Eddie Lacy wants to keep running the way he runs without getting any more concussions. He just hasn’t quite figured out how.
“I can only be myself. I was drafted here because of the way I run,” Lacy said. “It’s just trying to alter it, make sure I’m still physical, but keep the concussions out of it somehow. But I’m definitely still going to run the way I run.”
Lacy added he’s ditching the prototype helmet he’s been wearing thus far this season – the one with the hexagon-shaped cutout above the facemask for absorbing contact – and going back to his old helmet for Sunday’s game vs. the Jets.
His owners would like him to avoid contact to the head if at all possible, but it doesn't sound like Lacy is going to change his style in a major way. He did say he wanted to "keep the concussions out of it," so at least he's thinking about how he might do that.