The point with Grant was that he is a guy who could start on some teams. He's good enough to play, but he isn't except on special teams. He didn't have the chance to sign with another team because the 49ers tendered him and made him a restricted free agent. You don't see him *****ing on twitter. He's just going to continue to act like a pro and stay ready.
Seriously, your two time champion argument is retarded even for you.
And Jacobs is good enough to start for plenty of teams in the league as well, or at least be a big part of a tandem backfield. It's not like Jacobs was some scrub on those teams. He's a guy who had an important role on his team.
I've said this before and I'll say it again. It's not like this offense is so dominant that they can keep established players sitting and watching. And I don't believe Jacbos falls under the Bryant Westbrook category where he's clearly finished and just playing out his last year.
There have been a few games where Gore hasn't done well, but for the most part he's been good. I think Jacobs will contribute to the team this year, most likely due to wear and tear of Gore or Hunter, and he'll be fresh so he should be ready to go.
Jacobs being frustrated is clearly understandable. Imagine if you weren't allowed to do your job. You'd be crazy to be happy about it.
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WR Rutgers University 6'6" 220 lbs
2011: Rec: 17 Yards: 552 Avg: 32.5 TD: 6
2012: Rec: 43 Yards: 718 Avg: 16.7 TD: 10
2013: Rec: 28 Yards: 403 Avg: 14.4 TD: 3
Plays with one of the worst QBs in college football...SMH
But yes, we're not blessed like him. So the "little" contract he has would be like paradise for us.
Going with your analogy, you just went out to a guy who's contract is up, offered him a contract and most likely some kind of role in your company. He comes over, preps like he hasn't before, does well in the beginning and then...um gets hurt? idk...but then you still have that asset, but you are unwilling to even let him contribute? You could have something that could be HUGE for your staff, and you won't even see what he has to bring to the table. Seeing his skill set that would thrive under the other co-workers skill set (offensive line, which has ALWAYS sucked in NY btw)....that makes 0 sense
He won't be the only one frustrated soon. "The Phoenix" will join him.
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I like that Jacobs wants to earn his paycheck, but how he's done it has been all wrong. If he's seriously unhappy with everything, then he should have been going to the coaches and asking for a trade IMO. I definitely think he felt he was going to have a chance at a position on the team (based on Harbaugh). However that clearly hasn't materialized for obvious reasons. No way can you sit Hunter or Gore right now in any situation. So as bad as it sucks for Jacobs, he needs to grin and bear it and support the team.