1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!
    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers.

    You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member! Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!

Official RB Eddie Lacy thread

Discussion in '2013 Draft Archive' started by Wood Chipper, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. NelsonsLongCatch
    Offline

    NelsonsLongCatch Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,108
    Location:
    Chi-Town
    Ratings:
    +580 / 31 / -20
    Jessie Williams, DT, Alabama... I'm hoping TT has his eye on him.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. Wood Chipper
    Offline

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,955
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +1,368 / 24 / -2
    Packer Fan Since:
    2001
    Knile Davis was drafted already by KC
  3. The Drew
    Offline

    The Drew #packergang

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,259
    Location:
    Military Installations
    Ratings:
    +478 / 6 / -2
    Packer Fan Since:
    1980
    Great pick IMO... kid is going to beast
  4. ThxJackVainisi
    Offline

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,883
    Ratings:
    +2,017 / 49 / -37
    I’m worried about Lacy’s injury history but like the fact he played hurt. I do think it’s interesting there isn’t more concern expressed here for Thompson pulling the trigger on a player with an injury history that dates back to his senior year in high school. I think that is largely due to so many Packers fans wanting a stud RB and particularly wanting Lacy who many viewed as the best RB in the draft and some wanted him taken with pick #26. All I’m saying is I’ll bet there would have been more complaining if a player with the same injuries were picked at a “less popular” position.

    What I like about the pick is Lacy is a power RB. In today’s NFL a lot of players have to be versatile and I understand that but too often it seems the Packers end up with a “jack of all trades and master of none” – Brandon Jackson comes to mind. Of course Lacy will have to be able to pick up a blitz and catch the ball out of the backfield, but if he’s “just” great running the ball, that’ll be more than fine by me. (BTW, versatility is required on the OL too with just 7 OL active on game day usually but I still think you need players like Sitton, who even if he can’t play OT or OC is extremely valuable.)

    The other thing about this pick is it reminded me of what Wilde has been saying for the past few weeks or so. He says the Packers are going to revert more to the classic WCO scheme on O and pull back on being so “vertical” and they’ll run the ball and throw it to RBs more. That plays into the talents of Lacy (and Cobb) IMO. If it works the result should be keeping Rodgers upright and the D off the field more.
  5. BorderRivals.com
    Offline

    BorderRivals.com Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    594
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Ratings:
    +499 / 28 / -3
    The bottom line to me is that - at #61 - this was just too good of value to pass up. He's an elite power running back, a player we so desperately need. And even though he has a long injury history, he played through it. That speaks volumes to me and to the seriousness of these injuries. It's football. There will always be nicks and bruises. I know he had surgeries, but he played through it and actually got better as the season progressed last year. At #61, it's definitely worth this alleged injury risk.
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. longtimefan
    Offline

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    15,772
    Location:
    Milwaukee
    Ratings:
    +2,590 / 77 / -14
    Packer Fan Since:
    1975
  7. toolkien
    Offline

    toolkien Cheesehead

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    88
    Ratings:
    +56 / 1 / -6
    I doubt he'll see the holes he did in Alabama, but, as always, all the Packers need is a guy to keep the defense honest. And then a guy who can block, who CAN move when he's got some space but also can move a pile when not, and it looks like he can catch pretty well too. He looks to be an all-in-one utility guy for the Packers.
  8. HyponGrey
    Offline

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    3,752
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Ratings:
    +1,027 / 55 / -6
    Packer Fan Since:
    1998
    HURRAEH! I got my big back!!! We got lacy and Ball on the board, who do we pick? Meh, lets trade back 5 spots and see who falls. GENIUS.
  9. TheGiftedApe
    Offline

    TheGiftedApe TheGiftedApe

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    572
    Location:
    MADTOWN
    Ratings:
    +77 / 4 / -0
    Packer Fan Since:
    1987
    I wanted Lacy or Laveon Bell and TT traded back got his DE and still got Lacy, What a pick. Even if he isnt a home run hitter or an elite NFL back he still provides size, strength, and hopefully durability at a spot which has been a turn style since I can remember. Lacy looks like he is also a high character football guy and the addition of cobb and now the back out of ucla franklin, lacy wont have to be an every-down back, he'll just have to pass protect and get the hard yards, and the goal line carries. The addition of his pass catching skills and now possible 2 back sets(lacy/harris/franklin/cobb) could be a new wrinkle for MM this year.
  10. Wood Chipper
    Offline

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,955
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +1,368 / 24 / -2
    Packer Fan Since:
    2001
    Someone should make a pic of Lacy and Franklin as the true thunder and lightning duo :)
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  11. TheGiftedApe
    Offline

    TheGiftedApe TheGiftedApe

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    572
    Location:
    MADTOWN
    Ratings:
    +77 / 4 / -0
    Packer Fan Since:
    1987
    hah I'll make you one
    • Winner Winner x 1
  12. TheGiftedApe
    Offline

    TheGiftedApe TheGiftedApe

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    572
    Location:
    MADTOWN
    Ratings:
    +77 / 4 / -0
    Packer Fan Since:
    1987
    • Like Like x 4
  13. 13 Times Champs
    Offline

    13 Times Champs Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,924
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +1,377 / 86 / -17
    Packer Fan Since:
    1960
    I loved the pick. Guess Ted and Mike don't agree the running game is passe like some were saying. ;)
  14. rodell330
    Offline

    rodell330 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Messages:
    2,459
    Location:
    Canton, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +833 / 176 / -43
    Packer Fan Since:
    1990
    A 1,000 yd back would do wonders for this offense...i dont care who it is.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. 7thFloorRA
    Offline

    7thFloorRA Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,515
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +654 / 43 / -2
    A 700 yd back that got the respect of the opposing team will do more than wonders.
  16. PackMan13x
    Offline

    PackMan13x Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    294
    Location:
    Steubenville, OH
    Ratings:
    +111 / 4 / -3
    Packer Fan Since:
    1981
    Absolutely LOVE that he's wearing the great Eddie George's number! Can I get an O-H??
  17. PackMan13x
    Offline

    PackMan13x Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    294
    Location:
    Steubenville, OH
    Ratings:
    +111 / 4 / -3
    Packer Fan Since:
    1981
    To be honest, I'll be happy when Kuhn is released. What a waste of cap space. I would have much rather handed it to Harris or Raji on 3rd/4th and short. Other than some clutch short passes, most of Kuhn's touches were wasted downs. He's like a poor man's Merrill Hoge, and Merrill Hoge sucked.
  18. HyponGrey
    Offline

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    3,752
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Ratings:
    +1,027 / 55 / -6
    Packer Fan Since:
    1998
    Literally no reason to keep him at this point. Green can block on 3rd down (which is why we keep him)
  19. mayo44
    Online

    mayo44 Guest

    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Nope. :cautious:
  20. buggybill2003
    Offline

    buggybill2003 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,296
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    Ratings:
    +1,274 / 18 / -83
    Packer Fan Since:
    2003
    Hahaha.....screamed like a girl ? Oh I do hope he delivers the goods. :tup:. I don`t want to pee on anybodies barbeque here but I prefer to see what ALL the picks can do in the preseason before I get too excited. No offence intended.
    • Like Like x 1
  21. Vrill
    Offline

    Vrill Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Messages:
    201
    Ratings:
    +75 / 1 / -0
    Lacy is a great pass blocker and hes also a good pass catcher. Im a huge Alabama fan and ive watched him his whole career at Bama. He'll fit in fine here. Also, for anyone worried about his injury history, dont forget, its RB by committee. Lacy likely will only run the ball 15 or so times max per game while Franklin or someone else gets several more carries. So yes, while Lacy is a heavy workload power back, he wont see a heavy load with us unless we get big leads early on in games and decide to pound the rock for two straight quarters. Thing is, I wouldnt worry much about his injury riddled past or him wearing down. RB by committee tends to remedy that type of stuff.

    Lacy will also surprise you with his speed. He can actually break away for 50+ yard TD runs.

    Also, dont be surprised if Lacy catches 50-60 balls this coming year. Hes a great pass catcher.
  22. Oshkoshpackfan
    Offline

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2012
    Messages:
    3,108
    Location:
    Camp Lejeune NC
    Ratings:
    +1,325 / 74 / -394
    Packer Fan Since:
    1981
    He will also help Arod out, by that I mean that our play action pass just got an immediate improvement.
  23. AmishMafia
    Offline

    AmishMafia There's cheese under that hat

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Messages:
    2,218
    Location:
    PENDING
    Ratings:
    +1,554 / 53 / -5
    Wow, you are a very gifted ape.

    I am looking forward to seeing what these two rookies can do. What will help, is having both of these guys pushing each other for playing time. That level of competition should make them both that much better.
  24. HyponGrey
    Offline

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    3,752
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Ratings:
    +1,027 / 55 / -6
    Packer Fan Since:
    1998
    Would've thought Lacy was Lightning. "Lightning strikes first" and the alliteration is stunning. I can understand the speed and boom thing though.
  25. ThxJackVainisi
    Offline

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,883
    Ratings:
    +2,017 / 49 / -37
    I also think it makes sense to release Kuhn, but it has nothing to do with the acquisition of Lacy for me. If Kuhn were a great lead blocker that would be one thing but he's not IMO. If he could not only catch the ball out of the backfield but then make someone miss or run over someone on even a semi-consistent basis, that too would be one thing but he doesn't. He does well protecting the QB on third down, but the reason it doesn't have anything to do with RBs IMO is TEs can fill the role of lead blocker and "safety valve" at least as well or better. As long as they find one who can pass block adequately, they have already used TEs lined up in the backfield. And while Kuhn's $2.5M cap it and salary with likely to be earned bonuses is about $2.35M isn't a disaster, why not save that money for little or no less production?

Share This Page