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RB Eddie Lacy - Seattle Seahawks

5-11, 231Born: 1-1-1991College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 2

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2016 Week 6 vs DAL (17 / 65 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

While the Packers decided to trot Eddie Lacy out there on Sunday, he was clearly not fully healthy and the ankle injury seemed to bother him and hold him back a bit. Despite this he put in a heavy workload and continued to run hard. He had a tremendous run in the first, hitting the hole hard, dancing to the right and then bursting upfield. He ended the 25-yard run by vaulting over a defender as well. He leapfrogged another defender later on a 10-yard off-tackle run. As the game went on, though, he ran into more and more seven and eight man fronts and by the second half Lacy was looking a bit tired, which is when the ankle injury seemed most noticeable. He yards per carry dropped from 6.4 in the first half to 3.8 by the end of the game.

2016 Week 5 vs NYG (11 / 81 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Lacy left the game against the New York Giants with an ankle injury but reports are that he will be OK. Unfortunately that means he left a lot of yards on the table, as he was really tearing up the Giants run defense. On the other hand, the Packers have a propensity to throttle back in the second half of games they are winning and have a hard time committing to the run anyway. Lacy ran hard and found some good holes to get through as well, occasionally showing off some spin moves as well as he did on a 12-yard run in the first quarter for a first down. On the play, the Packers were on their own seven yard line and Lacy took the ball and headed to the right of the offensive line. The Giants had flooded through the line there, though, and were waiting. Lacy spun away from one defender and then led several others on a chase towards the sideline, crossing the first down marker just before he was tackled.

2016 Week 3 vs DET (17 / 103 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Like much of the rest of the offense, Lacy looked all the way back against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. His yards per carry average was outstanding as he accrued 6.1 yards on each carry, with a 7 yards per carry average in the first half. The Packers got Lacy involved early on during their first drive, and it was like watching a boxer probing with some early jabs. Lacy seemed like he was one broken tackle away from a huge gain, as he ran hard and with a great deal of strength and authority. The first huge uppercut didn't come until late in the second quarter, which is understandable given how dominating the passing attack was. On that play--a 2nd and 10 on the Packers own 38 yard line--the offensive line did a nice job of sealing off the defenders and clearing the "1" hole for Lacy, who was through it quickly. The Packers running back was quickly out to the first down marker, where a defender took a bad angle and Lacy hopped over his diving grab. Lacy then cut outside towards the sideline, stiff-armed another defender then delivered a bruising hit on cornerback Darius Slay before Slay forced him out of bounds. The 25-yard gain was his second longest of the year (the longest being 28 yards in Week 1) and the longest in the last two weeks. Lacy remained in the game and followed that run up with a nice 3-yard gain where he continued to show good strength as he dropped his shoulder and bulled his way to an extra couple of yards. Lacy also had a nice 14-yard run in the fourth quarter where he had to cut back a bit when the Lions closed his running lane, and then quickly got upfield before getting brought down. All told, Lacy had a strong day and only had one run of negative yardage and one other that was stopped at the line of scrimmage. All the rest were positive plays.

2016 Week 2 vs MIN (12 / 50 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Lacy looked solid in his carries, but there were too few of them for him to really have a big impact. Given how rough a time quarterback Aaron Rodgers was having, it's odd to see them not try to help him out with a greater use of Lacy. Continuing to look much better than he did last year, Lacy runs with good power, vision and speed, equally adept at picking the right lane, hurrying through it and pushing the pile when the lane is clogged.

2016 Week 1 vs JAX (14 / 61 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

As we saw in preseason, Lacy seems to have regained his quickness and speed but lost none of his strength and toughness. He hit the wholes hard and was through their quickly, and when the Jaguars got their hands on him, he managed to drag them for extra yards. He had an overall good day, though the team didn't lean on him as much as you'd like, and the resulting production isn't what it could have been had he carried the ball 20 times.

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Seahawks | Eddie Lacy likes system (Thu Mar 16, 11:34 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy said he is motivated to prove he is not a fluke, and he feels Seattle's offense fits his running style.

Our View: Lacy had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in his first two years with the Packers. Since then, he's struggled with injuries and weight problems, and he's not even come close to the same type of production. We'll see if the system (and the fresh start) helps Lacy play up to his potential.
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Seahawks | Eddie Lacy's deal has weight incentives (Thu Mar 16, 08:09 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy's new contract includes incentives for each month he meets a target weight designated by the team. He earns an additional $55,000 for being at 255 pounds in May, 250 pounds in June through August and 245 pounds from September to December.

Our View: This is what it comes to when you spend two years having to counter rumors you are overweight and out of shape. We believe in Lacy, but still think it's wise to keep him incentivized like the Seahawks are.
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Seahawks | Eddie Lacy has weight bonus in deal (Wed Mar 15, 02:06 PM) - Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy has a $385,000 bonus related to his weight in his new contract.

Our View: Lacy hasn't been able to keep his weight under control as a pro...especially over the last two years. If healthy and motivated, Lacy could be a 1,000-yard rusher for the Seahawks.
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Seahawks | Eddie Lacy has target weight (Tue Mar 14, 03:47 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy's target weight will be in the 240s, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll emphasized that Lacy has future money at stake with his one-year deal with the Seahawks.

Our View: Everything is a competition with Pete Carroll...except eating for Eddie Lacy. With a decent contract with incentives, we'll see if Lacy can keep his weight under control and produce for the Seahawks.
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Seahawks | Eddie Lacy is joining Seattle (Tue Mar 14, 12:28 PM) - Free-agent RB Eddie Lacy (Packers) will join the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year, $5.55 million deal Tuesday, March 14, according to a source. He will receive $3 million in guaranteed money.

Our View: That's a pretty good deal in a cold RB market. Lacy should be the lead back for the Seahawks if he can get and keep his weight under control. Two years removed from his last 1,000-yard season, Lacy needs to stay healthy and produce. This addition makes Thomas Rawls a backup, while C.J. Prosise maintains his role as a change-of-pace back.
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