Eddie Lacy, Welcome to Green Bay!

Eddie Lacy, Welcome to Green Bay!

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eric

Verona, WI

#1 Apr 26, 2013
GB takes Eddie Lacy with pick 61.TT traded down from 55 to 61 and grabbed Lacy..Hard to believe Montee Ball went before Lacy!
question is,,,Lacy ran behind an NFL offensive line vs a college defense ( in Alabama),Now hes running with a weaker oline vs an NFL defense.SO how good is Lacy? Good sized 5 10 220 or so but again,look at the oline he ran behind.I guess we will find out soon enough and hopefully it works out.
GB could have had Arthur Brown who went at 56 after GB traded 55 for 61 and a 6th rounder.
eric

Verona, WI

#2 Apr 26, 2013
I wonder if that means Cedric Benson wont be in GB?
They have Starks who ran very well in that stretch in 2010 playoffs but cant stay healthy ( but we know he can play when healthy) Alex Green hasnt done a whole lot but was injured his rookie season,SO maybe it takes a year to get back into the swing of it.
DuJaun Harris was pretty solid 5 9 205-210 or so ,strong runner,decent speed and seems to be a pretty tough guy.Could be a decent 1-2 punch
eric

Verona, WI

#3 Apr 26, 2013
There goes Terron Armstead..OT Arkansas Pine Bluff..
I read about him not long ago and really was impressed. and there goes Keenan Allen WR Cal.who would have thought he would last that long either

Since: Feb 13

Oshkosh, WI

#4 Apr 26, 2013
I didn't like Lacy at all at #26. At #61, he works for me, especially with Thompson picking up an extra pick as part of the deal. Hopefully he can translate his college production to the pros against pro defenses.

So by my count, the Packers have two picks left in each round tomorrow. Is that correct?

Since: Feb 13

Oshkosh, WI

#5 Apr 26, 2013
Whoops. Two in the 4th, three in the 5th, two in the 6th, and three in the 7th. And there is a lot of good depth out there yet.
eric

Verona, WI

#6 Apr 26, 2013
Ted has done a nice job so far ( of course all this is on paper)
10 picks tomarrow .I wonder if Ted will put picks together and trade up!TT seems most successful rounds 2-4 and Ted has 2 picks in the 4th and id love if he sent maybe a 5th and 6th for a 4th and maybe even a 6 and 7th for a 5 later but your right,good depth yet, and you got to think Ted can find a starter or 2 in the 4th and 5th and the 5 picks in the 6th and 7th are depth picks and hopefully he hits a diamond in the rough type of thing
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#7 Apr 27, 2013
Lacy didnt run through big holes all the time, he played against NFL players in the SEC also. This is a big and agile running back. He is an every down back. I can see Eddie being a Steven Jackson type running back. Great pass blocker and a bruising back that only gets tougher as the games goes on and defenses wear out. Like Bill Polian said on espn, Rodgers has to be the happiest QB in the NFL after that pick. I LOVE this pick!
normallylikeyell ow

Sandy Ridge, PA

#8 Apr 27, 2013
Once 61 came up and Lacy was still on the board, they pretty much had to take Lacy on value alone. Not my first choice, but we got that done. Hopefully we can keep him healthy. And I think you can rule out Benson. Obviously they have their eyes on some late rounders, so today ought to be fun.
eric

Verona, WI

#9 Apr 27, 2013
Now that they drafted RB Franklin from UCLA,you can prob. rule out Benson.
Eddie Lacy,Harris and Franklin,not bad
normallylikeyell ow

Sandy Ridge, PA

#10 Apr 27, 2013
Yeah, as you know, I like Franklin a lot. Good combination of types.
answerman

Oshkosh, WI

#11 Apr 27, 2013
Lacy, Harris, and Franklin looks good already. I suspect that signals the end for Benson, Starks, and probably Kuhn in GB, especially if they can come up with a pure fullback to replace Kuhn.

Since: Jun 10

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#12 Apr 28, 2013
I think this is a good pick for the Packers but whats overlooked is the wasted draft picks that Thompson used on Alex Green and Starks.Nobody is going to trade you for Starks.Those picks were failures.Plus the money Thompson wasted on Benson and Saine and DuJuan Harris,and Ryan Grant.If Thompson was as smart as he thinks he would have Signed Marshawn Lynch or drafted a running back 2 years ago after Grant went down.Another Thing that kinda confuses me is why the Packers had to draft two defensive ends when they already drafted Jerel Worthy-round 2,Mike Neal-round 2,Mike Daniels-round 4.Now you add another fifth round and a first to the mix.Seems like allot of lower round picks on DE.Maybe thats why the Oline is getting run over.
eric

Verona, WI

#13 Apr 28, 2013
Starks was a 7th round pick and if you rememeber,he carried the Packers running game to the SB championship.Hes done well in the little time he played.Saine was practised squad and then IR for another year so both together made basically nothing ( every team in football has their share in Saine ect. Benson filled a spot until he got injured in week 6 ( again,he was decent until he got hurt) injuries happen and again Benson was cheap,so no offense meant BP but im not quite sure where your going with this TT has proven to be a top notch GM.Starks only problem is hes became injury prone and he certainly isnt the first and wont be the last RB to fall in that catagory.Green was a mistake but again tore his ACL as a rookie and his 2nd year was the year it takes most to get back into the game.Not sure TT needs to trade those guys,just cut them free,wish them luck,thank them for their efforts adn part ways.Harris was in no way a waste,A Walk on ( undrafted) and look how much better the running game became when he came in.Jerel Worthy tore an ACL in mid December,SO he wont be back until 2nd half of 13 if at all in 13,Mike Neal will be a great depth move behind Jones a pair of quicker pass rushers Neal is a depth player not a starter where he was.Daniels,( i question that move,every GM misses,it happens).I like the Franklin move alot..I read Lacy dropped because of injury concerns and his desire to play.Lacy had bascially an NFL oline in college,so of course he would be successful Now,he is in the NFL vs NFL defenses and heres to hoping hes pissed hes not the 1st back picked and plays with a chip and Franklin will be a solid backup through the first few games until he becomes a starter maybe.
Answerman,we can only be so lucky for them to find a bigger and stronger FB and cut Kuhn loose.Harris,Lacy,Franklin ( TT carries 4 backs and a FB correct?) SO Benson still may make the roster..
If im right,Harris,Lacy,Franklin,Ben son and a FB ( although Benson wouldnt sign in GB,,so im talking if he cant find another back job where he has a chance as good as in GB to make the playoffs,SB ect for around the same money,) So you want to play for GB or the NYJ if both offered 1M? GB of course,much better chance at the playoffs and thats what my comment meant.
normallylikeyell ow

Sandy Ridge, PA

#14 Apr 28, 2013
Green's probably not going anywhere. He's still under contract and only makes $555,000. Until these rookies get the pass protections down, these guys will rotate in. Harris stepped up at the end of last season, but clearly is not considered the answer. We'll see if he remains in the mix. They don't much invested in him.
As for for Kuhn, consider Vonta Leach makes 10x what he does, just to put things in perspective. Better perhaps, but not 10x better. Kuhn's really a pretty good bargain with what he contributes.
Our friend kind of ignores that Jerel Worthy blew out his knee last season, injuries have limited Mike Neal to 9 games in 2 seasons and Mike Daniels just hasn't played much. I haven't seen much of Trevor Guyton for MN either. Datone Jones will have an impact.

Since: Jun 10

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#15 Apr 28, 2013
eric wrote:
Starks was a 7th round pick and if you rememeber,he carried the Packers running game to the SB championship.Hes done well in the little time he played.Saine was practised squad and then IR for another year so both together made basically nothing ( every team in football has their share in Saine ect. Benson filled a spot until he got injured in week 6 ( again,he was decent until he got hurt) injuries happen and again Benson was cheap,so no offense meant BP but im not quite sure where your going with this TT has proven to be a top notch GM.Starks only problem is hes became injury prone and he certainly isnt the first and wont be the last RB to fall in that catagory.Green was a mistake but again tore his ACL as a rookie and his 2nd year was the year it takes most to get back into the game.Not sure TT needs to trade those guys,just cut them free,wish them luck,thank them for their efforts adn part ways.Harris was in no way a waste,A Walk on ( undrafted) and look how much better the running game became when he came in.Jerel Worthy tore an ACL in mid December,SO he wont be back until 2nd half of 13 if at all in 13,Mike Neal will be a great depth move behind Jones a pair of quicker pass rushers Neal is a depth player not a starter where he was.Daniels,( i question that move,every GM misses,it happens).I like the Franklin move alot..I read Lacy dropped because of injury concerns and his desire to play.Lacy had bascially an NFL oline in college,so of course he would be successful Now,he is in the NFL vs NFL defenses and heres to hoping hes pissed hes not the 1st back picked and plays with a chip and Franklin will be a solid backup through the first few games until he becomes a starter maybe.
Answerman,we can only be so lucky for them to find a bigger and stronger FB and cut Kuhn loose.Harris,Lacy,Franklin ( TT carries 4 backs and a FB correct?) SO Benson still may make the roster..
If im right,Harris,Lacy,Franklin,Ben son and a FB ( although Benson wouldnt sign in GB,,so im talking if he cant find another back job where he has a chance as good as in GB to make the playoffs,SB ect for around the same money,) So you want to play for GB or the NYJ if both offered 1M? GB of course,much better chance at the playoffs and thats what my comment meant.
What Im getting at is I dont understand why Thompson has to keep drafting the same position over and over.I dont buy the hype that Thompson is such a draft guru.He got lucky when he drafted Rodgers and I dont think he even expected what he got.Rodgers deserved the money he got because hes been carrying Thompson through one failed draft after the other.If not for Rodgers the Packers would be lucky to finish 500 and Thompson would be the laughing stock.You have the poorest running game,the poorest offensive line and last year a poor defense and last year you still go 11-5 because of Rodgers.Thompson gets more credit than he deserves.Sure hes hit on a few picks and Matthews is a pro bowler but allot of his picks are average players.He still hasnt addressed the o line.You really arent going to like what Im going to say now but I think Rodgers is running out of juice.Hes been sacked as much as Cutler.

Since: Jun 10

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#16 Apr 28, 2013
normallylikeyellow wrote:
Green's probably not going anywhere. He's still under contract and only makes $555,000. Until these rookies get the pass protections down, these guys will rotate in. Harris stepped up at the end of last season, but clearly is not considered the answer. We'll see if he remains in the mix. They don't much invested in him.
As for for Kuhn, consider Vonta Leach makes 10x what he does, just to put things in perspective. Better perhaps, but not 10x better. Kuhn's really a pretty good bargain with what he contributes.
Our friend kind of ignores that Jerel Worthy blew out his knee last season, injuries have limited Mike Neal to 9 games in 2 seasons and Mike Daniels just hasn't played much. I haven't seen much of Trevor Guyton for MN either. Datone Jones will have an impact.
Trevor Guyton was released before training camp last year I believe.Im sure that well probabably end up release some of the draft picks from the last couple years that are pretty much in a make or break year because we drafted better players now.I would say Stephen Burton,Deaundre Reed are on the bubble and probably a couple other guys.Weve had pretty good success though overall.Brian Robison,Fusco,Sanford,Sullivan ,Rhett Ellision,Mistral Raymond,.All late rounders that have done a decent job. Rodgers makes all the other players on that team look better than they are.The only reason Kuhn and Harris did as good as they did is because every team has to protect against the pass.I think you had a solid draft this year though but are the Packers in rebuild mode?Is the Packers strenght the recieving game becoming a liability?Jordy Nelson doesnt seem the same.Behind Jones ,Cobb and Nelson you have three undrafted recievers and 2 7th rounders.I dont think Boykin is ready for prime time.
Mister Pack

Faribault, MN

#17 Apr 28, 2013
eric wrote:
Now that they drafted RB Franklin from UCLA,you can prob. rule out Benson.
Eddie Lacy,Harris and Franklin,not bad
Not bad??? Lecy and Franklin have never taken a snap in the NFL and Harris wouldn' make the other 31 teams. TT blew it, an absolute huge miss by not taking Montee Ball.
Packluv

Lake In The Hills, IL

#18 Apr 28, 2013
eric wrote:
Now that they drafted RB Franklin from UCLA,you can prob. rule out Benson.
Eddie Lacy,Harris and Franklin,not bad
the reason other teams passed on lacy was because he had fusion surgery on his toe. He also had the good fortune to run threw holes the size of Mac trucks with that online.
eric

Verona, WI

#19 Apr 28, 2013
Ive watch Montee Ball,Ted made the right choice or pick.

Im waiting on Lacy myself as he did have an NFL type oline in college,but, hes a better back then Ball is.
Franklin is pretty solid he will do alright i think
eric

Verona, WI

#20 Apr 28, 2013
Bleeds Purple wrote:
<quoted text>What Im getting at is I dont understand why Thompson has to keep drafting the same position over and over.I dont buy the hype that Thompson is such a draft guru.He got lucky when he drafted Rodgers and I dont think he even expected what he got.Rodgers deserved the money he got because hes been carrying Thompson through one failed draft after the other.If not for Rodgers the Packers would be lucky to finish 500 and Thompson would be the laughing stock.You have the poorest running game,the poorest offensive line and last year a poor defense and last year you still go 11-5 because of Rodgers.Thompson gets more credit than he deserves.Sure hes hit on a few picks and Matthews is a pro bowler but allot of his picks are average players.He still hasnt addressed the o line.You really arent going to like what Im going to say now but I think Rodgers is running out of juice.Hes been sacked as much as Cutler.
The guy built a SB champion team thru the draft and one of the best records in the NFL over the past 5 years and for more proof,Just look around at how many former employee of Thompson got promoted to help run other teams.TT hasnt done a great job at teh Dline true,Oline has been injuries but it happens but again proof is in the pudding,look at the Packers record over the past several years and tell me again how much Ted Thompson failed?

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