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2014-01-24 11:22:56 AM  
Jacobs did not play much in San Francisco, which he complained about through social media.

A choice to hand the rock to either Frank Gore or Brandon Jacobs...hmmmm...
 
2014-01-24 11:42:38 AM  
"He is a biatch, and that's why he's never won anything," Jacobs said as a guest on WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" show (via CBS New York).

Jacobs proceeded to say, "I've got two rings. Harbaugh, though, he's a biatch. So it doesn't matter."


I am not a Harbaugh fan. His sideline antics are juvenile and he needs to get reined in by the league. That said:

In college, he returned Stanford to bowl contention, and most recently a BCS bowl team. In three years coaching in the NFL, Harbaugh has been to three NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl. He'll win one eventually, or at least be a perennial contender.

In 9 seasons, Jacobs averaged just over 550 yards/season rushing. He has two seasons in which he inched over 1000 yards. In his team's two Super Bowl wins, Jacobs ran for a combined 89 yards and no TDs.

Harbaugh will be remembered in twenty years. Jacobs won't be.
 
2014-01-24 12:54:07 PM  
And this story broke when?  About a week ago?
 
2014-01-24 01:01:33 PM  
Brandon Jacobs is a 280 pound fruit basket.  Maybe the softest running back I've ever seen.  He went down easier than Shaun Alexander after he got his big contract, but at least Alexander was a beast up until that point.

For a guy who got what, 5 carries with the team?  Jacobs just won't go away.  Jesus, fark that guy.
 
2014-01-24 01:14:29 PM  
What an asshole.

Newsflash idiot: You didn't get to play because you suck.
 
2014-01-24 01:21:54 PM  
...says the guy who couldn't beat Kendall Hunter for a roster spot.
 
2014-01-24 01:27:01 PM  

Dr Dreidel: ...says the guy who couldn't beat Kendall Hunter for a roster spot.


ouch!  and I like #32
 
2014-01-24 01:28:02 PM  

WhyKnot: Dr Dreidel: ...says the guy who couldn't beat Kendall Hunter for a roster spot.

ouch!  and I like #32


have two boys....oldest boy has a #21 jersey....youngest has a #32.
 
2014-01-24 01:37:07 PM  
This deserves the HERO tag.
 
2014-01-24 01:47:58 PM  

mjoven1975: This deserves the HERO tag.


Even mongoloids need a hero
 
2014-01-24 01:59:54 PM  
It'd be one thing if Jacobs were the only person to say this.

How many free agents have voluntarily gone to SF? How many will? (Not that they really need to go that route; they've done a great job drafting and are good at planning ahead).

Thus far at least three players have said that he was horrible to play for (granted, two now play for the Seahawks).

It could be a factor at some point.
 
2014-01-24 02:24:14 PM  
Let's not forget that Harbaugh also benched Alex Smith because he got a concussion in favor of Colin Kaepernick.  Besides being a reprehensible move, it was also extremely foolish from a football perspective.  If Smith had remained their starter the 49ers would likely be headed to New Jersey to defend their Super Bowl title from last year instead of losing because Kaepernick is useless when the defense shuts down the rushing game.
 
2014-01-24 02:44:44 PM  

ristst: And this story broke when?  About a week ago?


i read it a day or two ago, but sports tab tends to lag on some stories.  one memorable example was i think last year's NBA finals when some Game 2 story got greenlight the night of the Game 6 championship.  we were like, "way to be on time, sports tab moderator!"

like i'll bet a dollar that if the cowboys player that got sentenced to jail today gets greenlit period, it will be tomorrow.
 
2014-01-24 02:55:52 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Let's not forget that Harbaugh also benched Alex Smith because he got a concussion in favor of Colin Kaepernick.  Besides being a reprehensible move, it was also extremely foolish from a football perspective.  If Smith had remained their starter the 49ers would likely be headed to New Jersey to defend their Super Bowl title from last year instead of losing because Kaepernick is useless when the defense shuts down the rushing game.


How do you figure?  The Seattle D is built on stopping pocket passers like Alex Smith.  And if I remember right, he was watching football on the couch that week.
 
2014-01-24 03:03:15 PM  

IAmRight: It'd be one thing if Jacobs were the only person to say this.

How many free agents have voluntarily gone to SF? How many will? (Not that they really need to go that route; they've done a great job drafting and are good at planning ahead).

Thus far at least three players have said that he was horrible to play for (granted, two now play for the Seahawks).

It could be a factor at some point.


not sure what you mean by "voluntarily", but one was this year, Anquan Boldin.  Granted, he went from one Harbaugh to another, so that may weigh in on your analysis.
 
2014-01-24 03:11:58 PM  

Hyjamon: but one was this year, Anquan Boldin.


yeah, but given how ugly his exit from arizona was, i don't doubt for a second that he wanted the NFC west specifically so he could put it on the redbirds.
 
2014-01-24 03:15:04 PM  

spiderpaz: AdmirableSnackbar: Let's not forget that Harbaugh also benched Alex Smith because he got a concussion in favor of Colin Kaepernick.  Besides being a reprehensible move, it was also extremely foolish from a football perspective.  If Smith had remained their starter the 49ers would likely be headed to New Jersey to defend their Super Bowl title from last year instead of losing because Kaepernick is useless when the defense shuts down the rushing game.

How do you figure?  The Seattle D is built on stopping pocket passers like Alex Smith.  And if I remember right, he was watching football on the couch that week.


Kaepernick was terrible as a passer in both the Super Bowl and against the Seahawks.  And it's not as if he's been much better in other games.  As for Alex Smith, it's not his fault he's stuck with Andy freaking Reid and there is absolutely no way you can blame him for that loss to the Colts.  Kaepernick made some decent plays with his feet, but in the playoffs it's the better passer who wins 9 times out of 10, and Kaepernick was terrible early against the Ravens (he did get marginally better in the second half) and all game against the Seahawks.  Smith wouldn't have put the team on his back but that's not what the 49ers need andyway, they needed someone who wouldn't have hurt them the way Kaepernick did.
 
2014-01-24 03:25:49 PM  

spiderpaz: And if I remember right, he was watching football on the couch that week.


Fun fact: In three postseason games, Alex Smith has thrown 9 TD and 0 INT, and is 1-2.

/didn't get to point it out earlier. It's just weird.
 
2014-01-24 03:35:45 PM  

Hyjamon: IAmRight: It'd be one thing if Jacobs were the only person to say this.

How many free agents have voluntarily gone to SF? How many will? (Not that they really need to go that route; they've done a great job drafting and are good at planning ahead).

Thus far at least three players have said that he was horrible to play for (granted, two now play for the Seahawks).

It could be a factor at some point.

not sure what you mean by "voluntarily", but one was this year, Anquan Boldin.  Granted, he went from one Harbaugh to another, so that may weigh in on your analysis.


Also, Glenn Dorsey, Phil Dawson, Nnamdi Asomugha.

That's just 2013.

In 2012, they brought in Mario Manningham and Randy Moss as well as the aforementioned Mr. Jacobs.
 
2014-01-24 03:40:09 PM  

Hyjamon: IAmRight: It'd be one thing if Jacobs were the only person to say this.

How many free agents have voluntarily gone to SF? How many will? (Not that they really need to go that route; they've done a great job drafting and are good at planning ahead).

Thus far at least three players have said that he was horrible to play for (granted, two now play for the Seahawks).

It could be a factor at some point.

not sure what you mean by "voluntarily", but one was this year, Anquan Boldin.  Granted, he went from one Harbaugh to another, so that may weigh in on your analysis.


Boldin was traded to the 49ers, so that wasn't too voluntary.  That said, as long as the 49ers are contenders, I don't think they'll have too much trouble luring free agents.  People can put up with an a$$hole coach for a year or two for a shot at a ring.

And as much as I dislike Jim Harbaugh, Brandon Jacobs argument needs a little more detail and in depth analysis than 'he's a little biatch'.  Step up your game Jacobs.
 
2014-01-24 03:41:35 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Hyjamon: IAmRight: It'd be one thing if Jacobs were the only person to say this.

How many free agents have voluntarily gone to SF? How many will? (Not that they really need to go that route; they've done a great job drafting and are good at planning ahead).

Thus far at least three players have said that he was horrible to play for (granted, two now play for the Seahawks).

It could be a factor at some point.

not sure what you mean by "voluntarily", but one was this year, Anquan Boldin.  Granted, he went from one Harbaugh to another, so that may weigh in on your analysis.

Also, Glenn Dorsey, Phil Dawson, Nnamdi Asomugha.

That's just 2013.

In 2012, they brought in Mario Manningham and Randy Moss as well as the aforementioned Mr. Jacobs.


Add to that the rumblings that Harbaugh and the GM don't get along (who gets along with Harbaugh anyway?), but yes, a lot of players who played for him in the 49ers or in Stanford seem to hate him, not as a coach, but for the underhanded tricks he pulls on them.

\Richard Sherman remembers
 
2014-01-24 03:43:09 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: In 2012, they brought in Mario Manningham and Randy Moss as well as the aforementioned Mr. Jacobs.


Let me amend my statement to "guys that are worth a damn."
 
2014-01-24 04:13:31 PM  
Surprisingly, he has a low opinion of the coach who finally told him he was too old to play football anymore.
 
2014-01-24 04:24:49 PM  
whizbangthedirtfarmer:

\Richard Sherman remembers

Having a coach actively work against you in the draft is pretty horrible.  If you deserve it, it makes sense though.  With Harbaugh, it's clear he does not have a good eye for talent.  He's a great coach, but he coaches the mediocre.  Mediocre.
 
2014-01-24 04:31:53 PM  

rickythepenguin: ristst: And this story broke when?  About a week ago?

i read it a day or two ago, but sports tab tends to lag on some stories.  one memorable example was i think last year's NBA finals when some Game 2 story got greenlight the night of the Game 6 championship.  we were like, "way to be on time, sports tab moderator!"

like i'll bet a dollar that if the cowboys player that got sentenced to jail today gets greenlit period, it will be tomorrow.


It happened yesterday morning. I heard it on Boomer and Carton on the morning drive. And I was glad Carton asked him to repeat himself, because I couldn't really believe what I heard.

Last night I went to the Rangers game. The guy I went with (who owned the season tickets) told me that Boomer Esiason's seats were one section over and one row down, but Boomer doesn't always show up. Alas, he didn't show up last night. I was 100% prepared to approach him and say "Brandon Jacobs is right!"
 
2014-01-24 04:58:27 PM  

ex0du5: He's a great coach, but he coaches the mediocre.  Mediocre.


In fairness, the mediocre was there before he got there. So it's not like he chose him.
 
2014-01-24 05:18:33 PM  
I think the next photo in this series was Jacobs going down from that arm tackle from that guy...


img.fark.net
 
2014-01-24 05:22:58 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: spiderpaz: AdmirableSnackbar: Let's not forget that Harbaugh also benched Alex Smith because he got a concussion in favor of Colin Kaepernick.  Besides being a reprehensible move, it was also extremely foolish from a football perspective.  If Smith had remained their starter the 49ers would likely be headed to New Jersey to defend their Super Bowl title from last year instead of losing because Kaepernick is useless when the defense shuts down the rushing game.

How do you figure?  The Seattle D is built on stopping pocket passers like Alex Smith.  And if I remember right, he was watching football on the couch that week.

Kaepernick was terrible as a passer in both the Super Bowl and against the Seahawks.  And it's not as if he's been much better in other games.  As for Alex Smith, it's not his fault he's stuck with Andy freaking Reid and there is absolutely no way you can blame him for that loss to the Colts.  Kaepernick made some decent plays with his feet, but in the playoffs it's the better passer who wins 9 times out of 10, and Kaepernick was terrible early against the Ravens (he did get marginally better in the second half) and all game against the Seahawks.  Smith wouldn't have put the team on his back but that's not what the 49ers need andyway, they needed someone who wouldn't have hurt them the way Kaepernick did.


I don't think that makes sense at all. If Kaepernick hadn't been able to put up 130 yards with his legs, the game wouldn't have been close. He was pretty bad passing the ball, but then he was playing the best pass defense in football on the road. I have a hard time believing Alex Smith would have done much better. Kaepernick's as good as Smith or at least close when you factor in their complete games, but costs about a tenth as much as has lots of upside, while Smith is what he is at this point. As for last year's Super Bowl, I don't know how much more than 18-26 for 302 yards with 62 more on the ground you want. Other than throwing one pick, he was better than Joe Flacco that day. I guess you could argue that he makes too many dumb mistakes, but the niners did have the fewest interceptions in the league this year during the regular season. I'm not saying he's the best QB in the league, or even in the NFC West, but he's better than Alex Smith, and putting last year's Super Bowl on him is laughable.
 
2014-01-24 05:31:50 PM  

neon_god: Other than throwing one pick, he was better than Joe Flacco that day.


He was 9 percentage points less accurate, threw 2 fewer TDs and threw one more pick.

You're joking, right?
 
2014-01-24 05:57:53 PM  

flak attack: neon_god: Other than throwing one pick, he was better than Joe Flacco that day.

He was 9 percentage points less accurate, threw 2 fewer TDs and threw one more pick.

You're joking, right?


He threw for 15 more yards on 5 fewer attempts, and rushed for 62 yards on 7 carries, versus 0 for 0. The way I look at it, Flacco was responsible for 33 plays from scrimmage, which resulted in 287 yards, 3 TDs and 0 turnovers. Kaepernick was responsible for 35 plays which resulted in 364 yards, 2 TDs and 1 turnover. It's close, but I'd say Kaepernick was better. They lost because of a fumble just outside the Ravens' red zone and because they allowed a kick return TD.
 
2014-01-24 06:05:24 PM  

asmodeus224: I think the next photo in this series was Jacobs going down from that arm tackle from that guy...


[img.fark.net image 599x592]


Heh. That's hilarious.
 
Al!
2014-01-24 06:39:59 PM  
In related news, Brandon Jacobs is as good at talking smack as he was at football.  Seriously, Brandon, if you're going to come back from the dead to call out someone who has had greater overall success than yourself, at least practice some zingers before you go on the air.  You might as well have told a Yo Momma joke:

BJ: Jim harbaugh's momma so fat she weighs more than I do!
Boomer: What?  Brandon, that barely makes sense, and I've met Jim's mom, she's hardly "fat."
BJ: AHAHA! His Momma so fat cause she eats a lot!  A LOT!
Boomer: You're embarassing yourself, Brandon.  She's a really nice person.
BJ: Harbaugh's a biatch!  I got rings!  He ain't got none!

/I got carried away...
 
2014-01-24 07:11:57 PM  

neon_god: Kaepernick was responsible for 35 plays which resulted in 364 yards, 2 TDs and 1 turnover.


Most of which was in what was effectively garbage time.
 
2014-01-24 07:49:31 PM  
Game came down to one set of downs and arguably uncalled holding in the endzone. I don't consider that garbage time at all. The winning score came in the 4th quarter
 
2014-01-24 08:02:10 PM  

neon_god: Game came down to one set of downs and arguably uncalled holding in the endzone. I don't consider that garbage time at all. The winning score came in the 4th quarter


That's like saying most of Drew Brees' yardage against the Seahawks wasn't garbage time since they luckily got an onside kick and then gained more yards on a play that had no chance to score.
 
2014-01-24 08:47:49 PM  

IAmRight: neon_god: Game came down to one set of downs and arguably uncalled holding in the endzone. I don't consider that garbage time at all. The winning score came in the 4th quarter

That's like saying most of Drew Brees' yardage against the Seahawks wasn't garbage time since they luckily got an onside kick and then gained more yards on a play that had no chance to score.


The 49ers didn't need a crazy onside kick. Remember, they were only down 5 heading into the 4th quarter. Most of the comeback was in the third quarter, when there was plenty of time on the clock. What all this goes back to is the argument that Kaepernick's play was the reason the niners lost the superbowl, and that Alex Smith is a substantially better QB. I saying the latter is unlikely and the former is just dumb. Kaepernick was not one of the top 10 reasons they lost
 
Al!
2014-01-24 09:42:15 PM  
Ok, consider this: They have similar passing numbers, with the edge going to Alex Smith, yet Kaepernick has, without a doubt, a far superior reciever corps.  Sure, Smith doesn't run for 130yd 2TD in a game, but he consistently does more with less.  He was a large part of why KC did so well this season.  Put Kaepernick on KC and see how far they get.  You could even throw in Smiths numbers with the 49ers, though I was referring to this season.  Smith didn't have the recievers the 49ers have now and he was putting up better numbers than Kaepernick then.

My only thing is Kaepernick doesn't make wise decisions with the football.  Sure, Smith throws picks too, everyone does, but Smith also throws better for yardage and TDs, and his throws tend to be much more accurate.  Kaep has a rocket-arm on him, that's for sure, but his rocket seems to be using out-dated guidance circuitry.  It hits the target as long as there are no extraneous factors, most of the time.
 
2014-01-24 09:57:07 PM  

Al!: He was a large part of why KC did so well this season.


I thought Smith was an underrated QB, then I saw his performance against Indy in the playoffs.  Holy shiat, he lit the place up.  Awesome job.
 
Al!
2014-01-24 10:11:32 PM  
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If serious: 30/46 378 yds 4 TD 0 INT, also rushed 8 times for 57 yards.  That's a really good game anywhere you look.  Completion % could have been a little better, but you can't blame him for the loss.  Say what you want about the fumble, but anytime your offense puts 35 points on the board, you should win the game.  Defense is part of the team, too.
 
2014-01-24 10:56:05 PM  

Al!: Ok, consider this: They have similar passing numbers, with the edge going to Alex Smith, yet Kaepernick has, without a doubt, a far superior reciever corps.  Sure, Smith doesn't run for 130yd 2TD in a game, but he consistently does more with less.  He was a large part of why KC did so well this season.  Put Kaepernick on KC and see how far they get.  You could even throw in Smiths numbers with the 49ers, though I was referring to this season.  Smith didn't have the recievers the 49ers have now and he was putting up better numbers than Kaepernick then.

My only thing is Kaepernick doesn't make wise decisions with the football.  Sure, Smith throws picks too, everyone does, but Smith also throws better for yardage and TDs, and his throws tend to be much more accurate.  Kaep has a rocket-arm on him, that's for sure, but his rocket seems to be using out-dated guidance circuitry.  It hits the target as long as there are no extraneous factors, most of the time.


The thing is Kaepernick is almost as good as Smith but at a much, much cheaper price. I contend the reason why Seattle and SF (Guess you can throw Indy in there too) are so good is because their QB's  cap hit make it much easier for them to get good to great talent at other positions. I'm guessing soon as their rookie deals are done, those teams will be going back to the pack in talent.
 
2014-01-25 12:31:39 AM  

carnifex2005: (Guess you can throw Indy in there too)


Can't really throw them in with the "full of talent" stuff.

/but yeah, probably
//which is why it's huge to win it now - gotta take down Manning to get there though
 
2014-01-25 01:03:06 AM  

carnifex2005: Al!: Ok, consider this: They have similar passing numbers, with the edge going to Alex Smith, yet Kaepernick has, without a doubt, a far superior reciever corps.  Sure, Smith doesn't run for 130yd 2TD in a game, but he consistently does more with less.  He was a large part of why KC did so well this season.  Put Kaepernick on KC and see how far they get.  You could even throw in Smiths numbers with the 49ers, though I was referring to this season.  Smith didn't have the recievers the 49ers have now and he was putting up better numbers than Kaepernick then.

My only thing is Kaepernick doesn't make wise decisions with the football.  Sure, Smith throws picks too, everyone does, but Smith also throws better for yardage and TDs, and his throws tend to be much more accurate.  Kaep has a rocket-arm on him, that's for sure, but his rocket seems to be using out-dated guidance circuitry.  It hits the target as long as there are no extraneous factors, most of the time.

The thing is Kaepernick is almost as good as Smith but at a much, much cheaper price. I contend the reason why Seattle and SF (Guess you can throw Indy in there too) are so good is because their QB's  cap hit make it much easier for them to get good to great talent at other positions. I'm guessing soon as their rookie deals are done, those teams will be going back to the pack in talent.


Denver is the same way, somewhat.  A quick glance at their depth chard says that 6 of their defensive starters, 2 OLinemen and 3 of Mannings top 4 targets are probably still on entry contracts
 
2014-01-25 01:13:43 AM  

kronicfeld: "He is a biatch, and that's why he's never won anything," Jacobs said as a guest on WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" show (via CBS New York).

Jacobs proceeded to say, "I've got two rings. Harbaugh, though, he's a biatch. So it doesn't matter."

I am not a Harbaugh fan. His sideline antics are juvenile and he needs to get reined in by the league. That said:

In college, he returned Stanford to bowl contention, and most recently a BCS bowl team. In three years coaching in the NFL, Harbaugh has been to three NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl. He'll win one eventually, or at least be a perennial contender.

In 9 seasons, Jacobs averaged just over 550 yards/season rushing. He has two seasons in which he inched over 1000 yards. In his team's two Super Bowl wins, Jacobs ran for a combined 89 yards and no TDs.

Harbaugh will be remembered in twenty years. Jacobs won't be.


Andy Reid demands his SB win, since he should have one based on that logic.
 
2014-01-25 03:33:33 PM  

Banacek: Andy Reid demands his SB win, since he should have one based on that logic.


What part of the qualifier "or at least be a perennial contender" did you miss?
 
2014-01-26 01:20:49 AM  

kronicfeld: Banacek: Andy Reid demands his SB win, since he should have one based on that logic.

What part of the qualifier "or at least be a perennial contender" did you miss?


So you're saying "He'll win a SB, or he won't". Amazing analysis.
 
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