Too bad Eddie Lacy can’t be the Seahawks Dirty Santa gift
Dirty Santa, Yankee Swap, White Elephant; whatever you call the game, it’s a shame the Seahawks can’t play it with Eddie Lacy.
I gladly admit I had high hopes for Eddie Lacy with the Seahawks. I saw him as winning the lead spot in a tough battle with Thomas Rawls. With C.J. Prosise completing a three-headed rushing attack, Seattle would dominate on the ground.
Yes, I was once young and foolish. Although no more so than the Seattle brain trust. Unfortunately, none of the three projected stars have played remotely well. In the case of Rawls, it’s due to nagging injuries. For Prosise, it’s been season ending injuries.
Lacy inactive again for today’s game
As for Lacy, it turned out he wasn’t exactly the gift the Seahawks were looking for. Not even close, in fact. And now he’s a healthy scratch for the fourth time this season. That is hardly a vote of confidence when your season is on the line.
Of course, it’s been quite a while since the Seahawks have had any confidence in Lacy. Which is fair. His play has given them virtually no reason for confidence. He’s had exactly one game that could be considered as effective. Against the Colts, he had 52 yards on 11 carries, for a 4.73 yard average. That was the only time he managed more than 3.33 yards per carry.
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In fact, Lacy has five games to his “credit” in which he averaged less than three yards per carry. That includes his stunning six carry, zero yard game against the Texans. So it’s no wonder the Seahawks have turned back to Rawls as their third option. And as both the Falcons and Lions just lost, this game has even more importance.
It’s just a shame that the Seahawks can’t play Dirty Santa and trade Lacy today while they’re in Dallas. Maybe they could get a jar of BBQ sauce at Pepper Palace. Well, a small jar. No way you’re getting a quart for this guy’s game.