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Brandon Jacobs thinks Tiki Barber comeback will be a hit

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Giants running back Brandon Jacobs says his old teammate Tiki Barber won’t just try to return to the NFL in 2011. He’ll make a team and be a real contributor.

“I thought it was absolutely phenomenal that he decided to come back,” Jacobs told the New York Post. “I thought it was good for him and I think he can still play, because he wasn’t one to take a lot of big hits, and the type of game he played, I think he can be out for four years and be able to jump in and do it.”

As we noted today, Jacobs was among those who showed up at the Giants’ facility, where players were allowed not just to walk in but to work out. Jacobs hasn’t always been friendly with the media, but today he took some time out to talk to reporters, and he was eager to sing the praises of Barber, the man Jacobs backed up in his first two NFL seasons.

“As soon as he gets that first big hit, I think he’ll be fine,” Jacobs said. “He’s probably gonna get back up to 200, 205, and at that playing weight I have all the faith in the world he’s gonna be able to come back and do this. . . . I spoke to him, I’ve seen him twice . . . he’s excited about doing it.”

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16 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs thinks Tiki Barber comeback will be a hit”
  1. airraid77 says: Apr 26, 2011 6:10 PM

    if he doesnt make the team, he can go to court and cite irreperable harm if he is not allowed make the team…

  2. jm11890 says: Apr 26, 2011 6:14 PM

    Great to see Jacobs new attitude. Now hopefully we can trade this bum asap!!

  3. krow101 says: Apr 26, 2011 6:21 PM

    Later he went on to say that he believes there’s a way to reconcile the principles of magnetism, gravity, and electricity in a single unified field theory. Which he’s going to work on once he finds his helmet.

  4. androk23 says: Apr 26, 2011 6:25 PM

    This leads me to believe Brandon Jacobs will be the next player testing positive for marijuana.

  5. txchief says: Apr 26, 2011 6:26 PM

    More proof that the playas are meeting everyday at 4:20 to discuss matters.

  6. duanethomas says: Apr 26, 2011 6:28 PM

    His ex-wife has the same hopes, so he can keep up the alimony and child support payments.

  7. chochav says: Apr 26, 2011 6:31 PM

    “As soon as he gets that first big hit, I think he’ll be fine,” Jacobs said. “He’s probably gonna get back up to 200, 205, and at that playing weight I have all the faith in the world he’s gonna be able to come back and do this. . . .

    Yeah, just so long as he doesn’t try to get his old job back right Bjac? Ok, don’t throw your helmet violently back in the stands when he does!!!

  8. EJ says: Apr 26, 2011 6:37 PM

    Barber might not find a spot on a team with the competition at RB throughout the NFL this year.

    There is a lot of talent at that position lately. Besides, this is a pass first league now and most teams can get by with two halfbacks on their roster and one sitting on the Practice Squad. Good luck Tiki!!

  9. clk320cpe says: Apr 26, 2011 7:03 PM

    By now, I don’t think there is any doubt Brandon Jacobs is definitely a man that sleeps with his hands under the covers.

  10. iamtalkingsolistenandlearn says: Apr 26, 2011 7:27 PM

    His head is entirely too big for his body, and his mouth is entirely too big for his head.
    Damn freak

  11. lionsfan54 says: Apr 26, 2011 8:02 PM

    From one washed up RB about another one…

  12. andyreidisfat says: Apr 26, 2011 8:34 PM

    Tiki was a good on the field player.

    But the Giants failed every year and had major locker room problems, Tiki leaves and they come together as a team and win a superbowl. Just saying ….

  13. hobartbaker says: Apr 26, 2011 9:02 PM

    Tiki’s comeback will be “a hit”. Then he will be wheeled off the field in a cart, never to return again.

  14. Burritto says: Apr 26, 2011 9:18 PM

    Dear Everyone,

    I’m as batsh*t crazy as Tiki Barber is.

    XOXO,
    Brandon Jacobs

  15. bigbluefan1 says: Apr 26, 2011 9:56 PM

    Yes one hit and he will be done
    Then again he has to be a better RB then a father and a TV Star

  16. bcgreg says: Apr 26, 2011 10:54 PM

    What if he outplays you and the Giants cut you?

    Will you think it’s a hit then?

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