Welcome to the NFL. It’s a league in which defensive linemen are so good at their jobs that it’s not enough for the line to blow a big hole and the team to staff a mediocre running back to hit said hole.
One of the things we talked about at GPN prior to the Packers drafting Eddie Lacy was the fact that Lacy, despite the fact he’s a huge back, was able to make people miss. Add to this the fact that the Packer offensive line has really developed nicely over the course of the 2014 season and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Eddie Lacy averaged 2.64 yards after contact.
Now that the Packer offensive line is gelling into a cohesive unit, and in light of the fact that the Packers intend to use Lacy as heavily as they did in 2014, the sky’s the limit for the Packer running game.
Here’s a little teaser for you as you prepare your brains for the offensive onslaught that the packers are preparing to unleash on their opponents in 2015.