Brandon Jacobs backtracks from comments about frustration


49ers running back Brandon Jacobs expressed frustration at not playing in a game for the 49ers yet this season because he feels he’s totally recovered from the knee injury he suffered in the preseason.

Jacobs said that he was healthy enough to play in each of the last two 49ers games, but the team put him on the inactive list against both the Jets and the Bills. He also said that he would be very disappointed if he missed this weekend’s game against his former team.

He was singing a very different tune on Thursday. Jacobs said that he spoke with coach Jim Harbaugh, who seemed to be itching for a problem to deal with earlier this week, a couple of times in the last two days and that he no longer feels it is important for him to be on the field against the Giants.

“We ironed it out,” Jacobs said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. “We got it done. I understand where coach is coming from. Coach understands me with him playing football and understanding the athlete and the competitive nature of wanting to get out and help the team win. And not only that, against a former team. But in this case, the former team isn’t important. What’s is important is the long run.”

Jacobs also said that he while he could play right now, he no longer thinks that it would be smart for him to do so because he would rather be 100 percent healthy when he makes his return. Jacobs had a habit of expressing disgust or frustration with things during his time with the Giants only to do a similar backpedal a short time later. It would seem that we can put this into that category and move back to looking forward to seeing the Giants and 49ers play instead of listening to them talk.

10 responses to “Brandon Jacobs backtracks from comments about frustration

  1. First: “He would be very disappointed if he missed this weekend’s game” then: “he no longer thinks that it would be smart for him to do so because he would rather be 100 percent healthy”
    I’m guessing flip flops are his footwear of choice

  2. Harbaugh is right about the long run. But I would still give him a few snaps against him former team. Goal line situations only. I’m not a fan of the 49ers but I hope Jacobs gets himself a score

  3. This is a positive thing. Brandon Jacobs does seem like not so very smart of a person, but he actually put his brain to work and listened to somebody, processed what they said, and he’s making an effort to learn and become more intelligent instead of making decisions that are fueled by emotions as opposed to logic. It’s a step in the right direction and an improvement in himself. Good for him on thinking about it and working through it and becoming a slightly smarter man, and good for the coach in doing his job to help him out.

  4. I love the Niners, but this signing made no sense at all. He’s not a good rb, he’s not good in short yardage, and he is a locker room cancer. Just cut him, admit the mistake and move on.

  5. Obviously nobody saw him during the preseason. It’s like new life was breathed into him. The guy was killing it. I say let him play. He’s coached differently now. Totally different player.

  6. Both Brandon and TO seem to act like whiny kids at times, but unlike TO, Brandon eventually sees the big picture and shuts up.

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