Found January 20, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
New York Giants bruising running back Brandon Jacobs wasn't about to return fire on Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. After Rice referred to the 6-foot-4, 265-pounder as "a little soft" on ESPN television, Jacobs told the Newark Star-Ledger that he respected the legendary wideout for what he accomplished in the game. "I grew up a San Francisco 49ers fan," Jacobs told the newspaper. "I loved Jerry Rice. I still love Jerry Rice. I give him a lot of credit for the game being the way it is today. I have nothing negative to say about Jerry Rice. If he feels that way, he feels that way. But I betcha he won't tackle me." Rice used the remark about Jacobs while crediting the San Francisco 49ers' running backs with the advantage in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. "That (advantage) goes to San Francisco," Rice said earlier this week. "I like Ahmad Bradshaw. I like Brandon Jacobs, but I feel like Brandon Jacobs is a little bit soft. ...H...

Brandon Jacobs -- "49ers Please Deliever Helmet-To-Helmet Hits"

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has made a request to the San Francisco 49ers, before Sunday's NFC Championship Game, to deliver helmet-to-helmet hits during the game.Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that Jacobs has made the challenge to the 49ers defense:To get knocked out, that means that have to hit you in your head. I wish like heck, one of them would try...

Brandon Jacobs on 49ers: ‘I Wish Like Hell They’d Hit Me in the Head’

Everyone expects the NFC Championship game to be one of the most physical match-ups of the year.  One reason for that is it involves the 49ers — who may have the best defense in the NFL and are certainly among the league’s toughest teams.  The more obvious reason is that it is the NFC Championship game.  If the chance to play in Super Bowl 46 doesn’t get your blood boiling...

Jerry Rice Calls Brandon Jacobs 'Soft,' Says Rain Would Favor 49ers in NFC Championship

Jerry Rice likes the 49ers' chances if it rains at Candlestick Park on Sunday. But not just because he spent 16 seasons in San Francisco. Rice, now an analyst for ESPN, thinks that rain -- which is in the forecast -- would favor the Niners because it would turn the game into more of a running game, which he isn't too confident Giants running back Brandon Jacobs could handle...

Ex-Niner Rice knocks Giants' Jacobs

The 49ers had the NFL's best rushing defense this season, and at least one prominent Niners alumnus doesn't think the Giants' Brandon Jacobs will pose much of a threat to that status in the NFC Championship Game.

Jerry Rice thinks Jacobs is tackled too easily

The 49ers had the NFL's best rushing defense this season, and at least one prominent Niners alumnus doesn't think the Giants' Brandon Jacobs will pose much of a threat to that status in the NFC Championship Game.

Jacobs won't back down, 'wishes like hell' 49ers hit him high

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs knows how physical the 49ers' defense can be. Does that bother him? Absolutely not, and he welcomes some helmet-to-helmet contact in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Brandon Jacobs urges the 49ers to deliver helmet-to-helmet hits

Brandon Jacobs is ready to take some helmet-to-helmet hits. Jacobs said today that he’s hoping the 49ers will hit him in the head when the Giants visit San Francisco, because he thinks it’s a lot harder to take him down by hitting him high than to take him down by hitting him low. “I wish…

New York Giants News and Notes for January 20

The Giants will go through one more day of workouts here before they head out to San Francisco to face the 49ers for the NFC Championship on Sunday. Here is what you need to know…. Eli Manning returned to practice yesterday after leaving practice early Wednesday with a stomach virus. He practiced with the first team and looked as if he never left. He says he is “100%” and ready...
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