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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Seattle Seahawks have struggled to run the football since Marshawn Lynch retired and now the team is hoping to revive their running game with former Packers Running Back Eddie Lacy. Lacy has struggled the last 2 seasons only scoring 3 touchdowns but a new system gives Lacy a chance to redeem himself. At one point Eddie Lacy was one of the more dynamic backs in the league and he rushed for back to back 1,000 yard seasons in 2013 and 2014. Since then Lacy has been criticized for his weight problems and at times has looked out of shape. However the environment he was in could have played into those issues. Green Bay likes to operate from the shotgun formation and they like to put the ball in Aaron Rodgers’ hands. Those spread formations aren’t ideal for Lacy’s running style and Seattle should be a much better fit. Pete Carroll likes to run tight formations and allow extra blockers to open holes for his running backs. Those play concepts will suit Eddie Lacy much better and Lacy should be able to give the Seahawks a little bit of physicality from the running back position. That’s exactly what Seattle used to feed off with Lynch and truthfully this is a great signing by the Seahawks. Lacy signed a $5.55 million dollar contract with Seattle with $3 million fully guaranteed. That is a decent 1 year contract for the 26 year old running back and Seattle gets better by adding the 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year. It was rumored that the Seahawks were also courting Adrian Peterson, ultimately Seattle decided Lacy was the better fit and that is likely because of age. Peterson is 31 years old so Lacy has a lot more years ahead of him than Peterson does. You have to like this deal by the Seahawks it definitely makes them a better football team.
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