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Old 08-16-2013, 05:51 AM   #16
Is this thing on???
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Originally Posted by Mat'hir Uth Gan View Post
Meanwhile, the Packers are doing happy dances with how good Eddie Lacy has looked in camp. Ball was just an odd selection. I hope he does well but he looks an awful lot like Shonn Greene to me.

Full Disclosure: Lacy was my favorite RB before the draft, Ball was my predicted bust. I'm still not over the fact we passed on Lacy for Ball. #sourgrapes.
As draft prospects, I was pretty torn between Lacy and Ball but this is a long, long way from playing out. Lacy is a violent runner. Powerful, confrontational, and violent. That worked fine when he outweighed linebackers and safeties in college, but it has a higher potential for injury than Ball's running style. Ball also had a nose for the end zone, much more experience, and a significantly excellent ball security history.

They are both rookies, so I'm going to wait about 8-10 games to judge who made the "best decision.". Let's see who is starting, and who is still healthy by then.
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