The good news is that the New York Giants' first-team offense drove the ball down and scored on its first possession in Thursday's 20-17 preseason win over the New England Patriots. Bad news is that former starting running back Brandon Jacobs decided to blow off some steam following the game, according to ESPNNewYork.com. Jacobs, who's started for the Giants since Tiki Barber retired after the '06 season, isn't happy with his new backup role to Ahmad Bradshaw.
Jacobs"No one's your friend in this business," said Jacobs. "This is a cutthroat, backstabbing business. That's just the way it goes. It's been like that before me. If you expect anything else out of a business like this, you're crazy."
Of course, this business has made Jacobs a very wealthy man, but on Thursday, he complained about the strings attached to that money.
"If I would have stayed making minimum, this wouldn't be a problem," Jacobs said. "Once you get paid, you're always in danger of running into problems like this. It doesn't matter who you are or what team or organization you play for, that's just the way it is."
It appears that Jacobs has made quite the psychological breakthrough: People expect a lot more from you when they write a check for $13 million. We'll see if Tom Coughlin responds to Jacobs' comments at all. He's preached "team first" throughout camp, so he might not like Jacobs' little rant.
OK, let's see what folks are saying about the Giants' win this morning:
Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com manages to mix in a Janet Jackson reference in his postgame column.
Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger reports that Shawn Andrews had an excellent game at left guard.