Jacobs open to joining Jets, 'could get along' with Ryan
- By Marc Sessler NFL.com
- Published: March 10, 2012 at 12:28 p.m.
Jacobs asked for and will receive his release from the G-Men and didn't waste much time in lobbying to stay in the same zip code as part of Gang Green's backfield.
"I got about three good ones left in me, no question ... guaranteed three more years left in me," Jacobs toldthe New York Post. "I would love to do that (play for the Jets). It would be an opportunity for me to not have to relocate. I got to do what's best for my family. Whichever team it is, I think is going to be a lucky team. I got a lot left in me, got a lot to offer."
One small problem here. Jacobs' most-recent interaction with Ryan wasn't exactly pulled from the pages of "Winning Job Interviews." Running off the MetLife field following the Giants' 29-14 rocking of the Jets in Week 16, Jacobs roared at Ryan: "It's time to shut up, fat boy!"
"Whatever. I mean, he doesn't like me, I respect him, but, you know, I could care less about him," Ryan said after the game.
Now looking for work, possibly in a green shirt, Jacobs backpedaled on the verbal takedown.
"That whole thing with Rex Ryan -- me and Rex are alike, that's what it is," Jacobs said. "We definitely could get along, no question about it. There were a lot of things said in the heat of the battle. It's football. I talk with players on the other teams every week and shake their hand afterwards. I like Rex as a coach, I would definitely play for him. I would not say I wouldn't go there. It would be an opportunity to see how things are on the other side."
For what it's worth, Ryan might be capable of absorbing the occasional slings and arrows from foes, especially if it means adding a weapon to the Jets' offense behind Mark Sanchez. Sticks and stones, Rex, sticks and stones.