49ers running back Brandon Jacobs chatted with some reporters today and USA Today had a column that is picking up some traction in the NFL world. The article contains some comments from Brandon Jacobs that likely reflect an unhappy camper.
This would not be the most surprising thing in the world given his proclamations about being ready to go last week and his subsequent deactivation this past Sunday against the Bills. The 49ers host his former team, the New York Giants, this Sunday, and naturally Jacobs wants to get in on the action. Unfortunately the article does not contain a complete transcription of the Q&A and I can't find a transcription from any of the beat writers. For now, here are the quotes from the paper with at least a little bit of context from the article:
He was asked about facing his former team and whether he would be able to tap into his emotion against them:
"It would be different if things were different, put it that way ... I don't have any thoughts on it."
The follow-up quote from the article:
"How many times have you seen me (on the field) this year?"
When asked if he was healthy, Jacobs said:
"I feel great. I feel phenomenal. My leg is as fresh as yours."
I don't think it should surprise anybody if Jacobs has grown at all disgruntled with his situation. At the same time, if he is not a capable option on special teams, this also should not be surprising.
Fooch's Note: I was looking at a single page of the column. I have updated the link with the full page article. It includes a couple other quotations, including this chunk related to being frustrated:
"Oh, very. Because I don't know anything. I don't know what's what," he said. "But I'm hanging in there, I'm working every day, doing what I have to do. Let's say I'm just working and doing what I have to do and that's that.
"I've learned over the years when you open your mouth and say certain things, it hurts you, so I'm just going to shut up and keep working."
If I come across as a bit hesitant in this post, it is because these are just a few quotes and we don't know the entire context. I would not be surprised if Jacobs is a bit disgruntled at this point, but without further context we don't know for sure. I'm posting this to make the info available, but also to provide a place for somebody to provide a link if more details come across.