Brandon Jacobs said that boos raining down from the Met Life Stadium stands on Sunday night didn't bother him.
But if Jacobs ever gets frustrated by the boo-birds, Tom Coughlin has a simple solution for him: just play better.
“The crowd’s going to boo when it isn’t going well,” Coughlin said on Monday. “I don’t see any reason to pay any attention to it. Make a good play and you’ll hear it the other way around. It’s part of the game.”
Coughlin was responding to a reporter's question about Jacobs’ ‘frustration’ with fans’ booing him on Sunday night.
To be clear, Jacobs did not express outward frustration with getting booed.
But he did rip Giants fans when he said, “That’s the best thing that they do here is to boo. I’m not worried about that. I’ve been hearing that for seven years.”
The fans had plenty of reason to let Jacobs and the rest of the Giants' running backs hear it on Sunday night. The Giants gained just 29 yards on 17 carries against the Eagles. Jacobs ran for 21 yards on 12 carries.
Afterward, Coughlin called the Giants’ running game “as pathetic as it can get.”
“It was absolutely pathetic. The worst I’ve ever experienced in my seven years of playing,” Jacobs said. “We’re used to being in the top two, top three in the league and now we’re 40th [29th to be exact].”
Sunday night was the second time Jacobs has been booed at home this season.
A few days after complaining about his role with the Giants, Jacobs ran for just 10 yards on four carries on Oct. 30 against Miami and heard it from frustrated fans.