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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

I am troubled about Brandon Jacobs

I am troubled about Brandon Jacobs, troubled how the Niners squashed him, troubled about the quotes I read from Ray McDonald today. When asked about Jacobs, he seemed afraid to answer. I could be reading into it. I wasn’t there. I’m troubled that readers and journalists take management’s side so readily, dismiss Jacobs so easily. I grew up in the 60s. I am leary of authority, don’t automatically accept authority’s word as gospel. I always have been that way. Readers… Read More »

Be careful about Brandon Jacobs

Some of you have written in criticizing Brandon Jacobs the person. If you want to criticize the player, fine. But you don’t know him as a person and neither do I. Some are leaping to conclusions he was lazy, a problem in the locker room, a bad guy. How do you know? I keep an open mind until someone shows me he did something dreadful. Tweeting is not dreadful although I can understand how what he wrote would irritate Harbaugh.… Read More »

49ers suspend Jacobs

The 49ers suspended Brandon Jacobs the rest of the season. I wonder what this guy did to tick people off. I know he wrote some tweets saying he’s rotting away on the Niners. Is that enough to get suspended? The Raiders just reinstated Rolando McClain. This is all very curious. The Niners release did not say if Jacobs will get paid.

The strange case of Brandon Jacobs

I didn’t go to Santa Clara today for Harbaugh’s presser. Instead I wrote about the baseball hall of fame and Bonds, Clemens and Sosa — I’ll post that later. I read a transcript from the Harbaugh social hour and this struck me. Asked if Brandon Jacobs is still part of the team, Harbaugh said he has no comment. Does that mean Jacobs is possibly no longer part of the team? Gee. I’d sure like to know. We all can agree… Read More »

Should the Niners use Brandon Jacobs?

Now that Kendall Hunter is out for the season, the Niners need another running back. I wonder how they will handle this. They signed Brandon Jacobs in the offseason and it was a big-deal signing. Even though Jacobs was healthy, they almost never used him. This implies to me Jim Harbaugh is not wild about Jacobs. I am not questioning Harbaugh’s lack of wildness. Harbaugh likes darting, slashing runners like Frank Gore. Jacobs is not that kind of runner. He… Read More »