Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy has been the subject of insults about his weight for years now, but that’s all that most people who were hurling them probably considered him to be: A subject. A twitter account. A football player.
I’m not sure how many people on the other end of the internet ever considered that Lacy was actually a person. A human being who, yes, is reading your comments and having some feelings about it.
However, we never really got that side of the story. What does Lacy think about people calling him fat at literally every turn? (One thing that I quickly found out about tweeting about a team that has Eddie Lacy is that it’s not that fun to tweet about Eddie Lacy; that’s how I learned that there are hundreds of un-funny people out there that flood your notifications with “Eddie Lacy is fat” replies even when it has absolutely zero to do with your original tweet..)
Again, even though Ryan hasn’t put up prolific touchdown numbers over the first two games of the season, he’s displayed a nose for the end zone that has been undiminished since late in the 2015 season. Having a longer streak than the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees, which you should probably brag about.
You’ll recall that it wasn’t all that long ago that Ryan was getting beat up for throwing way too many picks, but now he’s gone since the Chiefs game in early December without tossing one. Ryan has unquestionably gotten lucky a handful of times—like most quarterbacks—but he’s done an excellent job of avoiding the costly interceptions that defined his worst seasons, and it’s no coincidence that the Falcons are 8-1 in those games, including the playoffs.