Brandon Jacobs (27) of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown against the Detroit Lions at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 17 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Do touchdowns make up for carries?
When the game is going the way it is going and I am in there and I get 10-11 carries that is more than enough for me. To get in there and punch one in the end zone, that is one of the greatest feelings you can have as a running back because you are punching the ball in for your team because you are trying to win games.
How do you feel about your role on the team now?
You have to accept it for what it is and you have to know the business for what it is and keep striving to make yourself better, strive to get your team better. It is not the end of the world. You have to go out, work hard every day at practice, and come out and play as hard as you can in the game.
Two touchdowns help though?
Definitely. It definitely makes it sweeter. It gets the bitter taste out when you go out there and punch it in.
Ahmad Bradshaw calls you his big brother; do you consider him your little brother?
Oh no question. That is my little brother from another mother. I love him to death. I would go in the fire for him if I need to. He has been doing really, really, really great and I hope he continues to do great and take advantage of the opportunity that he has at hand. I am behind him 100 percent.
What was your view of his long run before your touchdown?
Get in the end zone. That is all I wanted him to do, to get in the end zone. I saw him break through the line and I was like, ‘is he going to go? Is he going to go? Is he going to go?' And he went as far as he could and I came in and cleaned it up for him, scored the touchdown and gave him the ball.
How would you describe his running style?
Sick man. His running style is something that not a lot of people have. I enjoy watching him make runs that are supposed to be losses into four yards. He is just real shifty. He stops on a dime and speeds up on a dime. Not a lot of people have that talent.
With the way the running game produced today do you think the offense is rounding into form?
I think the offense is getting back slowly but surely. We have a good team, we have a good offense, and we put up 34 last week and put up 28 this week. I think it is going to come as the season goes on. We are going to get better in the running game and throwing the ball.
What has Bear Pascoe done to fill in for Madison Hedgecock so well?
Bear has done an outstanding job for us. We called on him and asked him to come in and substitute in there for Madison at the fullback slot and he has done that. He has done a terrific job at it. It is a different thing for him, he is a tight end coming back to play fullback so it is definitely a little weird for him, but he has handled it well. He has also made some key blocks for us in the running game.
Is it different running behind him instead of Madison?
No. It is no different. He knows who he is supposed to block and we also know who Bear is supposed to block just as Madison. We just run it the same way. Bear comes in and moves some folks off the ball and it helps us get as many yards as we can.
Are you as fresh as you have ever been at this point in the season?
Yeah, no question. I feel like a 12 year-old boy right now who hasn't played any sports. I feel good. My body is great and I am just coming out trying to add as much to my team as I can to help us win.