Eddie Lacy made weight last week, “doing great”

AP

Though the $55,000 question was initially unanswered, we now believe that Eddie Lacy has indeed made weight.

His latest weigh-in to be at 250 pounds or less was last week, and there were no immediate declarations from his agent or the team.

But Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said yesterday that Lacy had passed last week’s weigh-in, his third of seven $55,000 bonuses. He needs to weigh in at 245 each month during the regular season to collect the rest.

“Yep, yep, perfectly on track,” Carroll said Monday when asked specifically about the whether Lacy has been making weight (the 6:25 mark of this video).

“Eddie’s doing great,” Carroll said. “He hasn’t missed anything. He’s been very attentive to everything that we’re doing. He can catch the football well. We know he can run thick and heavy. You don’t get to see all of that right now. He’s in good shape. He’s done everything we’ve asked him. He’s done a great job.”

And yes, of course, there’s a fat-shaming element to this story which is kind of shameful for us and him, but Lacy also created this problem himself by getting large during his days with the Packers. And the fact his agents were always willing to announce previous successful weigh-ins and the Seahawks didn’t comment last week lends an air of mystery to this one.

Carroll’s acknowledgement that Lacy can run “thick and heavy” also seems to be an acknowledgement that it will be an issue, and one he’s pushed through to be a good NFL ballcarrier.

And he has $222,000 more reasons to stay just a little less thick than he is now.

27 responses to “Eddie Lacy made weight last week, “doing great”

  1. Trading in the Wisconsin cheese for that massive Seattle fish market may be good for him. But he’s still a ‘Bama RB, so he’ll always fall short of his college rep.

  2. Lacy has looked horrible in training camp thus far. Running behind the worst O-Line in the NFL, it won’t be long before the injury prone Lacy is injured again, so I am not expecting much from him anyway, or Rawls for that matter as Rawls to is extremely injury prone never having stay healthy for an entire season in his career going back to his College days, same with Procise.

  3. For all the people making fun of Eddie: Please be sure to include your weight in your comment. Criticizing someone else’s weight while you’re wolfing down a dozen sausage biscuits makes you an inadequate critic.

  4. I still think it’s ridiculous that he has to have a bonus to stay away from the buffet bar. If the guy can’t be professional enough to stay in shape then how can you trust him?

  5. In 2017 if you mention someone is overweight you’re “fat shaming”. It is odd that calling someone skinny is politically correct, even when they’re at the perfect weight.

  6. The body tends to lose muscle instead of fat when it is starved. Instead of focusing on weight they should have measured body fat percentage.

  7. Most people here aren’t paid millions and don’t have trainers available at a camp facility. Plus we don’t get paid $55,000 a month for maintaining weight.
    I’ll bet you most people here if offered the same setup would be making the cut off and cashing those 55K checks every month.

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    >>cardinealsfan20 says:
    August 8, 2017 at 7:57 am
    For all the people making fun of Eddie: Please be sure to include your weight in your comment. Criticizing someone else’s weight while you’re wolfing down a dozen sausage biscuits makes you an inadequate critic

  8. cardinealsfan20 says:
    August 8, 2017 at 7:57 am
    For all the people making fun of Eddie: Please be sure to include your weight in your comment. Criticizing someone else’s weight while you’re wolfing down a dozen sausage biscuits makes you an inadequate critic.
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    Loser alert.

  9. intrafiness – So you need all the equipment provided for you and be paid handsomely to get yourself in shape? Go out and walk away couple of miles everyday. You’ll start losing that gut in no time.

  10. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 8, 2017 at 10:09 am
    Eddie Lacy will continue to be in shape now that he is out of Green Bay.
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    What did his lack of maturity and self-control have to do with Green Bay? Maybe he’s grown up, maybe he hasn’t, we’ll see. The Packers don’t have time for players that don’t want to win.

    Your personal, mean-spirited, and vindictive prejudices are just silly. You’re trying to cleverly not expose yourself as a fat-shamer. Too late. You worked hard to establish your “schtick,” your “thing.” You own it. Be proud.

  11. If Eddie come out and runs hard and angry in week 1 leading the Seahawks to victory, then his contract has been worth it regardless of what he does the rest of the year. That is one game I have as a L for us, and I’d love to switch it to a W to start the season!

  12. For all the people making fun of Eddie: Please be sure to include your weight in your comment.
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    -massive eyeroll-

    Its not about weight for me.

    Its about an opportunity that he didn’t seem to care about. If he DID care, it sure doesn’t show, does it?

    Its about watching Beast Mode. Having a similar player on the roster in Green Bay, only to see him turn into LenDale White.

    .. I’m most angry at Ted Thompson for keeping Lacy on the roster last year. Another player deserved that roster spot. Just shows how complacent the organization seems to be. Pete Carroll and John Schneider would have cut his @$$zz. They wouldn’t put up with a player that couldn’t compete.

  13. I see Cheesey the viking troll is making more immature comments. Eddie has nothing bad t to say about his time as a Packer. Meanwhile, Kalil is trashing his former team in the press today. They leave Minnesota and thank the Lord they got out.

  14. “It’s about an opportunity that he didn’t seem to care about. If he DID care, it sure doesn’t show, does it?

    It’s Eddie’s opportunity, not yours. If he doesn’t care about it, that’s totally his business, not yours. The only reason to criticize Eddie is to allow you to feel better about yourself.

  15. The only reason to criticize Eddie is to allow you to feel better about yourself.
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    I criticize him beacuse he should have been a great Packer.

    He was PERFECT for their style of ball. 1-back offense, bruiser who could get the tough yard, no coach is more conservative with a double-digit lead. The table was set perfectly for him.

  16. I think Eddie will be just fine in Seattle. People forget last year he was averaging over 5 yard per carry when he broke his ankle.

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