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I was reviewing free agent RB's in light of the allegations against Leshon McCoy and the possibility of some type of suspension.  The name that caught my eye was Eddie Lacy who is only 27 and not to much use over the last couple of years.

 

I realize he has had weight/conditioning issues and is primarily an inside, between the tackles type but may be able to play and give the Bills a decent one-two punch with Chris Ivory.

 

Just a thought for the board to consider.

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He's still young-ish....a camp invite wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. 

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4 minutes ago, RPbillsfan said:

I was reviewing free agent RB's in light of the allegations against Leshon McCoy and the possibility of some type of suspension.  The name that caught my eye was Eddie Lacy who is only 27 and not to much use over the last couple of years.

 

I realize he has had weight/conditioning issues and is primarily an inside, between the tackles type but may be able to play and give the Bills a decent one-two punch with Chris Ivory.

 

Just a thought for the board to consider.

In a word, no. I'd wait for rosters to shake up as sure someone like Mike Gillislee might come available. 

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1 minute ago, Your Brown Eye said:

Isn't he like 300 lbs?

He could play fullback for Ivory, and occasionally catch a 2 yard pass.

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2 minutes ago, PastaJoe said:

He could play fullback for Ivory, and occasionally catch a 2 yard pass.

 

So basically he'd be worth 2x what Mike Tolbert was? lol

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19 minutes ago, Golden Goat said:

Height/weight can be remedied. Lack of heart? Not so much.

 

He seems to have that whole Karlos Williams thing going for him...err...against him. 

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want nothing to do with this guy. He just doesn't have the heart to play anymore. He don't care he already got paid

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How about we look at good, productive players....what is it about Lacy that makes you think he is any good?

31 minutes ago, RPbillsfan said:

I was reviewing free agent RB's in light of the allegations against Leshon McCoy and the possibility of some type of suspension.  The name that caught my eye was Eddie Lacy who is only 27 and not to much use over the last couple of years.

 

I realize he has had weight/conditioning issues and is primarily an inside, between the tackles type but may be able to play and give the Bills a decent one-two punch with Chris Ivory.

 

Just a thought for the board to consider.

Because he's no good and no one wants him

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I will continue to pound the table for Orleans Darkwa. Really liked the way he ran for the giants, wondering why he hasn't been signed.

 

He ran for 750 yards last year at 4.4 a carry with a very bad O-line

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4 minutes ago, buffalover4life said:

I will continue to pound the table for Orleans Darkwa. Really liked the way he ran for the giants, wondering why he hasn't been signed.

 

He ran for 750 yards last year at 4.4 a carry with a very bad O-line

He had offseason surgery where they removed a plate, he and his agent say he is faster and pain free now. Probably waiting until a back goes down in camp and trying to maximize the market. 

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We already have a Big guy

 

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I'd sooner just play Kyle at FB than some of these ideas.   Have you seen his TD/Carry ratio?   It's pretty impressive.

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It’s amazing how much people love name RB.  Lacy hasn’t been good in like 4 years.

 

IF this is true, go young and cheap.  The same one thing this franchise has been good at is finding rbs.

3 minutes ago, Soda Popinski said:

I'd sooner just play Kyle at FB than some of these ideas.   Have you seen his TD/Carry ratio?   It's pretty impressive.

I mean the guy scores on every run he has.

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At this point, I think Eddie Lacy is a rough equivalent of Mike Tolbert, which is to say, no thanks.  Yes, he's younger, but he's consistently shown he's not willing to do what it takes to be a quality running back. Since he plays out of condition, while he still has some power, (just because he's big) he lacks any elusiveness or speed, and wears down both in games and through the season.  While there are not great options left in free agency, there are better alternatives than Eddie Lacy.

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I’d rather have Freddy Jackson. And I’m in no way saying we should sign Freddy jackson, I’m just saying that I’d rather have a 47 yr old running back than eddy lacy. And I also expect at least 8 more threads featuring a RB that people have heard of asking if we should sign him

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Can Eddie fit into a football uniform?

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1 hour ago, buffalover4life said:

I will continue to pound the table for Orleans Darkwa. Really liked the way he ran for the giants, wondering why he hasn't been signed.

 

He ran for 750 yards last year at 4.4 a carry with a very bad O-line

 

https://www.foxsports.com/nfl/orleans-darkwa-player-news

 

Perhaps this is why he has been slow to be picked up. 

 

Darkwa (knee) announced via his personal twitter account that he has been medically cleared for football activities.

IMPACT

Darkwa underwent a minor knee procedure in early May to remove a metal plate that was originally inserted in his leg last offseason to protect a fractured tibia, which he played through in 2017. He'll now look to catch on with a team ahead of the 2018 season. He reportedly had several interested teams prior to his surgery after he averaged 4.4 yards per carry for the Giants last year. Look for him to sign on as a backup or change-of-pace running back for the coming year.

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Well, of course we should look at Lacy--and at any other possible, viable running backs available.

 

And the Bills should take this search very seriously. They should bring in all of the viable running backs to see what they can offer.

 

And now.

 

While we should give McCoy the benefit of the doubt,  the evidence seems to indicate that he was involved in this attempted robbery and beating.  Yes, maybe some over zealous friends of his acted on their own, and there are other possibilities, but these scenarios seem less likely based on the facts.

 

The Bills should not wait.  They should get their ducks in row now.  The success of the running game will be the key factor in the Bills success this year.

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Plan A: Alfred Morris, Demarco Murray

 

Plan B: Orleans Darkwa, Alfred Blue

 

Possibles: Gillislee or other cap casualities

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