Eddie Lacy is out to prove he’s not a fluke

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Running back Eddie Lacy picked a bad year to have a bad year. Now that he has followed his contract year with a one-year deal in Seattle, Lacy hopes that his second consecutive contract year will be better.

“I just want to come out and showcase what I can do, prove that I’m not a fluke, that I can do what I do and do it really well,” Lacy said after joining Seattle, via the team’s official website.

“I’m very motivated to prove myself,” Lacy added. “I know what I’m able to do, but I just want to go out and show everybody that I can do it and will do it. I just can’t wait to get my chance.”

He has plenty of reasons to do that, since nearly half of his compensation is tied to: (1) playing; and (2) playing well. Lacy thinks he will.

“They definitely fit the way I run,” Lacy said.“I’ve always favored Marshawn Lynch’s running style, and that’s something Pete Carroll definitely likes. I’m going to come in and do my best impression of him and just bring my hard work and my hard running style to the table.”

Not many guys can impersonate Marshawn Lynch, both as to his running style and his durability. While Lacy seemed to be on the right track during the first two years of his career, the second two weren’t good. Which helps explain why his contract in Seattle wasn’t nearly great as the initial reports suggested.

48 responses to “Eddie Lacy is out to prove he’s not a fluke

  1. Thomas rawls is a better back. Unless Seahawks O line improves lacy is gonna struggle. From his years in GB i noticed his big runs are when he gets a full head of steam into secondary through big holes…. early contact slows him down and he’s not nearly as difficult to bring down either behind or at the line of scrimmage. He doesn’t have as much explosion as Rawls. And Seattle O line isn’t as good as green bays.

  2. Who said he was a fluke?

    The guy had two really impressive seasons (2013-14).

    Then he got fat. That was on him.

    Then he got hurt. Possibly from being overweight.

    No one disputes he’s a good back.

    People question his attitude and self-discipline.

  3. I haven’t ran across too many people that question Lacy’s talent….Plenty question his commitment though….and who can blame them when a running back that should weight 230lbs max routinely shows up weighting well north of 250lbs……

    Even last year which was a contract year he showed up looking like he weighted at least 255lbs……If a contract year at a position that typically pays a player only 1 big contract is not enough motivation to get in the best shape of your career well nothing will do it. The shame of it is even at that weight he was performing relatively well…..but minus the explosiveness to take him over the top. It’s a shame.

  4. It’s a long way to Week 1; we’ll see how he handles his weight over the course of the off-season and Training Camp.

  5. If he plays really well, it will only prove what a fraud he was in Green Bay by not taking himself or the game seriously the last couple of years.

  6. Lacy’s weight is totally irrelevant. He’s Jerome Bettis with better hands and was a bad fit for the Packers. The Packers weight goals for Lacy were never realistic. Even 260 is not a big deal for Lacy. Rams were just as dumb Bettis. Rawls is a feisty ruinner. He injures himself because he runs like power back and he isn’t. Lacy has a legit shot to have a Marshawn like workload here.

  7. Why does every slightly larger back be compared and/or compare themselves to Marshawn Lynch? I mean, seriously………????????? Dude, you’re about half as elusive as that man.

    No offense Eddie, but you’re more like a Blount. If the line is good so are you. If not, you’re good for 2 yards and a cloud of dust.

  8. Seattle fans will love him if he stays in shape/healthy. He’s a very likable young man with a great sense of humor. He’s also an absolute truck when he gets rolling. I’m definitely going to miss him with the Packers.

  9. showed up for free agent interviews at 267 lbs. He’s a FREE AGENT! If he’s not in shape for those interviews, he NEVER will be. Bad move seattle. I would’ve taken one look and said “go home”.

  10. you people like to jump on the band wagon of fat shaming.. look at his averages, he can run big just fine… the only question is can he stay healthy at that weight, as it would seem his ankles cant take it. another note , may be you just tell the man to stop jumping, last season jumping over defenders was the cause of the initial injury and what ended up putting him out for the season.

  11. On the bright side, if he keeps on eating we can just convert him to an offensive lineman and he will likely be an upgrade.

    Man, Schneider and Carroll have earned a lot of free passes based upon their success, but Joeckel and Lacy as our big free agent additions doesn’t seem like much of an improvement to me. Hope I’m wrong.

  12. IF……..this guy is REALLY serious about getting in shape and STAYING that way he’ll be EXTREMELY dangerous.

  13. baronvonheil says:
    Mar 16, 2017 9:56 AM
    Lacy’s weight is totally irrelevant. He’s Jerome Bettis with better hands…

    I’d take Bettis any day over what Lacy’s accomplished to this point. I suppose Lacy could feasibly get there one day if he works his ass off, but any attempt at equating those two at this point is a joke.

    Also, one of Bettis’s trademarks was his durability and ability to take the pounding that he did without being injured all the time. Lacy has been the opposite of that.

  14. you people like to jump on the band wagon of fat shaming..

    I’ll admit, I’m loving this.

    Maybe its lame, but I think he disrespected himself, his teammates, his organization, and the fan base.

    The Packers are good enough to get to the Super Bowl. The D is garbage, but they’re easily one of the best teams in the NFC. Lacy is the type of player that could have been a key to getting them there. But he had better things to do apparently.

    So yeah, I’m happy to take shots at him.

  15. Man, Schneider and Carroll have earned a lot of free passes based upon their success

    If not for a stupid play call, they’d have two Rings.

    Other than Belichick, who else would you rather have running your organization over those two?

  16. He had his chance to prove himself, but he decided to read comic books all day and get fat…………just like a lot of rich teenagers.

    If he matures and takes his profession seriously, he’ll do well. If he has asked Seattle to allow him to play the way HE feels comfortable playing and without changing or losing weight, they’ll both fail.

    This was an important signing by Seattle. They can show Green Bay what they’re missing……or Green Bay can show them what they got.

    I liked him. He has talent. But he’s lazy. Unless he finally decides to work he’s a fluke, in my book, and he failed himself.

  17. No one ever said Lacy is not a good RB. He is. The question is his commitment to being the best he can be.

    As a Packers fan, I wanted him back. And I think he’ll do a good job for the Seahawks. But they must lean on him about his physical fitness.

    No Packers fan will ever forget watching him burst through a hole with no one in his way toward the end zone, only to see him run of gas before he got there and get tackled. It was embarrassing to see a professional athlete so out of shape he couldn’t run 40 yards without getting gassed.

  18. If Lacy can get down to 255 which is still 30 pounds over his 1st year weight in the NFL, I believe he will start out like a house of fire.

    The problem is going to be his endurance and injury issues with the extra weight. His asthma can cause issues, but should be manageable.

    Does he have the determination to get and keep his weight down? My dollar says “not likely”.

  19. History lesson: Bettis was considered a flash in the pan, he was overweight and asthmatic. Build and skill set identical to Lacy. Like Bettis Lacy is going to a team that wants to play power football and does not expect him to play at 235. Sorry, my analigy absolutely stands. Lacy has only one major injury and was averging over 5.0 ypc when he went down.

  20. As a Packers fan I will say that if you saw what he came in to the NFL at (225 ish I think) and saw what he was towards the end of his time at least 270 it was concerning. He has zero break away speed and if he doesn’t have a nice big hole in the line he wont do much for a guy his size.

    I don’t fault the Packers one bit for letting him go because of his obvious lack of commitment to staying in shape. You know staying in shape that is a huge part of your job.

  21. Being too fat to play does not mean the prior seasons were a fluke, it just means he’s too fat to play. A more proper description of a fluke would be the Packers 2010 season.

  22. It’s not like he hasn’t had weight issues before….

    Last year, that’s ALL we heard reguarding Eddie Lacy…

    He hired Tony Horton, he was getting in shape, blah, blah, blah…

    Why was he 276 already then ????

    Clearly, after this many seasons in the game, Eddie Lacy still has no clue how to be a professional athlete, and that is concerning.

  23. Eddie is going to initially miss all the junk food in Green Bay but not for long as he will adapt well to Seattle.

    And if not it will not be a big deal to Seattle as this is a low risk high reward signing.

  24. Eddie is going to initially miss all the padded stats from playing Minnesota twice per year.

  25. crownofthehelmet says:
    Mar 16, 2017 2:59 PM
    Being too fat to play does not mean the prior seasons were a fluke, it just means he’s too fat to play. A more proper description of a fluke would be the Packers 2010 season.

    The definition of a fluke is the ease with which the Packers dispatched the Steelers in the 2010 SuperBowl. Overrated Pittsburgh didn’t belong on the same field as the Packers.

    That’s what you call a fluke.

  26. “The definition of a fluke is the ease with which the Packers dispatched the Steelers in the 2010 SuperBowl.”

    Agreed, that was a fluke.

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