49ers Sign Tippy Toeing Ballerina Brandon Jacobs
The San Francisco 49ers have signed RB Brandon Jacobs to a one year deal. He joins his former NY Giants teammate WR Mario Manningham who recently inked a 2 year deal with San Francisco.
In Manningham the 49ers are getting a young, talented wide receiver with a lot of potential, that was a good pick up for them especially when you consider their deficiencies at the wide receiver position. The Brandon Jacobs picl up on the other hand is not a very good one in my opinion. The former big bruising RB has become a tippy toeing ballerina around the line of scrimmage.
I have been calling him a tippy toeing ballerina for about 2 years now, his best years are behind him for sure. Jacobs has lost a step or two and is by far more trouble than he is worth when it comes to team chemistry.
New York Giants fans are used to seeing the big back who stands 6'4" tall and about 265 pounds get stopped consistently on 3rd and 1's. For a big guy he is one of the worst short yardage RB's in the NFL. The only positive is that San Francisco will not be using him as their primary back, but they better hope Frank Gore can stay healthy or else they will be in for some frustrating runs with Jacobs.
If San Fran signed the former Giants RB looking for a great trash talker then they will get their moneys worth in that department. The man can talk trash all day, every day. He is also very good a starting scuffles after every run, he gets up pushes a few opposing players around and talks tough which occasionally brings out the yellow flags. Oh and wait till 49ers fans catch his Chippendales style TD dance.
I appreciate Brandon Jacobs time in New York, especially his first few seasons but he truly wore me out the last 2 plus years. This past season he kept threatening New York with leaving what he did not count on was that the organization didn't really want him to stay. Best of luck Brandon Jacobs in San Francisco!