Biggs: Jacobs continues to bemoan his start in Big Apple
Another week and another sign of a bad attitude for New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.
First, he was fending off commentary from Tony Siragusa, and now he said “frustration is upon me’’ after teammate Ahmad Bradshaw ran wild in the Giants’ victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Jacobs made those comments on ESPN Radio Monday, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, and Jacobs said that comparisons between him and Bradshaw are bothersome. Bradshaw leads the Giants with 375 yards on 58 rushes (a whopping 6.5 yards per carry) while Jacobs has 355 on 100 carries. It’s not an issue of a running back being frustrated by the performance of the offensive line, because that’s evidence right there that holes are opening.
“He can bounce around in those little creases and cracks and make a lot of big plays,” Jacobs said. “Do I have the ability to do that? Yes. (But) if I try to make plays like that, because I'm 265 pounds I'm not supposed to be doing that. `Get up there. Hit into somebody.’ That's what people want to see me do. If I don't do it, I get criticized. If I do it, I get criticized. I can't win.
“Right now my stats aren't very good and people want to know why. That's why. I have the ability to make plays with my feet, but when I try to, it's the worst thing. I'm scum of the earth when I do that.”
The Giants are 5-0 coming off consecutive victories over a schedule fit for the Washington Redskins—they’ve defeated Tampa Bay, Kansas City and Oakland the last three weeks. The road is going to get more challenging for the Giants, starting this week at New Orleans in a battle of unbeatens, and Jacobs is going to need to produce more. It’s a rare luxury New York has with two talented backs, but Jacobs’ clean and open frustration isn’t serving anyone well, especially him.
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