The Niners Sign Brandon Jacobs

Huh, the 49ers signed Brandon Jacobs to a one-year deal. The guy had an awful year last year, but I guess the hope is for a turnaround in new surroundings. The one thing he does bring is size, and the ability to get the tough yards on 3rd and short. Something fairly lacking lo these many years since William Bar None Floyd. He’s also a good enough pass-catcher. Bruce Miller was never really used as a true fullback, and Anthony Dixon failed as a short-yardage guy, so I guess this makes sense. He’ll mainly be backing up/blocking for  Frank anyway, and a 3rd down plugger.

49ers also took a look at Duece Lutui, FA guard from AZ. He was a starter for 5 years, but weight problems kept him out of the lineup last year. Ex-Niner Kyle Kosier is available as a FA. He was recently released by the Cowboys. He’s old though. Kilgore Trout is the guy that the Niners have pencilled in to replace Snyder. In other news, Manny Lawson is still out there looking for a place to land, as is Mike Wallace, FA WR extraordinnaire. Ladarius Webb, CB is also around, but his price tag will be high.

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38 Responses to The Niners Sign Brandon Jacobs

  1. irishman5574 says:

    Well, that will be good for 3rd and 1 at the goal line. Also get back to a pass catching back, i.e. Roger Craig, Tom Rathman. I have always hated the fact that the Niners have not had a caliber back that can catch passes and run up the field. Another part of the WC offense that has been lost for some time now.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Miller was ok blocking and catching pass, esp as a rook, but he certainly wasn’t a short-yardage or 3rd down guy. Jacobs is a good fit there. Plus he’s on a one-year deal.

  3. Alleykat says:

    Nice sign of Jacobs,big back they needed,since it’s apparent they have lost faith in Dixon and his work habits.AS Eddie D would say…”He’s Gone”.

  4. Nipper says:

    Nice pick-up! Damn I’m out of beer.

  5. Alleykat says:

    No way they sign Lutui, weight problems ,Ahh yeah, he’s a “Fuckin PORKER” at 385lbs.He probably eats 5 orders of fried chicken,a full slab of beef,snd washes it down with a keg of beer.Been there done that with Bubba Paris , as Walsh pissed off at him had him training solo from the rest of team behind a fence do he wouldn’t have to look at his fat sorry ass.

    Harbaugh doesn’t need that type of headache.Just try and move up in the draft and get DeCastro ferchrissakes and be set for 10yrs plus,and he will be Pro Bowl player with great work habits.

  6. Flavor says:

    There was no larger back who was easier to knock down than Jacobs. That should temper your enthusiasm about this signing but I know it won’t…..

  7. unca_chuck says:

    I’m not cartwheeling over it, but Christ the Niners were pathetic at at 3rd and short, and have been for years. Dixon wasn’t the answer.

  8. snarkk says:

    I don’t know the terms of the Jacobs deal, but I’m not opening up a good bottle of rye whiskey over it. Seems like a hedging bets kind of signing. Still, Niners have had a nice, nice FA period. If they could get Wallace, it would be Orgasmatron time…

    • Alleykat says:

      Probably just settle for some low end Old Smuggler Scotch on this pickup Snarkk, but he’still better then Dixon.
      Btw…Did’nt Ste

    • Nipper says:

      Snarkk refuses to drink! Lusts after Wallace.

  9. Alleykat says:

    Damm posted to quickly.
    Gonna finish up sayin,Did’nt Steve Young basically call Brandon Jacobs a pussy for not being tough enough and falling down to easy and fake injuries?
    Flav you might have a good point .Let’s hope Harbaugh lights a fire under his ass and he runs hard.

  10. Loopy says:

    Makes sense. Competition. Dixon wasn’t getting it done…Give Jacobs a shot. I like the aggressive approach. Damn, draft will be gravy.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    I think this signing is directly related to Dixon not being able to get a 1st down in 2 attempts from 2nd and 2 during the Giants game.

    Still like to see the Niners get a vet RG soon. Although there isn’t much left out there.

    Snarkk, if no one has jumped on Mike Wallace and his demands by now, he’ll probably just go back to Pittsburgh.

  12. phil fan says:

    IT’S Summer Vacation! Over here. Family is off next week to the next island over where the wife and boy are from. Be back right around draft time. Take care everybody…
    Go Niners!

    • Alleykat says:

      Man your just a carefree Jimmy Buffet dude huh Phil?Island hopping ,margaritas,sun bathing,little umbrella drinks,great food,the family,Enjoy it all Phil,mix up some Buffet with alittle Pablo Cruise why your at it.

  13. phil fan says:

    Nailed it Kat, life is good. Dang I do deserve it too…so why I be stirring shit up on a 9ers blog all the time? Hey a guy’s gotta hang on to what he loves in life tooth and nail even far away as I am. You wanna have an omelet ya gotta crack some eggs, right? People keep that strange shit outta my omelet….okay then!

    Thanks for mentioning Buffet and Pablo Cruise . I got Pablo on tape here somewhere, I’ll look that up. Also gotta hear Eddie Money’s ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’. And Elton John’s ‘Island Girl’.

    The boy’s jest heated me up a burger- be right back my friends.

    Cheers!

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  15. phil fan says:

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  16. unca_chuck says:

    Alrightie then.

    How can we miss you if you won;t go away?

    Hey, I got a few, too.

  17. unca_chuck says:

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  18. phil fan says:

    The Baalkebaugh team has done nothing to cause worry that they will miss noticing an important need- for the players you get yer chances to show what you have. If they fall short it’s certain there will be ‘competition’ or a replacement on hand pretty dang soon. QB? Fine we’ll bring in 3 more to compete, go after the best FA out there. Weak in WR dept? Sign Moss, sign the guy that had a big part in winning the SB. Questions at RB? Etc. And this before the draft.

    Leadership, confidence, good stuff

  19. Flavor says:

    This has been one of Nip’s best threads ever. Just sayin’.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Well, Phil we still need an RG and Jacobs isn’t the answer as Gore’s backup. I see the Niners getting a TE as well.

  21. phil fan says:

    Yep the RG is a big need just like center was last year when Baas left. We’ll be alright as Baalkeball’s gotta be looking at several options like a vet, draft or Kilgore, Person from last year’s draft. I’m thinking our staff must be pretty pleased with those two picks of last year because we don’t seem to be seeing the urgency we did last year to replace Baas. Or maybe it’s this is a more ‘normal year’ with no lockout? Dunno but won’t be surprised if Kilgore turns out to be pretty good.

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Well, if Snyder showed anything it was the fact that there was not a lot of depth on the line. When he went down, the sacks suddenly escalated. chilo may stay, but he’d be the 3rd string, late inning replacement.

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