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Coughlin: Run, Brandon, Run

Giants coach Tom Coughlin would like to see running back Brandon Jacobs be more involved in the offense next season, this after Jacobs had lost his starting job to Ahmad Bradshaw.

"He does need to carry the ball a little bit more," Coughlin said. "You look at the end of the year numbers, you’d want him to have a few more carries."

Jacobs never had more than 14 carries in a game last year, yet still had two 100-yard rushing games late in the season (103 against the Redskins and 116 against the Vikings). 

Coughlin said there was no particular reason that Jacobs' workload wasn't increased, other than the fact the Giants needed to keep Bradshaw more involved as the No. 1 back. 

"There was no cut and dried circumstance," Coughlin said. "I just said from looking at it as you look at everything at the end of the year, Brandon was fresher than he’s ever been, healthier than he’s ever been and probably needs to carry the ball a little bit more."

Asked if Jacobs still has something left, Coughlin responded: "He's got a lot of gas in the tank."

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