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New York Giants’ Brandon Jacobs on San Francisco 49ers Issues: They were All Scared of Me

September 12th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
By Douglas Rush

After a year away from the only team he's ever known as home, Brandon Jacobs is back with the New York Giants; signing a one-year deal with the team on Tuesday and practicing with the team on Wednesday.

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The first seven years of Jacobs' career were spent with the Giants, but after the 2011 season, Jacobs had signed with the San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately, it was hardly what he had been hoping for, as he first suffered a knee injury in the summer and then barely got onto the field in 2012.

Jacobs was tired of not being used by the 49ers and wanted to get out in order to have the chance to play in the 2012 season; it was no secret that he wanted to return to the Giants, especially following Andre Brown's season-ending leg injury in late November, and some felt the 49ers knew this considering the Giants were a playoff contender fighting to get into the postseason and Jacobs might have played against the 49ers if the two teams had met in the playoffs.

On Wednesday, Jacobs talked to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News and discussed what he was told by the 49ers management and head coach Jim Harbaugh, who gave him the clear message that they weren't going to let him go, just so he can turn around and beat them in an important game.

"I was told point blank that ‘Do I look like a fool to release you to go play for somebody else and come back and play against us? Do I look like a fool?’ I felt good about it. I’m like, ‘OK, I see, you’re all scared of me.’"

Jacobs ended up being suspended for the remainder of the regular season by Harbaugh for his public comments on social media in which he felt that he was "rotting away on the roster," and then once the regular season was over and the Giants were officially eliminated from postseason contention, Jacobs was released from the 49ers, as they went on to play in Super Bowl XLVII, but lose to the Baltimore Ravens.

Now back with the team that drafted him in 2005, Jacobs has a chance to end his career with the same team he started it with and look to help the Giants win football games in the 2013 season and not "rot away" on someone else's roster. Jacobs is expected to play for the Giants on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium against the Denver Broncos.

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9 Responses to “New York Giants’ Brandon Jacobs on San Francisco 49ers Issues: They were All Scared of Me”

  1.  Krow says:

    Looks like BJ hasn’t lost his touch with the media.

    •  demo3356 says:

      He’s always been both a tad crazy and a lot angry, but that’s two things I think this team needs

    •  fanfor55years says:

      To tell the truth, that actually sounds like Harbaugh. He used that exact phrase a number of times at Stanford (“Do I look like a fool?”).

      Anyway, BJ with a chip on his shoulder that is even bigger than the one he always had sounds like a nice acquisition for us. I think we can look forward to his seeking out a defensive back on Sunday on whom he can lower the boom. He may get a penalty for it, but I’m guessing it pumps up his teammates and makes them more physical and aggressive, which is exactly what we need, especially among the members of the offensive line.

  2.  GIANTT says:

    Does anyone think that to take the comment further (do I look like a fool ?) That the 49ers might have gone after BJ and Manningham because they were the most dangerous in 49ers estimation and the 49ers wanted to make sure they didnt have to play against them in the playoffs ?

  3.  Krow says:

    There are a couple things that bother me. Like Simms having 199 TD passes. I’d have played anywhere to get that 200th. And the other … is Eli never having beaten Peyton. Sure, we’re not talking a big sample. And I like Peyton … and root for him on days he’s not playing us. But once … just once … I’d like to see Eli come out on top. This may very well be THE last chance. Rooting hard for the upset !!!

    •  fanfor55years says:

      Add that Tiki may be just one year of playing short of the HOF. He should be in there because for three years he was as good as anyone who has ever played. He literally carried the team. Then his anxiousness to escape the punishment and Coughlin, and his false sense of certainty that he would conquer other worlds, sent him on his way without his getting that ring.

  4.  JimStoll says:

    Brandon’s a tad nutty
    if he can actually perform positively on Sunday, great
    but this team already talks too much v. its on field performance
    if all BJ brings is his loud mouth that will get tiresome quickly

  5.  Kevin Page says:

    Crazy mouthed Peter Pan feet. What a dynamic combo

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