Packers’ Eddie Lacy Not Afraid To Throw His Weight Around

Packers running back Eddie Lacy finishes off a 37-yard rush in the first half.

Until now. At least, that is what the Packers are hoping with the drafting of running backs Eddie Lacy of Alabama in the second round and Johnathan Franklin of UCLA in the fourth round. FORGOTTEN: Broncos put blunder behind them One or both could make significant contributions to the Packers’ offense this season. While they likely will stage a fierce battle for the starting halfback job, it’s entirely possible both will be used extensively this season and complement each other while giving Aaron Rodgers and his receivers some room to breathe. “We should have a pretty good running game this season,” said Lacy during the Packers’ recent rookie orientation camp. “The defense won’t be able to stack the box up because we have a great quarterback and we have great weapons on the outside.

SportsDash: Great time to be an Eddie Lacy owner

Rookie running back punishes the Baltimore Ravens’ defense for 120 yards By Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel Oct. 13, 2013 Which team has made a more remarkable defensive turnaround? Badgers: 23% View Results Baltimore When everybody was laughing at Eddie Lacy, Mike Daniels knew defensive players across the NFL had a much, much different take. You remember the photo, the unflattering angle of Lacy catching a pass in a July practice. It set off a social-media fire. Right away, Daniels insisted the guys who have to tackle Lacy were shuddering, not snickering. Inside the visitor’s locker room after Green Bay’s 19-17 win Sunday, the Packers’ defensive end leaned his head back Eddie Lacy Jersey Youth in satisfaction. “This is exactly what I was talking about,” Daniels said.

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Fantasy Expectations for Eddie Lacy After Randall Cobb, James Jones Injuries

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Green Bay had marginal success through the air in the opening half against Baltimore, as Aaron Rodgers went 10-of-21 for 116 yards. But more than half of those yards went to either Jones or Cobb. On the other hand, Lacy enjoyed a productive first half with eight carries for 65 yards as a workhorse back, and they’ll look to ride on his back throughout the second half as their offense immediately became relatively one-dimensional when Cobb went down at the end of the half. Rodgers won’t be able to easily find Nelson and Jermichael Finley in the second half, as they’ll be blanketed by a Ravens secondary that recognizes Rodgers is without arguably his two favorite targets. With the Pack leading 6-0 at half and nothing doing for the Ravens offensively, Green Bay will repeatedly try to build more of an advantage on the ground. This is only amplified by the loss of Jones and Cobb. Should the Packers defense continue to make it difficult for Baltimore to run the ball, they could get out to a more extensive lead and put the ball in the hands of their workhorse back Lacy. Most recent updates:

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