Originally posted by SFL49ER:
Just like I don't think any other team was shaking in their boots when facing Jacobs either
I don't care if people's boots are shaking, I care if he can come in and take a few touchdown carries from gore, give Gore a few short yardage breaks, and perhaps step up if Gore gets hurt...That's all way more than Dixon could do, Jacobs can be trusted way more with those situations.
When Bradshaw went down at times last year, Jacobs had some solid games. 3.9 average in games with 15 or more carries last year(gore was slightly better at 4.3). Despite his fewer carries, jacobs had 7 tds rushing and 1 receiving TD, gore had 8.
He might not be as good as he used to be, but a combo of him and hunter would actually still be workable, Dixon+hunter would be another tragedy like when gore got hurt in 2010.