The staff members at Footballguys are full of opinions. In a Faceoff, we allow two members to voice their opinions on a specific player. One picked the high side, and the other took the low side.
High Side: Andy Hicks
It is easy to look at the performances of Eddie Lacy during the last two years and write the guy off. It is easy to look at how the Seahawks ran the ball last year and assume they have moved to a new phase in their offense. Overlooking Eddie Lacy this year is likely to be a big mistake.
Let’s look at the Seattle ground game first. For the first time since Marshawn Lynch arrived in 2010, the Seattle running game was a mess. The departure of Lynch, along with an injury to expected starter Thomas Rawls left the running game in the hands of unprepared rookies or a back in Christine Michael who has failed to live up to expectations. With a significant helping hand of poor offensive line play, Seattle plummeted from a top-3 running attack to one of the worst in the league if we take out the rushing stats of quarterback Russell Wilson. The running backs combined to average 3.8 yards a carry on barely 300 rushing attempts.