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Jacobs asks why the football gods are picking on the Giants

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw fumbles

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw fumbles the ball on a hit from Philadelphia Eagles safety Quintin Mikell during the first half. (Nov. 21, 2010) Credit: AP

Brandon Jacobs was one of the players talking to Ahmad Bradshaw after his fumble. But Jacobs wasn;t blaming Bradshaw. If anything, it sounded like Jacobs was blaming the fumble on a higher power.

“He had two hands on the ball,” Jacobs said (and replays showed that Bradshaw did). “He had all of the pressure of his weight and them pulling on the ball, he had two hands on it like Jerald (Ingram) teaches us all week at practice. I don’t care what anyone says, it was just his time to fumble. That’s just it. He was the chosen one at that point and it happened.

“He did everything he was coached, he did everything that people talk about doing, it just came out while he was doing the right thing. It didn’t matter who had it at that point, it was coming out.”

Jacobs said the fact that Bradshaw was doing everything right makes the fumble all the more difficult to take.

“It makes it even more frustrating because why are they picking us?” he asked. “Why are we being picked for these disasters that are keeping us from winning games? It’s something that we have to correct and learn from.”



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