All the fat jokes aside, Eddie Lacy has brought an attitude to the Packers running game over the past three years – giving the offense a new dimension that the franchise hasn’t seen since the days of John Brockington.
He broke out in his first season and won the NFL Rookie of the Year award, posting more than 1,100 yards. Again in his second year, Lacy posted more than 1,100 yards and a 4.4 yard average.
Much has been written about the dive not only in his statistics in his third season, but about his personal life and seeming aversion to dedication.
He recorded 758 yards in 2015, and was suspended for a game after missing a curfew. Being benched seemed to fire Lacy up as he recorded three 100-plus-yard games late in the year.
By season’s end, all the talk was that Lacy was overweight – even head coach Mike McCarthy commented about his running back’s need to lose some of it.
We all know the talent this guy brings to the table and suspect that in his contract season of 2016 that he will lay it all on the line.
We can already see his spin move, his breaking of tackles and his yards after contact increasing as he plays for his football future next year.
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