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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Seattle Seahawks added a huge boost to their running game when they signed veteran Running back Eddie lacy this off-season. Lacy has struggled for his own standards the past two seasons but he is still a player who has amassed 3,435 rushing yards and 23 rushing touchdowns over the course of his career. When you compare those stats to incumbent Running Back Thomas Rawls stats of 1,179 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns. It becomes obvious that Lacy has been a far more productive player in the National Football League and Lacy overall is a higher profile player. You earn that kind of recognition from consistently performing well on the field and Lacy will really have a chance to revive his career with a change of scenery. The Packers were all about a committee approach when it came to the running back position, now in Seattle Lacy should win the lead role. The Seahawks have been retooling their line in hopes of getting back to the Super Bowl and that offensive front should be able to open some holes for the newly acquired Lacy. This acquisition somewhat takes the Seahawks back to the philosophy they had when Marshawn Lynch was around. Which was to trust the power running back to wear down the defense and let Russell Wilson’s playmaking abilities take advantage of all those tired defenders. It will be hard to recapture the magic they had with Lynch but you can’t hate the Seahawks front office for trying to get their ground game back intact. It’s been two season since Eddie Lacy has run for over 1,000 yards in a season, 2017 will be the best chance he has been able to do so since his early Packer days. It will be interesting to see if Lacy makes the most of this opportunity or squanders it away?
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