New York Giants Running Back Brandon Jacobs Needs To Grow Up

Mike StainkampContributor ISeptember 20, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 27:  Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants against the Carolina Panthers at Giants Stadium on December 27, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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The Bergen County Record has reported that Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has requested a trade. Jacobs, who lost his starting job to Ahmad Bradshaw this year, will reportedly approach Giants general manager Jerry Reese with his request, but it's not likely his request will be granted.

Jacobs only got 4 carries in the Giants Week 2 blowout loss to the Colts for a grand total of 8 yards. After being pulled from last night's game, Jacobs went over to the bench and attempted to throw his helmet in frustration. Instead, his helmet wound up 10 rows back into the crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium after the helmet apparently "slipped" out of the disgruntled running back's hand.

To make matters worse, Jacobs reportedly shouted at Newsday writer Tom Rock during a post game interview. During the game, Jacobs was seen in heated conversations with defensive end Justin Tuck and head coach Tom Coughlin.

When it's all said and done, Brandon Jacobs needs to grow up. Getting angry because you're not performing isn't a reason to go off and throw your helmet in the direction of the bench and have it wind up in the stands where someone could have gotten hurt. Brandon Jacobs is, or at least was, known for his bruising style of running.

The reason he got pulled from the game is because he abandoned that style on a particular play. Jacobs cut back from right to left and never started going forward. "We've seen too much of that, that east and west stuff," Coughlin said. "Find someplace to go and get up. Get up north."

Both parties were obviously frustrated and on Jacobs's end of it, he has apparently requested a trade and we will see how that plays out throughout the remainder of the season.