Mike McCarthy on Eddie Lacy’s Weight: ‘Eddie Will Be Fine’

Eddie Lacy
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Eddie Lacy was a superstar for the Green Bay Packers throughout his first two NFL season, but fell victim to massive weight gain last year. It was a rough season for him to say the least, but it sounds like he has gotten himself back on track and will get back to being a threat in the Green Bay backfield once again.

According to Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy, Lacy will be fine this season and will return to form.

“Eddie is like a lot of our team right now. We’ve all got a lot of work to do. He’s been here the whole time. Every player has a body composition, so that’s what we focus on and all the things that go into that. That’s an everyday focus, an evaluation between the weight room, the training room and the nutrition. So far, so good. I don’t know. Eddie will be fine. I believe he’ll hit the target that we’re looking for when the lights come on.”

Last season with the Packers, Lacy ended up carrying the football 187 times for 758 yards and three touchdowns. It wasn’t an awful year, but it certainly wasn’t what the Packers were looking for.

At 25-years-old, Lacy has plenty of time to get his career back on track. After a failure of a season last year, Lacy knows that it’s time to prove that he is capable of being a franchise back.

Looking ahead to the upcoming season, McCarthy and the Packers hope to see their offense return to form. Aaron Rodgers and the aerial attack will hope that Jordy Nelson’s return can fix the issues that they faced last season. Green Bay’s offense was much more dangerous with Lacy running on all cylinders.

Green Bay is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the NFC once again this season. They are hoping to make a run at another Super Bowl appearance, but Lacy has to pick things up and get back on track.

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