Brandon Jacobs doesn't plan on being starter for long
So much for the power of positive thinking.
Brandon Jacobs has gotten his old job back as the starting running back for the New York Giants. But the way he figures it, it’s only a matter of time before he’s relegated to a backup role. That’s what Jacobs said today, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, after the Giants surprised positively no one and sent the stumbling, bumbling and fumbling Ahmad Bradshaw to the sideline.
“It’s temporary,” Jacobs said, per the report. “Even if I go in and rush for 200 yards in each of these games, it’s temporary. He is an explosive runner and I want to see him in there myself, other than anybody else. I want to see him in and see him do well. It’s only going to be temporary. That’s what I believe in my heart, that it is that way.”
Jacobs said he might just be the starter for Sunday’s game vs. Jacksonville. We get it – Jacobs is saying the right things about a teammate – but he should also be talking about taking the job and running with it, literally. The veteran has been disgruntled all season, and now that he has an opportunity he should be embracing it.
“He and I both knows what this business is like,” Jacobs said. “We know that’s just how it is. I know he’s going to still be there and he’s still going to be a big part of us winning.
“And if we want to win we’re going to give him the ball. That’s basically all I’ve got to say. If we want to win, hand it to him, and he’s going to get it done.”
Maybe the Giants should make the move back to Bradshaw. Before Sunday.
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