It’s been two weeks or so since Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder invited me to come to his house and call him a “douche bag” to his face.
And the trend could be growing.
FOX’s Tony Siragusa recently had some choice words for Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. But Siragusa didn’t call Jacobs a “douche bag.” Siragusa took it a step farther, suggesting that Jacobs is running scared.
Specifically, Siragusa said that Jacobs is “tip-toeing” in 2009.
Unfortunately, Jaobs didn’t respond by inviting Siragusa to come to Brandon’s house and say it to his face.
“I don’t care about analysts,” Jacobs said Thursday, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “They are analysts. They are
going to say what they’ve got to say. I am here, we are 3-0, and that’s
all I am focusing on. I don’t want to talk about the comment that was
made by Tony Siragusa. I don’t really care about Tony Siragusa. Next
Jacobs also addressed whether he’s doing anything differently, now that he has cashed in via a multi-year deal.
“I feel like I’m running the same way I was running last year,” Jacobs said. “Getting
a little bit smarter, being patient, let the scheme happen for me. You
just can’t run in there and think that you can outrun your blocks.”
Through three 2009 regular-season games, Jacobs has 196 total yards on 58 carries, an average of 3.4 yards per attempt.
Against Tampa in Week Three, Jacobs carried the ball 26 times for 92 yards and one score.
So keep at it, Goose. And if Jacobs never gets around to inviting you to say it to his face, let me know if you’re available to go with me to Miami for my beer-and-brass-knuckles summit with Crowder.
UPDATE: For all of you who have asked in the comments where Jacobs said he wants to beat up Siragusa, Jacobs didn’t say it. And that’s why there’s a question mark in the title to this blurb. It was also a backhanded reference to the “Channing Crowder wants to beat me up” story from last month. And as to anyone else who posts a “hey, Jacobs never said he wants to beat up Siragusa” comment, I want to beat them up. As long as they are 5’9″ or shorter, 165 pounds or lighter and not experienced in boxing, wrestling, martial arts, swords, pistols, or bows and arrows.