Brandon Jacobs is a horse; thereÆs no question about that. The only problem is that Jacobs is a powerful Clydesdale rather than a galloping thoroughbred. On 3rd-and-2, itÆs handy to have that Clydesdale available to carry the offense a few yards forward. However, youÆll rarely see that same Clydesdale galloping 50 yards towards the end zone. á For three years now, the Giants have been attempting to turn Jacobs into something heÆs not. He doesnÆt look like an all-purpose back and he certainly doesnÆt run like one...could it be possible that heÆs just not an all-purpose running back? Jacobs has been and always will be a short down back who can occasionally break away for a 15-20 yard gain, which is perfectly fine.á Having a short down back as powerful as Jacobs is an invaluable asse ...
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