Brandon Jacobs' greatest hits (and misses)
A look back at the most memorable moments from Brandon Jacobs’ seven roller-coaster years with the Giants:
In the season opener on Sept. 4, 2008, Jacobs came barreling through the line of scrimmage on a first-quarter run and literally flattened Redskins safety LaRon Landry. It became widely recognized as the biggest hit of Jacobs’ career.
During a game against the Redskins on Dec. 21, 2009, Jacobs and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth squared off after a running play and Jacobs, who has a background in boxing, assumed a puncher’s stance. He was fined $7,500 for the incident. The sparks began with Jacobs stiff-arming DeAngelo Hall after a fourth-quarter sack of Eli Manning.
Frustrated with his role as a backup running back, Jacobs came to the sideline after a run for no gain in which he tried to bounce the ball outside rather than carry it straight ahead and flung his helmet into the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium during a game against the Colts Sept. 19, 2010. Jacobs still insists that he intended to slam his helmet on the bench and the facemask stuck to his glove.
Early in the 2007 NFC Championship Game, Brandon Jacobs made it clear that neither the Packers nor the elements of that historically cold day would stand in the Giants’ way. He drilled Charles Woodson on a run around right tackle and set the physical bar for the rest of the game. It was Jacobs at his tone-setting best.
In what turned out to be his last game as a Giant against the hated Cowboys, Jacobs scored two touchdowns that gave him the franchise record for most rushing scores. After the first one, he ran directly to the Cowboys helmet logo in the corner of the end zone and unleashed his “Worldwide Dance” move while standing on the star.
Jacobs and Jets coach Rex Ryan exchanged words following the Giants Christmas Eve win at MetLife Stadium just a few short months ago. Afterwards, Jacobs told ESPN that Ryan is a “very disrespectful bastard.” Later he told reporters: “(Ryan) told me to shut the f--- up and wait until we win the Super Bowl and I said I would punch him in his face … I told him ‘Out of all of these Giants football players on the team, you’re talking to the wrong one.’”