Wednesday August 27th, 2014

Green Bay Packers running backs coach Sam Gash said he thinks Eddie Lacy can lead the NFL in rushing, The Journal Sentinel reports.

Last year, during his rookie season, Lacy finished eighth in the league with 1,178 yards in 15 games. Lacy also only had 51 yards in the first three games for the Packers.

From The Journal Sentinel:

“Without a doubt,” Gash said. “He has the capability of being the leading rusher and maybe even combined yards if he catches a lot of balls. I absolutely do think that. I think he’s a bell cow. He’s a big guy, and he’s physical.”

Projecting the NFL's statistical leaders in 2014

Last season, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy led the league in rushing yards with 1,607.

The JS notes that since the NFL has been recording rushing champions in 1932, the only Packer to lead the league was fullback Jim Taylor, who ran for 1,474 yards in 1962.

 

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