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Brandon Jacobs is going under the knife

We are less than a week away from inevitable news of offseason surgeries as 20 teams begin to pack up for the winter.

Brandon Jacobs and the Giants are getting a head start on things.

New York’s starting running back will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee next week, and sit out the team’s season finale.  Jacobs was held to one yard on six carries before leaving the team’s loss to the Panthers early.

The team’s offensive line shares some blame, but Jacobs did not appear to punish defenders like year’s past in 2009. 

His statistics dropped drastically.  Despite five more carries than 2008, Jacobs finished with 835 rushing yards, and five touchdowns.  Last year, he had 1,089 rushing yards with 15 scores.  His yards per carry averaged fell from 5 to 3.7.

Whether knee surgery fixes Jacobs’ issues next season remains to be seen.  There are few players in NFL history of his size and production to compare him to. 

Jacobs signed a big contract before the 2009 season and should be back in New York, paired with Ahmad Bradshaw again.

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16 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs is going under the knife”
  1. cantgetenough says: Dec 30, 2009 12:18 PM

    Maybe the Gmen need another power back to push Jacobs a bit. I don’t really know, but I liked what I saw from Gartrell Johnson the few snaps he played.

  2. DWat393 says: Dec 30, 2009 12:19 PM

    how about telling us what the injury is, the extent of the injury, when they knew about it, etc. instead of speculating about the future and forcing us to click through on the hyperlink?

  3. bspurloc says: Dec 30, 2009 12:44 PM

    Jacobs issues are in his head…..
    I don’t really know if he is just retarded or something worse….
    that Huge run he broke exposed all the reasons why he has sucked hardcore this year….
    That huge run, he was running like he just got spooked by a Ghost, no concern what was to the right of him or just behind him, just spooked running forward.
    This is what he has done all year and majorly sucked.
    Absolutely no effort to avoid being tackled, absolutely no effort to even check if anyone was near him, just SPOOKED running forward.
    Picks a direction and just goes hoping someone will tackle him so he can rest….
    absolute garbage he was this year.

  4. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Dec 30, 2009 12:58 PM

    i’ll drive him to the bus station…

  5. Grinder says: Dec 30, 2009 1:03 PM

    The guy is similar to Barber in Dallas (only a buttload bigger) in that he is at his best as the second option as a running back. When Tiki was in town, he didn’t start and was really effective as a change-of-pace back or as a Red-Zone back. Too much action is a killer for some guys. Sounds as if it is the same with him. But, truth be told, I can’t stand the guy. Too much mouth and too little production to match it.

  6. Vaxman says: Dec 30, 2009 1:05 PM

    Brandon Jacobs is exactly what he looks like. A big, dumb, lumbering, slow moving, offensive lineman… Need to put a number in the 60′s on him and have him block… He sucks. Those coaches need to teach him how to run in a straight line, cuz as soon as you make him change direction he falls like a ton of bricks.

  7. jkorn1818 says: Dec 30, 2009 1:11 PM

    id love to see andre brown who missed all season with a torn achiles emerge, he is touted as the real deal and can do numerous things at the RB position. jacobs had a difficult year, i doubt all that is attributed to his injury. Over 5 yards a carry which is excellent to under 4 is a huge drop off. Gilbride is to blame too, calling stretch plays for him and designing run plays that do not cater to his style. People are also neglecting the fact he has awful hands, hes dropped at least 20 passes this season, and of course his huge fumble against the eagles that led to a defensive td while the giants were driving (they only lost by 7)

  8. promin1 says: Dec 30, 2009 1:12 PM

    @bspurloc…I’ve read some really stupid posts on this site…but yours has to be the #1 most retarded post I have ever read. Congrats.

  9. jkorn1818 says: Dec 30, 2009 1:34 PM

    promin1 says:
    December 30, 2009 1:12 PM
    @bspurloc…I’ve read some really stupid posts on this site…but yours has to be the #1 most retarded post I have ever read. Congrats.
    __________________________________-
    really? there is a prior article on the giants, I believe the one where it’s “the giants say they are sorry” if you thought that was bad, wait till you see his comment there, at least 5 of us ripped him. He blamed eli manning for the giants not making the playoffs. Said it was all his fault, and can never lead a comeback or when they keep it close he does so and so. Last i checked eli had a monster season and his defense was complete garbage, as was his running game. But, i’ve never read ‘spooked’ so many times in my life. he is the absolute worst.

  10. promin1 says: Dec 30, 2009 2:06 PM

    @jkorn1818…well they have to let special people post here too. Yeah…Eli is complete garbage. 27 TDs this year and has NEVER led a comeback. What a f-ing hack. But he talks slow and look like he is 12 so the Giants should just waive him. Maybe they should trade for Matt Leinhart cuz he looks and talks the part.

  11. jan van flac says: Dec 30, 2009 2:09 PM

    he runs too high. maybe he’s too tall for a RB, he’s built like a TE. Unfortunately he can’t catch though.

  12. Big_McLargeHuge says: Dec 30, 2009 2:27 PM

    Bring back Earth, Wind, and Fire…. that worked

  13. Bob S. says: Dec 30, 2009 2:39 PM

    he’s been bothered all year long by the injury they said? why wasnt it on the injury reports week after week like eli manning was put there? or like mike florio said last sunday how do 4 giants probables or questionables become last minute scratches? and coughlin is not fined for this?

  14. Lance says: Dec 30, 2009 2:45 PM

    Brandon, come back with that burst big fella. You are dominant and have the potential to be the leader the team needs. Get healthy, be motivated and come back strong next season.
    Can we please fire Sheridan and find somebody to run the D? Please?

  15. RichieBugs83 says: Dec 30, 2009 2:55 PM

    Is he getting his girl parts fixed? He runs too straight up and down. He could be an awesome change of pace guy, but at what point do we stop pretending that he can be the feature RB?

  16. BoneCrusher says: Dec 30, 2009 3:18 PM

    The BIG fellow will be back with a vengeance next season. Get healthy 27!

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