The Green Bay Packers want to include running back Eddie Lacy in the offense more. He impressed last season and took home Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy burst onto the NFL scene last season and rushed for 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns. His production gave the Packers their first legitimate rushing threat since Ryan Grant in 2009. This was enough for Lacy to win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
The Pro Bowl running back figures to be even more dangerous as he progresses with his career, and the Packers know what they have in him.
Offensive coordinator Tom Clements revealed that he plans to involve Lacy in the offense even more despite the return of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “We want to get him touches, trying to get him more involved in all aspects of the game, but Eddie was a workhorse for us last year,” Clements said in an ESPN interview.
The Packers have been known as a pass-first team, but they figure to become a more balanced offense now that they have a dangerous trio in the backfield. James Starks and DuJuan Harris will back up Lacy for carries.