NEW YORK (WFAN) — Brandon Jacobs has no regrets.
The embattled Giants running back has taken his lumps this season in the media. He’s heard it loud and clear from the fans.
And yes, he’s still frustrated about the boos that rain down at MetLife Stadium.
“It’s up to them whether or not they want to boo. And that’s what they do,” Jacobs told WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Wednesday morning. “No, I don’t take anything back I said about not caring.”
Full interview: Jacobs with Boomer & Carton
Jacobs was eerily quiet before the season. All the negativity eventually came spilling out during a much-criticized interview with Men’s Fitness.
Then, upset after hearing the boo-birds at home during New York’s Week 8 win over Miami, the running back proclaimed he had “nothing positive to say.”
“We don’t want to hear that,” Jacobs told Boomer & Carton. “We don’t want to hear anybody as we’re trying to work hard and play and overcome adversity as it is already. And they’re making it even harder for us to overcome our adversity when they do things like that.”
Jacobs even told Men’s Fitness he doesn’t expect to re-sign with the team after his contract expires. He backed away from those comments on Wednesday, saying he “would love to finish” his career with the Giants.
“Everyone’s taking my words and twisting them up, taking ‘em and putting ‘em against me,” he said. “I’m not saying that. I’m not making those comments because I don’t want to be a Giant. I’m saying that because there’s other reasons and issues that could stop that from happening. Do I want to be a Giant? Yes, my family’s here, we’re settled, my kids are in school. I like it here.”
“I am misunderstood by a lot of people,” he added. “But that’s just life. That’s just the way things go.”
The 29-year-old hasn’t done much to help his cause. Desperate for somebody to pick up the slack in the absence of Ahmad Bradshaw, the Giants saw Jacobs stumble his way to 21 yards on 12 attempts in Sunday night’s loss to Philadelphia.
So far in 2011, Jacobs has a mere 274 yards on 90 carries.
“They’re great when you’re up … and they kick you when you’re down,” he said of Giants fans. “Right now, I don’t think we’re down. I went them to cheer for us. I want them to be, I want our stadium to be super loud when the offense is out on the field.
“And as far as me, I can’t do anything to make them think anything different. I’m just gonna go out there and work hard and do the best I can do.”
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