As far as the trade request, Jacobs notes that everything is taken care of by saying “There was always peace there. We went through it. We got it taken care of. We got it all out the way, and now it’s time to go out and perform and win football games.”
Jacobs also commented on Sunday night’s incident, apologizing to everyone involved.
[…] And the Indianapolis Colts organization as well and their fans and our fans, for the incident that, again, I didn’t mean for that to happen. I was angry. I should have never thrown the helmet to begin with, no matter where it went to. And a special apology to the fellow that caught it, I apologized to him and his family as well and everyone else who was in the area who could have been harmed. So those are my apologies, and I mean them 100 percent.
Don’t worry, though, Jacobs was also able to answer some football-related questions as well – including if he’ll be able to set the tone again like he’s been able to do in the past.
I can get out and set the physical tone when opportunity is given. That’s what I want to do. I want to get everybody jumping up right away so we can let these teams know that right off the bat that’s what this whole game is going to be like. This will get ready, and the next team that’s coming in the next week, it’s going to be like that for them as well. So that’s what I want to do. I want to send positive energy across to my football team.
Brandon Jacobs has been fined $10,000 for throwing his helmet into the stands against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football.
The troubled Jacobs was scheduled to have a meeting with Giants management today as well, where it was likely they would discuss his outburst as well as the rumors that the running back was looking to be traded.
I haven’t been able to confirm that report yet, though one source in Jacobs’ camp said he "wouldn’t be surprised" if the running back did just that. Of course, the source warned, he’s also threatened to do it before. Only Jacobs knows if he’s serious this time around.
If he is, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise. Jacobs’ blood has been boiling since last season when people started questioning his abilities during a year in which he rushed for only 835 yards. Jacobs later claimed he had suffered a knee injury in Week 1 and kept playing through it, which he later felt was a mistake.
This year, he’s been brooding since training camp when it was apparent that he had been demoted to No. 2 on the depth chart behind Ahmad Bradshaw. After the preseason finale, he told a reporter that it’s "hard to stay positive" in the backup role. Then he later snapped at a reporter when asked if he and Bradshaw needed to put their egos aside to co-exist.
Jacobs also said this after the helmet toss and before hurling more expletives at the media: "I have a lot on me right now, you know what I mean? It’s not good. I just want to forget about all of this."
The Giants certainly need to do something. Jacobs is unhappy, and really not that productive any longer. Vote in the poll at Big Blue View to let us know what you think the Giants should do with him