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Eddie Lacy doesn’t get angry at Steelers comments

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The easy thing for Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy to do would be to get all fired up to play the Steelers this week, since coach Mike Tomlin said the decision to bypass him for Le’Veon Bell was “an easy one.”

But that wouldn’t be consistent with Lacy’s style.

“I mean, you can use it for motivation, but I’m not one to use external factors for motivation. That’s not my personality,” Lacy said, via Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com. “To me, it’s only temporary. Like, OK, you’re mad at this one team, so you play angrily against that team. But then where does it go the next week? You have wasted energy then. So I stay constant.”

That kind of calm is what has struck his coaches and teammates, even though he turns into The Hulk on Sundays. Coach Mike McCarthy dropped a clip of the green-skinned superhero into the team’s weekly motivational film, and Lacy has reluctantly adopted it. Of course, he’s still more Bruce Banner except when he runs.

Lacy’s seventh in the league in rushing despite missing what amounts to two games (he suffered a concussion on his first carry and then missed the following week), and has gotten better as the season has progressed.

“I’m still getting to know him, but he’s a guy that doesn’t really show a lot of emotions. He’s a guy who’s always calm, on game day he’s not like a wild animal out there, he just runs hard,” right guard T.J. Lang said. “He’s not satisfied with 8-, 9-yard gains. That’s the thing about his attitude, even when he’s gaining 9, 10 yards, he’s always wanting more. You see the attitude he portrays on every play, and it inspires you to give even more.

“He doesn’t show a lot of emotion, man. He’s a cool, calm guy, and he does his job. As an offensive lineman, he’s a guy you love to block for, and just the attitude that he has, that never-satisfied approach he’s got, that’s a thing a lot of our guys on this team can learn from.”

That leaves opponents as the only ones who don’t like him when he’s angry.

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36 Responses to “Eddie Lacy doesn’t get angry at Steelers comments”
  1. whatjusthapped says: Dec 19, 2013 10:26 AM

    To think that 4 other RB’s were picked ahead of Lacy is amazing. Similar to when the Vikings drafted two players in the first round and let Rodgers fall all the way to #24 and the Packers.

    How’s that working out for you?

  2. mvp43 says: Dec 19, 2013 10:26 AM

    Another great Ted Thompson pick.

  3. ttommytom says: Dec 19, 2013 10:26 AM

    A veteran impressed by a rookie.

    So now I’m impressed by both…

  4. Kelly's Chronicles says: Dec 19, 2013 10:27 AM

    Lacy is awesome. Tomlin will eat his words on Sunday.

  5. ziggystheansah says: Dec 19, 2013 10:29 AM

    Isn’t bell Averaging 3.3 ypc, and Lacy is at 4.5+ or something?

  6. baltimoresnativeson says: Dec 19, 2013 10:31 AM

    He’s lying.

  7. charism4 says: Dec 19, 2013 10:39 AM

    You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.

    But when he totes the rock he looks angry.

  8. packman331 says: Dec 19, 2013 10:51 AM

    i love how Lacy runs– but with lack of blocking, and his physical style, I wonder how long he can hold up.

  9. johngaltwho says: Dec 19, 2013 11:06 AM

    And what we’re seeing now is Lacey running against defenses totally selling out to stop the run. Just wait. With Aaron back, putting eight/nine guys in the box may not be quite as tempting for defensive coordinators.

  10. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 19, 2013 11:12 AM

    It’s obvious none of you have seen Bell play. Watching the anemic Packers running game over the years has really lowered your expectations. You’ll uderstand better on Sunday.

  11. pabrownsfan says: Dec 19, 2013 11:28 AM

    Sounds like a great kid. Do you want to trade him even up for Brandon Weedon?

  12. expertop says: Dec 19, 2013 11:29 AM

    Lacy is a fun player to watch. Any team would be happy to have him.

  13. coachkilla6 says: Dec 19, 2013 11:36 AM

    The Packers should strongly consider obtaining Adrian Peterson in the offseason. AP would be a serviceable backup to Eddie Lacy.

  14. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 19, 2013 11:46 AM

    The steelers will lose.

    After every AFC North win by the steelers (only 3 wins in AFC North)…. the steelers have lost the next game.

  15. wisconsinhillfolk says: Dec 19, 2013 12:03 PM

    Lacey has vowed to eat his way onto the pathetic Packers offensive line.

    He’s fat.

  16. purpleguy says: Dec 19, 2013 12:25 PM

    Seems like a good guy, which as a Viking fan is no fun whatsoever.

  17. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 19, 2013 12:35 PM

    Tomlin will find a way to stop Lacy, even if he has to do it himself.

  18. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 19, 2013 12:37 PM

    “Just wait. With Aaron back…..”

    By that time, Lacy will have eaten himself out of the league.

  19. ruvelligwebuike says: Dec 19, 2013 1:57 PM

    You wanna know a good name? Eddie. A real male name.

    You wanna know another one? Le’Veon.

  20. shaggytoodle says: Dec 19, 2013 2:14 PM

    All the people calling him “fat” wish they had a RB that would pick yards after contact as well as him.

    I think both teams are happy with their RBs and should be… I think Lacy and Rodgers help each others game more than Bell and Ben.

  21. alshonbrandontandem says: Dec 19, 2013 2:41 PM

    Lacy is a beast. Great pick my GB. BUT, his style of play will result in a short career. I see many nagging injuries in the future for Lacy.

  22. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 19, 2013 2:53 PM

    Calling this man ‘The Bulk’ is pure genius by Mike McDonalds. I love big backs. He has inspired me.

  23. steelcurtainn says: Dec 19, 2013 2:54 PM

    What’s there to get angry about. Mike T is just saying the obvious that Lev’eon Bell is more versatile then Lacy. Big Deal. They’re both good backs, the real question is who will stay in the league longer and have the better productive career.

  24. gforce4all says: Dec 19, 2013 4:23 PM

    I wouldn’t want to have to tackle him.People be seeing stars before he even gets there.

  25. billh1947 says: Dec 19, 2013 4:45 PM

    I know all about Bell,he is a very good back but over their careers Lacy will make the Steelers wish they had drafted him instead.he has gained over 1000 yards while missing two games,thats over 40 carries he missed and he does it without a very good offensive line,what would he do behind a good Steelers offensive line.

  26. 15to12 says: Dec 19, 2013 4:50 PM

    I want to see Daniels and raji in as blocking backs with lacy carrying the ball again. That’s close to 1000 pounds coming at ya. I saw a couple cowboys make a “business decision” on that play.

  27. contra74 says: Dec 19, 2013 5:23 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Dec 19, 2013 10:26 AM
    To think that 4 other RB’s were picked ahead of Lacy is amazing. Similar to when the Vikings drafted two players in the first round and let Rodgers fall all the way to #24 and the Packers.

    How’s that working out for you?
    —-
    Didnt need a QB the year Rodgers was drafted so there goes your argument. By the way, the Packers had 7 chances to trade up to get Adrian Peterson yet they didn’t…hows that working out for you?

  28. nawlinsgurl says: Dec 19, 2013 5:39 PM

    The fact of the matter is, a lot of folks speak just to hear themselves. Their allegations are not based on fact, nor history. Eddie Lacy has been tearing up the football field since he was playing for Oakdale Park in Gretna, La. He played with the 6-7-8 age group and was unstoppable then. I watched him go from one goal to the other without being stopped or running out of gas. He was born to be one of the greatest professional football players of all times!

  29. waldoemerson19 says: Dec 19, 2013 5:40 PM

    contra74 says: Dec 19, 2013 5:23 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Dec 19, 2013 10:26 AM
    To think that 4 other RB’s were picked ahead of Lacy is amazing. Similar to when the Vikings drafted two players in the first round and let Rodgers fall all the way to #24 and the Packers.

    How’s that working out for you?
    —-
    Didnt need a QB the year Rodgers was drafted so there goes your argument. By the way, the Packers had 7 chances to trade up to get Adrian Peterson yet they didn’t…hows that working out for you?
    —-

    Ummm… Packers have a franchise QB, consistently win the Division and have a Superbowl title in that timeframe. You can keep AP I prefer the hardware in the trophy case!

  30. wisconsinhillfolk says: Dec 19, 2013 5:50 PM

    All the people calling Lacey fat are the ones who can see him.

    He’s a fatty.

  31. axespray says: Dec 19, 2013 6:21 PM

    contra74 says:
    Dec 19, 2013 5:23 PM
    “Didnt need a QB the year Rodgers was drafted so there goes your argument. By the way, the Packers had 7 chances to trade up to get Adrian Peterson yet they didn’t…hows that working out for you?”
    ————————–

    Well… I can watch Superbowl 45 highlights and I can also watch “This isn’t Detroit man! It’s the Superbowl!” clips on youtube.

  32. shaggytoodle says: Dec 19, 2013 8:29 PM

    contra74 says:
    Dec 19, 2013 5:23 PM

    Didnt nee
    d a QB the year Rodgers was drafted so there goes your argument. By the way, the Packers had 7 chances to trade up to get Adrian Peterson yet they didn’t…hows that working out for you?
    ______

    Well seeing as the Packers have had one losing season since AP was drafted I would say its going quite well…and that was Rodgers first season as a starter so those growing pains were worth it… and quite a bit of that was on the defense. He gave the team the lead in the 4th quarter. They just couldn’t close them they were a young team though.

    Even though the Vikings didn’t need Rodgers that year… the two picks were REALLY bad… and I was a big Erasumus James fan.

    Peterson is a great player… someone to build a team around… a top 10 pick… then the Vikings chose to go all in one year instead of building slowly as the Packers did. Now they have 3 QBs and let the best one sit after winning a game in London this season. Next year they will have Peterson coming of injuries and another year older… and old Jennings… a good returner.

    I mean I see a .500 team… they can be better if they get the right coach… but they have had as much luck with that as QBs lately. 1 good year is about it.

  33. vintagedog says: Dec 19, 2013 9:22 PM

    I remember when a few OTHER idiots called Earl Campbell fat, too!

  34. DiscountMescan says: Dec 20, 2013 6:31 PM

    I love how everyone gets bent out of shape about a question that should and more than likely would have been answered the same way no matter the team. Lacy is a great RB no doubt but Bell fits the Steelers current system better. They covet his blocking ability because that OLine is so thin and shaky since forever. Plus the passing out of the backfield is something they have been doing since Arians was the OCoordinator. I’d have gone with him as well.

  35. jimmyjames65 says: Dec 20, 2013 9:26 PM

    Bell and Lacy have something in common. Both had their asses knocked out.

  36. jimmyjames65 says: Dec 20, 2013 9:27 PM

    Tomlin will find a way to stop Lacy, even if he has to do it himself. That’s funny!

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