October 31, 2011
The Giants notched an exciting comeback win against the Dolphins, giving them their second straight win and a formidable two-game lead in the NFC East. Happy times, right? Everybody gets popsicles and pats on the back.
Well, not everybody. Brandon Jacobs(notes) would like the Giants organization to stick its popsicle somewhere uncomfortable. His discontent stems from not getting enough carries. Via Jane McManus at ESPN New York, here's what he had to say after Sunday's game.
"I've got nothing positive to say," Jacobs said. "The most positive thing: I got family at home and I got a fast-ass car being delivered on Tuesday. That's it."
But why, Brandon?
"Cause I can't say nothing," Jacobs said. "I always say something for everyone else's dislike."
Why, that's inconceivable! I can't imagine why a Giants fan would have a problem with you moping and pouting after a win, but being oddly giddy about your new fast-ass car.
Jacobs only got four carries in the game against the Dolphins. Ahmad Bradshaw(notes) got 13. Jacobs has only gotten the ball 42 times on the year, and it's hard to establish a rhythm when playing time is sporadic, but he is still a full yard-per-carry worse (3.0 ypc) than Bradshaw (4.0 ypc) on the season. Jacobs has picked an odd time to complain about carries.
Don't get me wrong. I'm happy for anyone who gets a fast-ass car, especially when that person has for so long been denied the joy of traveling any distance longer than 3 yards at one time. Get in your go-fast machine and go vroom vroom all day long, my man. Whatever makes you happy.
But how hard is it to say, "Hey, the team won, and that's the most important thing," and go on about your day? If you don't like people getting upset at the things you say, then stop saying goofy things.
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