Brandon Jacobs On WFAN: ‘I Don’t Take Anything Back’

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.”

Your reaction to the Jacobs interview? Be heard in the comments below…

  • bcapen

    Paul W said it best….stop tiptoeing at the line of scrimmage and put your head down and run down hill like you should be doing at 6’5″ and 245lbs…WTF!!??

  • blic

    sorry rob it’s both. if i see branDONE continue to bounce off the backs of the linemen he’s gonna hafta’ buy them a drink.

    the giants are rebuilding but won’t admit it. when you let 2/3 of the offense go you are now rebuilding. injuries have hurt too. good point about silence during the snap count lou.

    our old pal steve smith said it all,”i just wanted more money.”

    that’s all it’s about.

  • Rob

    Jeez, Boomer and Carton maybe the worst interviewers. Stop being so condescending? All Boomer knows how to do is drop the fact that he played. Shut up already. No one points out that the Giants running game as a whole has been terrible all season. Its not the RBs its the Oline. Learn the game people.

  • Lou

    “I want them to be, I want our stadium to be super loud when the offense is out on the field.”

    Why the hell would you want the stadium to be “super loud” when the offense is on the field??? Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that usually when you want the fans to be quiet? So you can hear the snap count?

    I can’t wait until Brandon Jacobs is waived at the end of the year, and he gets to see how little the other 31 teams in the NFL think of him. This guy should be on the Jets. He’s had 2 good seasons his whole ‘freaking career, and he walks around like he’s a hall-of-famer.


      THATS exactly what hes talking about…people take his words and make it as negative as rather hear a super loud cheering crowd while the offense is out then boos! yea the crowd should be “louder” while big blues defense is on the field but hes saying that the crowd should and needs to be more supportitve while the offense is out there. you knit pick his words when hes trying to defend against a booing crowd…you were probably one of the ones booing….instead just freaking hope he helps the giants move the chains…if he had a 120 yard game with a touchdown im sure your comments would be very different. No hes not the strong beastly “needs 2-3 people to bring him down” back that he was a couple years ago but if the O Line created more holes for him to hit he would be more productive. If youre a fan you root for the players on the field and for the team to win….NOT BOO THEM!

  • Jerry McMahon

    He doesn’t understand why we boo …….Just listen to yourself you said the Eagles came out more intense…………Well how in the hell does that happen ,The fans are sooooo jacked up ….Don’t you think we as GIANT fans know when the other team are kicking your ass in EVERY aREA Because they are more into it than our Giants …Try driving from Long Island sitting in miles of traffic and paying tons of money for the HONOR of watching the Eagles come out more intensethan you ……Shame on you ……Another example of you guys not getting it ….WE care more than you do ………We came there VERY intense !

  • Paul W

    Jacobs strength is MAKING holes not dancing around looking for them.
    Once he stops moving forward he’s dead. He is trying to emulate Bradshaw and that is not his game. The thing that made them a sucessful pair was their different approaches to running. Put your head down and go Brandon.

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