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Brandon Jacobs (Photo credit Jim McIsaac) You ever got a really bad scrape on your knee when you were a kid? While you are crying like Terrell Owens, your mom is applying peroxide, putting on the band-aid and saying the following. “You’ll be okay. You’ll feel better.” Apply the same concept to David Wilson’s fumbling tendency. Wilson is the kid who scraped his knee. Tom Coughlin is the mom. And the band-aid? Brandon Jacobs. The New York Giants signed Jacobs to a one-year contract on Tuesday after an abysmal performance by the Giants’ running backs. With the signing of Jacobs, many are pondering if the Giants have lost faith in their project, David Wilson. Absolutely not. The acquisition of Jacobs is for several reasons, but none of those reasons include Jacobs becoming the starting halfback for the New York Giants. David Wilson (Photo by Anthony Causi) One of those reasons, however, is mentorship. Jacobs played for the Giants from 2005-2011 and when he left, Bradshaw had to undertake a lot of the load and didn’t seem ready to take over the role Jacobs left. The Giants realized that and moved forward with Wilson, but now, Wilson’s flaws are becoming a cause for concern. So with no real veteran to help guide Wilson, the Giants made the right call by bringing back someone who can help Wilson’s fumble problems. Throughout his entire career, Jacobs has only fumbled the ball 18 times. By providing Wilson a veteran running back who helped the Giants to two Super Bowl victories, it gives the Giants depth, which is what they lack at the running back position with Brown out. Signing Jacobs though doesn’t take away from the negative attention Wilson has been receiving, which is very bombastic to say the least. It was the opening game of the season so you expect there to be some issues given the limited practice time. If the Giants had won the game, while the fumbling issue would have been addressed, it wouldn’t be the forefront of the Giants news on Monday. Lost in translation was a heroic effort by Eli Manning and a contract-backing performance by Victor Cruz. It was 1 out of 16 games, one which the Giants lost, but shouldn’t define Wilson’s career. After his franchise-record performance against the New Orleans Saints in 2012, everyone praised Wilson and flowered him with extravagant interpretations that were highly immature because now those same people are asking for his head on silver platter. The most productive Giants running back, Tiki Barber, had his own issues with fumbling in his career, but he fixed it. Barber has gone on record to say Wilson is “the most dynamic player the Giants have ever had,” so why worry so much? The signing of Jacobs, while more overreaction than problem solver, is a good move to help out the Giants, but it isn’t the solution. He is just another piece to the puzzle to allow Wilson to become the solution for the Giants.

New York Giants sign Brandon Jacobs

  Brandon Jacobs (Photo credit Jim McIsaac) The New York Giants brought back a familiar face this week in Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs signed a one year deal with the team. The Giants are hoping that he will bring some productivity to the running game. Tom Coughlin still wants David Wilson to be the starter, but he has to fix his ball carrying issues. David Wilson is the best running...

Giants Brandon Jacobs: 49ers Were “Scared” to Release me Last Season

  I think it’s safe to say that the brief union between Brandon Jacobs and the San Francisco 49ers last season, was a forgettable experience for both parties. According to a story courtesy Dave Hutchinson of The Star Ledger, the recently-acquired New York Giants running back, said that he basically begged the Niners to release him when it became clear he wasn’t apart of their...

Brandon Jacobs says 49ers were scared of him

Brandon Jacobs who spent last season with the 49ers, was recently signed by the New York Giants. Jacobs told the New York media that the 49ers were afraid of him and that is why they did not let him go when he asked for his release. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News had this quote from Jacobs when asked that question. ‘I was told point blank that … ‘Do I look like...

New York Giants re-sign running back Brandon Jacobs

USA TODAY Sports reports that the NFL’s New York Giants have decided to bring back Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs played for the Giants from 2005 to 2011.  He then took his [...]

Brandon Jacobs says 49ers were ‘scared’ to cut him

Giants New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs says he begged the San Francisco 49ers to release him last year, but claims they wouldn’t because they didn’t want to face the nine-year pro. “I didn’t think I was 

David Wilson to emulate Tiki Barber to deal with fumbling issues

David Wilson is looking to a familiar face for Giants fans to help with his fumbling problems.Photo Credit: If you are a New York Giants fan, there is one thing you know more than anything else: Coach Coughlin HATES FUMBLING. Thus, it came as no surprise that new starting running back David Wilson, who was supposed to be a potential breakout star this season, rode the...

Fantasy Spotlight: What to make of David Wilson

It’s not imperative that he do so, but New York Giants running back David Wilson didn’t make too many fans in the fantasy football community this week. Of the seven times he carried the football against Dallas this past Sunday, the ball ended up in the possession of the Cowboys twice. He finished with just 19 net yards on the night, resulting in negative fantasy points for nearly...

Giants' David Wilson apologizes for insulting tweet to fans

Giants running back David Wilson reversed field this afternoon apologizing to fans for hitting the “send” button on a tweet in which he called them “irrelevant.” Wilson said his emotions got the best of him when he lashed out at fans on Twitter writing “Ayy to fantasy participants and (angry) Giants fans ur irrelevant to me!!! Nobody wants me to succeed more than ME!!...

2013 Fantasy Football September 12 Daily Fix: Week 2 DEF/ST Recommendations

Today’s fantasy football daily fix delivers news, notes, and DraftKings D/ST recommendations including the Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, and Philadelphia Eagles. News & Notes Is Brandon Jacobs Important Again? It’s not typically good news for a starting running back when he’s described by his coach in the same way that Tom Coughlin has referred to David Wilson this...

David Wilson switching to Tiki Barber carrying method

New York Giants running back David Wilson needs to work his way out of Tom Coughlin’s dog house. The only way he can do that is if he stops putting the ball on the ground. Wilson is hoping former Giants running back Tiki Barber can help solve the issue. Once upon a time, Barber had […]

David Wilson vows to elimate fumbles

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More issues at running back for the Giants; Da'Rel Scott injures knee in practice

Although the New York Giants just signed running back Brandon Jacobs, general manager Jerry Reese may be working the phones again after Da'Rel Scott suffered a knee injury in Wednesday's practice, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.An MRI after practice revealed there was no structural damage in Scott's knee. Scott took over the primary running back...

David Wilson Switching To Tiki Barber’s Way Of Carrying Football

David Wilson must have seen his career flash before his eyes, because he finally made that call. Newsday is reporting that Wilson has sought out former Giants great Tiki Barber to help fix his fumbling problem. According to Bob Glauber, Barber says he’s been there and done that, but by no means does he think David Wilson’s career is in jeopardy because of his fumbling problem...

Ex-Giants RB Bradshaw advises fumble-prone Wilson

Ahmad Bradshaw sat quietly on his couch at home in Indianapolis last Sunday night watching the Giants play the Cowboys while his former Big Blue protégé David Wilson endured a running back’s worst nightmare on national television. While Bradshaw watched the game he held a football in his arms — a habit he follows even at home as a reminder to protect the ball in games —...
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