Giants bringing back Brandon Jacobs

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Brandon Jacobs is getting his wish, and David Wilson might be getting just what he needs.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Giants are signing Jacobs after he worked out today.

The 49ers suspended Jacobs last year, after what seemed to be open pining for the good old days with the Giants (even though they had cut him for salary cap reasons).

Now we’ll find out if he has anything left. The 31-year-old back played in just two games last year, and hasn’t had 200 carries since 2009.

But he should at least be a trusted option in short-yardage situations, as well as someone who can mentor Wilson.

Last year’s first-rounder fumbled twice against the Cowboys, the second straight year he was benched for turnovers in the opener.

55 responses to “Giants bringing back Brandon Jacobs

  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Sep 10, 2013 4:54 PM
    Brandon Jacobs, the mentor. Let’s just let that sink in for a minute.
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    Who do you think mentored Bradshaw?

  2. Not only is he a good pass blocker, but he is also a voice in the locker room, and a very good motivator for this team. This is a great move for the Giants as long as he’s healthy and still in football shape after basically having off since the Super Bowl a year and a half ago

  3. Great signing on numerous levels. We won the SB with the worst running game in the league in 2011 which is why we don’t need Jacobs to be a 1,000 yd back. He gives our high octane offense an identity and an intimidating presence. He’ll protect Eli nicely and be a perfect mentor for our young backs. This move should have been made before training camp.

  4. justintuckrule says:Sep 10, 2013 5:02 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Sep 10, 2013 4:54 PM
    Brandon Jacobs, the mentor. Let’s just let that sink in for a minute.
    ————-
    Who do you think mentored Bradshaw?

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    Derrick Ward.

  5. Jacobs had a bit of a fumbling issue too, let’s not forget. And no running back can say they never fumbled. Jacobs can help Wilson along, regardless of what the “experts” might think. His pass blocking is good and his chip blocks boarder on assault and battery. Wilson would do well picking a few of those things up from a guy who spent 7 years with Coughlin and the Giants.

  6. ilogicalvoice iii is back in the house…..glad you can jump on a giants article since you have nothing to say about your cellar dwelling team…..ilogicalvoice iii is really Daniel “weasel boy” synder…we all know it….LMAO.

  7. Bottom line is he knows the offense better then anyone else and can come in and contribute.

    A guy like McGahee might be a better back (I stress the might), but at the end of the day this is a short term fix (I hope) and it will take a bit for him to even get up to speed on the offense.

  8. damn i really wanted the giants to sign willis mcgahee but this will do. jacobs knows the system already and has been productive.. maybe hell bring that fire back to the offense as well.

  9. Logicalvoicesays

    I enjoyed watching your skins lose last night. Your 0-1 and haven’t been to a Super Bowl since January 1992.

  10. Good to see Logical Voice still thinks RGIII already won a Super Bowl or something. Ill take my two time Super Bowl MVP over your Gimick 0-1 in the playoffs QB.

    Oh and weren’t you the one crying like a little girl about the Giants faking injuries? Guess your guys aren’t so above that behavior as you claimed.

  11. @ daysend564

    McGahee may be a better RB, but he doesn’t know the Giants offense. Jacobs does. Advantage Jacobs in this scenario.

  12. He was the easiest choice here folks. Regardless of what you think of him, he doesn’t need to learn the system. It will be like he never left. He can pick up blitzes and catch out of the backfield once in a while. It’s a quickfix and maybe this time he’ll get the one yard.

  13. Why doesn’t Coughlin just teach D. Wilson the Tiki Barber stranglehold when he carries the rock? Hate the fumble, love the fumbler. This would solve the problem and it worked in the past. Just do it already!

  14. Hate this guy… His attitude sucks and he always kicks are asses even when he sucks the rest of the season. However, it is entertaining to watch him have melt downs and throw his equipment at fans in the stands.

  15. Good move. Jacobs knows the system, is reliable. Plus he adds intensity. We now have 3 awesome receivers and Jacobs will be the anchor again. Wilson needs to go to Tiki school and then perhaps we bring him in as a Meggett style 3rd down guy.

  16. First I can not understand how a fan of the foreskins has any room to talk?
    Your mighty bob came back and looked like just another guy throwing the ball.

    The NFC East after one week is wide open yeah the Giants played poorly but Eli still had the second most passing yards so there is plenty to build on.

    Jacobs is a welcome back to the Giants I for one will be very happy to see him on Sunday I know he is old but he should be provide some needed help in the back field.

  17. As to the statement that logicalvoicesays is actually Danny Snyder; that can’t be true. We all know that Little Danny isn’t tall enough to reach the keyboard.

  18. Morris fumbled twice yesterday as well, how many picks did RG3 throw and how many passing yards did he have? TDs?

    Giants will win the division, Jacobs is a terrible back for short yardage unless he is back to his North-South ways. I thought he was kinda poisonous but I could be wrong.

  19. So theyre sure this guy is’nt fit to run in the first team offense?? Shows premature reaction to Wilsons bad game. If you ask me they shouldve let him get back out there full speed. People like to make up for their mistakes as quickly as possible.

  20. I was pulling for McGahee but I understand the move from a standpoint of knowing the system. Jacobs does, none of the other FA running backs did and I suppose thats what the Giants valued. Still, even in his prime, I never liked Jacobs much outside the 07 sb year. He was cool back then.

  21. For those suggesting mcgahee over Jacobs: Jacobs already knows the offense AND he already has the respect of the clubhouse; mcgahee cannot make either claim.

    The guy will get in Wilson’s behind and toughen him up, teach him some blocking techniques, and be one of the best blocking rb’s when he is on the field. The giants can probably even run some 2 back sets featuring Jacobs and Wilson.

    We all know that Brandon is past his prime….but any real giant fan realizes that, under the circumstances, this was a very logical signing. Despite Jacobs’ little verbal outbursts over the years, he was a heck of a giant.

  22. 2x SB champ is back where he belongs.

    Skins got destroyed by Philly at home. Swiss cheese D. And Vick will never last the season.

    Go Blue!

  23. Lololololol at logical. Bro you done jumped off the deep end. Enjoy the basement again. Or you already know the basement. Cause you still live in your moms.

  24. jrebar88 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:57 PM

    Giants gonna get killed, Denver has to many weapons. #DB4L
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    That’s all we heard going into Sunday Night. How did that turn out?

  25. Reports say Jacobs will wear #34 but he says he’s trying to pry #27 from Stevie Brown. Give it to him Stevie!

  26. Victorycruz says:
    Not only is he a good pass blocker, but he is also a voice in the locker room, and a very good motivator for this team. This is a great move for the Giants as long as he’s healthy and still in football shape after basically having off since the Super Bowl a year and a half ago

    But, it was not okay for Brian Water’s to have a year off right???
    At least Water’s was playing at a pro bowl level when he left, Jacobs was playing at the toilet bowl level

  27. He is a good blocker, I never thought Wilson as an every down back type of player, Jacobs however needs to realize he is 6’4 270lbs and stop thinking he LeSean McCoy by dancing around and thinking hes elusive. Interesting to see how much he still has in the Tank.

  28. If I were Coughlin, I would sit Jacobs down in front of a computer, and while sitting there, force him to log into his Twitter account….and delete it.

  29. After seeing him on Shark Tanks with his girl and chains, I know where his fastass car is. With Repo Man. Now he can get his car out of hock.
    This is his last chance in the NFL. After this it’s off to Cash Flow Low football.
    When blocking for Eli, go for Spencer , Lee and Ware’s knees please. Mission Accomplished

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