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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas5737 wrote:
I spoke with Eddie Lacy's brother last night and he said, yeah, he's heavy.


This sounds like a light humored joke Donald Glover would tell at his stand-up shows.
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Why do people keep harping on the weight?! Didn't Jerome Bettis successfully play at a high weight too?


One different era when it was acceptable for a running back to average 3.6 yards per carry and still get the ball 300 times. Two I don't think Bettis was ever that badly out of shape.


This. Bettis was in shape for his size. He could carry the rock 30 times a game if neccessary as the focal point of an offense with little need for breathers between. Lacy was MAYBE that as a rookie but has no capability to be so.
What the hell does in shape for his size mean? LOL

Lacy has been given consistent carries because he plays in an offense with a HOF QB predicated on the pass


The same way a lineman has a naturally bigger body yet can be in shape...
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Eddie Lacy will be putting his mouth where his money is. Or something.

It was already known that his really/not really $5.5 million contract with the Seahawks has terms that make the earning hardly a sure thing, including $385,000 tied to making weight. The specific targets for that extra chunk of compensation have now been revealed.

Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that Lacy’s contract has seven different weight targets, each of which pay (or don’t pay) $55,000. Specifically, Lacy must get to 255 pounds in May, 250 pounds in June, stay at 250 pounds in August, and then reach and remain at 245 pounds in September, October, November, and December.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/17/eddie-lacy-has-seven-different-55000-weight-targets/
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really excited about this. So will just wait & see how it plays out.
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Who's going to be the starter or will it be RBBC?
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vike daddy wrote:
Eddie Lacy will be putting his mouth where his money is. Or something.

It was already known that his really/not really $5.5 million contract with the Seahawks has terms that make the earning hardly a sure thing, including $385,000 tied to making weight. The specific targets for that extra chunk of compensation have now been revealed.

Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that Lacy’s contract has seven different weight targets, each of which pay (or don’t pay) $55,000. Specifically, Lacy must get to 255 pounds in May, 250 pounds in June, stay at 250 pounds in August, and then reach and remain at 245 pounds in September, October, November, and December.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/17/eddie-lacy-has-seven-different-55000-weight-targets/


So they want him in the low 240s?

How's he look at that weight? I remember that 61 yarder where he ran out of steam, but I think he was like 260+ there.
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BlaqOptic wrote:
Tatupu_64 wrote:
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jonu62882 wrote:
Why do people keep harping on the weight?! Didn't Jerome Bettis successfully play at a high weight too?


One different era when it was acceptable for a running back to average 3.6 yards per carry and still get the ball 300 times. Two I don't think Bettis was ever that badly out of shape.


This. Bettis was in shape for his size. He could carry the rock 30 times a game if neccessary as the focal point of an offense with little need for breathers between. Lacy was MAYBE that as a rookie but has no capability to be so.
What the hell does in shape for his size mean? LOL

Lacy has been given consistent carries because he plays in an offense with a HOF QB predicated on the pass


The same way a lineman has a naturally bigger body yet can be in shape...

Jerome Bettis was not in shape, he was fat. A little bit different for a lineman because they NEED the extra weight.
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By the way, that first 55k weight goal covers his PF Changs delivery diet for a year, but all those bonuses would cover him for a nice 4 year extension.

We'll see how he plays this.
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Thomas5737 wrote:
I spoke with Eddie Lacy's brother last night and he said, yeah, he's heavy.


The Hollies disagree

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl5vi9ir49g
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What the hell does in shape for his size mean? LOL


I've known guys over 200 who could run/exercise with the best of them. And these were guys who looked and were frankly fat. Most fatties obviously cannot do that.

A bit too much is being made of the weight here, but it has been something noticeable on the field with Lacy.

But Bettis's weight wasn't a non-story. The team didn't often make anything public, but just about every year the media would right puff pieces for him talking about how he was supposedly in the best shape of his career...despite looking even fatter than the previous one.
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Who's going to be the starter or will it be RBBC?


It will definitely be a RBBC between Lacy, Rawls, and Prosise. CJP should be able to focus on passing downs and Lacy/Rawls will probably have a hot-hand approach going into each game.

I anticipate Rawls finishing the year with more carries.
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Look at his numbers leading up to Seattle compared to lynch....it's scary
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Rawls is still a solid RB, with top 10 potential. But he'll likely never reach that potential with his health issues and limitations on passing downs, both passing and receiving.

The competition factor in Seattle should help...if not lacy will see limited snaps. It's that simple.
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imani wrote:
Rawls is still a solid RB, with top 10 potential. But he'll likely never reach that potential with his health issues and limitations on passing downs, both passing and receiving.

The competition factor in Seattle should help...if not lacy will see limited snaps. It's that simple.


I'd love it if Oakland traded for Rawls. IMO would be the perfect fit for his talents.
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