What will become of Eddie Lacy now?
Lacy signed an incentive-laden one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks this past offseason. It was assumed Lacy would be their No. 1 running back. He was anything but that.
Lacy was actually a regular on the game day inactive list. He was inactive for Seattle in their season finale against Arizona and held that status for three of the final four weeks.
For the year, Lacy started just three games and played in only nine. He finished with a disappointing 179 yards on 69 carries, a 2.6-yard average and no touchdowns. That pales in comparison to his final season with the Green Bay Packers when, before getting hurt, Lacy was averaging a robust 5.1 yards per carry.
So what’s the deal?
In Seattle, Lacy fell behind Mike Davis and Thomas Rawls in the running back pecking order. But that wasn’t really the problem. The Seahawks and their atrocious offensive line can’t run the football anyway.
Quarterback Russell Wilson led the Seahawks in rushing by a wide margin with 586 yards. None of their running backs did anything to write home about. Davis gained only 240 yards and averaged 3.5 per. Rawls had only 157 and averaged 2.7 per. The other back in the mix, Chris Carson, had 208 yards and a team-best 4.2 per.
Seattle ranked 23rd in the league in rushing. However, if you take Wilson out of the mix, the Seahawks would have had a league-worst 65-yard per game average.
Does Seattle bring Lacy back? Doubtful.
Seems like he’d make a good Oakland Raider, doesn’t it?
He did it to himself
Really can’t look at this year behind that horrendous offensive line as any indicator of his talent and ability. Lacy needs better blocking than most RBs. He needs to build up a head of steam. He does not make his own holes despite being big. He runs hard and big into holes and shrugs off tackles and knocks down defenders. But he needs that “head start”.
In a way it could work out for Lacy. He got his money and extended his career with less wear and tear.