PFT - In a recent appearance on KNBR in San Francisco, Jacobs addressed the question of whether he can still go north-south in a short-yardage situation. (It’s a good question because, recently, he hasn’t.) “You gotta have the attitude to do it, and also you gotta have the offensive linemen in front of the back to be able to get it done,” Jacobs said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I think the 49ers have what it takes to be able to get that yard. No one’s perfect — somebody’s gonna get a step on you at some point somewhere and you’re not gonna be perfect. Because we had issues. When I was with the Giants, we had issues down the line. Of course I took the blame for those [because I was] holding the ball.” And then, in apparently the same breath, Jacobs backtracks. “But ultimately, at the end of the day it is my fault because I do have the ball and that’s what people see,” Jacobs said. “But there’s a lot more than that going on. But like I said, I think the 49ers definitely got what it takes to be able to get that one yard. I think they had the highest percentage in the league all of last year with those conversions.”
We all know a good running game is as much of the O Line as it is the guy carrying the football, but Brandon Jacobs needs to get fucking real. Sure, the Giants O Line wasn’t as great as it was in years past. But it was good enough to give Eli and his trio of receivers enough time to be the biggest deep threat in the league. It was good enough to win the Super Bowl. And at the end of the day when you’re 6’4 265 and your team is asking you to get a 3rd and 1 or 4th and a foot and you don’t get the job done, you have nobody to blame but yourself.
You know if Jacobs wasn’t such a dickhead, and his O Line was really that bad, I wouldn’t mind him saying anything. Like if they were Wayne Hunter-and-the-Jets bad and Jacobs never opened his mouth and this is the one time he defended himself, I think people wouldn’t really care. Its not like he really said anything that harsh. But the fact that the Giants O Line is probably the hardest working, blue collar unit of men in the entire world and Brandon Jacobs is the biggest loud mouth jabroni out there, I think he just comes off like another salty Giants cast off dickhead. Just like Tiki. Those two should be best friends.