Biggs: Jacobs says he'll quit if he doesn't get better
Brandon Jacobs made a guarantee he won’t back up when he announced he would retire after this season if his production doesn’t improve.
No, that’s not going to happen one year into a $25 million, four-year extension. But it gives you an idea where his frustration level is even after a 3-0 start by the New York Giants.
“If I finish the season averaging (3.4 yards) a carry,’’ Jacobs said on ESPN Radio 1050 in New York, “I won't play next year. I'll be done. That's how much I believe in my ability.’’
Jacobs averaged five yards per carry each of the last two season, and he’s drawn criticism recently from multiple television analysts, including former defensive lineman Tony Siragusa after the Giants’ 24-0 victory at Tampa Bay last week. They’ve said Jacobs is dancing around, isn’t playing aggressive and is running upright.
“The last thing he said is that is that he doesn't think people are fearing me. That's his opinion,” Jacobs told reporters. “Opinions are like (blank), everybody's got one. I don't think I have to really pay attention to what he said, because that's his opinion.
“My numbers will get higher as the season goes on. I'm not worried at all.’’
If he’s not worried, he’s at minimum a little sensitive. That’s OK. Jacobs should have a chance to fatten up his numbers at Kansas City on Sunday and then again next week against Oakland. Where can teams sign up for this schedule? Tampa Bay. Kansas City. Oakland. Things are setting up nicely for the Giants, and Jacobs.
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