Giant in 2012
Brandon Jacobs wants the ball more. Anyone who has paid even a tiny bit of attention to the Giants over the past few seasons is aware of that. Ever since Ahmad Bradshaw took his starting position and proved to Brandon that no one in this business is his friend, he has seemed unhappy. Even when he has been too banged up to contribute this season, Jacobs has still complained about wanting the ball more. Something tells me his latest comments won’t do much in the way of accomplishing his goal.
Whining about the way a team is using you is one way to get more touches, depending on the head coach. With Tom Coughlin calling the shots in New York, Jacobs probably shouldn’t count on that working. He also shouldn’t expect to see an increased workload after essentially admitting he no longer wants to be a part of the team.
“I just can’t wait to get a true opportunity to get out there and show myself again, you know? Next year, hopefully,” Jacobs said in a recent interview with Men’s Fitness that Rotoworld passed along. “This is a business and you have to look at it that way. I just want to get out there and show myself. It’s going to have to be for another team, but it is what it is. It comes with the territory.”
Jacobs also said that Coughlin promised to get him more work this season but chalked it up to “people talking in the offseason.” With the way Bradshaw looks, Jacobs should be careful what he says or he won’t be given a chance to showcase his talents for another team. He’s under contract with the Giants in 2012, so he will have to bank on a trade or release if he wants to leave this offseason. If I were Coughlin, I’d let him sit on the sidelines for the rest of the year and wait it out since it’s clear he no longer wants to be a Giant.