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Brandon Jacobs: Jim Harbaugh is a ‘bitch,’ has never won anything

Brandon-Jacobs-NinersBrandon Jacobs did not enjoy his brief tenure with the San Francisco 49ers. That has never really been a secret, as he felt that he was misled about what his role would be with the team. On Thursday, Jacobs was more vocal about his hatred for Jim Harbaugh than he has ever been.

During an interview with our friends Boomer and Carton on WFAN, Jacobs called the Niners coach a “bitch” several times. Toward the end of the interview, he was asked to clarify.

“It’s not was (a bitch), he is a bitch,” Jacobs said convincingly. “And that’s why he has never won anything.”

Jacobs appeared in just two games with the Niners in 2012, rushing five times for seven yards. At one point, he tweeted about hating his boss but later insisted the tweets were not directed toward the 49ers. We now find that almost impossible to believe.

“I have one regret in my career, and that’s going to the 49ers when I could have stayed in New York,” Jacobs said earlier in the interview. “I just wanted to see what stuff was like with another team and it didn’t work out.

“It is what it is. I’ve got two rings. Harbaugh, though, he’s a b—-. So it doesn’t matter.”

My guess is Harbaugh and the Niners feel the same way about Jacobs, though they would never say it publicly. It’s not as if they brought him to San Francisco just to make him look bad. Harbaugh obviously thought Jacobs could play a useful role, and there’s a reason he never did. I’m sure there’s more to it than Harbaugh being a bitch.

Brandon Jacobs goes off on Twitter followers after receiving death threats over fantasy

Brandon JacobsBrandon Jacobs was disappointed he could not suit up for the New York Giants on Monday night after breaking out in a loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 6. Jacobs was inactive with a hamstring injury, and many of his fantasy football owners were frustrated that his status for the game remained unknown until Monday afternoon.

It’s one thing to be upset that Jacobs’ inability to suit up cost you a fantasy week. Losing isn’t fun. However, the extent to which people cross the line when ripping players over fantasy football seems to be getting worse by the year. Jacobs tweeted a perfect example of that early Tuesday morning:

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Talk about uncalled for. Not only that, but those tweets will be handed over to NFL Security and the user could find himself in legal trouble. As the NY Daily News pointed out, “Andre Raynor” began frantically apologizing to Jacobs from his since-deactivated account after his tweets went viral.

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Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox fantasy football options with Brandon Jacobs likely out

Peyton-Hillis-CIAThe New York Giants have already dealt with a number of injuries to their backfield this season, and that theme is expected to continue this week with Brandon Jacobs likely out against the Minnesota Vikings. Jacobs hurt his hamstring during a breakout performance against the Chicago Bears last week, leaving only rookie Michael Cox and recently-signed veteran Peyton Hillis as options on Monday night.

Neither option is all that intriguing, but the Giants have to run the ball at some point. While you can expect to see a ton of passes from Eli Manning against a weak Minnesota secondary, both Hillis and Cox should see some carries. Figuring out which one will get more is basically a coin flip.

Cox is an extremely raw rookie who has not touched the ball this season. He was drafted in the 7th round out of UMass, so he is obviously not an exceptional talent. However, he does have an advantage over Hillis in that he has been with the team for the whole season and likely has a better understanding of the playbook.

On the other hand, Hillis is a proven veteran who has been effective at the NFL level before. Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride recently said Hillis is a “bright guy” who can pick up on a new scheme quicker than some others would. Hillis also has a reputation for being a bruiser, so he seems more likely get the goal line work against the Vikings.

Again, we don’t expect either running back to light up the box score on Monday night. But if you were counting on Jacobs to get you a handful of points to put you in position to win your matchup on Monday night, you don’t really have a choice.

Brandon Jacobs a fantasy option, looking like old self

Brandon JacobsBrandon Jacobs was a force for the New York Giants in the first half of their Thursday night game with the Chicago Bears and even looked like a good fantasy option.

Jacobs, 31, was signed by the Giants last month after backup running back Andre Brown fractured his leg during the preseason. Jacobs received 11 carries from Weeks 2-4, but then his workload picked up last week against Philadelphia when he rushed for 37 yards on 11 carries. On Thursday, he was steadily fed the ball in the first half and looked like his old self, even scoring a 4-yard touchdown.

Jacobs punished some Bears defenders — just ask linebacker DJ Williams how he felt after their collision — and was hitting the hole with a purpose. He rushed for a long of 16 yards in the first half and gave the Bears defenders fits every time they tried to bring him down. After riding the bench most of last year with the San Francisco 49ers, Jacobs showed for the first time since 2011 that he still has legs.

Naturally, after running the ball so well with Jacobs in the first half, the Giants came out throwing in the second half. Just what they want — they finally get a running game going, and they put the ball back in the hands of the guy who leads the league in interceptions. At least the Giants fed Jacobs the ball at the goal line for his second touchdown after getting a pass interference call to set things up.

Giants will reportedly work out Brandon Jacobs, Willis McGahee, Joe McKnight

David Wilson GiantsEither the New York Giants are trying to send a message to second-year running back David Wilson, or they are legitimately nervous about his fumbling problem. Wilson, who was expected to be a major part of New York’s offensive attack in 2013, put the ball on the ground twice during a loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Because of that, the Giants may be looking to add a veteran to their backfield.

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, New York is planning to bring in Brandon Jacobs, Willis McGahee and Joe McKnight for a workout this week. Jacobs became irrelevant after leaving New York in 2011, McGahee was phased out by the Denver Broncos last year and McKnight was a failure with the New York Jets, but the trio could bring veteran stability to a backfield that is littered with question marks.

Prior to Andre Brown suffering a broken leg, he and Wilson were expected to share the workload in New York this season. Still, Wilson was seen as a far superior talent who would get the bulk of the carries. On Sunday night, he was benched after losing two fumbles in his first seven rushing attempts.

Third-year running back Da’Rel Scott replaced Wilson and rushed for 23 yards on five carries, but he also failed to handle an Eli Manning pass that was intercepted by Dallas and returned for a touchdown.

The Giants really have no option talent-wise aside from Wilson, so they need him to figure out a way to secure the ball. Last season, Wilson infamously cried on the sidelines after losing a fumble on his second career carry. You have to believe his fumbling issue is as much mental as it is physical at the moment. New York has dealt with this before with Tiki Barber, who lost six fumbles in 2002 and 2003. The Giants may need to take a similar approach with Wilson and tweak his ball carrying style.

Brandon Jacobs tweets about hating his boss, says it wasn’t directed at Niners

If Brandon Jacobs expected to be a major contributor with the San Francisco 49ers, this season has been a complete disappointment for him. Jacobs was sidelined with a knee injury for a number of games toward the beginning of the season, but he has been healthy for several weeks now and still has not received a carry. It would be tough to blame the bruiser for being unhappy.

On Thursday, Jacobs took to Twitter and wrote the following:

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Brandon Jacobs refunds 6-year-old Giants fan with an added bonus

Remember earlier this month when we shared with you the story of the 6-year-old Giants fan who sent the contents of his piggy bank — $3.36 in total — to new 49er Brandon Jacobs in an effort to convince the bruising running back to return to the Giants? It was a story that made everyone say, “Awww!”

Well, the awww-ness came full circle this week when Jacobs returned the $3.36 to young Joseph Armento of New Jersey and included interest by throwing in a signed Giants helmet and also a ballin’ time at a nearby bounce house facility for him and his brother. From the Sacramento Bee:

Jacobs was touched by the gesture and told Armento’s mother, Julie, that he would be in New Jersey for a short time this week while he packed up his belongings and moved his family to the Bay Area. He thought his original idea for a meeting place, Chuck E. Cheese, might cause too much of scene. So they settled on a bounce house.

Jacobs, 29, brought his five-year-old son, Brayden, and the four kids – Jacobs included – played non-stop for nearly two hours. No one even took a water break.

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