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Eddie Lacy wins offensive rookie of the year

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Packers running back Eddie Lacy is the Associated Press offensive rookie of the year.

Lacy, who had 284 carries for 1,178 yards this season, was given the award at the NFL Honors event in New York City on Saturday evening.

A second-round draft pick out of Alabama, Lacy had been widely expected to win the award, with Chargers receiver Keenan Allen generally considered Lacy’s closest competition.

Lacy is the first Packer since John Brockington in 1971 to be named offensive rookie of the year.

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  1. ajgreenhof says: Feb 1, 2014 6:25 PM

    Gio Bernard.

  2. alshonbrandontandem says: Feb 1, 2014 6:25 PM

    And Im sure he’ll go celebrate at an all you can eat buffett…

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:26 PM

    This is a tremendous honor for another fine player for the Green Bay Packers. A NFL record 14th World Championship can’t be far behind.

  4. sdcameron says: Feb 1, 2014 6:26 PM

    What a joke. Allen was clearly OROY.

  5. wwwmattcom says: Feb 1, 2014 6:27 PM

    Kiko, get ready.

  6. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 1, 2014 6:27 PM

    Nice! It’s awesome to have a stud RB who is just starting his career, rather than wrapping up the tail end…

  7. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 1, 2014 6:27 PM

    Bell was robbed. Clearly the better back.

  8. rxv5854 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:28 PM

    Why the hell aren’t the NFL Honors broadcasted live?

  9. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 1, 2014 6:28 PM

    Wow, what a joke. Bell would school him.

  10. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 1, 2014 6:29 PM

    Bell or Allen should have won this award.

    #fixed

  11. timcast12 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:29 PM

    Good choice

  12. 52lightsxout52 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:29 PM

    Great job, Eddie. You deserve it, Roll Tide!!!

  13. trapshoot says: Feb 1, 2014 6:29 PM

    Long, long time since GB had a rookie of his caliber in the backfield.

  14. thepvyharvin says: Feb 1, 2014 6:29 PM

    Congrats . Wouldn’t trade Cordarrelle Patterson for him though even with a first round pick thrown in….

  15. soulmancer says: Feb 1, 2014 6:30 PM

    When Aaron Rodgers was out, Lacy was about the only thing that kept the Packers in games. They’ll need him to stay healthy if they want to build a contender for next year.

  16. shaggytoodle says: Feb 1, 2014 6:31 PM

    All you trolls can say what you want, no rookie had a bigger impact than Lacy did this year.

    The NFC playoffs especially the division. would have been completely different if he wasn’t playing.

    Congrats on a great rookie year.

  17. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:32 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Feb 1, 2014 6:29 PM
    Congrats . Wouldn’t trade Cordarrelle Patterson for him though even with a first round pick thrown in….

    ****************************************

    That’s why your in last place.

  18. bennyb82 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:34 PM

    Well deserved

  19. ravenswhat says: Feb 1, 2014 6:34 PM

    Keenan Allen was the better rookie playing a much tougher position. Robbed.

  20. threedeep1998 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:34 PM

    Your vs You’re. Last place in school!

  21. thepvyharvin says: Feb 1, 2014 6:36 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:32 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Feb 1, 2014 6:29 PM
    Congrats . Wouldn’t trade Cordarrelle Patterson for him though even with a first round pick thrown in….

    ****************************************

    That’s why your in last place.
    —————————————————–
    Running backs a dime a dozen. Gerhart better than him. Last place no more…You scared of Norv and Zimmer…as you should be!

  22. shaggytoodle says: Feb 1, 2014 6:37 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Feb 1, 2014 6:29 PM
    Congrats . Wouldn’t trade Cordarrelle Patterson for him though even with a first round pick thrown in….
    ______

    I really hope the Vikings “Who have the greatest RB to ever play the game”

    Wouldn’t trade for a RB.

  23. kazkal says: Feb 1, 2014 6:37 PM

    Glad for Lacy just sad Gio didn’t even get considered.

  24. thepvyharvin says: Feb 1, 2014 6:38 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:That’s why your in last place.
    =====================================

    Classic Green Bay Grammar!! Priceless!!

  25. kuythasgout says: Feb 1, 2014 6:39 PM

    Hopefully the Ravens’ Mike Evans will be next year’s winner.

  26. captainkoonswatch says: Feb 1, 2014 6:41 PM

    Congrats Lacy and nice job of using him properly GB, but I have a feeling this pudge is going to eat himself out of the league in about 2 seasons.

  27. moneymike23 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:41 PM

    Nothing against Lacy but I think Bernard and Leveon Bell will be better then him in the long term.

  28. jr4real says: Feb 1, 2014 6:42 PM

    Bell.

  29. ariani1985 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:45 PM

    Fat and lazy. …ok voters must have been in a hurry.

  30. pftisfulloftrolls says: Feb 1, 2014 6:45 PM

    No pftpoet saying that Cordarrelle Patterson was robbed of the awards or mention that he’s going to be a part of the future viking dynasty?

  31. cluelessdufus says: Feb 1, 2014 6:45 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I completely agree with this. Lacy was so dominant this season with Rodgers out, he carried them to a good majority of there wins. I scared for next year whatever they have in store for our division.

  32. pftisfulloftrolls says: Feb 1, 2014 6:46 PM

    Lacy had 300 more yards than Bell and 3 more TD’s if Bell were healthy the entire season he might have better stats than Lacy.

  33. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:47 PM

    When Spieldope gave birth to his 3-13, and 5-10-1 last place teams, he pretty much sealed the fate of anyone he drafts. They are tainted with the rancid stench of losing.

  34. granadafan says: Feb 1, 2014 6:47 PM

    It’s about time an Alabama running back does something above average. Typically they stink.

    Keenan Allen should have been the choice, but Lacey earned it as well.

  35. bordner says: Feb 1, 2014 6:47 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Feb 1, 2014 6:38 PM
    filthymcnasty1 says:That’s why your in last place.
    =====================================

    Classic Green Bay Grammar!! Priceless!!
    ——————————————-
    And then…

    thepvyharvin says:
    Feb 1, 2014 6:29 PM
    —————————————————–
    Running backs a dime a dozen. Gerhart better than him. Last place no more…You scared of Norv and Zimmer…as you should be!
    ———————————————
    pretty good grammar there yourself, chief.

  36. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:51 PM

    I’m pretty sure Lacy sewed up this award when he steamrolled down Highway 29 (Xavier Rhodes).

    That was funny.

  37. packinggreens says: Feb 1, 2014 6:51 PM

    Lacy haters can suck it. #gopack. And I hope Lacy does put on more weight.z cause he’ll be our smash mouth and Starks/franklin will be fitness. In Ted we Trust

  38. thevikesarebest says: Feb 1, 2014 6:53 PM

    The packers are a joke and so is Eddie lacy.CORDARELL PATTERSON>EDDIE LACY.

  39. timcast12 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:54 PM

    Haha some people are mad in here! It’s so great. Steeler & Viking fans are so laughable haha! Ahhh thank you for laughs. Very much appreciated

  40. richeisennflnetwork says: Feb 1, 2014 6:56 PM

    Can’t believe the steelers passed on this guy!! They will regret that for years to come.

  41. ariani1985 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:58 PM

    Roses are red
    Eddie might eat you
    but no matter what, an injury plagued career is all you can do!

  42. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 1, 2014 6:58 PM

    Cordarelle Patterson is a special teamer. He plays receiver like Devon Hester Jr.

  43. mylionsroaring says: Feb 1, 2014 6:59 PM

    It’s to bad an OG can’t win it. Warford with the Lions didn’t give up a sack all year and never missed a snap. The guy was a 3rd round pick and played like an all pro. He is not a flash player so he gets screwed by Lacy and the running back position

  44. beerbratscheese says: Feb 1, 2014 7:04 PM

    Seriously, there’s no debate. Keenan Allen had a pro bowl QB throwing to him with a top ten TE and a very good receiving RB distracting the secondary.

    Lacy consistently faced 8-9 man fronts and was the focal point of the Packers offense for half the season and excelled.

    No one can make an argument for Allen that logic can’t negate.

  45. jimthebuilder27 says: Feb 1, 2014 7:06 PM

    Well deserved! And to Vikings fans who said this guy was a bust, that he was fat and out of shape, that he would never be good…

    I say…IN YOUR FACE!!

  46. tinman72 says: Feb 1, 2014 7:14 PM

    Why do people come on here and trash someone just because they are a team you don’t support? All of you that trash him would not complain if he was on your team and carrying the ball for wins when your only quarterback is hurt. Give the kid a break or are all of you jealous because you sit on you couches and dream of your old high school days. Get over yourselves.

  47. duluthvikesfan says: Feb 1, 2014 7:15 PM

    Congrats to Eddie Lacy! Like the Packers or not, he did deserve this. However, with his running style I am willing to bet he just had the best season he will ever have in his career.

  48. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 1, 2014 7:21 PM

    Eddie Lacy is phat.

  49. floriojr says: Feb 1, 2014 7:29 PM

    Eddie Lazy is overrated.

  50. tooba2026 says: Feb 1, 2014 7:31 PM

    Anyone trying to make predictions on lacy’s future are probably the same dandy’s who were sayin in august that he’s fat and out of shape and won’t amount to anything.

  51. f1restarter says: Feb 1, 2014 7:33 PM

    Lacy was the only real choice here. He left everyone else in the dust.

  52. captainkoonswatch says: Feb 1, 2014 7:37 PM

    LOL @ the GB rubes getting their undies in a bunch over some football fans having a reservation on this dudes longevity, it should be a true concern and only a rube would not see it, but typical of the GB rubes.

    On another note to whoever posted it, Lacy DID NOT consistently face 8-9 men stacking the box.

    What the hell games u watching?

  53. iluvbears says: Feb 1, 2014 7:41 PM

    Patterson will be the player out of the 2013 draft that everyone will look back at as being the best offensive talent. Too bad the Vikings didn’t use him on offense until the second half of the season.

  54. glennsyank13 says: Feb 1, 2014 7:44 PM

    Pretty sure Patterson will win it. I have been assured Lacy’s toes wont allow him to make it through pre-season…. Aslo, I heard the Packers will finish dead last and lose to the Super Bowl champs Vikings. PFTpoet told me this all.

  55. richeisennflnetwork says: Feb 1, 2014 7:46 PM

    If both players stay healthy, and that’s a BIG if, then L. Bell will be the better back.

  56. khmer379 says: Feb 1, 2014 7:49 PM

    Lacy is okay hell be average next year AP still the best RB in the north and GB still Rodger team

  57. tooba2026 says: Feb 1, 2014 7:50 PM

    Captain rube, when Rodgers was out all opposing defenses had to focus on was stopping lacy. They didn’t have to worry about Flynn throwin deep and that shows with how nelsons stats declined. So it prob wasn’t 8 or 9 man fronts but he still had it rough when all they were tryin to do was stop him.

  58. 3menandablog says: Feb 1, 2014 7:50 PM

    Keenan Allen deserved it. Period.

  59. winstonjed44 says: Feb 1, 2014 7:56 PM

    Lacy had a great year but I really think that Keenan Allen deserved to win it.

  60. cornerblitz says: Feb 1, 2014 8:03 PM

    Who’s fat now?

  61. bigjim50010 says: Feb 1, 2014 8:04 PM

    Roll damn tide!

  62. hscorpio says: Feb 1, 2014 8:05 PM

    Eddie Lacy was 8th in yards and 3rd in TDs among all rushers.

    Keenen Allen was 22nd in yards and part of a 7 way tie for 16th in TDs among all pass catchers.

    Lacy’s receiving yards doubled up Allen’s return yards.

    Allen’s 2 fumbles doubled up Lacy’s 1 fumble.

    This was not a close call.

  63. tokyosandblaster says: Feb 1, 2014 8:05 PM

    Obviously. No other rookie comes close.

    And for an encore, he will easily be the best back in the division next year.

    >

  64. usdcoyotesfan says: Feb 1, 2014 8:12 PM

    So much for the theory that Alabama running backs are just like USC quarterbacks!

  65. jimmysee says: Feb 1, 2014 8:15 PM

    Well done, Ted.

  66. scorpio516 says: Feb 1, 2014 8:15 PM

    Offensive ROY who touches the ball was Lacy.

    Best O rookie was, hands down, Warford. PFF gave him OROY and straight up ROY. He didn’t give up a sack the whole year. Only Loius Vasquez was a better RG. You can’t say theres only 1 RB better than Lacy in the NFL. Or is there only one WR better than Allen.

  67. lionsdraftguy says: Feb 1, 2014 8:15 PM

    Of course he would get it, hes a Packer. The Packers are the NFL’s most favored team. I thought Keenan Allen should have gotten it, but again hes not a Packer. I also think Lions RG Larry Warford should have gotten consideration. He was one of the best guards in the NFL this year…AS A ROOKIE. But of course a guard wont get it, let alone a Lions guard. Lacy was good though so thats no surprise. He was a lot better than i thought he would be,

  68. hess97 says: Feb 1, 2014 8:16 PM

    Absolutely stunned L. keuchly gets DPOY. here’s my list before this kid.

    1 Bowman
    2 Quinn
    3 Mathis
    4 E Thomas
    5 Sherman
    6 Keuchly (overrated)

  69. joewilliesshnoz says: Feb 1, 2014 8:21 PM

    Steelers missed the boat on this one, again.

  70. 33vikes says: Feb 1, 2014 8:22 PM

    28 on the Vikings was injured for 2.5 games, has no quarterback, and still outrushed Lacy. Don’t worry about 28.

  71. cluelessdufus says: Feb 1, 2014 8:23 PM

    ravenswhat says:

    Kennan Allen was the better rookie playing a much tougher position. Robbed
    —————————————————————
    They both had great seasons, but seriously. Allen did have a revived Phillip Rivers and finally a balanced running game to help him.

    Lacy had Rodgers only played parts of the year. When Rodgers was out Lacy had a huge workload with Matt Flynn as the quarterback…now I think 95% of us know (5% for trolls) that Flynn isn’t a starter.

    Us Vikings fans know what he is capable of.

  72. hess97 says: Feb 1, 2014 8:23 PM

    bowman got jipped!!!!
    just like his INT the nfc champ game vs Seattle. his fumble recovery against GB’s Kuhn in the wild card. or his fumble against Ahmed Bradshaw in the nfc chhampionship game.

  73. outlawshark says: Feb 1, 2014 8:26 PM

    Captain Obvious

  74. veence69 says: Feb 1, 2014 8:30 PM

    Toby Gerhart > James Starks > Eddie Lacy

  75. billysabre says: Feb 1, 2014 8:39 PM

    Outstanding selection!!
    The next great nfl back

  76. mypercyhurts2 says: Feb 1, 2014 8:54 PM

    For those thinking against Lacy, do you even watch football?

  77. whocareswhatusay says: Feb 1, 2014 9:01 PM

    Who Cares!

  78. tangysizzl says: Feb 1, 2014 9:23 PM

    Eddie Lacy outgained and outscored every offensive rookie this season in only 14 games. Don’t let his 1 carry against Washington fool you, he missed 95% of that game or more after his concussion and then missed the Cincinatti game too. He was also slowed the last 4 or 5 games by a reoccurring ankle injury.

    I won’t claim that Lacy is the best player of his rookie class but he was the most productive offensive guy and that’s why he deserves this honor.

    Congrats to Warford, Allen, Patterson, Bell and Bernard but you all came up short, deal with it.

  79. anonymous135 says: Feb 1, 2014 9:27 PM

    It was a pretty amazing year for a lot of rookies..

    Incredible how Lacy was carrying the Pack on his shoulders and sustained/thrived with the massive volume.

    Couple of more games and maybe Bell would have made the conversation… he had a late start with injuries before making his impact but you saw how the air game blew up once he got ballin.

    It’s easier said when a guy is getting consistently fed with the game plan focused on them…

    No one had a bigger mid-season to end monster finish to the season (& playoffs!!) than Allen. Rookie WR’s are not supposed to be producing like that, no one since Boldin has. An River’s was throwing it around to everyone on the field…

    Corderelle Patterson was an absolute joy to watch as he got unleashed towards the end of the season.. I think they had the same offensive coordinator who couldn’t figure for the life of him how to get Percy Harvin onto the playing field.. so it was too bad they waited that long.. but everything pointed to him being ready for bigger things..

  80. Shinnbone says: Feb 1, 2014 9:27 PM

    Eddie “The Hammer” Lacy

    Best back in the league….yeah I said it!

  81. GenXJay says: Feb 1, 2014 9:27 PM

    Asthmatic backs do not fair well in a short life position. Mile High could jeopardize this overweight, I mean over hyped running back.

  82. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Feb 1, 2014 9:38 PM

    Silver lining in a disappointing season. Great to see a solid running game in GB again.

  83. vfan76 says: Feb 1, 2014 9:40 PM

    Serously?… this guy is identical to Onterio smith. A bit of a bruiser and a bit flashy but he’s gonna be out in a few years. He can’t take the beating.

  84. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 1, 2014 9:42 PM

    AD has been a great RB, but unfortunately for you vik fans, his best years are behind him.

  85. dahmergeinteam says: Feb 1, 2014 9:55 PM

    Yes, I agree, Lacy sewed up this award. I can relate. I like big backs.

  86. shaggytoodle says: Feb 1, 2014 10:03 PM

    Eddie lacy runs better routes than Patterson… I remember when troy williamson was the next Jerry Rice too.

  87. linemanguy74 says: Feb 1, 2014 10:12 PM

    Maybe he can get enough money together and get a hair cut

  88. whatjusthapped says: Feb 1, 2014 10:51 PM

    Here’s the best part, Lacy is only going to get better. Better at picking holes, better at waiting for a hole to open and better at making people miss.

    He had the best stats but that doesn’t mean Bell can’t be a better back over the long run. Still, a deserving award.

  89. thehatefulnerd says: Feb 2, 2014 12:07 AM

    Warrior.

  90. yamchargers says: Feb 2, 2014 2:51 AM

    Isn’t there a rookie 1000 yard back almost every year? Wow

  91. stellarperformance says: Feb 2, 2014 8:10 AM

    50 voters. 35 votes for Lacy. These are people that observe and review and analyze pro football for a living. I’ll take their opinions over the predictability of the “usual suspects” Packer-haters.

  92. youngs79 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:16 AM

    Cordarrelle Patterson is the only rookie, in NFL history, to score a touchdown 3 different ways. Lacy wasn’t even the leading rusher in the division.

  93. ejm845 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:51 AM

    I cant belive lane Johnson wasn’t mentioned he had a outstanding season

  94. bart15np says: Feb 2, 2014 12:47 PM

    Lacy and Starks are a nice little combo. Wow, a running game in Green Bay.

  95. axespray says: Feb 2, 2014 8:45 PM

    captainkoonswatch says:
    Feb 1, 2014 7:37 PM
    “On another note to whoever posted it, Lacy DID NOT consistently face 8-9 men stacking the box.
    What the hell games u watching?”
    ——————————–
    I was watching a month+ of Flynn/Wallace/Tolzien playing QB for the Packers.

    Two Noodle Arms and A Doofus Noob…

    No Need to play Cover 2 …
    Imagine Lacy’s stats when he has a full season with Rodgers in the line up.

    Do you let a monster run against a 6-7 man front or do you leave Jordy/Cobb 1 on 1 against your DBs?

  96. ma5terbla5t3r says: Feb 3, 2014 1:33 PM

    The Packers have no game and nither does Lacy. Look for a sofmore slump with a plate of doughnuts.

  97. speicher145 says: Feb 5, 2014 7:06 PM

    For everyone saying Bell is better. When the Steelers played Green Bay this year Lacy averaged a whole yard more than him at 5.6 yards a carry and also had two touchdowns compared to Bell’s one. Not to mention Bell was playing against Green Bay’s pitiful, JV defense.

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