Brandon Jacobs 'rotting away' on San Francisco 49ers

  • By Kareem Copeland
  • Around the League Writer
  • Updated: Dec. 9, 2012 at 08:43 a.m.

It wasn't long ago when Brandon Jacobs was at least attempting to be a good soldier and deflected all questions about his playing time to San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. So much for that.

Jacobs snapped on fans this week who criticized him for posting pictures on Instagram of when he played with the New York Giants.

"I am on this team rotting away so why would I wanna put any pics up of anything that say niners," Jacobs wrote on Instagram, CSN Bay Area reported. "This is by far the worst year I ever had, I'll tell you like I told plenty others."

Jacobs' displeasure has been bubbling just beneath the surface since he finally got healthy, after sustaining an ankle injury in the preseason.

Actually, "beneath the surface" might be a stretch -- everyone knows he's not happy. Jacobs made his 49ers debut two games ago and has five carries in two games this season.

"I don't understand why people are angry at me because I wanna do what I am paid to do," Jacobs wrote on Twitter. "I am a competitive person, I think people should be mad if I didn't wanna play, but I forgot the people that's pissed they don't have a athletic bone and their body. As for all of my Instaram photos I don't have any niner pics, if you'll find me some pics I'll put them up."

An opportunity opened up in the backfield when running back Kendall Hunter was lost for the season, but there's no guarantee Jacobs will be chosen to complement Frank Gore. CSN Bay Area reported rookie LaMichael James is expected to be active for the first time this season and Anthony Dixon has been up every game with special teams responsibility.

Jacobs might have to wait longer for that picture.