Running back Brandon Jacobs, who will officially retire from professional football later this month at a retirement party sponsored by Sports Media 101, is never shy about sharing his feelings. If you ask him a question, you're going to get an honest answer. He's also never been shy about discussing his brief stint with the San Francisco 49ers and everything that went wrong there. So, while appearing on the Boomer & Carton Show Friday morning, Jacobs let loose on the situation … and he did not hold back one bit.
"I have one regret in my career, that's going to the 49ers," Jacobs said.
The relationship between Jacobs and the 49ers was never a very positive one. The veteran back was listed as inactive for the first five weeks of the season before the frustration finally began to boil over, at which point Jacobs spoke out against the role he had with the 49ers. A role that was, for all intents and purposes, non-existent.
Eventually, the situation became so volatile that San Francisco fans accused Jacobs of giving the New York Giants their offensive gameplan. Shortly thereafter, he was suspended without pay, had his locker cleaned out and was no longer listed as a member of the team.
Still, Jacobs insists that he remained more than respectful towards head coach Jim Harbaugh and the entire organization despite being "pissed off."
"They didn’t want to release me when I kept going to them with pure respect, which I usually don’t have when I’m pissed off," Jacobs said on WFAN. "I kept it respectful the whole time. They just felt we really can’t use him, let’s try to suspend him. I tell you what, I got my money back and playoff and Super Bowl money. Everything. For two years in a row I got everything."
Jacobs also revealed that not only did he eventually get his money recouped from the 49ers, but he also got his playoff and Super Bowl pay despite not being on the team.
However, Jacobs getting back the money he deserved is not necessarily the real story. The real story is his opinion on Harbaugh, who he clearly does not like as either a coach or a human being.
"I have two rings and he don't. He's a bitch," Jacobs said. "It's not that he was a bitch; he is a bitch and that's why he hasn't won anything."
New York will never be the same without Jacobs. Always candid, always honest and rarely wrong. He will be missed.
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