Eddie Lacy’s spin move was absolutely unstoppable when he played for the Alabama Crimson Tide. A guy with his bulk simply shouldn’t have been allowed to be that nimble and light on his feet. However, coming up on his rookie season with the Green Bay Packers, Lacy recently revealed that he’ll be taking the move out of his repertoire…for now.
Lacy’s explanation, via JS Online:
I think I’ll try to stop it a little bit. I’ll stop it until I’m able to pick up the speed of the game. So I might to spin and get knocked out by someone. It’s not going to be a good look. I’ll hold off on that for a little while — at least try to. I can’t afford to be hit by one of these dudes coming out of a spin move. I know that’s going to hurt.
I’m on the left side of the quarterback in shotgun and so the quarterback is to my right and I see (a defender) creeping in but I still have to take that slow drop step and then get the ball and look for a hole. So I see him creeping in, it isn’t any sooner he snaps the ball and (the defender) shoots. So I saw him the whole time. As soon as the quarterback gives me the ball and I take a step — maybe a half a step — I take it up, he goes straight for my feet and I just spin out of it.
The Green Bay Packers begin their preseason against the Arizona Cardinals on August 9th.
[Source: JS Online]