It didn’t take long for fans of the New York Giants to express remorse for losing running back Brandon Jacobs to the San Francisco 49ers via free agency.
Kyle Ratke of USA Today shares the story of a 6-year-old Giants fan named Joseph who recently reached out to Jacobs to express his desire to have the power running back return to New York for an eighth season. After Joseph’s mother explained to her son that Jacobs left the Giants because the team didn’t have enough money to pay him, Joseph, with the help of his mother, sent Jacobs $3.36 with the hopes Jacobs would return to The Big Apple.
The gesture was appreciated by the new 49ers running back, who just so happens to be New York’s all-time rushing touchdown leader with 56 scores on the ground.
“Here’s what I am thinking for the kid,” Jacobs tweeted last night. “I have a 5 year old, I will go and pick Joe up at his home in jersey and take him and my son 2 chucky cheese, what y’all think about that?”
More on the 49ers backfield and additional team headlines can be found after the jump.
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee passes along the comments from running back coach Tom Rathman on San Francisco’s stacked backfield. Rathman: “I don’t know if everyone’s going to be happy with the time that they get… Because we don’t know what the situation is right now. It’s all going to play itself out. The good thing is we’ve got depth at the position. So we’re going to lay it on the line when we get into training camp and see who fits what role.”
Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle shares the comments from second-year quarterback Scott Tolzien who’s looking to move up on the 49ers depth chart. Branch: “Tolzien invoked his past experience today as he discussed his latest less-than-ideal situation. An undrafted free agent entering his second season, Tolzien is the No. 4 quarterback behind Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick and Josh Johnson. How many reps will he get during offseason practices? How will preseason snaps be divided? Tolzien said he’s drawing on his college experience while following Jim Harbaugh’s just-get-better-every-day advice.”
Rob Rang of CBSSports.com likes the possibility of rookie guard Joe Looney cracking the offense’s starting lineup in training camp. Rang: “If Looney is, indeed, able to participate in training camp, he could win the starting right guard job outright. At 6-3, 309 pounds Looney has the relatively short, squatty frame conducive to playing on the interior. He’s quick off the snap and when blocking on the move, which makes him an ideal fit in Harbaugh’s offense. He’s also physically tough and highly competitive. For a club that prides itself on its physicality, Looney is a perfect fit.”
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Die-hard Miami Heat fan Ricky Jean Francois continues to support his squad.
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