Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
We break down Brandon Jacobs comments about his availability for the 49ers in Week 5
More Jacobs: "Hopefully, get out and go practice this week, take some reps & do some hard running & see where things go from there." #49ers— Mindi Bach (@MBachCSN) October 2, 2012
Jacobs final: "Just leaving it up to coach and our medical staff to put me where they think I should be."#49ers— Mindi Bach (@MBachCSN) October 2, 2012
The 49ers faced several instances where a healthy Brandon Jacobs could have been a difference-maker. Matt Maiocco took a look at the 49ers third down struggles, and there were some third and short situations where a rumbling Jacobs could have made a difference.
If Jacobs is available this coming week, it will be interesting to see how the 49ers utilize the big back. He was looking really sharp in preseason before getting hurt. The 49ers continue to have some third down struggles, and converting on some of these third and shorts would be huge for the 49ers offense.