Much has been made of the weight of running back Eddie Lacy over the years. Personally, I couldn’t care less. I’ve said it time and again — the guy can weigh 300 pounds as long as he’s toting the football effectively.
And even during the season when Fat Mike called him out for his weight — there’s the pot calling the kettle black — Lacy averaged more than four yards per carry. And even when he showed up after working out all offseason in 2016 and we could all see he was a big, fat bastard, it didn’t matter. Before the Packers ran him into the ground, he was averaging 5.1 per carry in 2016.
But it comes as little surprise that Lacy, who has been rehabbing that ankle injury the Packers forced upon him, isn’t in tip-top shape at the moment.
His ass is fat.
RB Eddie Lacy visited Sea (his new team), Minn and GB in the last wk. For one of the three teams Lacy weighed 267. Listed last year at 234.
— Bob McGinn (@BobMcGinn) March 14, 2017
If you know backs who ran at that weight then you’re old like me. They’re Jerome Bettis and Craig Heyward. While those guys were successful, they are among the few.
That’s not saying Easy Ed can’t be successful as a fat bastard. He’s been successful as a fat bastard!
And who do you think leaked that information?
I’ll give you a clue. Bob McGinn doesn’t cover the Seattle Seahawks or the Minnesota Vikings. He doesn’t have a ton of insides sources with those teams. The Green Bay Packers leaked that information.
And why did they leak it?
So we wouldn’t be too pissed off about them letting Eddie Lacy sign with the Seattle Seahawks.
You well know I would have liked to see Easy Ed back with the Packers, but they are clearly using the weight excuse as their reason to not re-sign him.
And I’ll tell ya what. Go get AP now and I will overlook it.
I’ve made the argument that that guy is a terrible fit for the Packers. But I will say this. After spending your entire career with the Minnesota Stinkings, I have to think you’re hungry for a title and will do whatever you have to to make that happen.
So fuck it. Let’s make it happen.
At the very least, I will enjoy getting some retribution for Favre.
Isnt Blount a FA? Or am I imagining things?
Bob McGinn has been around long enough to know that 234 lbs wasn’t Lacy’s “real” weight last year, nor the year before. That’s his combine and/or his Pro Day weight. It was reported that last season after losing some weight, Lacy ballooned back up to 260-265 lbs.
They don’t update listed weights, even though teams weigh players all the time.
I doubt if anyone’s shocked that Lacy is weighing 267 lbs. We kind of saw that coming didn’t we?
It will be interesting to see if the Seahawks can reign him in. Not to mention how he does this season.
Although some people can’t stop gloating about Lacys 5 yard average in limited action. The bottom line is…since he got fat, his production and availability have gone south. That’s a problem…but it’s not our problem.
It’s true that there have been fat running backs that were productive. But they were very few and far between.
Lacy could have been one of the great ones possibly. the only thing stopping him, is himself.
I found it interesting that Lacy mentioned one of his reasons for signing with Seattle was due to their “commitment to the running game”. Interesting info considering Rodgers threw more than ever before this last year and I’d expect that trend to continue moving forward. We talk about it at nauseam but I just don’t think Green Bay needs that strong of a running game to be successful. Ty Montgomery paired with AP and/or Latavius Murray would be very strong backfield paired with a young RB from the draft.
I’d really like to see GB grab Murray on a good deal, I think he’d be able to help — he got a lot better in pass protection last year and can keep defenses honest with his speed/size. I’ve always liked him as a runner and I think he can be even better.
Would really like to see Murray sign and would give my left nut for Malcom Butler. I’m still shocked we haven’t jumped into that boat in trying to trade a 1st rounder for him. Your not going to find a player of his caliber at the backend of the 1st round.
There is a lot more to the Malcom Butler deal than meets the eye. If a team offers Butler a weak contract, then the Patriots can match it and keep him for a bargain. If he got a strong offer and Patriots decline to match, they get a 1st round pick. So if you want him, you may have to overpay, plus forfeit a draft pick.
I think the Patriots just want the #1 pick. Personally, he’s better than we have, but he’s 5′ 10″ and he made his name on the SB pick. I’ve watch him, he’s ok, but i don’t think he’s worth 10mill/year. And to confuse it even more, he still hasn’t signed his tender. It’s a mess.
Belichick didn’t care enough to re-sign him, and then lied and disrespected him. Belichick doesn’t make the wrong move often. I’d pass.
Initially, I thought you were wrong about the team giving up a 1st round pick for him under the RFA guidelines… but you’re right. And wow, I didn’t know that. I always thought they were awarded the same as compensatory picks.
It’s dictated by what kind of tender they offer him.
I’m in on Murray. The youngest of the F/A RB’s. Not great, but certainly good enough.
Who cares how much of a fat ass Lacy was? The weight complimented his style as a north-south runner, and I didn’t give a shit how many triple Whoppers Lacy liked to crush at lunchtime, as long as he produced. For fuck sakes, the guy was on pace for yet another 1,000 yard season at 5.1 yards/carry before going down with the ankle. Now Ted the Terrible better go out and get another fat ass to pair up with Ty Montgomery, whom I believe is still in the experimental stage as a RB in a WR’s body.