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Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 11:31:14 AM(UTC)
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Though he seemed in many ways like a perfect fit for Pittsburgh, the Steelers passed on running back Eddie Lacy, opting instead to pick Le'Veon Bell in the second round of the 2013 draft. So why didn't they want Lacy? According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers were scared off not by
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#2 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 11:46:32 AM(UTC)
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I'd MUCH rather have Lacey than Bell. I don't see why there is so much negativity and "bust" talk about him in here. Before the draft, I was hoping the Packers would get Montee Ball, but I'm very satisfied with the Lacey pick, and if I can force myself to be unbiased, probably he has an even better chance for stardom than Ball. I like Franklin also as a situational back along with Harris, but Lacey will be the big dog - the every down back - the one getting the bulk of the carries. Is there any news out there on his ability to pass block? Anyway, that can be learned - assuming he has the proper attitude.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:09:05 PM(UTC)
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Look at the tape. Nuff said. He's the best Running back in this draft. He was worth the risk of these so called injure talks. And we got Jonathon Franklin, also one of the best RB's in the draft to share the load.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:16:38 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gaycandybacon Go to Quoted Post
Look at the tape. Nuff said. He's the best Running back in this draft. He was worth the risk of these so called injure talks. And we got Jonathon Franklin, also one of the best RB's in the draft to share the load.


Hard to argue with a dog that has a cheese hat on ;)
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#5 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 4:24:03 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dulak Go to Quoted Post
Hard to argue with a dog that has a cheese hat on ;)


that pic is awesome!

yours too.. that a malamute?


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#6 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 5:51:12 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: texaspackerbacker Go to Quoted Post
I'd MUCH rather have Lacey than Bell. I don't see why there is so much negativity and "bust" talk about him in here. Before the draft, I was hoping the Packers would get Montee Ball, but I'm very satisfied with the Lacey pick, and if I can force myself to be unbiased, probably he has an even better chance for stardom than Ball. I like Franklin also as a situational back along with Harris, but Lacey will be the big dog - the every down back - the one getting the bulk of the carries. Is there any news out there on his ability to pass block? Anyway, that can be learned - assuming he has the proper attitude.


TX,

Eddie will be with GB for 10 years. Better get a jump on spelling his name correctly. Lacy. There was a couple of days of grace now you get ragged on. Big Grin

On topic, I am the Steelers were frightened. I hope they are frightened every time we line up against them for a long long time.
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#7 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 6:30:22 PM(UTC)
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Teams wary of Peterson's health after re-injury

The article alludes to but doesn't mention the high ankle sprain and shoulder injury (which he played through) that he had before his junior year. I admit though it's a little unfair to compare Lacy to Peterson since AP is a bit of a freak of nature. Hopefully Lacy can stay healthy and help the team.
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#8 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 6:59:29 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
TX,

Eddie will be with GB for 10 years. Better get a jump on spelling his name correctly. Lacy. There was a couple of days of grace now you get ragged on. Big Grin

On topic, I am the Steelers were frightened. I hope they are frightened every time we line up against them for a long long time.


I deserved that hahaha. I have started spelling Lacy correctly. BTW, what is the penalty for omitting words? I'm GLAD it isn't anything too terrible hahahaha.

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#9 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 7:01:50 PM(UTC)
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Keeping Eddie LACY for 10 years would be worse than keeping Justin Harrell for the years he was kept. Hopefully the Packers don't cling to a poor pick for a decade. That'd be awful.
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#10 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 7:05:22 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Keeping Eddie LACY for 10 years would be worse than keeping Justin Harrell for the years he was kept. Hopefully the Packers don't cling to a poor pick for a decade. That'd be awful.


Frack you!
He's gonna run us to 3 more Super Bowls.

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#11 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 7:09:02 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: yooperfan Go to Quoted Post
Frack you!
He's gonna run us to 3 more Super Bowls.



and that's three times he'll post on Twitter the players on IR deserve to be on the team photo too, right? ;)
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#12 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 7:11:16 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
and that's three times he'll post on Twitter the players on IR deserve to be on the team photo too, right? ;)


Like I said !

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#13 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 7:11:36 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Keeping Eddie LACY for 10 years would be worse than keeping Justin Harrell for the years he was kept. Hopefully the Packers don't cling to a poor pick for a decade. That'd be awful.


Z2C, I have been waiting a couple of days now for you to elaborate about what you don't like about Eddie Lacy (no e hahaha). I think he is gonna be a great player for the Packers. Why don't you?

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#14 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 7:17:01 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: texaspackerbacker Go to Quoted Post
Z2C, I have been waiting a couple of days now for you to elaborate about what you don't like about Eddie Lacy (no e hahaha). I think he is gonna be a great player for the Packers. Why don't you?



You need not wait sir, but rather read some of the threads about Eddie Lacy. :)
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#15 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 7:17:34 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: texaspackerbacker Go to Quoted Post
Z2C, I have been waiting a couple of days now for you to elaborate about what you don't like about Eddie Lacy (no e hahaha). I think he is gonna be a great player for the Packers. Why don't you?



He's just fracking with us cuz he's not named Barry Sanders.

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#16 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 5:39:12 AM(UTC)
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I have two concerns about Lacy. #1 is injury history. The boys are bigger and stronger in the NFL. #2 is he ran through massive holes created by one of (if not the) best O-lines in college football. Production may not translate.

That said him and Franklin are a huge upgrade to our current RB options. The fact both are great pass protectors makes their value even larger.
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#17 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 5:43:03 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: TheKanataThrilla Go to Quoted Post
I have two concerns about Lacy. #1 is injury history. The boys are bigger and stronger in the NFL. #2 is he ran through massive holes created by one of (if not the) best O-lines in college football. Production may not translate.

That said him and Franklin are a huge upgrade to our current RB options. The fact both are great pass protectors makes their value even larger.


That, and he couldn't even go through his own Personal Pro Day workout without taking a break. How can you be that out of shape for your own PERSONAL PRO DAY? That'd be like ... no, I won't go there. It's bogus is what it is.

I hope to wrong. I just feel Johnathan Franklin will be the better running back. Franklin did more with less, and the Packers OL is that less.

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#18 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 5:53:38 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Keeping Eddie LACY for 10 years would be worse than keeping Justin Harrell for the years he was kept. Hopefully the Packers don't cling to a poor pick for a decade. That'd be awful.


I was thinking of you when I gave him a year year run in GB. Weeeee!!
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#19 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 8:13:21 AM(UTC)
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I was thinking of you when I gave him a year year run in GB. Weeeee!!


hahahahaha "year year" there you go again!
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#20 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 5:10:45 PM(UTC)
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All I think is that Lacy has had injury problems throughout most of his college career, which has always gotten a lot of attention because Alabama relied heavily upon him after Ingram and then Richardson left. When Lacy was the #2 RB after Richardson he still ran for some 600+ yards.

When he was the #1 RB he more than doubled that and that was after the initial instance of the toe injury. The guy gets injured but keeps playing, there have been a lot of great NFL players that had that same demeanor.

As far as the Alabama Offensive line, analysts were not convinced of their invincibility at the beginning of the 2011 or 2012 seasons. It's a combination of both the line and the RBs that make Alabama what it is.

Lacy will play, and put the work in to succeed. He's already shown that otherwise he would have missed far more games in his college career than he actually did from all those "injuries".
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#21 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 5:35:14 PM(UTC)
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Unfortunately, I agree with Z2C on Lacy. I hope I'm wrong, but I've got a bad feeling about that pick for the reasons already articulated (injury prone, question on whether his running success was due to his own ability or his OL, his apparently lack-luster preparation for his own personal pro day). Hope Lacy takes offense at Florio's 'potential bust' comment...

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Where they hit: Franklin fits perfectly with the West Coast offense, and he could become a star in that system...

Where they missed: There’s a reason Lacy was available late in round two. From chronic injury problems to a concern that he lacks true passion for football, Lacy has potential bust written all over him. While they needed running backs, Franklin fits. Lacy may not.
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#22 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 5:38:46 PM(UTC)
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Let me try and warm some of you up to Lacy and I will admit I needed to come around on the pick but only a little.

In the four biggest games the Tide played last year which was LSU #5, Texas A&M in the only loss, Georgia in the SEC title game, and Notre Dame in the National Championship:

Lacy ran for 490+ yards with his lowest average per attempt at 5.9 yards against A&M.

He scored at least one TD in each of these games and was the SEC Championship Game MVP with 180 yards.

That was against Georgia who had umpteen defensive guys drafted. The Tide almost lost that game. Lacy pulled their fat out of the fryer. They don't win that game they don't play ND for the National Championship.

Not many guys even get to play in games like this let alone show up essentially every time and play that well. So yeah, I've kind of warmed up to the kid.





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#23 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 5:50:56 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: warhawk Go to Quoted Post
Let me try and warm some of you up to Lacy and I will admit I needed to come around on the pick but only a little.

In the four biggest games the Tide played last year which was LSU #5, Texas A&M in the only loss, Georgia in the SEC title game, and Notre Dame in the National Championship:

Lacy ran for 490+ yards with his lowest average per attempt at 5.9 yards against A&M.

He scored at least one TD in each of these games and was the SEC Championship Game MVP with 180 yards.

That was against Georgia who had umpteen defensive guys drafted. The Tide almost lost that game. Lacy pulled their fat out of the fryer. They don't win that game they don't play ND for the National Championship.

Not many guys even get to play in games like this let alone show up essentially every time and play that well. So yeah, I've kind of warmed up to the kid.



And here is the counter... Yeldon in those 4 games ran 67 times for 366 yards for a 5.5 yards per carry. So is it the backs or a dominate offensive line.. I can say because I watched both.. my opinion the line dominated against Georgia after wearing them down and crushed ND.

I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#24 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 6:30:15 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: TheKanataThrilla Go to Quoted Post
I have two concerns about Lacy. #1 is injury history. The boys are bigger and stronger in the NFL. #2 is he ran through massive holes created by one of (if not the) best O-lines in college football. Production may not translate.

That said him and Franklin are a huge upgrade to our current RB options. The fact both are great pass protectors makes their value even larger.


Huge injury history. Missed 1 game in 2 years.

So, its OK to roast Lacy for going soft in his Pro Day even though he was nursing a hammy? The same injury that Clay Matthews has fought through? He's a RB! His game is as much about speed as Matthews.

To me, Eddie Lacy was just being responsible. Smart.

"Strained hamstrings are unable to do their job as effectively, usually manifested as the need for a shorter stride length on the injured side. They are also prone to further, more serious injury. As a result, Lacy running on an injured hamstring would not only likely produce a slower 40 time, it could also do more damage to the muscle." http://m.bleacherreport....-lacys-injured-hamstring

Dude suffered ONE injury at Alabama, a foot injury in 2011 after rushing for 61 yds and a TD against Arkansas, sitting out the next game.

Played every game in 2012.

Huge injury history.
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#25 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 6:35:19 PM(UTC)
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I wanted to see how the other Alabama running backs did...thought I'd share the graphic for you all as well.
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