Tuesday, September 10, 2013

You can't go home again

Or can you. I am somewhat surprised that the Giants brought back Brandon Jacobs instead of McGahee as a big RB, tutor and backup for David Wilson. I thought the reason that the Giants let him go a year ago was only partly for on the field football reasons. They were getting a little tired of his act and his presence in the locker room. I guess now that positives outweigh the negatives. There is no salary cap issue now - Jacobs is desperate and Giants can dictate the terms. Jacobs won't be pouting looking for playing time and carries. He's here to be a short yardage back, to take Wilson under his wing, to be a blocker in the backfield for Eli and to generally be a good citizen in the locker room.   I guess he can do that. He doesn't need to learn the offense, the playbook and will fit in immediately as a personality on the team, so it's worth a try. If it doesn't work out, Giants are able to cut him and in 7 more weeks Andre Brown is back. Still, I'm a little surprised.

2 comments:

Yankev Pinchus Paul said...

Jacobs was a horrible short yardage back, who only succeeds if there is a hole, thereby giving him momentum, in which case he is (was)an absolute beast. He was terrible in 3rd or 4th and 1-2 to go. Why does this myth continue to live?

Hershel Wolf said...

Nice to see you back Yankev Pinchus Paul. You should change that first name of yours to something easier to pronounce. Perhaps something like... I don't know... maybe Jacob? Wow, look at what your initials would be then?

I agree with you about Jacobs being bad short yardage RB. Deion Sanders used to say that instead of going hard he would tiptoe up to the line, an accurate description of his running style. But he was an excellent blocker picking up the blitz.