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Pete Carroll on Eddie Lacy: I want him big

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After weighing a few options, the Seahawks have signed running back Eddie Lacy as a free agent.

Shortly after word of that deal came from Lacy’s agents, Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Lacy weighed in at 267 pounds during a recent free agent visit. Lacy visited with the Vikings and Packers in addition to the Seahawks and it’s not clear which team got that weight, but the Seahawks don’t seem put off by Lacy’s girth.

During an interview with 710 ESPN, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that the team will make a “concerted effort” to make sure Lacy is in shape and that they have set a weight in the 240-pound range as the target for Lacy in the 2017 season.

“I want him big,” Carroll said.

Lacy’s issues with conditioning over the last couple of years with the Packers weren’t a secret, so the Seahawks would have to have been flying totally blind not to consider it before making the deal. Carroll’s answer makes it clear that they wouldn’t and that they believe playing on a one-year deal after an injury-shortened 2016 season will be enough motivation to get Lacy closer to Beast Mode than Feast Mode.

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  1. wib22 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:20 PM

    that’s what she said…

  2. bringin1234 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:20 PM

    HAHAHAHA 267??? DAYYYYYYMN… didn’t know Lacy was moving to interior lineman

  3. teal379 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:20 PM

    Chubby Chaser.

  4. blitzinc43 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:21 PM

    As a close friend of the organization this is a good risk by the Seahawks as they have a nifty stable of RBs currently on that roster.

  5. nyneal says: Mar 14, 2017 3:21 PM

    Carroll wants him big. He won’t have to worry. Eddie will take care of that all by himself.

  6. liongator says: Mar 14, 2017 3:22 PM

    From Beast Mode to Feast Mode.

  7. eazeback says: Mar 14, 2017 3:22 PM

    pete carrol-i want him big

    lacy-your wish is my command

  8. seatownballers says: Mar 14, 2017 3:23 PM

    Why ? to play guard?

    He better be healthy for most of the season, otherwise fatty can play full back

  9. bleedingfacemask says: Mar 14, 2017 3:24 PM

    Pete may want him big, but he’s getting him bigly.

  10. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 14, 2017 3:24 PM

    Why Petey?
    In a goal line situation to win a championship you’ll just call another boneheaded play for the ages.

  11. jjackwagon says: Mar 14, 2017 3:25 PM

    Yeah…Pete wants him big.
    At the risk of killing him before he is 40. But Pete doesn’t care about that.

  12. uopclod says: Mar 14, 2017 3:25 PM

    Pete Carroll became totally irrelevant when he called that incredibly stupid play that cost the Seahawks the Super Bowl and left the Seahawks coughing up a giant hairball. Idiot!

  13. pau49ers says: Mar 14, 2017 3:25 PM

    “I want him big” – Lacy thought he had died and gone to heaven.

  14. hardheadedrb says: Mar 14, 2017 3:26 PM

    I guess it’s possible he hits a growth spurt and adds 5 more inches. In which case 267 would be an ideal weight. Think Brandon Jacobs……

  15. 1pavikingfan says: Mar 14, 2017 3:26 PM

    Not going to comment on Pete Carrol wanting it big.

    I’m glad he didn’t sign with the Vikings. Letavius Murray is a better fit, as a highly rated blocker in addition to being a tough runner. Granted Oakland has a good O-Line, but Murray is a better fit.

  16. maddenisfordorks says: Mar 14, 2017 3:26 PM

    Bro … you complete me …

  17. squinn21 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:28 PM

    HAMBURGERS!!!!!!

  18. dietrich43 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:29 PM

    Does Coach Pete like big backs, and he cannot lie?

  19. jimnsota says: Mar 14, 2017 3:30 PM

    I was starting to think Lacy was going to keep visiting teams for the free meal.

  20. keenemarin says: Mar 14, 2017 3:30 PM

    Feast mode!!! AWESOME!!!

  21. bigbamboom1 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:30 PM

    Love that line! FEASTMODE! Works for me if he feast on defenses instead of Pies & Cakes.

  22. thisonesforpat says: Mar 14, 2017 3:30 PM

    What’s the point? He’ll pass it-you know Pete Carroll, right?

  23. glaedrfly says: Mar 14, 2017 3:32 PM

    He’s got upside AND backside.

  24. atthemurph says: Mar 14, 2017 3:32 PM

    He wants him big but he’s going to get big, fat, slow and hurt along with it.

    And for a big guy Lacy was terrible getting short yardage when he needed to.

  25. theravishingrachelnichols says: Mar 14, 2017 3:34 PM

    dietrich43 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:29 PM

    Does Coach Pete like big backs, and he cannot lie?
    ——————————————————————–
    Well, Sir Mix-a-Lot is from Seattle…

  26. phillypcp says: Mar 14, 2017 3:37 PM

    Hahahaha Breadie Lacy

  27. bighoser says: Mar 14, 2017 3:37 PM

    1pavikingfan says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:26 PM
    Not going to comment on Pete Carrol wanting it big.

    I’m glad he didn’t sign with the Vikings. Letavius Murray is a better fit, as a highly rated blocker in addition to being a tough runner. Granted Oakland has a good O-Line, but Murray is a better fit.
    —-
    Prepare to be disappointed. Murray doesn’t run as big as he looks and too often he goes down at first contact. Used to frustrate me as a Raider fan and was always glad when they subbed in Richard or Washington as though they are smaller, they are much more dynamic. Murray is a decent goal line back and is fast in the open field when he gets some space or your line opens up a big hole for him. I doubt that happens all that much to your liking next year though.

  28. Bluestree says: Mar 14, 2017 3:39 PM

    Whenever Eddie was healthy enough to play he produced. He can run, question is will there be any blocking in front of him?

  29. townie45 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:39 PM

    Well stated Randy in Roxbury; my sentiments exactly.

  30. tvguy22 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:40 PM

    Pete likes big butts and he cannot lie.

  31. leroysbutler says: Mar 14, 2017 3:40 PM

    Me like China food.

  32. cwdonald314 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:40 PM

    Hope they get a big bruising back in the draft as well. Lacey wont hold up through the season.

  33. mrcneff says: Mar 14, 2017 3:40 PM

    Prosise will be the lead back, Lacy, Charles, Rawls will divide up the rest.

  34. hutch2017 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:41 PM

    Wish Lacy the best of luck as a Packers fan. He did a good job most of the time as a Packer when he was in shape. Carroll is a total bum (Cheater from days at USC). He needs to figure out how to control his divas, Russell Wilson, Bennett and Sherman. Sorry Lacey has to be around Carroll. Lynch left at the right time with his skittles and stash of cash.

  35. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:41 PM

    He was big.

    Then he was huge.

    And now he’s gigantic.

  36. codythao35 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:42 PM

    Big is what got him hurt, dumb Pete.

  37. ctiggs says: Mar 14, 2017 3:42 PM

    Pete’s and the cheathawks will get him bigger with their magic PED potion.

  38. jackedupboonie says: Mar 14, 2017 3:42 PM

    If he gets hit in the backfield on every other play like Rawls did, it doesn’t matter how big he is….gotta get a few steps of momentum going before girth matters much.

  39. codythao35 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:43 PM

    Big without any girth

  40. autoriot says: Mar 14, 2017 3:43 PM

    Cheeseburger Eddie!

  41. jssebastian2014 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:43 PM

    First person I see at a home game w/ a jersey that says ‘Feast Mode’, I’m buying them one of Century Link’s $10 beers.

  42. thisoneguy1 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:44 PM

    A part of me wanted the Packers to give Lacy one more shot on a short-term prove-it deal.
    Then I saw the story that alleges Lacy showed up for one free agent visit weighing 267 pounds. On the heels of his weight struggles over the past two seasons, he let it happen on a contract year.
    That tells me all I need to know about Mr. Lacy’s dedication to the game.
    Eddie might have to go to the hospital one day. I hope the Seahawks don’t have to cut a hole in the locker room wall to get him out and into the ambulance.

  43. bengalsfranchise says: Mar 14, 2017 3:44 PM

    Jerome Bettis ran like a beast at 251 lbs…

    An RB at 267 is just a joke… a fat-ass joke.

  44. fwippel says: Mar 14, 2017 3:46 PM

    Thanks, Pete! I just put in an order for 10,000 shares of Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

  45. nflpoker says: Mar 14, 2017 3:46 PM

    Mission accomplished, Pete. That was a big signing.

  46. Purple People Eaters says: Mar 14, 2017 3:48 PM

    Seriously? So, Carroll said “Eddie you can eat as much as you want” so Eddie said “where do I sign?”

  47. patfic5 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:48 PM

    liongator says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:22 PM
    From Beast Mode to Feast Mode.

    _________
    This needs more thumbs up

  48. ab420420 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:52 PM

    Everybody is laughing except Pete. They laughed at Russell Wilson too. They laughed at Doug Baldwin too. Pete said he’ll see you in the playoffs

  49. symxfan says: Mar 14, 2017 3:52 PM

    Sounds like Lacy found himself a new organization that will tolerate him being cow like.

  50. mickmars says: Mar 14, 2017 3:52 PM

    Maybe Petey’s a Who fan. You know, Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. Eddie covers all those bases

  51. magikskillz says: Mar 14, 2017 3:57 PM

    Due to DeflateGate the Patriots are supposed to lose their highest 4th round draft pick this year. But what happens if Bill Belichick decides to trade away his 4th round picks? What then, how can Goodell take away a draft pick the Pats no longer have?

  52. realfootballfan says: Mar 14, 2017 3:57 PM

    That’s all he had to hear on his visit, and he was like, “Where do I sign?”

  53. mickmars says: Mar 14, 2017 3:57 PM

    liongator says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:22 PM
    From Beast Mode to Feast Mode.

    _________
    This needs more thumbs up

    ———————————–
    Agreed bud. Hands down it’s the comment of the week!

  54. csneekz says: Mar 14, 2017 3:58 PM

    OBESE MODE!!!

  55. tylawspick6 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:58 PM

    we’re sure you do, petey. we’re sure you do want him big.

  56. uopclod says: Mar 14, 2017 3:58 PM

    Who’s got a bigger booty? Lacy or Kim Kardashian? Now I’ll grant you Lacy’s is undoubtedly hairier, but I’m talking girth now, know what I mean?

  57. patswhatsup says: Mar 14, 2017 3:59 PM

    China fooooooooooood!

  58. taeh324 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:59 PM

    jjackwagon says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:25 PM
    Yeah…Pete wants him big.
    At the risk of killing him before he is 40. But Pete doesn’t care about that.

    ____________________

    Yeah because Pete Carroll is forcing to eat. Eddie Lacy have no control whatsoever over that right? This is all Pete Carroll fault, wow don’t you sound like a genius

  59. minnesoulja says: Mar 14, 2017 3:59 PM

    Still love reading his old twitter posts from college

    “who bout to bring that checkers spicy chicken sandwich doe?”

    “fixin’ to smash this china food.”

    LOL

    I am a fat guy too.

  60. tylawspick6 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:00 PM

    Jerome Bettis ran like a beast at 251 lbs…

    —-

    bettis should not even be in the hall of fame

    under 4 ypc average in his career and postseason disappointment

  61. GenXJay says: Mar 14, 2017 4:01 PM

    Sir-Mix-A-Lot agrees with Cheatin’ Pete.

  62. shlort says: Mar 14, 2017 4:01 PM

    267?!?!

    Wow, he got huge since the ankle (more like cankle) injury. Apparently Carroll didn’t watch any tape on Lacey. Lacey played horribly at the heavier weight. Couldn’t run more than 10 feet without gasping for air. He is hurt all the time since that he has grown too large for his structure to carry him. Jerome Bettis he is not.

    Anyway. Anything that makes Seattle less competitive I am all for. Great signing!

  63. aarons444 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:01 PM

    “Mix-a-Lot’s in trouble”….

  64. loudpackmatt says: Mar 14, 2017 4:02 PM

    jerome Bettis 2.0 not a seahawks or packers fan but this dude is a beast! and seatle is the perfect place for him. I like Pete Carrolls response to this. no reason to try to force lacey into something he’s not let him be the bus. and as far as yall haters making fun of his weight I’m sure u will all shut up once he trucks over your favorite defender and stiff arms his face intone dirt like a freaking rag doll

  65. tylawspick6 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:03 PM

    the fat load loser will never make it

    and goober carroll’s comments will only
    enable him to become even fatter

    seattle fading FAST

  66. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 14, 2017 4:03 PM

    Wonder if ex Bengals back Pete Johnson is available?

  67. loudpackmatt says: Mar 14, 2017 4:08 PM

    u guys need to chill out on his weight some. I miss power backs anyways

  68. dickgazinya says: Mar 14, 2017 4:09 PM

    He’s 30lbs overweight and we all know he didn’t add any muscle. Why encourage it Cheat Carroll? It will be prosise and Rawls and when they get injured they will call Christine Michael again. Fat Eddie will be on the bench suckin’ down hot dogs like Sanchez

  69. stoneydog1000 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:09 PM

    Why are there 3 headlines at this moment about a RB who only gained 300+ yards last year?

  70. loudpackmatt says: Mar 14, 2017 4:10 PM

    and jerome Bettis did not stay at 250 his whole career that’s a damn lie with the belly he had he would have to have chicken legs to weigh 250…no his legs where tree trunks just like laceys

  71. TheDPR says: Mar 14, 2017 4:12 PM

    They’ve gone from Skittles to McGriddles.

  72. uopclod says: Mar 14, 2017 4:14 PM

    Lacy’s call: “Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger!!!”

  73. granadafan says: Mar 14, 2017 4:14 PM

    From Beastquake to Feastquake

  74. citizenstrange says: Mar 14, 2017 4:15 PM

    Still weighs less than Big Ben though.

  75. abqpacker says: Mar 14, 2017 4:15 PM

    For those saying that all he needs is to stay healthy – has it occurred to you that the reason he has so many ankle problems is because he can’t control his weight?!

  76. raiderheart says: Mar 14, 2017 4:21 PM

    I like em big, I like em chunky…..
    Sincerely,
    Moto Moto

  77. teal379 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:24 PM

    fwippel says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:46 PM
    Thanks, Pete! I just put in an order for 10,000 shares of Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

    ———————————————————

    Quite the trick considering they’re not publicly traded.

  78. thisoneguy1 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:42 PM

    loudpackmatt says:
    u guys need to chill out on his weight some. I miss power backs anyways
    —–
    The definition of a power back is generally considered to be a big, strong back that uses muscle, size and power to pound between the tackles.
    For a definition of Eddie Lacy, watch Ghostbusters. Pay special attention when the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man makes his appearance.

  79. fumblenuts says: Mar 14, 2017 4:42 PM

    I want him BIG? They put him on a stretcher and hauled him to Burger King!

  80. DrSteveBrule says: Mar 14, 2017 4:47 PM

    I think Blount for 1-2mil would have made more sense. Seattle does have that Patriots type of 3 headed monster running game now on paper. Lots of different looks. See if they can all stay healthy.

  81. getadealdonealready says: Mar 14, 2017 4:48 PM

    While trying to impress teams as a FA he weighs in at 267? I don’t think getting him big will be a problem. Keeping his weight under 250 will be however.

  82. justintuckrule says: Mar 14, 2017 4:56 PM

    CHEESE A-LA MODE

  83. justintuckrule says: Mar 14, 2017 4:59 PM

    They went from, “Taste the Rainbow” to “Taste about anything.”

    Good job commenters! killing it this thread.

  84. hawkychick says: Mar 14, 2017 5:09 PM

    jssebastian2014 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:43 PM
    First person I see at a home game w/ a jersey that says ‘Feast Mode’, I’m buying them one of Century Link’s $10 beers.

    _____________________________

    I’ll be in section 129!

  85. motsuret06 says: Mar 14, 2017 5:11 PM

    This dude just can’t stay out of the refrigerator. Otherwise he would bloat to around 400 lbs.

  86. shaggytoodle says: Mar 14, 2017 5:12 PM

    I love watching Lacy’s style of running, but he has 25lbs he nicknamed Favre, because every off season we have to hear about it, and wonder if its staying or going.

  87. thisoneguy1 says: Mar 14, 2017 5:21 PM

    ab420420 says:
    Everybody is laughing except Pete. They laughed at Russell Wilson too. They laughed at Doug Baldwin too. Pete said he’ll see you in the playoffs

    No offense, but you sound like a narrator doing the voice-over for the movie trailer to “The Eddie Lacy Story,” coming soon to a theater near you.
    Get your hotdogs ready. Lots of them!

  88. infectorman says: Mar 14, 2017 5:23 PM

    Lacy’s new diet in Seadderal:

    Adderal
    Skittles
    Adderal
    HGH
    Skittles
    Adderall
    Steroids
    Skittles
    Adderall
    Steroids mixed with HGH….and skittles
    Adderall

    He’ll be in fine shape come training camp

  89. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Mar 14, 2017 5:24 PM

    Beast Mode (Lynch) had Skittles thrown at him by loving fans.

    Feast Mode (Lacy) Is it legal to enter the stadium with whole pies ?
    🙂

  90. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Mar 14, 2017 5:25 PM

    Good Luck Eddie,
    We still love you here in GB.

  91. bighoser says: Mar 14, 2017 5:29 PM

    How about “Beast A-LA Mode”?

  92. wimpyburgers says: Mar 14, 2017 5:57 PM

    In Seattle, Lacy will try a stricter see-food diet.

  93. wimpyburgers says: Mar 14, 2017 5:57 PM

    In Seattle, Lacy will try a stricter see-food diet.

  94. Ferdinand says: Mar 14, 2017 6:37 PM

    Well, hell. As uneven as Lacy could be sometimes, you at least knew he was on the field working. The same could never be said for Christine Micheal who is somehow still on the Packers’ roster. Seriously did anyone you ever say to anyone last year – “Did you see what Micheal did yesterday?”

  95. tonebones says: Mar 14, 2017 6:46 PM

    I love Pete Carroll. He’s going to stick up for his guys from day one. Pete will get him all pumped up and Lacy will want to lose weight.

  96. therealtrenches says: Mar 14, 2017 6:59 PM

    maddenisfordorks says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:26 PM

    Bro … you complete me …

    ——————————

    This might be the funniest comment I’ve ever seen on PFT.

  97. xavier179 says: Mar 14, 2017 7:18 PM

    Pete, are you on the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s? Lacy’s tank is on fumes, fumes I say!!!

  98. catchanotherpassadams says: Mar 14, 2017 7:35 PM

    I wish Eddie the best, but he ate his way out of GB and maybe the NFL.If Pete thinks he will be a short yardage pounder then he will be disappointed as Lacy was slow to the hole.As for wearing defense’s down late in the game,Lacy was gassed by the 4th quarter.The play that sealed his fate in GB had to be the Cardinal playoff game a couple years ago when he broke thru the line and after 20 yards starting looking for a place to lay down.

  99. funshipm174 says: Mar 14, 2017 7:39 PM

    That’s the understatement of the year!

  100. lastnameiswilson says: Mar 14, 2017 8:15 PM

    Skittles for Marshawn, Mini Burgers for Eddie! WELCOME TO SEATTLE EDDIE!

  101. aferraridriver says: Mar 14, 2017 8:20 PM

    If Lacy shows up at training camp at 225, he will be be an all pro in 2017.

    Stranger things have happened; but not much stranger.

  102. ajd4 says: Mar 14, 2017 8:58 PM

    Ferdinand says:
    Mar 14, 2017 6:37 PM
    Well, hell. As uneven as Lacy could be sometimes, you at least knew he was on the field working. The same could never be said for Christine Micheal who is somehow still on the Packers’ roster. Seriously did anyone you ever say to anyone last year – “Did you see what Micheal did yesterday?”

    —————————————————————–
    Michael is currently a free agent, I wanted Lacy back, 1 year prove it deal. The Packers currently only have 1 RB on the roster, who was a former WR. They will be drafting a RB. I could see them going after AP if his price comes down , there is some motivation for AP to sign with the Pack as well for revenge. I wish Lacy well, seems like a good dude who loves food like I do, heck of a player when he was healthy too.

  103. kneedragr says: Mar 14, 2017 9:08 PM

    Lol, he will show up to training camp weighing 340.

  104. headwoundharry says: Mar 14, 2017 9:13 PM

    Pete liked all his men Big. Just sayin’

  105. sbchampsagain says: Mar 14, 2017 9:40 PM

    Never buy a fat RB.

    They all are overrated. See Jerome Bettis. The only people who think he was any good are Steeler fans.

  106. contra74isloosebutthole says: Mar 14, 2017 10:01 PM

    If Jerome Bettis was 250 I must weigh 120 pounds. If anything Lacy is in way better shape than Bettis. The Packers are going to miss him.

  107. jimmysee says: Mar 14, 2017 11:05 PM

    ‘Fridge 2

  108. jimmysee says: Mar 14, 2017 11:06 PM

    So interesting that the Seahawks signed Lacy after visits by both Lacy and Adrian Peterson.

  109. cgsuddeath says: Mar 14, 2017 11:38 PM

    Big and Fat.

  110. uopclod says: Mar 15, 2017 3:34 AM

    I feel sorry for the plumbing in Seattle.

  111. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Mar 15, 2017 6:35 AM

    Well, Pete, just send him home to Louisiana, problem solved.

  112. fmc651 says: Mar 17, 2017 9:55 AM

    Good Pete because you have no say in the matter. He will be BIG.

  113. fmc651 says: Mar 17, 2017 10:04 AM

    uopclod says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:58 PM

    Who’s got a bigger booty? Lacy or Kim Kardashian? Now I’ll grant you Lacy’s is undoubtedly hairier, but I’m talking girth now, know what I mean?
    ))))))))))

    Why are you talking about dudes butt?

  114. nflrule says: Mar 17, 2017 6:46 PM

    That’s what she said…

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