The Green Bay Packers have a running back problem. The problem is they only have Ty Montgomery manning the position. Eddie Lacy has gone and signed with the Seattle Seahawks.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 14, 2017
I fully expected the Packers to re-sign Lacy. Since the offseason began, I’ve been talking about how Lacy would be a great complement to Montgomery.
Apparently, the Packers didn’t see it that way.
Yes, there was the injury issue. Yes, there were the weight issues. However, Lacy was nothing but productive when the Packers gave him the ball.
He was averaging 5.1 per carry before going down in 2016. He’s averaged 4.4 per carry over his career. Fat or not, that’s production.
Now the Packers will have to figure out plan B. Do you want to talk about Adrian Peterson? I’d say you can go right ahead at this point.
Seattle fans have already dubbed him “Feastmode”
Which is pretty god damn funny, I’ll give them credit there.
Cant believe TT wouldnt match 5.5M….
He needs ti go….
Lacy will flourish inder that crook Carroll in SEA…. now they have to sign a washed up has been and miss out on improving secondary…..
Yep . . .
I agree Icebowl. Lacey was having the best game of his career when he got hurt. Why not give him a one year contract and if that didn’t work, cut him. SEA knows how to work big backs and he will get a real shot there. Well, we just couldn’t spend an extra million on him, gotta make sure to have all that cap space free to fill whatever formula operates GB’s management. I’ll always remember the season when rodgers was out and Flynn and Lacey did their damnedest to win every week for the Pack. That was truly a beautiful thing to behold. Fuck you Packers for not giving my man another shot and leaving us with no running game in ’17.
Well Pack fans say good buy to our running game. Ryan Grant, Lacey, guess we can wait another 10 years or so. Montgomery seemed to get shut down once teams learned his tricks. He had a couple of big games when teams didn’t have any tape on him. I don’t see him developing into any kind of a real running back (I’d be very happy if I’m wrong).
Lacy had some input about where he signed.
If Seattle weren’t on the regular season schedule i say no worries, cause this team aint going to the playoffs….
Nothing that signing the 18th tight end won’t cure.
This is the best outcome for the Packers. Lacy hinders the Packer’s offense just in the fact that we all pretend that he is Marshawn Lynch and we have to feed him the ball 20 times a game. All that does is help the defense….they’d much rather have Lacy be the center of attention over Rodgers. He has always been slow off the ball which translates into an awful short yardage back. He’s no Marshawn Lynch and the way the Packers need to play is to utilize running backs with good vision, quickness, eluding defenders along with some pass catching ability. For me this signing is a win win.
Ty has skill. McCarthy hasn’t given anyone 20 carries since Lacy’s rookie year.
Lacy wasn’t in shape for 20+ carries, his conditioning has been a problem even back in his college days. The reports were all out there.
Draft and develop! Draft and develop! More like develop and discard..
I would have been cool if we kept him. But not at 5.5 million. He got a generous 1 year prove it deal. Good for him.
There are 2 reasons he didn’t get a long term deal imo.
1) The Packers playing him injured in the Cowboy game, ending his season.
2) His play has regressed the last 2 seasons because of weight and injuries, and that’s real problem for a guy looking for his 2nd contract. IMO the Seahawks gave him a gift.
It’s clear that Lacy had a higher priority on food, than his career.
Lets not pretend lacy was a 5 yard per carry back, because of 5 games. He wasn’t that, even when he was in shape. I suppose then Montgomery is a 6 yard per carry back.
I will miss him breaking a 20 yarder here and there with that crazy ass spin move. But looking at the big picture, for a bruising short yardage back, he failed to move the chains or gain 1st downs in short yardage situations in important games when it really mattered most.
His best days seemed to be behind him here, maybe he changes his focus idk.
But at the end of the day i was rooting for him to get it together, he seemed like a good dude and i wish him well.
“…we negotiated heavily in conjunction with starbucks to be sure free scones for life were part of the contract clause”
-Aunt Jammima, Eddie Lacy’s agent
The SeaCocks went from Beast Mode to Feast Mode
That’s about 11,632$ per pound for those of you scoring on a converter …
It will be cheaper per pound soon. Lacy will be the first 300 lb running back.
Let this be a reminder of the utter failure known as the 2013 draft class. 11 picks, only one still on the team (Bahktiari). Granted they could still resign Datone Jones, let’s be honest, he I mediocre at best as a first round pick. You can’t call yourself a draft develop team if you only have 1/11 of your picks from a draft four years ago.
5.5 is huge for this late in free agency. Thomas Rawls is their starting RB. why pay the backup more than the starter?
Sad to see ya go Fat Boy.
After reading all these articles the last couple days, who the fuck really cares about any of this shit really? “Let’s sign AP!” For what? They don’t run the fucking ball enough to warrant a heavy hitter-no pun intended-at running back. Jones has been nothing but a tease, pretending like he was gonna buckle down and make his mark on the defense. Hyde couldn’t wait to get the fuck out of town. Same with Lang. The line is gonna be fine though. They got Barclay back. Bennett is nice, but they don’t throw enough to the tight ends either. I guess with his stellar blocking he can be used to try and protect Rodgers better than they have been doing, so that’s nice. Here is your 2017 offense. Nelson, Cobb, Adams, Montgomery. Stop me if you seen that one before.
At the end of the day you know the same dysfunctional bullshit is going to play out like it has since the SB win. We are in March, and there is nothing that instills anything remotely resembling a complete team capable of competing for a SB this year. They are weaker with practically no changes in their coaching staff. Can’t WAIT to see how many picks they throw at the defense, so we can see which junior college basketball picks they try to shoehorn into defensive players yet again.
The one thing that isn’t going to change for this year is the first place schedule the Packers get to play. I’ll say it now and I’ll stick with it. I seriously doubt the Packers finish higher than 10-6 at best. As much as I wish they would become a dominant force to be reckoned with and a complete team, the facts remain; Thompson is doing what he does right now, which is next to nothing. Then the focus will shift to the head dipshit McCarthy when minicamp and OTAs and training camp roll around. And then it will shift to the sieve defense with a bunch of slow, under achieving no talent undrafted free agents or out of place draft picks from whatever PAC-10 school they are gonna load up on this year, and throw in the abysmal showing by special teams at the most inopportune time, and what do you have. The same fucking story we’ve seen for 7 years.
Man, they cannot legalize marijuana here fast enough. Because the only way to make the upcoming season entertaining will be through an altered state of consciousness. I have a feeling this will be an unusually brutal regular season, worse than last season, lest anyone here get their hopes up and we start taking a page out of the Viking fan playbook and crowning the Packers SB champs in the offseason. To borrow a movie phrase, “They’re still shitty.” Unless you count addition by subtraction, well then, by all means plan your SB festivities. If I’m wrong, I will gladly choke on all that crow, but I simply don’t feel anything positive at this point in time concerning this team with these asshats running it. Insanity runs rampant apparently this time of year.
I don’t think the line is going to be fine. Ted depleted the depth. You don’t lose 2 Pro Bowlers, and a versatile back up, then insert Barclay and say…”Were all good”.
Jeff Saturday was ripping the Packers about the 0 line on Sports Center yesterday. The man is qualified to know what he’s talking about.
Otherwise, i couldn’t agree more with the rest of your points. at first i thought you were aiming high at 10-6. But maybe, if no 0 line injuries, and i mean NONE, maybe…Because…..Rodgers….AKA: Job Security