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Giants RB hopes 49ers' D 'hits me in the head'

Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:37 pm
Edited on: January 19, 2012 8:39 pm
 
Jacobs welcomes a physical game against San Francisco Sunday. (AP)

By Ryan Wilson

Earlier this week, after dispensing with the defending Super Bowl champion Packers, Giants safety Antrel Rolle announced that "we can't be beat." He did qualify it with "I might be a little biased," but the point remains: New York is playing its best football of the season.

But the same can be said of the team they'll face Sunday: the San Francisco 49ers, who manhandled the Saints and took Drew Brees and that explosive offense out of their game in the process. By the time it was over, the 49ers had forced five turnovers including two interceptions.

But the Giants, unlike the Saints, aren't a finesse offense. Just the opposite, in fact. They have a wide receiver who looks like a tight end (Hakeem Nicks), a tight end who looks like an offensive lineman (Jake Ballard), and a bruising running back who -- shocker -- likes to steamroll any defender unlucky enough to get in his way.

So it's hardly surprising that Brandon Jacobs welcomes San Francisco's physical style.

"I wish like hell they'd hit me in the head. ...," Jacobs said Thursday according to NFL.com. "A helmet-to-helmet hit. I want one of those. Because that means they're staying high, you know. They're not going to the ground and trying to make tackles at the shoe strings."

Our initial reaction: be careful what you ask for. But Jacobs, all 6-4, 265 pounds of him, is right. If San Francisco defenders are hitting him high, they'll bounce off him like rain on an umbrella. Being physical got the 49ers to this point and that won't change Sunday. Jacobs remains unimpressed.


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"I really don't care how physical they are," he said. "It's going to be a football game. They're a physical bunch; we're a physical bunch. We're going to be out there playing ball. I'm not afraid of them, I'm not afraid of anybody on their team, I'm not afraid of anybody in their organization. I'm ready to play football."

This is a much easier claim to make now that Mike Singletary is in Minnesota. Interestingly, all five of CBSSports.com's NFL experts are picking the Giants to win.

And lest you think Jacobs is all talk, he did take the high road when asked about Jerry Rice's recent comments calling Jacobs "a little soft."

“I grew up a San Francisco 49ers fan,” Jacobs said according to CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Alex Raskin. “I loved Jerry Rice. I still love Jerry Rice. If he feels that way, he feels that way; but I bet you he won’t tackle me.”

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Comments

Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: January 22, 2012 10:40 pm
 

Giants RB hopes 49ers' D 'hits me in the head'

NY GIANTS ARE GOING TO THE SB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BRING ON THE PATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2012 9:02 pm
 

Giants RB hopes 49ers' D 'hits me in the head'

SO MANY HATERS OUT THERE,But the giants are ready to go to another SB!!!!!!!!




Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2012 8:51 pm
 

Giants RB hopes 49ers' D 'hits me in the head'

you are a joke!!!!!!!!!go GIANTS.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 5:52 am
 

Giants RB hopes 49ers' D 'hits me in the head'

That was a great SuperBowl!!!!!hahaha




Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:06 am
 

Giants RB hopes 49ers' D 'hits me in the head'

When you use all caps it tells the whole world that you are either a child, an idiot, a moron, a tool a cad or an occupied loser. The only reason the Giants beat the Pats was because of the great David Tyree whom you losers promptly cut the season after the SB win. Classy act by a class organization. The Giants have some crazy players. Brandy Jacobs wants someone to give him a concussion. What a tool! 





Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 11:39 pm
 

Giants RB hopes 49ers' D 'hits me in the head'

I could see if that was Bradshaw talking noise, but Jacobs? Jacobs goes down way too easy for a man of his size. Warren Sapp calls Jacob "The Tiptoe Bandit" because of his hesitant running style. If he has a huge hole he'll hit it, but if it is any kind of traffic he  is really easy to bring down.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 11:06 pm
 

Giants RB hopes 49ers' D 'hits me in the head'

THIS WEEKENDS GAME GIANTS AND 49ERS WILL BE A BATTLE.TWO GOOD  TEAM BUT I THINK THE G-MEN WILL WIN .NICKS CRUZ AND MANNINGHAM ARE PLAYING WELL.THE GIANTS ARE RUNNING THE BALL ALOT BETTER AND THERE DEFENCE IS FLYING TO THE BALL. 49ERS HAD A GREAT SEASON BUT I DON T THINK THEY CAN STOP ELI AND ALL THE FIRE POWER THE GIANTS HAVE.SURE THEY BEAT THE SAINTS BUT THE GIANTS ARE PLAYING TO THE UNDER DOG CARD THEY LOVE IT.REMEMBER LAST TIME PEOPLE LOOKED AT THE GIANTS THAT WAY THEY UPSET THE SO CALLED PERFECT TEAM.HEY PATS WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!




Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:32 pm
 

Giants RB hopes 49ers' D 'hits me in the head'

Now he joins the other few million people who are waiting for someone to hit him in the head.


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