Brandon Jacobs Disses New York Giants
One of the reasons the New York Giants decided to cut Brandon Jacobs on March 9, along with saving on the $5 million that was due him in 201, was his lack of recent effectiveness as a short-yardage and goal-line back.
Once his specialty with the Giants as a 6-4, 256-pounder who scored 15 rushing touchdowns in 2008, Jacobs struggled mightily to pick up the tough yards between the tackles last season. With Ahmad Bradshaw becoming solid near paydirt, they could afford to let him go.
Now that he’s signed with the 49ers, Jacobs told San Francisco radio station KNBR he’s confident the situation will work out better as he works to complement Niners feature back Frank Gore.
“When I was with the Giants, we had issues down the line,” Jacobs said. “Of course I took the blame for those (as I was) holding the ball.