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Jacobs looking to be unleashed

Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants

Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants runs with the football against David Carter #79 of the Arizona Cardinals. (Oct. 2, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Brandon Jacobs missed a second straight day of practice with a knee injury he said he sustained in the third quarter of Sunday’s win in Arizona. Tom Coughlin said the running back wanted to work, but the medical staff wanted to give him one more day of rest to reduce the swelling.

“I feel pretty good today,” Jacobs said. “I didn’t do much. I’m just waiting for the time when they unleash me and let me do a little running and stuff like that, but I feel good.”

While he said that in the context of his injury, Jacobs could have also been hinting about being "unleashed" in the running game. He has 38 carries through four games for 116 yards and two touchdowns.

The Giants’ running game hasn’t been clicking, as we’ve noted. Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw were both asked about the not-so-ample numbers they’ve been posting on the ground.

“It’s always a bunch of little things in the running game,” Jacobs said. “If this guy would have done this or that and if we would have taken a different cut and everybody plays freeze football, but unfortunately you can’t freeze it when you are out on the field. We are not happy and this team or organization is not happy with where we are rushing. We have to get it better.”

Added Bradshaw:

“We haven’t had the right touches and that is just the way the game goes. We have had to open up our passing game with a lot of opponents and I think the running game is fine where it is at. It will be great once we get the amount of touches we expect in later games.”

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