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07:17 AM ET 12.06 | Eddie Lacy has entered a fraternity, of sorts, earning the respect of Jerome Bettis and Jamal Anderson. Screws in his hand, his big toe fused, his body 207 carries into an NFL career, Lacy has proven he can handle and inflict pain. The 5-foot-11, "230"-pound running back has been toting defenders on his back all season, rushing for 822 yards and six touchdowns. With the Packers set to face Atlanta and veteran Steven Jackson, there's no debate, they made the right decision at running back last off-season. Lacy never complains. After games, he says he's sore. Nothing more. But how long can this 23-year-old continue to absorb and exact so much punishment? ... In his 10 full games, Lacy is averaging 20.6 attempts per game. It's been a decade since a back in Green Bay carried the ball this much.

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December 6, 2013  07:20 AM ET

I don't believe they have a choice. With Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay can barely find the end zone.

December 6, 2013  07:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't believe they have a choice. With Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay can barely find the end zone.

Without*

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December 6, 2013  07:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't believe they have a choice. Without Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay can barely find the end zone.

Yeah.

I guess they're giving us daily Packer threads now, because once the playoffs start they won't have much to write about in Green Bay.

December 6, 2013  08:01 AM ET

tell me a packers back is going to finish the season with below 1 000 yards yet with a great YPC and I'll say I already know the last five solutions at tailback for the packers, tell me aboot their solutions on defense for once.

December 6, 2013  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't believe they have a choice. With Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay can barely find the end zone.

With their defense, Green Bay can barely stop their opponents from finding the endzone.

December 6, 2013  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't believe they have a choice. Without Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay can barely find the end zone.

+1

December 6, 2013  08:21 AM ET

It's tempting to ride Lacy hard, especially while Rodgers is out, but GB will be most successful with the two of them together. Ease back and make sure he's healthy for next year.

December 6, 2013  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

It's tempting to ride Lacy hard, especially while Rodgers is out, but GB will be most successful with the two of them together. Ease back and make sure he's healthy for next year.

+1

December 6, 2013  08:38 AM ET

There are only 6 RB's that have more carries so far this season than Lacy.

December 6, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Not much else they can do - other than expect miracles from Flynn.

Come to think of it, his whole career is a miracle.

December 6, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Houston was finally eliminated from playoff contention last night....

Green Bay's turn.







:)

December 6, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

There are only 6 RB's that have more carries so far this season than Lacy.

And Lacy missed time with a concussion.

I suspect McCarthy wants him to hit the 1000 yard mark so he can silence the constant media barrage of questions about how long it's been since the Packers have had a good running game.

While I, too, would like to see him hit 1000, I'd rather see Starks and Franklin on the field a bit more to keep Lacy fresh and reasonably healthy. No point in shortening his NFL career by beating him down right out of the gate.

December 6, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Houston was finally eliminated from playoff contention last night....Green Bay's turn. :)

...Or...

Rodgers comes back Sunday and sparks a 8-game winning streak to finish the season.

:D

December 6, 2013  09:33 AM ET

He's not complaining why should we? Being sore is expected... Shaaadduupp. and let him run.

December 6, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Of course they are. He is signed for four years. Run his azzz off then bring in another one.

December 6, 2013  09:54 AM ET

He's no Trent Richardson, that's for sure.

December 6, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

...Or...Rodgers comes back Sunday and sparks a 8-game winning streak to finish the season.:D

"Bartender! I'll have what he's having!"

December 6, 2013  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

"Bartender! I'll have what he's having!"

Black Friday, Cyber Monday...

Next, check out Dole's Smoke Shop on Weed Wednesday.

 
December 6, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yeah.I guess they're giving us daily Packer threads now, because once the playoffs start they won't have much to write about in Green Bay.

Guess Rodgers isnt a system QB like Brady, ahem Cassell. :)

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