Brandon Jacobs on 49ers: ‘I Wish Like Hell They’d Hit Me in the Head’

Everyone expects the NFC Championship game to be one of the most physical match-ups of the year.  One reason for that is it involves the 49ers, who may have the best defense in the NFL, and are certainly among the league’s toughest teams.  The more obvious reason is that it is the NFC Championship game.  If the chance to play in Super Bowl 46 doesn’t get your blood boiling, nothing will.  Brandon Jacobs is certainly excited, as evidence by the fact that he wants to be hit in the head.

“I wish like hell they’d hit me in the head. …,” Jacobs said Thursday according to NFL.com. “A helmet-to-helmet hit. I want one of those. Because that means they’re staying high, you know. They’re not going to the ground and trying to make tackles at the shoe strings.”

Easy, Brandon.  Just because you’ve gone from historic malcontent to playoff big mouth over the course of a few months doesn’t mean you’re the Giants’ X-factor.  Jacobs was extremely effective in a blowout win over the Falcons in the Wild Card round, rushing for 92 yards on 14 carries.  He was virtually nonexistent, however, against the Packers, as he picked up only 22 yards on nine carries.  Still, Jacobs seems tired of hearing about how tough the Niners’ defense can be.

“I really don’t care how physical they are,” he said. “It’s going to be a football game. They’re a physical bunch; we’re a physical bunch. We’re going to be out there playing ball. I’m not afraid of them, I’m not afraid of anybody on their team, I’m not afraid of anybody in their organization. I’m ready to play football.”

The question is which Brandon Jacobs will show up?  Will it be the Jacobs that punishes defenders for trying to take him down or the one that can’t even get out of his own way, let alone run through a guy like Patrick Willis?  We’re about 72 hours away from finding out.

Brandon Jacobs Says Cowboys Fans Are Loud, Obnoxious, Worse than Philly Fans

You want to hear something ironic? Brandon Jacobs used the words “loud” and “obnoxious” to describe a group of people on Thursday.  Has anyone done more complaining during the 2011 season than Jacobs?  He’s already cried about wanting out of New York, complained that the fans are not supportive enough, and called Rex Ryan names.  Naturally, Jacobs now has a problem with Dallas Cowboys fans.

“You know what it is?” Jacobs said according to the NY Daily News. “You’ve got a lot of people on other teams hating the Cowboys. It’s their fans,” Jacobs said. “Some of their fans are loud, obnoxious and just bad. Just everywhere you go you’ve got them Dallas fans, running their mouth about Dallas. They keep going. It’s not really the team and the star and all that. They’re just like any other team in the National Football League if you ask me. But their fans are the ones that have me really just feeling the way I feel.”

Newsflash Brandon: no one cares how you feel.  Jacobs also said Cowboys fans are worse than Philly fans “in every day life” as opposed to at the games themselves.  He says Dallas fans just get on his nerves.  Again, no one cares.

There are certain fan bases that annoy me more than others, too.  However, Jacobs annoys me more than all of them combined.  For whatever reason this guy thinks he can just come out year after year and be an average contributor and have the world owe him something.  As soon as the Giants are done with him, Brandon is going to have a tough time finding work elsewhere in the NFL.

Brandon Jacobs on Rex Ryan: Fat Boy ‘Needs to Shut Up’

The Giants beat the Jets 29-14 Saturday at the Meadowlands. Though Brandon Jacobs did very little in the game (7 carries for 42 yards), he made plenty of noise once it was over. Jacobs got into a verbal spar with Rex Ryan and threatened to punch the Jets coach.

According to the NY Daily News, “Jacobs called Ryan a “loudmouth bastard” and Jacobs said Ryan told him to “shut the f— up.” Jacobs said he called him “fat boy” and when Ryan tried to talk back to him, Jacobs said, “I told him I’d punch him in the head.”

Jacobs elaborated on his feelings after the game and said Rex’s big mouth puts his players in a bad spot.

“They got a big-mouthed coach, a big mouth and a big-bellied coach that talks too much and now it’s finally time to shut up,” said Jacobs.

“I think the Jets are a good football team. I do think them as players are put in places they don’t really need to be by their coach,” Jacobs said. “He needs to shut up. He’s a great coach, I take nothing away from him. He comes from a great coaching family. But he needs to shut up.”

The Jets players used to love the confidence Ryan expressed in them, but maybe their thoughts have changed. Some people may say that Rex’s big-mouthed act is getting old. I say the real problem is Mark Sanchez; he’s too inconsistent to be a franchise quarterback. As long as Rex backs him, he’ll see problems.

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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.

Helmet bash to Pro Football Talk for passing along the story.

Brandon Jacobs is Sick of the Giants, Happy He’s About to Get a ‘Fast-Ass Car’

If any NFL players are interested in learning the best way to completely phase themselves out of an offense, Brandon Jacobs has been putting on an outstanding clinic.  As a fantasy owner, I’m tired of Jacobs’ act.  I can only imagine how Giants fans must feel.

When Jacobs was sidelined with a knee injury he complained to reporters about his limited role in the offense.  Basically, he was whining ahead of time in anticipation of not receiving many carries when he returned to action.  This past week, Brandon basically hit rock bottom with New York when he was candid about hoping the Giants find a way to get rid of him this offseason.  Despite the fact that New York improved to 5-2 on Sunday, Jacobs still acted like a baby.

“I’ve got nothing positive to say,” Jacobs said after gaining only 10 yards on four carries and being booed by Giants fans. “The most positive thing: I got family at home and I got a fast-ass car being delivered on Tuesday. That’s it.”

He then added that he didn’t want to say anything further because he always seems to “say something for everyone else’s dislike.”  Poor guy can’t even talk without the media blowing what he says out of proportion, right?  So a win means nothing but a fast-ass car brings Brandon some joy — so what?  You’d be pumped too.  Winning isn’t everything.

Chest bump to Shutdown Corner for the story.

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.

Brandon Jacobs Complains About Lack of Carries, But He’s Currently Injured

Brandon Jacobs complaining about his work load is nothing new. His role with the Giants has always been that of a complimentary back who steps in when New York needs tough yards or sees his role expanded when someone is injured.  For a short time at the beginning of last season, Jacobs was the Giants starting running back.  With the emergence of Ahmad Bradshaw, he took a back seat.

Jacobs has missed New York’s last two games with a sprained MCL and has yet to return to practice.  Bradshaw racked up 130 total yards of offense and scored three touchdowns against Buffalo last weekend without Jacobs to spell him.  Perhaps it is that performance that has Brandon feeling even more threatened about what his role will be when he makes his anticipated return against Miami next week.

“When I say ‘play’ I mean do what I was doing before, three, four carries, five carries,” he said according to Newsday. “Whatever they ask.”

He was then asked about what type of lift he believes his and Justin Tuck’s return will provide for the Giants.

“It’s only going to be a mental lift,” Jacobs said. “Justin [Tuck], he actually takes 60-70 plays a game. Me, I’ll come back and help as much as I can with what I get to help with. I’m looking forward to helping as much as I can with the chances I’m given.”

Somebody call the whambulance.  Running backs coach Jerald Ingram assured Jacobs that an expanded role will be coming in the later part of the season when guys are banged up and tired, the same way it shook out in the final two months of last season.

Most importantly, Jacobs is not even healthy.  Rather than talking about what his role may or may not be when he can return to the field, he should probably concentrate his efforts on returning to the field.  When he is healthy enough to play, the rest will work itself out.