After releasing Brandon Jacobs
on Friday afternoon New York Giants
general manager Jerry Reese issued a statement calling the running back "a great Giant."
"Brandon has truly been a great Giant," general manager Reese said.
"These times are always very hard for me. We had a very good
conversation today. We don't know what the future holds for Brandon, but
we wish only the very best for him and his family."
Head coach Tom Coughlin also complemented Jacobs.
"Brandon helped us win two world championships," Coughlin said. "He
always did what was in the best interest of team. No matter what you
asked him to do, he performed and played in whatever role we asked him
to perform. He really was a team player.
"I have always felt like Brandon could be counted on. He's a guy that
is very, very good in meetings for me. He pays attention. He picks up
on the message. He loves the excitement of the game. He loves everything
about it - the pregame routine, the talking to his teammates, trying to
motivate his teammates. He loves every part of it."
Jacobs has, at times, spoken rashly over the years. Friday, he had nothing but good things to say.
"I might be leaving, but my name will stay. The fans have been great
for me. Everything has been good. A standup organization. I was very
close with a lot of people in the organization. They're all a bunch of
great people. The Mara family, the Tisch family, everybody's great. I
just want to thank them for the opportunity that they've given me.
it's time to move on. We tried, couldn't reach an agreement. It's been
great, though. I can't say anything negative about anybody in the
organization. (Running backs coach) Jerald Ingram, hands down, probably
the best coach I've ever experienced as an athlete. He knows so much
about the game and I learned a lot from him as well."