LeRoy Butler and Tom Silverstein take a look at the Seahawks before Sunday's game. (Sept. 5, 2017)
GREEN BAY - For four seasons, Eddie Lacy’s celebration was automatic anytime he scored at Lambeau Field.
The former Green Bay Packers running back would jog over to the stands, leap that big, green wall, and connect with fans. Now in the Seattle Seahawks' backfield, it would be taboo for Lacy to do the Lambeau Leap if he scores Sunday.
That hasn’t stopped him from considering it.
“Honestly, I’ve been thinking about that for the past two days,” Lacy told reporters in Seattle this week. “Part of me wants to, but I don’t want to get pushed down. So I don’t know how the crowd will react to that. Maybe I can find a small patch of Seahawks fans and do it there.
“But I’ve thought about it.”
Lacy didn’t know the Packers would be his first opponent when he signed with the Seahawks this spring. When 2016 ended, he didn't even know he’d sign with the Seahawks. Lacy told reporters he expected to sign his second NFL contract with the team that drafted him with a second-round pick in 2013.
His first game of 2017 still will come at Lambeau Field, just in a different uniform. How did he react when the schedule was released with the Packers opening his season?
“I laughed,” Lacy told Seattle-based reporters. “I was like, ‘This is kind of weird.’ But I guess that would happen to me.”
Lacy added “a change of scenery” isn’t always bad. He’ll see a completely different scene Sunday. The Lambeau Leap hasn’t been the only thing on Lacy’s mind.
For the first time, he’ll play a game at Lambeau Field after strapping on his pads in the visitors’ locker room.
“I get to see what it looks like for the first time,” Lacy said. “I’ve never been. So I don’t know, maybe it’s cool in there. I guess we’ll see.”