Antonio Pierce Calls Out Justin Tuck, Brandon Jacobs for Sitting with Injuries

After seeing the Giants lose to the lowly Seahawks on Sunday, it was evident that they could have used the services of Justin Tuck and Brandon Jacobs. Ahmad Bradshaw was unable to get anything significant going on the ground and Marshawn Lynch ran all over the New York defense. While you would think the Giants would be able to pull off a win without two of their better players against a team like Seattle, that was not the case.

Former Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce agrees that the Giants could have used Jacobs and Tuck on Sunday. In fact, he implied the two were milking their injuries and should have been on the field.

“To me, if you don’t have an injury that needs surgery, or that’s severe, you need to be out there,” Pierce said on ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning show. “If you are one of the leaders on the team, which Brandon Jacobs and Justin Tuck are, and you say, ‘You know what, the Seattle Seahawks, maybe we don’t need to play this game,’ and you miss out, that is going to come back to bite you in the tail. You’ve got to play every one. Every one is important.”

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Brandon Jacobs Goes LeBron on Haters, Tells Them to go back to Miserable Lives

Brandon Jacobs has a message for all the people doubting the New York Giants, and it’s one that may sound familiar. “The people outside that want to say they’re fans and don’t believe in us, I couldn’t care less if they ever believed in us,” Jacobs said Thursday. “They don’t mean anything to us if they didn’t believe in us. They can go back and finish living their miserable lives as they’ve been living and hoping that they lose and whatever.”

I get how it is when you’re in a locker room and feeling like the world is against you, but don’t Jacobs’ comments seem just a tad bit overboard? And isn’t that nearly identical to what LeBron James said after losing the NBA Finals?

LeBron: “Because at the end of the day, all the people that were rooting for me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today.”

So is that the new form of payback from athletes to fans? You have negativity for us? Well you’re the one who has to go back to your miserable life.

I don’t know about you, but maybe that’s not the best approach for an athlete. You’re probably going to lose more supporters than you’ll gain by telling people to go back to their miserable lives if they’re not getting on board with Eli Manning and the 25 interceptions he threw last season. But hey, who are we to bring a fresh dose of reality to the Giants locker room?

Brandon Jacobs and Fan Fight Over Helmet

The frustration of Brandon Jacobs’ last several months seemed to manifest itself on Sunday night. Upset with himself after a run for no gain in the third quarter, Jacobs went back to the sideline and apparently planned to throw his helmet at the bench. As NBC’s Andrea Kremer reported, the helmet slipped and was launched 10 rows up into the stands.

Naturally thinking he had himself a souvenir, the fan wanted to keep the helmet. But as you can tell in the pictures, security and team officials tried to wrestle it away knowing Jacobs needed the dome protector for the game. I’m not sure who wound up getting the helmet but we do know it was quite a battle. I also wouldn’t be surprised if the NFL investigated to make sure there was no malicious intent behind the toss.

This “incident” may have been minor, but it was representative of the problems and frustration of the on-field debacle for the Giants. It also served as a microcosm of Brandon Jacobs’ struggles over the past year — it’s amazing how he has gone from being such a stud to a non-factor in a matter of two seasons.

Brandon Jacobs: ‘No One’s Your Friend in This Business’

Hopefully you didn’t waste an early fantasy pick on Brandon Jacobs.  We already told you how the value of running backs has declined over the past couple seasons from a fantasy football standpoint, so if you took our advice seriously you probably passed on a guy like Jacobs.  If not, you may be in trouble already.

It’s one thing for a running back to fall down the depth chart and maintain a positive attitude about it, vying to work hard and earn the bulk of the carries back.  It’s another when a starter loses his job and immediately sounds off about it.  Jacobs went with the latter and wore his emotions on his sleeve when speaking to reporters after the Giants-Patriots preseason game on Thursday night:

No one’s your friend in this business. This is a cutthroat, backstabbing business. That’s just the way it goes. It’s been like that before me. If you expect anything else out of a business like this, you’re crazy.”

“If I would have stayed making minimum, this wouldn’t be a problem,” Jacobs said. “Once you get paid, you’re always in danger of running into problems like this. It doesn’t matter who you are or what team or organization you play for, that’s just the way it is.”

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Brandon Jacobs Runs Over LaRon Landry

I just love Brandon Jacobs — the guy is such a bruiser. Honestly, is there anything better than watching this guy run the football? He’s as big as all the lineman in the huddle, towers over the receivers and even his lead blocker, yet he’s the guy toting the pill. He’s bigger than half the guys trying to tackle him! There’s no way this guy should be a running back. I feel pity for the defenses that have to face him. Take Redskins safety LaRon Landry for instance. You know he was having some headaches following the punishment he took from Jacobs. Let’s go to the videotape:

Not bad for a nice, young Jewish boy, huh? Jacobs is easing his way onto my list of favorite NFL players, right next to Maurice Jones Drew — for obvious reasons.