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Eddie Lacy shows well in preseason debut

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In his first preseason action, Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy looked like he could be a solid — and perhaps difference-making — addition to the Green Bay offense.

Lacy racked up 40 yards on eight carries in the first half at St. Louis on Saturday evening, repeatedly showing NFL-caliber power and physicality.

A strong running game will simply give Packers coach Mike McCarthy more options on offense. We know the Packers have a superb passing game. An effective ground game that merits respect would leave defenses more stressed than they already are having to cope with Aaron Rodgers.

One first-half play stands out. Rodgers took a shotgun snap, faked the hand-off, then hit tight end Jermichael Finley for a long gain off a short pass into open space. The Rams didn’t defend the play all that well, but here’s the takeaway: if defenses don’t shrug at a Rodgers hand-off, that’s progress for Green Bay — and a problem for the opposition.

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  1. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 17, 2013 9:36 PM

    Yes he does.

    The Vikings horrible defense is going to be crying the whole game.

  2. gbmickey says: Aug 17, 2013 9:41 PM

    Hey its only one game but the one take away I get is having a physical back like this, its been a while.

  3. axespray says: Aug 17, 2013 9:44 PM

    It’s been soooo long since I’ve seen a Halfback in Green n Gold just truck over a collection of linebackers….

    Welcome back running game.

  4. gbpackfan1990 says: Aug 17, 2013 9:46 PM

    Be scared NFL. Be scared…

  5. lbreezy04 says: Aug 17, 2013 9:48 PM

    His instincts are pretty good, I didn’t see him take a wrong cut in the game. If he can keep this up our Offense will be upgraded significantly, not to mention help keep the defense off the field. He’s the key to the season IMO

  6. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 17, 2013 9:48 PM

    Back to back championships for Lacy.

  7. teal379 says: Aug 17, 2013 9:49 PM

    J Mike is going to owe 1/2 his next contract (be it in GB or somewhere else) to Lacy.

    He’s going to be responsible for most of Fin’s separation as his defender has to keep looking in the backfield.

  8. contra74 says: Aug 17, 2013 9:50 PM

    Still haven’t found the endzone this preseason. Nice “offense”

  9. esotericmindguy says: Aug 17, 2013 9:51 PM

    Best back since Ahman Green. The 9 yard run where he broke 3 tackles and ran a safety over to finish the run was great to see. Linebacker play is still concerning. Aaron Rodgers might be a robot, the guy is crazy good.

  10. jrmbadger says: Aug 17, 2013 9:58 PM

    But I thought he was overweight??

    BAWAHAHAHAHAHA.

    GOOD LUCK DEFENDING GREEN BAYS OFFENSE NOW!

    Meanwhile in Lavender Larry Land I swear I heard Jennings say ” I immediately regret this decision” after Ponders duck sailed well over his head.

  11. finley88thebeast says: Aug 17, 2013 10:00 PM

    Lacy is the 1 player I wanted going into the draft this year ever since I’ve seen him play at Bama I’ve rooted for this dude…I wish him all the best and hope that he ends up being everything and more than I expected…Go Packers

  12. jonny42671 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:00 PM

    Is it time to start hearing from the Packer fans how Lacey will be better than Peterson? They say the same thing every year….they even said it when they picked up that nurse Samkon Gado that season.

  13. gsomatt says: Aug 17, 2013 10:00 PM

    It’s still just preseason but he looks pretty good. Defense looked better too.

  14. mackcarrington says: Aug 17, 2013 10:02 PM

    Where are the people who called this guy a “fat bum”?

  15. hansenbrothers says: Aug 17, 2013 10:03 PM

    Stays healthy = stud

  16. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 17, 2013 10:03 PM

    contra74 says: Aug 17, 2013 9:50 PM

    Still haven’t found the endzone this preseason. Nice “offense”

    Preseason: When vikings fans think their team is relevant.

    Regular Season: Where they all cry.

    Post Season: Where they always fail, if they ever even get there.

  17. vincelombardisghost says: Aug 17, 2013 10:05 PM

    In Ted we trust. Johnny Jolly look in’ good, too.

  18. teal379 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:05 PM

    Sorry Packer haters – Johnny Jolly has a tipped pass and an INT now in this game.

    Lacy is running as advertised.

    Aaron played 1 quarter and a series with a 113 passer rating – he’s not dropped off any.

    Finley had something like 4 catches for 78 yards.

    McCarthy runs VANILLA in the pre-season – this year’s gonna be interesting for opposing d coordinators for sure.

  19. firestarter0728 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:13 PM

    contra74 says:
    Still haven’t found the endzone this preseason. Nice “offense”
    —————————

    What exactly does that have to do with Eddie Lacy being a stud RB? Do try to stay on topic.

  20. stellarperformance says: Aug 17, 2013 10:16 PM

    Lacy is the most instinctive runner I have seen in a Green Bay uniform since Dorsey Levins. Could this be the piece? Did you see that catch-and-run in the flats, after pasting a guy at the line of scrimmage first? Dang…..this could be the pick of the draft. The fans of the Bears, Lions, and Vikings (respectfully…….and in that order,) are all slapping the palms of their hands against their foreheads and saying “Damn!”

  21. stellarperformance says: Aug 17, 2013 10:18 PM

    How in the world will that soft and pathetic 16th ranked defense of the Vikings stop this guy? He’ll, Peterson will be seeking his autograph before too long.

  22. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Aug 17, 2013 10:18 PM

    @contra

    Good one, apparently you missed ponder’s pathetic performance.. Enjoy the season!

  23. mn1288 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:23 PM

    Contra is the typical Vikes fan – when your team is awful, find something on the rival. GB moved the ball like nothing without Nelson and Cobb. MN looked like a D2 team last night. bahaha.

  24. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 17, 2013 10:27 PM

    Like John Brockington!!

  25. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:28 PM

    I feel bad for those poor hapless and tasteless teams that have to face Lacy twice per season.

  26. dwarftosser says: Aug 17, 2013 10:28 PM

    Lacy is the best RB the Packers have had since Ahman Green. Micah Hyde is looking very good as well, and Bakhtiari has looked solid on all but one play. Looks like another good draft class from Ted Thompson.

  27. stellarperformance says: Aug 17, 2013 10:33 PM

    contra74 says:
    Aug 17, 2013 9:50 PM
    Still haven’t found the endzone this preseason. Nice “offense”
    ///////////////////////////////////////////

    You are a blog terrorist. You send out hate and dysfunction and lies for the sole purpose of trying to make people uncomfortable, just like a terrorist. You will never win. Your crap rolls off our backs like Jennings’ words off Rodgers. You can keep trying, as terrorists do, but you have no effect. Anger management classes may help, or stick with fantasy football……that’s the world you live in anyway.

  28. chi01town says: Aug 17, 2013 10:44 PM

    the RAMS has 16 rookies in the starting line up. the packers are supose to look good against them.
    Put FAT BOY Lacy in front of the Bears defense then we will all see if he is as good as packers fans think he is.

  29. tralfaz1127 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:44 PM

    The Rams couldn’t stop the Factory of Sadness last week, made Weeden look like a HOF QB, hold your praise.

  30. vikescry1 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:49 PM

    jonny42671 says:
    Aug 17, 2013 10:00 PM
    Is it time to start hearing from the Packer fans how Lacey will be better than Peterson? They say the same thing every year….they even said it when they picked up that nurse Samkon Gado that season.

    anyone who says that would be ridiculously stupid. anyone with football knowledge would know better. by the way samkon gado hasn’t been with the packers for like 5 season’s. lacy looked good tonite he has a lot to prove yet, but don’t hate on the pack because your scarde to think about how hard it will be to stop them with a decent running game.

  31. vikescry1 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:53 PM

    ok for all the negative turd’s on this site, talking about the bears and what not. lacy looked good tonite nobody said he looked like a hall of fame running back did they??? it’s preseason you look at the positive’s and negative’s. you can’t pick your opponent, you just have to play as well as possible against who you get. if he played like crap you would just get more negative…

  32. vikescry1 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:59 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Aug 17, 2013 10:16 PM
    Lacy is the most instinctive runner I have seen in a Green Bay uniform since Dorsey Levins. Could this be the piece? Did you see that catch-and-run in the flats, after pasting a guy at the line of scrimmage first? Dang…..this could be the pick of the draft. The fans of the Bears, Lions, and Vikings (respectfully…….and in that order,) are all slapping the palms of their hands against their foreheads and saying “Damn!”

    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- i think you have forgotten ahman green, he was much better than dorsey levens, imo. and yes i think if lacy can run the ball and catch the ball the way he did tonite, other teams fans will poop themselve’s.

  33. drsimester says: Aug 17, 2013 10:59 PM

    stellarperformance says:

    Dang…..this could be the pick of the draft. The fans of the Bears, Lions, and Vikings (respectfully…….and in that order,) are all slapping the palms of their hands against their foreheads and saying “Damn!”

    Why? Those 3 teams already have good rb’s

  34. fluffy19 says: Aug 17, 2013 11:13 PM

    Skol

  35. 11dancingditkas says: Aug 17, 2013 11:35 PM

    Packers.

  36. wafflestomp says: Aug 18, 2013 12:00 AM

    Don’t work yourself into a snit Viking fan.
    Nobody is laying claim to Lacy’s induction to the Hall of Fame or dare treading on your precious Peterson’s legacy.

    Fans are just excited with his initial production and what his upside could mean for this offense.

  37. wafflestomp says: Aug 18, 2013 12:01 AM

    Relax!

  38. esotericmindguy says: Aug 18, 2013 12:22 AM

    The lions have a good RB? Reggie Bush? The flipping dolphins didn’t even want him. And Forte is over rated IMO, solid but not great. AP may be the best player in the NFL though.

    Don’t need lacy to be AP, just James Starks in playoffs of 2010. Keep defense off balance and Rodgers can’t be stopped.

  39. tangysizzl says: Aug 18, 2013 1:01 AM

    Spin move in full effect. Its just one game but its a glimpse of what hes capable of in GBs offense if he can stay healthy.

    I thought CB Micah Hyde looked good all night, he had 2 or 3 sacks, some hurries and was solid in coverage.

    It was great to see the reclaimation project Johnny Jolly back making plays after a 3yr absence. from the game. He locked a spot down on the 53 tonight.

  40. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 18, 2013 1:39 AM

    Play the play not the opponent’s play.

  41. lucky5936 says: Aug 18, 2013 3:37 AM

    I wonder how many of the above posters who are giving Lacy his due now, were badmouthing him a couple of weeks ago when his weight came into question? Probably over half….

  42. great113 says: Aug 18, 2013 2:48 PM

    Wow! You Packer fans really are delusional or should I say ‘brainwashed’ hahaha

  43. thepvyharvin says: Aug 18, 2013 3:56 PM

    Waisty will be an average back at best. It’s so cute reading the optimism of the fake stock kids. Feeling like they may have a running game for once. Just like my kid dreaming of a horse for xmas…never gonna happen….

  44. doner80 says: Aug 18, 2013 4:30 PM

    Well lets say the peepers make the playoffs along with my Giants making the playoffs End of story we all know what is going to happen!!!

  45. contra74 says: Aug 18, 2013 5:37 PM

    I love this time of year. Packer fans are so full of optimism talking about how great Ted thompson is and how they once opened the same doorknob he opened 3 weeks ago. But wait, when reality implodes on them they will be quick to point to the past. Remember, this is the fanbase that was tricked into buying ‘stock’.

  46. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 18, 2013 5:40 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Aug 18, 2013 3:56 PM
    Waisty will be an average back at best. It’s so cute reading the optimism of the fake stock kids. Feeling like they may have a running game for once. Just like my kid dreaming of a horse for xmas…never gonna happen….

    —-

    Like a Super Bowl in Minny?

    Ok.

  47. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 18, 2013 6:08 PM

    The giants, like the Vikings, will be last in their respective divisions.

  48. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 18, 2013 6:41 PM

    contra74 says:
    Aug 18, 2013 5:37 PM
    I love this time of year. Packer fans are so full of optimism talking about how great Ted thompson is and how they once opened the same doorknob he opened 3 weeks ago. But wait, when reality implodes on them they will be quick to point to the past. Remember, this is the fanbase that was tricked into buying ‘stock’.

    —-

    Speaking of optimism… I bet you’re stoked about your chances of winning a Super Bowl after watching Christian Ponder’s growth over the offseason.

  49. 4greatestvikingever says: Aug 18, 2013 6:44 PM

    Sorry Picker Fans, but Petersen even without HGH is better than Lacey will ever be. WHERE is your tightend named Cagney?

  50. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 18, 2013 6:53 PM

    4greatestvikingever says:
    Aug 18, 2013 6:44 PM
    Sorry Picker Fans, but Petersen even without HGH is better than Lacey will ever be. WHERE is your tightend named Cagney?

    —-

    We’ll never know, as PetersOn (glad you know how to spell your own player’s name) has always been on some sort of PED or HGH.

  51. stellarperformance says: Aug 18, 2013 6:55 PM

    contra74 says:
    Aug 18, 2013 5:37 PM
    I love this time of year. Packer fans are so full of optimism talking about how great Ted thompson is and how they once opened the same doorknob he opened 3 weeks ago. But wait, when reality implodes on them they will be quick to point to the past. Remember, this is the fanbase that was tricked into buying ‘stock’.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    More wishful thinking? Aren’t you tired yet? The Packers always prevail, you of all people should know that by now. And “tricked” into the stock purchase? 375,000 people tricked? That’s some trick. If anybody was tricked it was the purchasers of $200 Randy Moss jerseys. Guess what? They’re fake. They’re not real. They’re knock-offs. And they look pretty stupid hanging on your walls. The stock looks pretty good on the other hand.

  52. whatjusthapped says: Aug 18, 2013 7:20 PM

    Fact of the matter is GB hasn’t had a RB of Lacy’s caliber in a long time. I just call it the eyeball test, if he looks good at this level, chances are he will sustain it over a 16 game season.

    Meanwhile, I apply that same eyeball test to Ponder and I just don’t get what the Vikings see in the guy, he is below average at best. I realize the Vikings blew a very high #12 overall pick on him but still you need to do what’s best for your team and Ponder will never be the answer so keep on looking.

  53. Frazier28/7 says: Aug 18, 2013 7:46 PM

    Good for him, go back and look at what Peterson did to the Rams in a game that mattered. Their run defense is terrible.

    Nice to have a good running game, but he better be a good blocker. You’ll always have to pass to keep up with a defense as terrible as the Packers that cant stop anybody.

  54. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 18, 2013 8:16 PM

    Frazier28/7 says:
    Aug 18, 2013 7:46 PM
    Good for him, go back and look at what Peterson did to the Rams in a game that mattered. Their run defense is terrible.

    Nice to have a good running game, but he better be a good blocker. You’ll always have to pass to keep up with a defense as terrible as the Packers that cant stop anybody.

    —-

    Ergo, since the vikings defense is worse than the packers (facts are facts), the Vikings will have to pass even more.

    I like the Packers chances more.

  55. jakebjornstad says: Aug 20, 2013 10:07 PM

    chi01town says:
    Aug 17, 2013 10:44 PM
    the RAMS has 16 rookies in the starting line up. the packers are supose to look good against them.
    Put FAT BOY Lacy in front of the Bears defense then we will all see if he is as good as packers fans think he is.

    ^You, are an idiot. The Rams were actually 15th in the league against the run, while your bears were 14th. No contrast there.

    contra74 says:
    Aug 18, 2013 5:37 PM
    I love this time of year. Packer fans are so full of optimism talking about how great Ted thompson is and how they once opened the same doorknob he opened 3 weeks ago. But wait, when reality implodes on them they will be quick to point to the past. Remember, this is the fanbase that was tricked into buying ‘stock’

    ^And you must be one of those idiots that instead of having a section of your fan base buy “fake stock” to fund stadium improvements, you would rather have an ENTIRE state pay for it, fan or not, brilliant! I didn’t buy any stock, looks like you have with your Vikings. And yes, Thompson appears to have nailed yet another draft. My apologies that Pack fans reflect on seasons of old, most people like to celebrate accomplishments.

    Frazier28/7 says:
    Aug 18, 2013 7:46 PM
    Good for him, go back and look at what Peterson did to the Rams in a game that mattered. Their run defense is terrible.

    Nice to have a good running game, but he better be a good blocker. You’ll always have to pass to keep up with a defense as terrible as the Packers that cant stop anybody.

    ^Once we get the lead on an opponent, which we typical strive at doing, we then drop the hammer aka Eddie Lacy. With him chewing up 4 yds a carry (fingers crossed) our “lowsy” defense will rarely be on the field. I also guarantee our defense is better than MNs this year, ours was better than yours last year too. GB-PTS:11th Pass:11th Rush:26th TO:18th MN-PTS:14th Pass:24th Rush:7th TO:22nd

    ANYBODY else have anything to say?

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