Lacy had 284 carries for 1,178 yards (4.1 yards per carry), with 11 touchdowns and 35 catches for 257 yards last year but played in over 80 percent of a game's snaps just four times out of 16 games according to ProFootballFocus.com, suggesting he focused on the first two downs for much of the season.
"Just point him in the right direction and let him go," Gash continued. "Just talk to him about the little things, the part about being a pro. He’s a young guy and he plays hard, but there’s an art to being a pro. I’m definitely not going to mess him up. That’s something I learned a long time, let runners run."
Gash, a former fullback who blocked for Curtis Martin, said Lacy reminds him of Martin in some respects. Martin made the Hall of Fame after rushing for 14,101 yards and 90 touchdowns in his career.
The awards for the 2013 NFL season were announced Saturday, and
Lacy, the 61st overall pick out of Alabama, had 284 carries for 1,178 yards (4.1 yards per carry), with 11 touchdowns in his first year in the league. Richardson, a first-round pick out of Missouri, registered 77 tackles and 3.5 sacks while starting all 16 games this season for the Jets.
Green Bay's signing of
The Packers trailed San Francisco 20-17 in the playoffs when they faced 1st-and-goal from the 9-yard line with just over six minutes left. They ran the ball with receiver Randall Cobb and tried two passes before settling for a field goal. Lacy did not get the ball.
Now, at least, Green Bay has a fullback on the roster.
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|2013||Green Bay Packers||15||15||35||257||7.3||34||0||3||0||12|
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