There have been claims that Eddie Lacy fell in the draft because teams were wary of his injury history. Pittsburgh, in fact, said they wouldn’t touch Lacy, but the Green Bay Packers did. Now the question is will he be able to stay healthy?
Lacy has battled a hamstring injury, but what scared the Steelers off was that he had toe fusion surgery. So, is this guy going to end up being a walking injury report like James Starks?
He says no. In fact, Lacy says he’s 100 percent now.
“From Day 1,” Lacy said. “I’m going to be ready to go.”
There’s some good news and if you think the toe thing is going to be an issue, well, he played with it all last season.
“He was always healthy enough to practice,” said Alabama’s tight end Michael Williams, drafted by the Detroit Lions. “He practiced every day; he never missed a day of practice. He had the foot injury, or whatever it was, and played through that. You couldn’t tell he was hurt.
“He did everything. He never had to sit out. He’s a product of Alabama, I’ll just say that.”
The only action Lacy missed was Alabama’s spring game. On that busted up toe, he rushed for 1,322 yards and 18 touchdowns. Is this something that could become a problem again later on? Maybe, I’m not a doctor.
The guy is ready to go now, though and it’s going to be fun to see what he can do.
Sounds like he is tough as nails. We need that.
This might be an overstatement, but I can’t get this out of my head when I say that these three picks, Jones Lacey and Franklin just might have been the three picks to get us back to the Super Bowl.
Plus there were 8 other draft picks and like a gazillion UFA for who knows could have a major sleeper.
I seriously CAN’T wait for this season to start!
Agreed, Chad. Jones is the new and improved Cullen. Lacy and Franklin, well, it’s been since Ahman – in his prime – since we’ve had this kind of talent in the backfield… Could be so huge in so many ways. We should be optimistic, I sure the fuck am.
Lacy,Franklin,Harris,what a backfield.With a little blocking look out.If the lower draft picks pan out,we will definitely make it deep into the playoffs
I can’t wait for Lacy to knock Briggs right on his ass.
Briggs will just get out of his way like Te’o in the National Championship game.
The only major problem that i still see for the Packers is that the offensive line needs to play better at multiple stages of the game. Maybe by getting sherrod back or switch bulaga to the left side and hope barclay can keep getting better. Maybe sherrod will step in at LT and keep bulaga at RT, we are set at RG with sitton, and lang should be better this season at LG, hoping he can stay there and not have to move all around again. At the center position, EDS seems like a serviceable player at that position and should be improved this season with a little competition from a draft pick. If the Packers can clear that mess of players, sans sitton, and improve drastically, then i see the Packers taking another superbowl title, But this is a lot of ‘if’s, but my early guess is a Packers vs. 49ers NFC championship rematch, where the Packers will advance to the Superbowl.
I don’t like Bulaga as a LT, he couldn’t handle speed rushers on the right side all of the time so what makes us think he can on the blind side? I think Bulaga should try to push T.J. out the door or stick to the right side. Either way, selecting mid round O Line talent should help us out a great deal going forward. Bakhtiari sounds pissed that he lasted as long as he did so for whatever that’s worth…
We should be just fine @ the O-Line position; we’ve got young talent and the slightly above-average talent on the line is going to be pushed by the rookies coming in. The biggest question mark for me at this point are middle linebacker. Jones will be a savage as he’s finally grown into his frame, but still has the smarts and athleticism but we have to see how Bish comes back and whether or not Barrington can come in and produce in his first year. Yea yea, I know Hawk is still there. I just get the feeling that if his name were, say, Bill Thomas, he woulda been cut or reduced to a back-up role years ago.
IF Bishop comes back, here’s hoping he does.
Sgt. Hulka with the big toe is gonna see how far he can stick it up your ass!
My only worry is our uber conservative team doctors where if you say the word “hamstring” you are out 8 weeks. Two of the last 3 years we have led the league is starter games missed due to injury. Hardly a coincidence. Lacy will likely be willing, like he was at Bama, but he is going to the land where a day to day injury turns into 5 weeks faster than you can say James Starks.