Monster backs invade the Big Apple

By Adam Best  |   Friday, June 01, 2007  |  Comments( 6 )

New York Giants
Like King Kong in his prime, running backs Curtis Martin and Tiki Barber wreaked havoc during their days in the Big Apple. Now that Barber and Martin have retired, there are two new bigger, badder monsters vying to dominate the Gotham Gridiron -- running backs Brandon Jacobs (Giants) and Thomas Jones (Jets). Jacobs and Jones, both talented...
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CommentsComments: 6
No.1
Mac
11:42 AM
06/01/2007
Good article, only comment I have a problem with is "Jones is faster". He may be quicker but not faster. Jacobs was rumored to be faster then Barber (again not quicker) and moving much faster then he looks when running because of size(see Randy Moss)(Author's note: Although his 40 time might not be faster, I fully believe that Jones is the shiftier, more elusive back. I see him getting into the open field more, and probably even pulling away for more long runs. After seeing both play it just seems that Jones plays faster, which doesn't necessarily mean that he is faster or better.)
No.2
Mad Mardigan
01:51 PM
06/01/2007
For those of you that play fantasy football, here's a tip: pick up Brandon Jacobs. This guy is fast and he runs like a freight train. If you hand him the ball within the 10 yards of the goal line he's in. He scored waaaay more TD's than Barber last year and he barely touched the ball. When he did get the ball and NY wasn't close to the goal, he'd truck people for 10-20 yards. This guy is a bull.
No.3
aaron
03:41 PM
06/01/2007
Look at some highlight film, jacobs has some shifty feet for his size, if he wanted to run like that, he just doesn't have to. I remember one play last hear when jacobs left a defender(outside linebacker I believe, no D-lineman) falling out of his shoes. He's said to be working on his footwork and running style this weekend, says that he feels great and thinks that he's in great shape. Again, we'll just see.
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