This whole Eddie Lacy saga is getting dumber by the day. On Tuesday evening it was reported that Lacy would miss several weeks because of an injured ankle. Then Lacy decided he was going to see a specialist and get a second opinion. On Wednesday morning, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t even rule Lacy out of Thursday night’s game.
“He’s going to have to have a wonderful, great 24 hours to play in the game,” McCarthy said. “We’ll see what tomorrow brings, but he will be working in the large rehab group today.”
Do we buy that Lacy actually has a chance to play on Thursday? No we do not.
And here is where the real stupidity in this whole ordeal lies.
First of all, let’s get this out of the way. Lacy has been having himself a nice season thus far, even though he’s an afterthought in the offensive game plan. He has 71 carries for 360 yards and four touchdowns. Most telling is his 5.1 yard average. That’s robust, but as we said, he’s an afterthought in the game plan. Lacy hasn’t even carried the ball 20 times in a game this season. His high, on two occasions, was 17 carries.
More importantly, there is a discernible difference in the offense’s effectiveness when Lacy is on the field. Defenses worry about stopping Lacy, so the Packers’ offense actually looks decent at times. Not so when he isn’t out there.
And now he probably won’t be out there for a while. Why?
Failure. Something we have all become accustomed to over the past year.
Lacy never should have been on the field last week against Dallas. His ankle injury, which he suffered the week before, clearly wasn’t healed enough for him to go. So now it’s worse because he played on it.
Of course, with James Starks also injured, the Packers really didn’t have much of a choice but to play Lacy. For whatever reason, they didn’t have another tailback on the roster.
So the stupidity starts with Ted Thompson for not stocking his roster with the proper players. It then flows down to Mike McCarthy for playing a guy that shouldn’t have been playing.
You think you saw some bad offense before? Just wait until you see what this shitshow looks like without Eddie Lacy.
Lol this is going to be great. Aaron Rodgers may as well continue his alcoholism and have a flask of jager on the sideline with him. That’s what I would do if I were him. Because he sucks anyways, he might as well make it funny.
You packers fans that were complaining a couple years back: LOL. You have no idea how good we had it from 2007-2014. And through all that complaining, you didn’t enjoy winning divisions, playoff games, ect. Now look at this team. I long for the days of 2012 and 2013.
This offense needs Lacy. The public shaming of Lacy’s weight by McCarthy last season is just one example of his poor leadership. Lacy fumbles and gets pulled from the game. Meanwhile, Starks fumbles and continues to play. McCarthy is not getting the best out of his players. Despite all the negativity surrounding Lacy last year, the team performed better with him in the lineup. McCarthy benched Lacy, but continued to march Adams onto the field. Just one example of his suspect coaching decisions.
I coached on a high school football team where the head coach’s son was the quarterback. We had a hammer at halfback but the coach wanted to showcase his son. Needless to say the halfback got upset and left the team. Wait until players have a chance to leave the Packers, Mike has made some mistakes that are going to hurt in the future.