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Brandon Jacobs: Tweet about hating the boss wasn’t about the 49ers

Brandon Jacobs, Jim Harbaugh AP

San Francisco running back Brandon Jacobs posted a couple of comments on Twitter Thursday that seemed to hint he regrets signing with the 49ers this year and doesn’t like playing for the coaching staff in San Francisco. But shortly after posting the statements, Jacobs told reporters he hadn’t been referencing his football career.

It started with Jacobs writing a couple of comments on Twitter that suggested he wasn’t happy where he is, including, “Never work in a place where you hate your boss.”

The tweet about hating the boss was re-tweeted by 49ers running back LaMichael James, which might have suggested that both of them feel frustrated in San Francisco. And that wouldn’t be at all surprising, considering that Jacobs and James are buried at third and fourth on the depth chart of a 49ers team that uses only two running backs. Neither Jacobs nor James has a single carry all season.

But when asked in the 49ers’ locker room whether the boss he was referring to was 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh (who is off work today because of health issues related to an irregular heartbeat), Jacobs said he wasn’t talking about the 49ers at all.

People automatically assume it has something to do with this [expletive] sport,” Jacobs said, via CSNBayArea.com. “It’s not. It’s not. I have different companies, and different businesses. I got a life on the outside of football.”

After reporters asked him about the tweets, Jacobs went back on Twitter and wrote that he had actually been talking about his brother’s boss. It’s not clear why, if Jacobs was referring to his brother’s boss, he told reporters he was talking about his own life outside of football. In fact, there’s nothing very clear about this odd Twitter experience for Jacobs.

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45 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs: Tweet about hating the boss wasn’t about the 49ers”
  1. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Nov 15, 2012 6:39 PM

    harbaugh should make an example of him, cut em’.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 15, 2012 6:40 PM

    But when you get paid big bucks for a celebrityesque job, then the default insinuation is that you are talking about the famous job. This bad tweet IS about the 49ers absolutely, UNLESS it’s specified at the time to not be. It’s part of the responsibility of that type of high pay and high profile job knowing the obvious insinuation regardless of who sticks around to hear follow up comments. The damage is done to your FAMOUS employer/boss.

    The 49ers should fine him for conduct detrimental to the team, and the league should fine him. Both parties lose some value of money no matter how small and incalculable.

  3. kattykathy says: Nov 15, 2012 6:41 PM

    It’s ok Brandon, go ahead and say it. There are MANY people, including me, that can not stand your boss either.

    Your boss is arrogant, obnoxious, pompous, condescending, whiny, spiteful, immature, a complainer, and is very prone to temper tamtrums.

    But, of course, you and LaMichael already know that.

  4. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 15, 2012 6:44 PM

    You and Mario decided to go there, Brandon… we could use you both right now, especially Mario.

  5. fuglyflorio says: Nov 15, 2012 6:45 PM

    Great free agent signings there Niners. Next year you should check out that Haynesworth guy.

  6. dlc618 says: Nov 15, 2012 6:45 PM

    He a fool yeah…

  7. GiantsBRFan says: Nov 15, 2012 6:46 PM

    It’s no secret to nobody he’s a sad man since he was released by the Giants in the offseason.

  8. wayne1693 says: Nov 15, 2012 6:47 PM

    So Brandon, is it better to be a good liar…or a bad liar?

  9. bucks12965 says: Nov 15, 2012 6:48 PM

    Didn’t know he was still in the league.

    Although he might not be in a few days.

    49ers should cut him via Twitter.

  10. bordner says: Nov 15, 2012 6:51 PM

    Schism in San Francisco?

  11. raiderapologist says: Nov 15, 2012 6:51 PM

    Athletes appeared to be a lot smarter before twitter came along.

  12. sonoco says: Nov 15, 2012 6:59 PM

    He has a full book on the 49ers. They’re not going to let him go to let another NFC team sign him and debrief him about his last seven months as a 49er.

  13. norcalmafia says: Nov 15, 2012 7:00 PM

    Yea because the Niners run game is really needing you right Brandon?Ride the pine son!Gore and Hunter are animals we dont need your flack on our team go cry somewhere else.

  14. wizahdry says: Nov 15, 2012 7:02 PM

    Not sure why this guy is complaining… Jacobs is an over the hill contact runner. He is lucky to still have a paying gig this year. Getting another season of checks and not getting his brains beat in..Poor guy

  15. jimmyshultz says: Nov 15, 2012 7:13 PM

    Brandon Jacobs never has been about the team and is more about himself….FACT

    Brandon is getting older and his skills are vanishing FACT

    Brandon will not be on an NFL rooster in 3 years!!!! FACT!!!

    Are you ok with these facts?

  16. theysone says: Nov 15, 2012 7:14 PM

    Bye bye Brandon.

  17. dagon27 says: Nov 15, 2012 7:22 PM

    jimmyshultz says: Nov 15, 2012 7:13 PM

    Brandon Jacobs never has been about the team and is more about himself….FACT

    Brandon is getting older and his skills are vanishing FACT

    Brandon will not be on an NFL rooster in 3 years!!!! FACT!!!

    Are you ok with these facts?

    Your last FACT is incorrect. He won’t be on a rooster [sic] next year, much less three.

  18. nyg4life says: Nov 15, 2012 7:23 PM

    @Jimmyschultz

    The NFL does not have roosters!!! FACT!!!

  19. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 15, 2012 7:23 PM

    Really what was the point of that signing? Couldn’t the 9ers have signed an undrafted rookie and gotten the same out of that guy?

  20. gochargersgo says: Nov 15, 2012 7:23 PM

    Is anyone surprised? This moron has the lowest ratio of performance/talk in the NFL. Been shooting off for years now, about time someone took this mutt behind the shed and put one between his ears.

  21. doublezero74 says: Nov 15, 2012 7:27 PM

    There is no such thing as a stupid tweet, just stupid people who tweet

  22. tigershark49 says: Nov 15, 2012 7:27 PM

    Every career rushing yards he has should be credited to his offense of line.

  23. robert831 says: Nov 15, 2012 7:41 PM

    Can everyone just stop using twitter already?? It is annoying to say the least.

  24. jayniner says: Nov 15, 2012 7:47 PM

    Perception is reality Brandon….

  25. allforfunnplay says: Nov 15, 2012 7:51 PM

    “Jacobs and James are buried at third and fourth on the depth chart”

    Actually, I think they’re 4th and 5th on the depth chart. Anthony Dixon is the 3 string running back. He gets the nod over Jacobs because he also plays special team.

  26. allforfunnplay says: Nov 15, 2012 7:52 PM

    i’m guessing he’s rethinking that tweet on a day when “his boss” is going in for heart surgery.

  27. kev86 says: Nov 15, 2012 8:04 PM

    2x world champ. His beef with Rex last year was awesome.

  28. wgray981 says: Nov 15, 2012 8:17 PM

    This isn’t news. He’s a 3rd string RB. Nobody cares.

  29. giants56 says: Nov 15, 2012 8:38 PM

    We still love you and we miss you and Mario..

  30. ppc50 says: Nov 15, 2012 9:15 PM

    I think LaMichael James will be a special player and I am surprised he hasn’t played yet. Jacobs on the other hand.

  31. bluefan204 says: Nov 15, 2012 9:25 PM

    Hope that extra $500k that you left the Giants for was worth all of this. Sometimes, you have to forego the money to be able to stay where you’re happy.

  32. tebowslostvirginity says: Nov 15, 2012 9:25 PM

    why do ppl still act like whatever you say on twitter wont be seen by everone…including the ppl your talking about. nothing good can come from tweets, nothing

  33. drewzducks says: Nov 15, 2012 10:06 PM

    Have to agree with him. Never been much of a Springsteen fan.

  34. kappy32 says: Nov 15, 2012 10:08 PM

    Dude is lying through his teeth. Does he believe that people are actually that stupid? As a Giants fan I have experience with Jacobs talking crap about everything & anyone that comes to his mind; that is one of the things I liked & respected about him, especially when he went after Rex Ryan following the Christmas Eve game last season. Nevertheless, if Jacobs has other businesses & ventures outside football, wouldn’t he be his own boss? If he has a business, which implies he owns a business outside football, why would he, as the owner, have a boss? More importantly, why in the world is he working somewhere else besides on the football field, meeting room & film room during the offseason? It was completely obvious he was talking about Harbaugh because he was probably told yesterday that he was going to be a healthy scratch for this week’s game. Just wait until the inactive list for the 49ers comes out before the game & then you’ll know for sure that he was talking about Harbaugh & being in San Francisco. Jacobs probably changed his tune & lied to everyone after Harbaugh, who is clearly a no BS guy, told him that if he doesn’t like his boss or being in San Fran, he will gladly give him the opportunity to find another boss & another place to work by cutting him. Jacobs is expendable & Harbaugh won’t put up with the crap that was tolerated in NY. Bye Bye BJ!

  35. cmdrsmooth says: Nov 15, 2012 10:15 PM

    For someone who hated the Jets and Rex Ryan’s big mouth, Brandon can’t keep his mouth shut.

    Looks like this guy belongs with the Jets circus.

    What a loser,

  36. baymac408 says: Nov 15, 2012 10:52 PM

    Giants fans eat a fat one!! Go post on current giant news not ours clowns!!! And real talk get the F off twitter you idiot your not playing because frank gore is a top back in NFC and Kendall Hunter has more speed and agility then Brandon ever has.. Stay off twitter!!

  37. hendeeze says: Nov 15, 2012 10:59 PM

    @wgray981

    *4th string

    Honestly it was his own volition to take 500k more and sign with SF instead of taking the paycut to stay with the Giants. Plus Gore and Hunter are avg 5.4 and 5.0 respectively. “If it ain’t broke…”

  38. raymondtx says: Nov 15, 2012 11:13 PM

    You would think they WOULD use Jacobs, moss, and James more. That team could use the offensive help.

  39. spacincasen says: Nov 15, 2012 11:36 PM

    Football is not Brandon Jacobs’s only job. I just saw him on Shark Tank working for a business owner promoting some type of new sports drink. What if his post is about that gig? People looking for a story are always too quick to jump to conclusions. It’s just twitter, who cares.

  40. kingcarlbanks says: Nov 15, 2012 11:54 PM

    Should have taken a pay cut and stayed home BJ. We could use a little attitude right about now..

  41. wttoolman says: Nov 16, 2012 3:52 AM

    The only 6’4″ runningback to complain about about getting tackled below the knees!! I hope this loser never sees the field again!!

  42. joetoronto says: Nov 16, 2012 4:55 AM

    spacincasen says:
    Nov 15, 2012 11:36 PM
    Football is not Brandon Jacobs’s only job. I just saw him on Shark Tank working for a business owner promoting some type of new sports drink. What if his post is about that gig? People looking for a story are always too quick to jump to conclusions. It’s just twitter, who cares.
    **************************************************

    I saw that episode too, he needs to make it outside of football, because I really don’t think he’ll see another contract in the NFL.

    As for Twitter, It doesn’t matter what he meant, if he’s not smart enough to know what perception means, then he shouldn’t be using it.

  43. fuglyflorio says: Nov 16, 2012 7:15 AM

    What hypocrites. Whining is what the Niners do best. He’s just trying to fit in.

  44. luckyarmpit says: Nov 16, 2012 9:18 AM

    Hasn’t this guy gone away yet? I was so happy when the Giants cut him as he was no longer their problem. Enjoy, Harbaugh.

  45. buffaloniner says: Nov 16, 2012 10:58 AM

    raymondtx says:

    You would think they WOULD use Jacobs, moss, and James more. That team could use the offensive help.

    ____________________________

    Yeah… the #1 rushing offense in the league sure could use the help from Jacobs… smh

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