Brandon Jacobs is lucky.
He’s lucky that he didn’t seriously injure someone on Sunday night when he threw his helmet out of frustration into the crowd at Lucas Oil Field. That bush league move by Jacobs could have split someone’s head open and given the Giants (and the NFL) and unnecessary scandal. (They may have a minor one anyway.)
Jacobs is lucky that we haven’t seen any footage of him yelling at the Colts crowd afterward, as NBC’s Andrea Kremer reported happened. He’s lucky we haven’t seen his toss, because maybe it wouldn’t look like the accident that the Giants made it out to be.
The helmet toss came after a play that has been too typical of Jacobs since the start of 2009. He tip-toed towards the line of scrimmage, changed directions, and tried to bounce it outside for no gain.
NBC’s Cris Collinsworth referred to Jacobs’ personality as “explosive.” That’s true. Unfortunately, Jacobs hasn’t been explosive with the ball in his hands since he signed his big contract extension.
Kremer reported that Tom Coughlin gave Jacobs an earful after the incident. Jacobs hasn’t re-entered the game since.
UPDATE: NBC’s Andrea Kremer reports that NFL security plans to interview the man that wound up with the helmet. Here’s video.