Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
6 Pages«<23456>
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline yooperfan  
#31 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:37:15 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2014PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2016

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Ishpeming Michigan
Applause Given: 1,644
Applause Received: 657
wpr said: Go to Quoted Post
yeah I am a little concerned too. But some experts have him rated pretty high.


Hey, he doesn't have to run far to pass block.
And they say he is good at that.

Offline Pack93z  
#32 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:40:21 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Applause Given: 437
Applause Received: 1,238
I hope I am wrong.. but I call this a bust today. Injury prone.. don't like the pick. Blahhhhhh!
thanks Post received 1 applause.
Zero2Cool on 4/26/2013(UTC)
Offline yooperfan  
#33 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:44:30 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2014PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2016

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Ishpeming Michigan
Applause Given: 1,644
Applause Received: 657
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
I hope I am wrong.. but I call this a bust today. Injury prone.. don't like the pick. Blahhhhhh!


Oh shit!
I always count on you with your immense football knowledge to pick me up when I get pessimistic.

Offline steveishere  
#34 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:50:15 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2013

Joined: 7/28/2012(UTC)
Applause Given: 58
Applause Received: 1,763
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
I hope I am wrong.. but I call this a bust today. Injury prone.. don't like the pick. Blahhhhhh!


Did he ever even miss any games?
Offline Jlapp  
#35 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:51:34 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

United States
Joined: 1/17/2013(UTC)
Location: IA
Applause Given: 1
Applause Received: 1
I would have hated taking Lacy in the first round (Just don't think RBs are that valuable in today's NFL), but getting a 23ish rated player late in the second after trading down I think is excellent value.

Hope he gives us a little more consistent running game. Without changing the blockers quite a bit the running game is never going to be that amazing but hopefully getting a little more consistent and being able to get some 3rd and shorts would be nice.
Offline Pack93z  
#36 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:55:00 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Applause Given: 437
Applause Received: 1,238
yooperfan said: Go to Quoted Post
Oh shit!
I always count on you with your immense football knowledge to pick me up when I get pessimistic.



Sorry after a 16 hour day... this isn't the kid I wanted to see drafted and having to listen to it to boot.. at least not in the second. Especially with Ball there if they would have stayed put. For the "bounty" he got to trade down.. just not thrilled.
Offline Pack93z  
#37 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 8:03:43 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Applause Given: 437
Applause Received: 1,238
steveishere said: Go to Quoted Post
Did he ever even miss any games?


Knee concerns, foot, toes, ankles and hamstrings.. not a great combination for a back that ran behind an NFL line and didn't have to carry the load at Bama.
Offline nerdmann  
#38 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 8:29:22 PM(UTC)
Rank: Preferred Member

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 6,415
Applause Received: 1,424
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
"Yet at his pre-draft workout April 11, Lacy looked like those fatigued linebackers running on empty. At one point, the 5-foot-11, 231-pound back needed to step outside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility to catch his breath. The workout raised immediate red flags. This was, essentially, Lacy's job interview. And he looked tired, out of shape."




Dude was coming off a hammy' only had a couple weeks to get his wind back.
Offline porky88  
#39 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 9:26:57 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2016Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2013Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2014PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2015

Joined: 4/26/2007(UTC)
Applause Given: 253
Applause Received: 511
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
Sorry after a 16 hour day... this isn't the kid I wanted to see drafted and having to listen to it to boot.. at least not in the second. Especially with Ball there if they would have stayed put. For the "bounty" he got to trade down.. just not thrilled.

I liked him a little more than I did Ball. I do share some of your concerns, though.

There were 26 players in this draft better than Lacy, including Le'Veon Bell and Johnathan Franklin. The latter is still available. However, I do not believe there are 61 players better than Lacy. That’s why I’m not sour on this pick.

My comparison for Lacy is New England's Stevan Ridley. I think they have similar styles. Both are decisive with competent speed. They lack the extra gear, but they're capable of churning yardage out, while also converting the tough third and short situations. Of note, Lacy does not share Ridley’s ball security issues.

I do worry about him being the product of Alabama’s system, though I’m expecting a breakout year from Mark Ingram in New Orleans. Nevertheless, Lacy’s good enough to take pressure off Rodgers, while doing some of what I’ve already stated. That’s definitely progress.

Offline Yerko  
#40 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 10:53:56 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 10/15/2008(UTC)
Location: Chicago, IL
Applause Given: 212
Applause Received: 381
While Lacy did have "injuries" they weren't injuries that kept him off the field. They were nagging injuries and he played through them all, certainly not hindering his performance. As for being out of shape at his workout, he was only a few weeks off the hamstring injury.

I applaud the Packers for this pick, especially after trading down and grabbing another pick in the process. I don't get the love for Montee Ball (other than he was a Badger). While these injuries that never took Lacy off the field are pointed out, I'll point out that the wear and tear on Ball is above and beyond Lacy. Ball's 924 career carries to Lacy's 355 career carries. Ball's 5,140 yards to Lacy's 2,402 yards.

Montee has had a concussion or two, right?

I always see talk about the shelf life of runningbacks and from college stats alone, I'd say Ball's shelf life is going to be shorter. With the Packers passing offense and teams using a two-back system, Lacy will do just fine with DuJuan Harris taking some snaps.

I guess my next question is at #61, what other options were there and worth that value? There are still a few quality offensive linemen, defensive linemen and OLB (and even WR). Maybe there was a safety, but was that safety going to be above and beyond what the Packers have?

Lacy is a gigantic steal at this spot and while he is used to running through big holes from Alabama's offensive line, so was Trent Richardson (a more recent Alabama RB). Cleveland's o-line has two good lineman (they are nothing special) like the Packers and Richardson did pretty well there.

We finally have a starting runningback.
thanks Post received 3 applause.
nerdmann on 4/26/2013(UTC), evad04 on 4/26/2013(UTC), play2win on 4/27/2013(UTC)
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
6 Pages«<23456>
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
shield4life (2h) : Resign Nick Perry
uffda udfa (6h) : Need some strong sharp passionate voices on D. Daniels gives great quotes.
uffda udfa (6h) : Nick Perry seems to be the team leader as he was giving pregame speeches that seemed very uninspiring.
uffda udfa (6h) : Morgan and his 14 wonderlic. Ever hear him talk? Man, not a bright guy at all.
uffda udfa (6h) : Burnett needs to be replaced. That's our leader? Or one of them? No, thanks.
beast (7h) : For the secondary, I think Burnett/Haha are the leaders.
Smokey (8h) : GB needs a new motto : DEFENSE RULES ! , is intended to change the direction of the Packers focus moving forward .
Smokey (8h) : Thank You Zero.
Zero2Cool (8h) : Great reading a thread and seeing "defense rules" spammed in them all. Great reading material.
Smokey (8h) : DEFENSE RULES !
Zero2Cool (9h) : Think you need to defensive leaders. Front Seven and Secondary. We seem to lack both. Daniels is closest.
beast (9h) : Packers players had a right to complain when they were being bullied by Mike Daniels... just talking about Packers ;-) jk
Zero2Cool (9h) : It was the 26th largest margin since 1940. Feels much worse
Zero2Cool (9h) : thought it was biggest margin of victory in Conf Championship, I was mistaken.
Smokey (11h) : Wow ! The Packers got disrespected too !
Smokey (11h) : Hello ?
uffda udfa (12h) : Can't. MM burned them all.
Smokey (12h) : go pack go ?
wpr (13h) : Smokey AND Uffda, you both ca be placed in a timeout. Stop it.
Smokey (13h) : go pack go :)
Zero2Cool (13h) : STOP! Talk Packers or STFU. K thanks. :-)
uffda udfa (13h) : Ranting about everyone to stop talking Wolf while talking cooking appliances.
uffda udfa (13h) : I told you the truth. It upset you. U were hypocritical.
Smokey (14h) : yes I was, but he just ...
Zero2Cool (14h) : We all have the same ability to ignore someone. Exercise that. GO PACK GO!!!
Smokey (14h) : NOT YOUR FIGHT NONSTOP
Nonstopdrivel (15h) : ving again.
Nonstopdrivel (15h) : Calling him a bully? Telling him to leave? Seriously? This is the kind of shit that drove me away last time and is making me contemplate lea
Smokey (15h) : Be a good fellow and go pester another forum.
Smokey (15h) : It amazes me that you've remained in this forum for as long as you have.
Smokey (16h) : This is not your schoolyard to bully others, in fact I was that kid who stood up to the bully and kicked his ass.
Smokey (16h) : In the end the bully ended up in prison as everyone else grew up and moved on with their lives.
Smokey (16h) : I rate you with the hated schoolyard bully that tried to terrorize others to feel himself big.
Smokey (16h) : U2, it is obvious that you don't care if people like you or not. Well people don't.
uffda udfa (18h) : It's the same day every day at 1265. They crave sameness.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

2016 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 3:25 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
7m / Green Bay Packers Talk / luigis

15m / Green Bay Packers Talk / jlyons043

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / luigis

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / mojaveson

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Laser Gunns

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / mojaveson

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

6h / Football Familiarity / Smokey

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

9h / Fantasy Sports Talk / rabidgopher04

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey


Packers Headlines