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Packers’ Eddie Lacy Starving for More Carries

Brace Hemmelgarn - USA TODAY Sports

Former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy is on the quest to right some wrongs from a season ago. With a more trimmed down look thanks to his dedication to P90x this offseason, Lacy quickly inspired the fans, his teammates, and even his coaches with his efforts. However, with a newfound restrain to push the plate(s) back, Lacy so far this season is not receiving his fair share of the proverbial meal as it pertains to touches.

Over the past three seasons, statistics show Lacy is at his best when he carries the ball at least 15 times per game. So far this season, he has carried the ball 14 and 12 times respectively. Take a look at his production when the Packers feed him the rock:

2013 Season

– 11 games with at least 15 carries

– 245 total carries

– 1,084 rushing yards (4.42 YPC)

– 9 TD’s

* Four games under 15 carries – 39 carries for 94 yards (2.4 YPC) two TD’s.

2014 Season

– Six games with at least 15 carries

– 121 total carries

– 567 rushing yards (4.7 YPC)

– Four TD’s

*10 games under 15 carries – 125 carries for 572 yards (4.6 YPC) five TD’s

2015 Season

– Five games with at least 15 carries

– 100 total carries

– 504 rushing yards (5.04 YPC)

– Two TD’s

*11 games under 15 carries – 87 carries for 254 yards (2.9 YPC) one TD

In conclusion — feed the beast when he’s ready to eat.


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