Brandon Jacobs may finally get his wish

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With conflicting reports regarding the potential availability of running back Ahmad Bradshaw, a chance remains that Bradshaw won’t be able to play when the Giants face the Patriots on Sunday.

If Bradshaw can’t play, or if he’s in any way limited, perpetual malcontent Brandon Jacobs could get a chance to carry the load.

What would be better than the opportunity he’s going to get now?” Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.  “He’s been clamoring for a chance.

“This is an opportunity.  You want to show what you can do.  I’m looking forward to seeing the way he plays.  I think he’s going to respond very well.  I’m excited about seeing him play.”

Regardless of what Jacobs does on Sunday, it’s highly unlikely that Jacobs, 29, will be back with the team in 2012.  As Vacchiano points out, Jacobs is due to receive a $500,000 roster bonus in March and a $4.4 million base salary next season.  Unless he takes a big pay cut to stay, he’ll take a 100 percent pay reduction and go.

So will Jacobs bring it on Sunday?  “I go by what I see, not the conversation,” Gilbride said.  “But I think during the past he’s been a physical guy.  He’s been a physical blocker.  He needs to do that Sunday or we’re not going to have much of a chance.  I think he will.”

Many think he won’t.  And that he’ll then finding someone to blame for it other than himself.

25 responses to “Brandon Jacobs may finally get his wish

  1. Whats the over/under on how long before he sucks, melts down, and throws his helmet into the stands, or something similar?

  2. If you watch the Giants game, the RB’s are not the problem… It’s been the offensive line, specifically Center, Fullback, and the TE positions. Bradshaw is not exactly having a breakout year either… Last year Jacobs I believe Jacobs averaged over 4.5 yards per carry, he has gotten less opportunities this year. I am hoping he bounces back and gets that strong year the Giants need from him.

  3. Fans at Foxborough better stay alert for flying helmets. They tend to find their way into the stands when Jacobs gets frustrated.

  4. Really no reason to run the ball much..The Pat’s pass d is horrendous. He can hope for a goaline carry or 2

  5. I’m not too worried about Jacobs. The pats have more problems with quick backs like Bradshaw than the grinders. I’m much more concerned about the Giants receivers. Cruz and nicks will body the pats secondary all day if we can’t get to eli

  6. Brandon still has all the same talent what he lost is the heart to do anything.
    He makes no effort to knock opponents out of his way, he makes no effort to avoid a tackle, he makes no effort to stay on his feet……

    As soon as someone touches him he makes an effort to give in to gravity…… that is about it…

    it is pathetic. u cant be a winner if u dont want to win

  7. Brandon Jacobs carries for a 1 yard gain….

    The Patriots defense along with Victor Cruz stare in astonishment at the sight of the really really dumb play call.

  8. Ok, why the the League’s 30th ranked rushing attack (the Giants) waste it’s time trying to force the running game against the 9th ranked rush defense (New England)? Wouldn’t it make more sense for the League’s 4th ranked passing attack (the Giants) to try to attack the League’s WORSE pass defense (New England) through the air? The Giants will spend all day airing it out. New England MAY be the team running the ball because the Giants D is so bad against the run, they made Reggie Bush look like a great back. Both these head coaches “grew up” in the Giants organization. They understand you attack the other team’s weakness, especially when it’s your strength.

  9. I love these “Just throw the ball” comments. You do know what balanced offense is, right? Obviously they are going to favor the pass, but you still need to run for short pickups. Jacobs has shown flashes this year even, he still has something in the tank. May utilize a roster spot on him because of byes.

    Should be well motivated and in good shape

    Last year: 5.6 yards/carry, 9 TD’s.

  10. ruffbufffire says:
    Nov 4, 2011 9:51 AM
    Da Rei scott time!!!!!


    *Da’rel Scott

    I would like to see him get some snaps as well. Very big upside with this kid.

  11. The crummy thing about this is, we’re going to hear about from Jacobs whether he tears it up or stinks.

  12. People… I’m pretty sure the Giants are going to air it out against the Patriots. But still… you have to have a running back to play. Even if it is the 32nd ranked defense against the pass, and 9th against rushing you still have to run the ball some. That’s all this story is about. 20% run, 80% pass.

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