Hall of Famer and former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice said that Giants running back Brandon Jacobs is “a little bit soft” during an appearance on ESPN’s Sportscenter on Wednesday.
Today Jacobs was able to respond to Rice’s comments and he said that he has “nothing negative to say about Jerry,” but he does plan on showing how tough he is this Sunday against the 49ers.
Jacobs said that he’s ready for the 49ers to hit him high like they’ve done to most of their opponents. They knocked Saints running back Pierre Thomas out of last week’s divisional game after a blow to the helmet.
“To get knocked out, that means they hit me in the head,” Jacobs said. “I wish like hell one of them tried to hit me in the head.
“I want one of those. Because that means they’re staying high. They’re not staying low to the ground and trying to make tackles.”
Jacobs then made it clear that he’s not scared of the 49ers defense.
“We’re going to be out there playing ball,” he said. “I’m not afraid of them, I’m not afraid of anybody on their team. I’m not afraid of anybody in their organization. I’m ready to play football.”
I’d be shocked if the 49ers try to tackle Jacobs up high, because it would be a losing battle for them in the end.
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