Jacobs throws helmet into stands

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 11:18 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Giants RB Brandon Jacobs' frustration almost injured a fan; instead it led to a bizarre occurrence during the Giants' Sunday-night game against the Colts.

Jacobs came off the field after a rush of no gain and threw his helmet out of frustration and it sailed into the stands. NBC's Andrea Kremer reported that the Giants said Jacobs meant to throw it at the bench and it slipped out of his hand.

Kremer said that Giants head coach Tom Coughlin gave Jacobs an earful and the former starting running back remained on the bench following the incident.

Colts fans appeared to refuse to relinquish the helmet to security, leading to a struggle in the stands. Jacobs had four carries for eight yards in the game.

The way we see it

Jacobs, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 2007 and ’08, has lost the starting job to RB Ahmad Bradshaw and he has not been shy about his frustration. Before Week One, Jacobs lashed out at reporters who asked about sharing time in the backfield. He also called the NFL a "backstabbing" and "cutthroat" business. In the past few seasons, Jacobs was the starter with Bradshaw being the change-of-pace back, and now those roles have been reversed.