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Brandon Jacobs is hurting, but happy in New York

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Giants running back Brandon Jacobs wasn’t happy last year, even though he was on a much better team.

And now that being back home is taken care of, there’s the small matter of being able to run, which isn’t as clear.

“There is no place in the National Football League I’d rather be than 1925 Giants Drive. Nowhere,” Jacobs said, via Jordan Raanan of the Newark Star-Ledger. “We could have went 0-16, I would be happy and smiling in this locker room because I’m a Giant at heart. I love this organization. I love these fans. I love that ‘NY.’

“There is not a better place for me. I’d rather be here than go somewhere and be undefeated. This is where I belong.”

Of course, he’s on the side now, missing last week’s game with a knee injury, one of four he’s missed. He admits he’s not close to 100 percent, and will need surgery this offseason.

He topped 100 yards in his only start for the Giants this year, against the Bears. But he might not be able to offer much more.

“Right now, it’s just a lot of wear and tear. I might wake up tomorrow and say coach, ‘I’m hurt.’ I might not,” Jacobs said. “I’m gonna go out a solider. I’m gonna go out fighting. That’s just it. They’re going to have to drag me through the dirt. Put me in a body bag and ship me home. Just do it after the battle is fought. . . .

“I wish like hell my knee was 100 percent. I just wish it was 85 percent. I’d take 80. It would be different. It would be nasty.”

Of course, nasty describes a lot of things about the Giants this season, even if it’s not so bad to wipe the smile off Jacobs’ face.

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5 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs is hurting, but happy in New York”
  1. lasher1650 says: Dec 5, 2013 7:56 AM

    Wish these guys would stop referring to themselves as soldiers – its disrespectful to those that actually are soldiers.

  2. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 5, 2013 8:39 AM

    Keep Peyton Hillis!

  3. jrazz22 says: Dec 5, 2013 8:53 AM

    That’s good, because nobody else would want him on their team.

  4. bigbluefan1 says: Dec 5, 2013 9:24 PM

    Brandon may be hurt but his heart is huge I doubt he has another year in his legs but I am very happy that he will end his football days as a Giant.

    Now next year we need to keep Payton Hillis and Brown get rid of the wilson kid he is a bust

    Eli needs a line in front of him and he will be fine so lets find an O line and a tight end and we will be back in the hunt for Elis third ring

  5. bluebongzilla says: Dec 6, 2013 11:12 PM

    Weighs 265, plays 185.

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