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Jacobs Hurt; Reason for Concern?

Giants Running Back Brandon Jacobs is out Sunday night against the Cowboys with a knee injury, which leaves Derrick Ward and Ahmad Bradshaw to share the load. Without Jacobs, more of the offensive falls on Eli Manning’s shoulder.

Jacobs has an unique blend of size (6’4, 260) and top speed. The Giants use him early and often, to wear out the defense. Big play back Bradshaw then comes off the sideline fresh to terrorize tired defenses. Now, Jacobs is out. Derrick Ward, while good, is nowhere near as good as Jacobs. With the Cowboys needing this game desperately to keep their playoff hopes alive, no Jacobs is a sight for their sore eyes.

Should the G-Men be concerned? Yes. Very concerned. If he’s out for just this game, then its fine. Have him rest up for the playoffs. If it’s serious and he’s out for a while, the Giants just might as well kiss their Super Bowl hopes goodbye. The ‘Earth (Jacobs) Wind(Ward) and Fire (Bradshaw)’ combo lead them to their Super Bowl victory (and they did that without Ward, who was hurt). But Jacobs is the key cog, their leading rusher, their pace setter. Without him, they’re in big trouble.

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One Response to “Jacobs Hurt; Reason for Concern?”

  1. josh says:

    I don’t think Jacobs’ absence will be as devastating as most tend to think. He’s definitely a tone setter, and a very good runner, but the best runner NY had last post season was RB Ahmad Bradshaw and his absence in playing time this year has been one of the few inexplicable decisions by the Giants’ coaching staff. Ward has filled in well, but you’re right, he’s limited. Look for Bradshaw to come up big tomorrow night when the Giants turn to the running game from the 2nd quarter on.

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