Here’s an oddity on the Giants this season: Someone who is feeling good.
Not just good, mind you, but Brandon Jacobs said he feels better than he ever has coming out of the preseason.
“I’ve never felt this good after training camp,” he said. “Never, ever, ever.”
Jacobs said he worked on hip strength and flexibility this offseason to allow him to step out of arm tackles and gain extra yards.
“That’s where a lot of my problems were, getting my knees up and being able to come out of the tackle,” he said. “Watching film with Jerrel (Ingram), we were looking at things and looking at how many more yards I could have had last year if it wasn’t for the little slap on the foot or a trip up. More flexibility in the hips is going to get me where I need to be.”
Jacobs is also feeling healthy upstairs. At this point last year he was still unsure how he fit into the Giants’ offense. Ahmad Bradshaw had taken over his starting role and it was never made clear to Jacobs what he would be asked to do.
“Things are solidified,” he said of this season. “People know things and it never would have been what it was if people had known beforehand.”
By people, he means himself.
Now, though, he feels terrific. He’s running hard and fast and his head is clear.
“I’m good in my place right now,” he said. “I’m confident in my ability, I’m confident in my teammates, and I’m confident in my coaches. I’m in a great place now mentally and physically … I’m in a great place right now and I plan to stay there.”