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Brandon Jacobs declares himself ready to go

Brandon Jacobs, Jim Harbaugh AP

The 49ers haven’t seen any return on their investment in running back Brandon Jacobs through the first four weeks of the regular season, but the voluble former Giant says that is about to end.

Jacobs, who has been battling a knee injury since preseason, was able to return to practice on a limited basis while the team was in Youngstown, Ohio last week and told Alex Espinoza of the team’s website that he’s feeling the best he’s felt all season.

“I’m ready to play. It’s nothing now, it’s all gone now,” Jacobs said. “There’s a little kinks I’ve got to run out but I feel good. I feel good about my explosiveness, I’ve got fresh legs.”

If Jacobs is able to come back at full speed, it will just be a case of the rich getting richer for the Niners. They are coming off a game that saw them rush for 245 yards, which may be an outlier but it the Niners have shown the ability to run the ball against opponents who aren’t the Jets as well.

Jacobs was playing a short yardage role for the team in preseason, something he didn’t always do all that well with the Giants, but that would appear to be his route back into the offensive mix once the team agrees that he’s ready to play.

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17 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs declares himself ready to go”
  1. jintzforever says: Oct 2, 2012 6:00 PM

    Twinkle toes returns. The biggest RB in history, the easiest to tackle. They should get the ball to LaMichael James and see a real man run.

  2. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 2, 2012 6:18 PM

    dont steal Gore touches, hes on my FF roster

  3. greenmachin3 says: Oct 2, 2012 6:24 PM

    Peytonsneck18,

    49ers are the worst team to have for Fantasy Football except for having their Defense or David Akers.

    The way Harbaugh uses his offense is way different than any other team. There is no 1 man, he utilizes everyone. Hell, he will even give the ball to a defensive player if he feels like it.

  4. burm61 says: Oct 2, 2012 6:25 PM

    Who noticed he was even missing?

  5. greenmachin3 says: Oct 2, 2012 6:27 PM

    Let me just add one more thing. Or if it’s Vernon Davis, well, because Alex Smith has amazing chemistry with him and he likes to throw to him.

  6. cali49er707 says: Oct 2, 2012 6:28 PM

    Im sure opposing defenses will not be happy to take on Jacobs & his fresh legs after having Gore/Hunter & the offensive line have already been pounding them all game.

  7. justintuckrule says: Oct 2, 2012 6:35 PM

    @jintzforeever – ask one Mr. Charles Woodson if Jacobs was easy to tackle on the first play of the 07′ NFCCG? His back print is still permanently emblazoned on the fabled tundra to this day.

  8. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 2, 2012 6:46 PM

    49ers are the worst team to have for Fantasy Football except for having their Defense or David Akers

    Gore isnt bad, theres alot worse RB’s out there, cj2k amongst others

  9. nfl fan says: Oct 2, 2012 7:18 PM

    He may be ready to go, but he still can’t get a yard when you need it most.

  10. elmaxoh says: Oct 2, 2012 7:21 PM

    He could be helpfull near the endzone

  11. 49erstim says: Oct 2, 2012 7:28 PM

    Another weapon….excellent!… lol

    Jacobs should add a bruiser element that the 9ers lose when Gore needs a breather.

  12. dlmcc1010 says: Oct 2, 2012 7:51 PM

    The 49ers have declared that the bench is ready for him to keep it warm

    Seriously, this team is having a good season and looks like a contender. I wouldnt ruin the locker room by having this guy complaining about play calling and carries

  13. 4d9erdynasty says: Oct 2, 2012 8:23 PM

    The question for the niners isnt how better can there run game get. Its more can they improve in there passing game with alex smith. After a career year for smith last season im waiting to see if he can take a couple steps forward from last year. If so the niners will be a tough team to beat in the playoffs.

  14. 4d9erdynasty says: Oct 2, 2012 8:25 PM

    And as better as the nfc west gets the tougher the task in getting to the playoffs for the niners it becomes. faithful.

  15. rajbais says: Oct 2, 2012 10:09 PM

    I was so upset that he could not play against the New York Jets this past Sunday. I really wanted him to have the “Fat Boy sequel” again.

  16. csviafw says: Oct 3, 2012 12:28 AM

    Brandon Jacobs declares himself ready to go… Back to IR.

  17. realfann says: Oct 3, 2012 11:53 AM

    “Jacobs was playing a short yardage role for the team in preseason”

    No he wasn’t. Get your facts straight.

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