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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.

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25 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs may finally get his wish”
  1. noonie003 says: Nov 4, 2011 9:21 AM

    Guarantee he complains post-game that his performance was either “bad luck” or he didn’t get enough carries.

  2. cakemixa says: Nov 4, 2011 9:26 AM

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

  3. wferg1121 says: Nov 4, 2011 9:30 AM

    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.

  4. jkay1818 says: Nov 4, 2011 9:31 AM

    As a giants fan, Jacobs might be getting his wish, but wishes don’t come true in my case and pretty much every Giants fan case.

  5. rjd23456 says: Nov 4, 2011 9:31 AM

    Give him one series and if he plays like a 2nd grader; sit him.

  6. jpb12 says: Nov 4, 2011 9:35 AM

    Why run the ball? Patriots are 32nd against the pass.

  7. bengalsown says: Nov 4, 2011 9:35 AM

    I’m going to just assume that this is Brandon Jacobs’ last season in the NFL.

    Good riddance.

  8. shawshankreception says: Nov 4, 2011 9:40 AM

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

  9. dallasisgoingdowngary says: Nov 4, 2011 9:41 AM

    Fast-ass car

  10. ruffbufffire says: Nov 4, 2011 9:51 AM

    Da Rei scott time!!!!!

  11. schmitty2 says: Nov 4, 2011 9:58 AM

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

  12. sschmiggles says: Nov 4, 2011 10:02 AM

    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

  13. ryan6 says: Nov 4, 2011 10:16 AM

    See you in Detroit next year big fella

  14. countsnail says: Nov 4, 2011 10:20 AM

    My prediction: He’s going to play horrible, but still have a better game than Chris Johnson will with the Titans.

  15. bspurloc says: Nov 4, 2011 10:21 AM

    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

  16. jeffro33 says: Nov 4, 2011 10:31 AM

    Honest question – what can be had from DJ Ware if Jacobs plays down to his normal self?

  17. axespray says: Nov 4, 2011 10:54 AM

    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.

  18. chocolatebaconbutter says: Nov 4, 2011 11:39 AM

    Throw the ball. Do it. Just throw 65 times. These guys couldn’t stop the pass if my grandma was in the slot.

  19. east96st says: Nov 4, 2011 11:43 AM

    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.

  20. gregm5s7 says: Nov 4, 2011 12:01 PM

    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.

  21. youdownwithjpp says: Nov 4, 2011 12:15 PM

    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.

  22. dukemarc says: Nov 4, 2011 12:55 PM

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

  23. Broncofanatic7 says: Nov 4, 2011 1:16 PM

    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.

  24. edgarprado says: Nov 4, 2011 2:34 PM

    LOL I bet the Pats pass defense will be ranked a little bit better after this weekend.

  25. kevinfromphilly says: Nov 4, 2011 2:41 PM

    Why worry about Jacobs. Your QB is Eli – THAT’S something to worry about!

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