Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Eddie Lacy is in ‘fine’ shape


Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday during his post-practice press conference that he is not concerned with rookie running back Eddie Lacy’s conditioning.

Eddie Lacy, going through the conditioning test, he was fine. If we had any concerns about our players’ conditioning, they wouldn’t be on the field,” McCarthy said, via the team’s website.

Lacy has been a full-participant in the Packers four training camp practices.

“Eddie Lacy definitely falls into the category of a big back, and a big back falls forward,” McCarthy said of Lacy, listed at 5-11, 230 on the Packers roster.

Other quotes from McCarthy’s press conference:

“You have to close the door. I thought the outside linebackers clearly got the better of the running backs today. That’s a drill I’m sure we’ll do again,” McCarthy said of blitz pickup and pass-rush/pass-blocking drills.

“It’s important to see your young guys go against the old guys, and sticking their head in there,” he said of one-on-one drills between offensive and defensive linemen. “You have to win your one-on-ones. You can’t do enough of that stuff. It gives you a great idea of what football comes down to. You have to beat the guy across from you.”

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