Much has been made of the weight of running back Eddie Lacy over the years. Personally, I couldn’t care less. I’ve said it time and again — the guy can weigh 300 pounds as long as he’s toting the football effectively.
And even during the season when Fat Mike called him out for his weight — there’s the pot calling the kettle black — Lacy averaged more than four yards per carry. And even when he showed up after working out all offseason in 2016 and we could all see he was a big, fat bastard, it didn’t matter. Before the Packers ran him into the ground, he was averaging 5.1 per carry in 2016.
But it comes as little surprise that Lacy, who has been rehabbing that ankle injury the Packers forced upon him, isn’t in tip-top shape at the moment.
His ass is fat.
RB Eddie Lacy visited Sea (his new team), Minn and GB in the last wk. For one of the three teams Lacy weighed 267. Listed last year at 234.
— Bob McGinn (@BobMcGinn) March 14, 2017
If you know backs who ran at that weight then you’re old like me. They’re Jerome Bettis and Craig Heyward. While those guys were successful, they are among the few.
That’s not saying Easy Ed can’t be successful as a fat bastard. He’s been successful as a fat bastard!
And who do you think leaked that information?
I’ll give you a clue. Bob McGinn doesn’t cover the Seattle Seahawks or the Minnesota Vikings. He doesn’t have a ton of insides sources with those teams. The Green Bay Packers leaked that information.
And why did they leak it?
So we wouldn’t be too pissed off about them letting Eddie Lacy sign with the Seattle Seahawks.
You well know I would have liked to see Easy Ed back with the Packers, but they are clearly using the weight excuse as their reason to not re-sign him.
And I’ll tell ya what. Go get AP now and I will overlook it.
I’ve made the argument that that guy is a terrible fit for the Packers. But I will say this. After spending your entire career with the Minnesota Stinkings, I have to think you’re hungry for a title and will do whatever you have to to make that happen.
So fuck it. Let’s make it happen.
At the very least, I will enjoy getting some retribution for Favre.