With four carries for 10 yards and one catch for no yards, it’s clear Brandon Jacobs didn’t reach full speed on the turf at MetLife Stadium on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
Perhaps he can take out some of his aggression over his reduced role by reaching full speed on I-95. At least, that’s what he plans to do.
“I’ve got nothing positive to say,” Jacobs told ESPN, largely in reference to not getting the opportunities he feels he deserves. “The most positive thing: I got family at home and I got a fast-ass car being delivered on Tuesday. That’s it.”
The love-hate relationship between Jacobs and everyone else — from media to fans to coaches and everyone in between — has been especially rocky since last year. The Giants’ former lead rusher has seen his role greatly diminished in that time, and in 2010 he totaled just under 66 percent of the carries that he had the season prior while starting in just five games.
Last year was the first time since his rookie season that he participated in every game, largely due to injury, but Jacobs has yet to start a single game this season while playing in five of New York’s seven contests to date.
When he’s getting on the field, he’s not doing himself any favors with his performance. He’s on pace for 96 carries, 288 rushing yards and averaging just three yards per carry, which would all be the lowest totals since his rookie year.
It’s too bad he can’t take his new car onto the field — that may be what it takes to finally get Jacobs moving.