The New York Giants physical running back Brandon Jacobs has been taking a pounding this season. Jacobs missed last week’s game with a knee injury, one of four games that he has missed. Jacobs said he isn’t close to 100 percent and could require knee surgery.
“Right now, it’s just a lot of wear and tear. I might wake up tomorrow and say coach, ‘I’m hurt.’ I might not,” Jacobs said, via Jordan Raanan of the Newark Star-Ledger. “I’m gonna go out a solider. I’m gonna go out fighting. That’s just it. They’re going to have to drag me through the dirt. Put me in a body bag and ship me home. Just do it after the battle is fought. . . .
“I wish like hell my knee was 100 percent. I just wish it was 85 percent. I’d take 80. It would be different. It would be nasty.”
Despite all that and a losing record, Jacobs insists he is happy.
“There is no place in the National Football League I’d rather be than 1925 Giants Drive. Nowhere,” Jacobs said. “We could have went 0-16, I would be happy and smiling in this locker room because I’m a Giant at heart. I love this organization. I love these fans. I love that ‘NY.’
“There is not a better place for me. I’d rather be here than go somewhere and be undefeated. This is where I belong.”