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.