Eddie Lacy will “continue to be me,” see what happens after being inactive


The Seahawks left running back Eddie Lacy off their 46-man roster against the 49ers last Sunday, making him a healthy scratch a week after he ran for three yards on five carries against the Packers.

Lacy has missed games with injuries in the past, but said this was a first for him and that “there’s no positive way to take” being slid behind Chris Carson, Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise on the depth chart at running back. The Seahawks also had fullback Tre Madden active.

“You don’t like what happened or whatever, but at the end of the day, you can just control what you can control, continue to go out and practice and see how it goes. … I’ve just got to continue to be me, go out and practice the same way I’ve been practicing and see what happens week by week,” Lacy said, via ESPN.com.

Coach Pete Carroll said that Lacy still has a role on the offense, so it may have been a one-week decision. It may also take an injury or change in fortune for another back for Lacy to get back into the mix.

Carson had the most carries against Lacy’s former team and he had the most carries against the 49ers as well, which suggests that he’s moved to the top of the pecking order in the backfield. Madden is the only back that regularly sees action in special teams, so keeping Lacy, Rawls and Prosise active along with Carson devotes a lot of roster space to a position that only one player can play at a time.

17 responses to “Eddie Lacy will “continue to be me,” see what happens after being inactive

  1. As an Eagles fan, you can have Blount. He’s the same guy, basically.

    Lacy has been playing long enough to know that it’s a results-based league. When you don’t make the most of your opportunities and get results on the field, you don’t get many more chances, especially when a teammate is playing better and getting results.

  2. If they are not going to use him then trade him. I am sure that there are others our there that would take him.

  3. Lacy’s head just isn’t in the pro game. He never had to take the game seriously, until now, and he simply doesn’t know how to take it seriously.

  4. It was a bad signing. They should have signed Blount.

    That remains to be seen.

    .. Blount? Belichick didn’t want him. After leading the League in tds. Thats all anyone needs to know. Nice try though.

  5. ariani1985 says:
    September 21, 2017 at 10:41 am
    remember when green bay passed in bell twice to select him! ouch!

    Nobody regrets that more than the Steelers.

  6. At Alabama the coaches tode him 24/7 making sure he was in bale to play. When you reach the NFL and football is your career, you actually have choices if you want to put in the work to be great or stay at home and play video games and just show up. Unless someone is riding Eddie all the time he will just fall back into the same routine. The older you get the harder it is to shed that weight. It really was a brilliant idea by Seattle to add those weight clauses intto the contract. If that’s not going to motivate him nothing will. If anything, using the negative social media attention to motivate him but I guess he’s already made up his mind and thrown in the towel.

  7. Sure sounds like both sides intend to hold their positions, which means that the practice field is the only place Lacy will play.

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