And Brandon Jacobs is tired of hearing it. The former Giant who now plays for San Francisco told cbssports.com the Jets’ place as a below the Giants in stature will always be what it is.
“They were in the AFC Championship Game twice in a row, but the year after that the Giants win the Super Bowl,” Jacobs said. “That discredits everything as far as the ‘Battle of the City.’ They can’t ever one-up the Giants — not in my eyesight, not in anyone else’s eyesight. They can never do that. They keep trying, but they’re doing it the wrong way.”
And the wrong way, according to Jacobs, is through words, not actions.
“Like I said, the Jets have a great football team,” Jacobs went on. “They’re talented, no question about that, and Shonn (Greene is a great running back who runs hard. They’ve got a good team, man, but sometimes … I just don’t know what the problem is. That’s why things go the way it does for them.
“It’s a circus, man. But every year it’s like that,” Jacobs told the website. “Obviously, the Jets have some great players: Bart Scott, (Darrelle) Revis, (Antonio) Cromartie — they have a good defense, no question about it. But all this stuff surrounding (Tim) Tebow and (Mark) Sanchez. . . I truly think it’s going to be Sanchez. He’s going to be the guy. He’s got to be the guy. He’s the natural quarterback out of the two. That’s just my opinion.”
Jacobs has had no problem giving his opinion on the Jets in the past, either. He has
“I shouldn’t be speaking of their team, but I’m just so tired of reading and hearing everything over there … and it’s mid-August. It’s like: Are you kidding me? Camp’s not even over.”
Jacobs has had no problem giving his opinion on the Jets in the past, either. He has called Jets coach Rex Ryan “disrespectful,” “big-mouthed and big-bellied,” among other things.