NEW YORK (WFAN) – Brandon Jacobs has a message for fans: go ahead, jeer away.
The unhappy Giants running back, who recently expressed his woes in a well-publicized interview with Men’s Fitness, was booed mercilessly during each of his limited touches on Sunday.
Fans at MetLife Stadium likely weren’t happy with Jacobs admitting his willingness to walk away from New York once his contract expires.
He didn’t do much to help his cause after the game, telling reporters he had “nothing positive” to say despite the Giants’ 20-17 win over Miami.
“As long as the players I’m playing (with), my teammates, my brothers (get it), that’s what I care about,” Jacobs said Tuesday at PS 190 in Brooklyn, appearing for an NFL Play 60 event. “I don’t care about being booed. I don’t care about anybody else, to be honest with you.”
He added: “I don’t care if they cheer for me another day. They could boo me every day. But they should boo when I’m about to start scoring these touchdowns as well.”
Jacobs got only four carries for 10 yards against the Dolphins — but he heard it from the crowd alright. Especially after his first series, which included a fumble and a dropped pass.
“Sunday is not even in my mind any longer,” said Jacobs. “Things didn’t go well for me because I’m not happy. But I’m going to try and do the best I can. I’ll give my teammates 100 percent effort and try to win some games, and whatever happens, happens.”
So if he’s not playing for the fans, who is he suiting up for?
“I talked to Ahmad (Bradshaw) and a lot of other guys, and at the end of the day I’m playing for them,” said Jacobs. “I don’t really care about nothing else. I’m playing for them, I wanna win for them because (they are) my guys and they’re always going to be my guys, years down the line. So I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do to stand up and stand tall for them.”
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