Okay - I'm prefacing these remarks with the following disclaimers. I was told this info by a friend of a friend of Brandon Jacobs - I know both of them and I deem them at least to be reliable - and I am not going to reveal who they are. I don't know if this is true it's just what I heard - and that's as far as I'm going. This is what was said:
|BJac is about to be signed to a 1 year deal and possibly even a # change to 29..... shoudl be done in the next day or two..
Have fun storming the castle!
....with better, younger backs like Michael Bush, Mike Tolbert and BenJarvus Green-Ellis only generating lukewarm interest at best on the open market, this would be a no-brainer for him.
With that said, I'd be happy to have him back but would still look to draft a RB very early.
but he's gotta keep #27!!!!!!!!!
we still need to draft a RB.
on bringing him back. I am not sure what he can add this year with other viable options in FA & draft.
Then again signing him does not insure he makes the team. I just know the first time he starts tip toeing east & west people will start calling him out (again).
I saw this all over FB this morning…License Plate Guy posted this, I also think Giants 101, etc. I was actually surprised it wasn’t on BBI. I saw it early this morning.
Not doubting the source, but that just seems odd. The 1 year deal seems spot on the money to me.
that might be making a visit?
New Nike jerseys and this is his first opportunity to change. Idk though.
LPG is close w/ BJ, so I have no doubt this is true.
...This way, he can retire as the Giants' number 1 running back.
maybe a trade with the Broncos and we get Knowshon Moreno?
Jacobs is a good locker room guy to have, I think. Vocal guy, plays hard.
and misinformation that has the feel of inside info rather than there be no type of information. So he'd rather get misled than simply be in the dark. Cool.
And that, ladies and gents, is why we have conspiracy theories flourishing. Like the 9/11 stuff.
and saves Elis ass is the most important function of our RB tandem. Brandon stones lb and other blitzes. While the Scotts of the world get thrown around like rag dolls. Bradshaw is also excellent in blitz pick up. We lose Eli for the season then the season is done.
because of the switch to Nike equipment. In the past if a player changed his number then he had to personally buy all existing inventory of the jerseys made with his old number. but this is a one time opportunity for players to switch for free.
so you're comparing the light-hearted nature of Giants free agency to national security conspiracy issues? LOL you sound ridiculous.
It's the offseason...if someone is wrong, big f-ing deal. As long as you know it's unofficial what's wrong with speculation from random sources? Not good to take yourself (or the Giants) so seriously.
than BJGE for longer.
I wouldn't be shocked to see a RB drafted early too.
Or, it's Strahan's number backwards, which could mean that Strahan's coming back too!
(Remember, you heard it here first...)
we know that License plate guy is close to Jacobs so this very well might happen.
love the smell of asshat in the morning
heard the same thing from my source, however, i've heard nothing about a number change.
When I need to know what the cap ramifications are of cutting/extending a given player...or for the latest news on the NYG...
I always go to License Plate Guy.
* Knows the offense
* Great at blitz pick-up
* Has decent hands for swing passes
* With one year deal, can play with passion rather than
worry about injury compromising big, long term salary
*Can't doubt emotion and will to win
*Is a beast against the Cowboys
Brandon, it's time for you to learn how to catch.
especially for money/years that is reasonable. Just curious about the number change.
big boy. Retire a Giant =]
NO RUNNING OTHER THAN NORTH SOUTH.
Why would you need to do that? What has changed in the past 10 days since he was cut?
He might've only been offered a minimum contract anyway so there is no room to cut.
are looking in the draft. I expect them to pick up a RB. Why spend money on a vet who has wear on his tires when you can get a rook with full tread and much cheaper. A vet is not fiscally responsible on a multi year deal
I think he was told all along that the Giants would be getting back to him once they got their cap straightened out. I think the Giants always wanted him back and the Jacobs' family didn't want to leave the area.
but this lessens the immediate need to draft an RB and it allows you to cut jacobs if you want to
i like it
as it is for the vet minimum and doesn't preclude the Giants from getting a RB drafted, I am okay with it.
Ha - we made the papers dude!
with using Jacobs as a depth signing is that he freaks out when people jump ahead of him on the depth chart
I'd love to have him back.
the word "asshat"? I hope the FCC doesn't catch wind
Because he realized no other team is willing to pay what he wants and his wife wants to stay in NY. Why would the Giants pay him more money than he's worth?
doesn't use the same loose interpretation/absolutes as with "it's going to happen" when he reports what his other sources say
You said that they should offer less than what they originally offered. The Giants offered what they feel he was worth to their team. There is no reason to basically throw him an F U now and say you should've agreed 10 days ago and now we are offering less. Again, I think it is probably very close to the minimum already. They value him enough to have left the door open, now is not the time to haggle.
if he's willing to be paid as such, welcome back.
But, didnt someone say bshaw was going to wear 27 in homage to jacobs? Idk if it was true or just rumors but could be the reason for the number change...
an asshat at all but my friend ran into Jacobs at some boxing event and he told him he was a big Giant fan and would miss him and Jacobs said something like "well see, well see" which my friend took to mean the door isn't closed yet.
The longer he sits in free agency, the more likely it seems like he'll come back to the Giants.
to blocking tight end/full back.
I am wearing a hat and my ass is itchy today.