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Jacobs Signed

jd311 : 9/10/2013 4:31 pm
Per Twitter

Reunion time in East Rutherford: The Giants are signing RB Brandon Jacobs.
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I would love to see him get a chance to run over some 49ers...  
arcarsenal : 9/10/2013 7:34 pm : link
You know he would be pumped as fuck for that if we met them in the playoffs.
And I still can't figure out if bossman is 12 years old..  
arcarsenal : 9/10/2013 7:34 pm : link
..or the best troll on BBI.
more tweets  
JKBlue : 9/10/2013 7:40 pm : link
Terrell Thomas @TerrellThomas24 1h
AAAAAAAYYYYYYYEEEEE @gatorboyrb is back! #BigBack #NYG

Brandon Jacobs @gatorboyrb 5m
@TerrellThomas24 Lets work T2

Chase Blackburn @Blackburn5793 1h
@gatorboyrb congrats buddy. I know what it's like to have to wait.

Henry Hynoski @HenryHynoski 1h
Welcome back @gatorboyrb...time to get the biggest backfield in the league started up again!

Michael Strahan @michaelstrahan 1h
Welcome back to the GMEN @gatorboyrb. Make us proud homie!

I remember  
Burt in Alameda : 9/10/2013 7:41 pm : link
reading after Jacobs was cut last year that what the Giants would miss most was his pass blocking for Eli. Well, if he protects Eli as he did before, his signing will have been worth everything. Welcome back, Brandon.
Brandon Jacobs?  
Marty866b : 9/10/2013 7:46 pm : link
Jim Brown wasn't available?
Was sleeping and woke up just now  
Route 9 in LEH : 9/10/2013 7:49 pm : link
exciting news!!! Welcome back #27! always liked him.
I tip my hat  
BobbyJohnson_4thand17 : 9/10/2013 7:55 pm : link
Welcome back to the running back who converted the most important 4th and 1 in Giants history. There's no "Eli Escape" or "Tyree Helmet Catch" in SB 42 if BJ doesn't get that one yard earlier in the drive.
I won't presume to know what these 2 guys currently look like  
Overseer : 9/10/2013 8:12 pm : link
because both have lots of miles on their bodies, but I was really hoping for McGahee. He was better in his prime than Jacobs, playing very only 2 years ago, and BJac really seems to be done. But here's hoping I'm dead wrong.
nybeast : 9/10/2013 8:13 pm : link
Happy the big man is back! He can pass protect without a doubt and when he gets a full head of steam is a strong runner. Finally, he's a leader who bleeds big blue through and through! He didn't want to be a 49er and now he comes back to help us win another Super Bowl! He knows the offense, will protect Eli and will come back with passion and be rejuvenated, just like Aaron Ross! Not to mention he can credibly settle Wilson down and mentor the young fella so he can be the superstar we all know he can be if he can just protect the football. Love this move!
I remember the little game the 49ers ....  
Manny in CA : 9/10/2013 8:21 pm : link
Played when they released him; waited till the Giants could claim him. (They didn't want him, but were afraid he'd get back to the Giants and make them pay).

So, welcome back big man, and linebackers there's a whole lotta hurt watin' for 'specially if you're thinking about trying to blitz Eli.
good move  
msh : 9/10/2013 8:27 pm : link
the good points

he knows the offence,
can pass block
helped bradshaw when he was a rookie,
teams need to account for him
once he gets upto steam he can be very powerful rusher
he hasnt played much so should be rested
bleeds big blue,passionate

the bad

just dont use him in short yardage he needs to be upto steam or far to easily stopped for a guy his size
he is a fullback who thinks he's joe morris type scat back

in the situation they are in they need him,i thought they should have signed him in the off season when bradshaw left
wilson will be the guy he just didnt get enough reps last year to be ready to carry the full load yet
i still want to see him return a kickoff  
gtt350 : 9/10/2013 8:35 pm : link
The Jints have offically jumped the shark!  
jintsfan : 9/10/2013 8:38 pm : link
Never been a big Jacobs fan  
SanFranGiantsFan : 9/10/2013 8:38 pm : link
But he knows the system & can block. He'll be an asset.
To all of you saying you don't like it  
miley42289 : 9/10/2013 8:39 pm : link
Three Words: David Wilson

'Nuff said

miley42289 : 9/10/2013 8:41 pm : link
Never been a big Jacobs fan
SanFranGiantsFan : 8:38 pm
But he knows the system & can block. He'll be an asset

Never? I'm very sure you were saying this just about after the 4th & 1 he picked up for us on the game-winning drive in Super Bowl 42????
My favorite Jacobs move .....  
Manny in CA : 9/10/2013 8:41 pm : link
He he "chips" the DE on the way out the backfield.

How many DEs has he left teeth rattling, from those little "chips"
Yea Buddy  
Howyadoin : 9/10/2013 8:42 pm : link
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another fumbler  
xman : 9/10/2013 8:52 pm : link
who can't even carry the ball for a few yards
ha some of these comments...  
Rory : 9/10/2013 9:06 pm : link
and its funny cause the same people who bitch about player loyalty show how much loyalty they have themselves.

You have no idea what the Giants plans are, Give the guy a game before slamming the guy and the move. #disgraced
I bet this little kid is excited  
halfback20 : 9/10/2013 9:17 pm : link
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He's the perfect guy  
spike : 9/10/2013 9:18 pm : link
to throw screens at.

Good hands and he likes to truck DBs
I wonder how he'll react  
newmike2 : 9/10/2013 9:44 pm : link
when he gets the first helmet to his knee.
no other options  
cheeseburger : 9/10/2013 10:06 pm : link
knows the playbook, coaches and sparks the team even if he gets minimal snaps. still has lots of respect in that locker room. he will scare wilson straight.
I'd imagine he'd feel like any other player who got hit on the knee  
T-Bone : 9/10/2013 10:25 pm : link
would feel...hurt?

Are some of you guys serious with some of these posts?
I don't like this move on paper  
chris r : 9/10/2013 10:33 pm : link
but I've got to admit the thought of Jacobs trucking someone has me a little pumped.
I'm not particularly surprised or thrilled. However,  
Marty in Albany : 9/10/2013 10:37 pm : link
I would be surprised and thrilled if he spent the last two years learning how to catch.
I mean really..  
T-Bone : 9/10/2013 10:38 pm : link
there are posts about him getting his legs taken out...pulling hamstrings...and now getting helmets to the knees. I know it's a possibility he could get hurt...but why even think about it? If you don't like the signing because you think he's done as a runner is one thing...I don't agree with you...but I at least can respect that. But to say things like 'Let's see what happens when someone cuts him off at the knees and see how he feels.' just doesn't make much sense to me. How...or better, WHY...would he feel any different than any other player taking a shot to his knee?

Not trying to single you out alone newmike2 but I just don't understand the point of posts like yours and BB'56's above. Like someone mentioned earlier, Blackburn came back to the team LATER than Jacobs currently is in the season and was fine throughout the season and Jacobs appears to have kept himself in good shape. I couldn't be happier about this signing because it's my belief that the reason why Eli has been struggling so much is because of the lack of pass protection he's had since the beginning of last season. Bradshaw is a more than willing blocker and packs a good punch for his size but still was a small RB. Brown is OK at it but is always hurt and Wilson is disinterested in blocking at the moment. I personally think this move has the potential to have a dramatic, positive effect on the team moving forward. We'll see.
SBlue46 : 9/10/2013 10:39 pm : link
I say he gets hurt in the first three to four weeks or sucks . He likely is going to be unsuccessful. He fumbles too.we're going to trade him for a number one draft pick you guys are making me laugh
Paul Blake  
Jsak222 : 9/10/2013 10:40 pm : link
You are 100% wrong. So you would rather have Scott over Jacobs? Bringing Jacobs in isn't about the run game. It is about protecting Eli, ball security, and mentoring Wilson. And look at All the tweets, jacob's teammates love him. I think this is a great move.
T-Bone : 9/10/2013 10:41 pm : link
Anyone else?
T-Bone : 9/10/2013 10:42 pm : link
You posted before I had a chance to. LOL!
Rory : 9/10/2013 10:44 pm : link
i feel ya :/
He's the right choice....  
damdevs : 9/10/2013 11:19 pm : link
for this situation.

He's knows the offense and he's a great blocking back.

I just hope he becomes a short yardage force that we desparately need and that he once was a looooooong time ago.
This is all about pass protection  
oipolloi : 9/10/2013 11:22 pm : link
and if they forget about him, he can slip into the flat and catch the short pass. He had hands of stone when he first came up, but largely solved that problem over time.
i think its a dumb move signing Jacobs  
Rich Houston-NYG-WR-1971 : 9/10/2013 11:47 pm : link
His attitude has not changed. He can't be in football shape.
Rob_MTL : 9/11/2013 12:08 am : link
thumbs up
I initially liked the move  
Sonic Youth : 9/11/2013 12:09 am : link
but the more I think about it, McGahee would probably have been a better choice - if the Giants had plans to feature the back they signed to some degree.

But they don't, we'll still see large doses of Wilson, so this makes more sense.
It was written in the stars...  
SHO'NUFF : 9/11/2013 12:19 am : link
Jacobs damn near begging to come back...Wilson fumbles...Scott doesn't turn around...and now: HE'S BACK!

Bossman and Rich Houston both agree that this was a bad move?  
BigBlueBuff : 9/11/2013 12:35 am : link
welcome back Jacobs.. hope you help keep Eli protected..  
Rsspro : 9/11/2013 12:52 am : link
and add a little something to our running game..

I know most our saying this is for his blocking.. which is true to some extent.. but I think he'll be a great teammate and mentor to the other running backs too.. I know that's been mentioned..

I think people don't expect him to get many touches.. but he will.. even if used in pass protection.. he'll get touches to keep teams honest.. could be a dump pass or screen.. or a few runs here and there..


3rd and 2 at the goal line.. who gets the ball.. I think we'll see BJ in the game.. whether it's a play action pass or he'll still get chances to convert short yardage..

the one thing I'm sure about.. is he only wanted to be on the Giants or retire.. he bleeds Giants blue.. and he's gonna give his all.. he's gonna be playing with fire knowing this is most likely his last hurrah.. and chance to contribute to our Giants..
as long as we don't run stupid  
SHO'NUFF : 9/11/2013 1:03 am : link
stretch plays that take time to develop...Jacobs should just be given the green light to bulldoze straight ahead.
Welcome back BJAK  
csh2z : 9/11/2013 7:33 am : link
I can't wait to see him run behind Hank the Tank!
Jacobs to Wilson  
Curtis in VA : 9/11/2013 7:53 am : link
@gatorboyrb: @4stillRunning We gonna eat lil bro.
Mixed feelings about this signing....  
AnnapolisMike : 9/11/2013 8:22 am : link
Was so busy I did not find out until a friend who is an Eagles fan told me last night at a back to school night.

Jacob's was done a few years ago in my unqualified estimation. He certainly brings an attitude back that the Giants lack. But I doubt he provides very much on the field other than a change of pace. Which in and of itself should be good.

I can't wait for the first comments after Jacobs dances his way along the line of scrimmage for 1 yard like he used too . . .
He was also an excellent blocker on the KR team  
Jay in Toronto : 9/11/2013 8:57 am : link
except KRs are going the way of the dinosaur.
Blitz Eli  
deadkurtrulz : 9/11/2013 9:12 am : link
and get knocked the fuck out. This move is a no-brainer. When he is in the game DE's and LB's don't come at Eli very hard for an obvious reason. BJ is waiting and he will hit you. Very, very, hard.

I think in addition to 3rd down where he can block or belly out I would also use him as FB in jumbo formation blocking for DW. Hyno was scary bad the other night. A FB that whiffs on blocks gets released very quickly.
Rsspro : 9/11/2013 9:50 am : link
that "may" be 1 yard more then another back on our roster may have got in the same situation.. and if it's a 3rd and 1.. that's acceptable....
tbone, relax  
newmike2 : 9/11/2013 11:52 am : link
It always seems that Jacobs turns into a tip-toe burglar and runs east-west after he gets a low shot. I hope he doesn't revert to that mode when the first DB takes a crack at his knees.

This isn't personal, it's just an observation. I've advocated for getting him back because he knows the system and Eli likes him but I recognize that this is a desperation move not a luxury move.
Some of you need to shake the sand out of your vags and return to reality.

He's a flawed guy but he's our guy.
T-Bone : 9/11/2013 1:04 pm : link
I am relaxed. I just don't see the point of your post. Nothing more. Jacobs has/had a tendency to run East/West more often than I'm sure we'd all like...but, IMO, it's never taken a shot to his knees in order for him to start running that way. It's always been my opinion that he thinks he's a lot more nimble than he really is but hopefully he'll turn that around and not do it as often.

And please save the childish insults. Thanks.
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