For a 5-foot-11, 234-pound man, Eddie Lacy sure is light on his feet. In fact, the Packers running back is a lot more nimble than he often gets credit for, judging from the array of moves he’s using to make the Giants defense look bad.
Everybody knows Lacy can lower his shoulder and run through a defender, or use his strength to break away from a would-be tackler. The fourth-year veteran can even speed right past the opponent if he catches somebody sleeping. But use a finesse move, such as a spin, to elude the defense? You almost have to see it to believe it.
So here it is.
Eddie Lacy Spin Move!
— NFL (@NFL) October 10, 2016
In the grand scheme of things, Lacy spinning and galloping away from the Giants for a 12-yard gain probably isn’t going to be the biggest play of the game. It might be one of the biggest spin moves in the history of the NFL though, or at the very least, one of the slowest. How can you not be amazed that this pirouette actually worked?
Maybe the Giants defense was as entranced from watching this lengthy twirl as viewers at home. Regardless, it allowed Lacy to escape, so the only thing we know for certain is we haven’t seen the last of it.