49ers Get Jacobs

Brandon Jacobs is the newest running back in San Francisco, but why?

The 49ers already have Frank Gore.  Isn’t he enough for the team?  Am I missing something here?  Is a two-headed or three-headed monster better than the feature back sitting alone in the backfield?  It was, it can be, but I don’t think that the 49ers necessarily needed Brandon Jacobs.  It’s a nice signing, and it could help free up Alex Smith so that the league doesn’t figure him out quite as quickly.  I mean, that’s a help, but I just don’t think that that’s something you do because you want to.  You do it because you need it.

Does that mean that the 49ers have problems at running back that we are unaware of?  Does that mean that we have issues with Frank Gore that we are unaware of?  It’s not like Jacobs is the future.  He’s the now.  He either performs now or it wasn’t worth it.  He either brings his Super Bowl experience and does something with it or he doesn’t.

I just don’t know how to feel about the signing of Jacobs because he’s not your traditional running back that is going to be able to run down the middle 35 times a game.  He’s too beat up for that.  I mean, he’s a good second option, but now you’re taking touches from Frank Gore.  I don’t know if that’s smart.

So, in the end, I guess I’ll just have to deal with the signing.  I can’t make it any better or any worse.  It just is what it is.  I think we all have to reconcile the fact that the 49ers thought they needed Jacobs and that Jim Harbaugh can do something with him.  We won’t know until the season starts anyways.

So, I guess I’ll be patient.

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