Brandon Jacobs thinks Tiki Barber comeback will be a hit

AP

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.”

16 responses to “Brandon Jacobs thinks Tiki Barber comeback will be a hit

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. “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!!!

  5. 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!!

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

  7. 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 ….

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

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

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