49ers’ Brandon Jacobs: Giants ‘Had Issues’ On O-Line
NEW YORK (WFAN) — Veteran running back Brandon Jacobs had a rough final season in New York.
That is, until his second Super Bowl championship.
Marred by drops and failed short-yardage carries, the bruising back was at times booed mercilessly by the home crowd at MetLife Stadium. Jacobs was released by the Giants in March and later signed on as a free agent with the 49ers, a team he thinks has the personnel to right his game.
“I think the 49ers have what it takes to be able to get that yard,” Jacobs told KNBR-AM in San Francisco. “No one’s perfect. Somebody’s gonna get a step on you at some point somewhere and you’re not gonna be perfect, because we had issues.”
He added: “When I was with the Giants, we had issues down the line. Of course I took the blame for those holding the ball. But ultimately, at the end of the day, it’s my fault because I do have the ball and that’s what people see. But there’s a lot more than that going on.”
Jacobs, unable to reach a restructured deal with the Giants this offseason, had 152 carries for 571 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011.
He ranks No. 4 in Giants history with 4,849 rushing yards.
“At the end of the day we go out and play this game for it being football, what we all love playing,” he said. “But after you’ve been in the business a certain amount of time, and know that they’ve turned it into nothing but a business, that what-have-you-done-for-me-lately type attitude comes. And that’s what we turn it into as players, and that’s when things happen.”
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