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Jacobs jukes questions to praise fans

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs is

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs is alone as he runs into the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter against the New York Giants. (Nov. 6, 2011) Credit: AP

Brandon Jacobs sent some verbal flowers and chocolates to Giants fans today, clearly trying to make up for his recent comments that have rankled those with a rooting – and a booing – interest in the team.

Asked about the Giants’ 2009 game in New Orleans, Jacobs offered unsolicited praise for all things New York.

“We had a bunch of fans (at that game) and I’m hoping that we have a bunch more there this time as well,” the running back said. “We play for a good organization and a great city. New Orleans is great city but there’s no city like New York. So we have to go out and represent for the biggest city in the world.”

Later, in another non sequitur, Jacobs turned a question about the games played on Thanksgiving into another bouquet.

“We’ve got a lot of people that (are) pulling for us,” Jacobs said. “We’ve got a lot of great fans that are out there that want us to go out there and do good. So for all the people that have supported us from day one, we’ve got to go out there and do our best for them.”

It was only Wednesday in an interview on WFAN that Jacobs said Giants fans “kick you when you’re down” and noted that their booing was detrimental to the team’s success and made the Giants feel like they were playing on the road.

If only Jacobs could change direction on the field the way he did with reporters in front of his locker today, there would be nothing for the fans to boo to begin with.

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