Has Eddie Lacy been hitting the buffet line?
We really don’t know. There haven’t been any occasions this season when we’ve said, “Holy shit, look at that fat bastard!”
But some people really want to make Lacy’s weight an issue.
It’s come up in past weeks. The local hacks have asked coach Mike McCarthy about it during his press conferences and McCarthy has declined to suggest that Lacy is overweight.
It came up again today. And again, McCarthy declined to be specific.
“I’m not going to get into guy’s weights,” McCarthy said. “I mean, I’ve never been asked a question about a guy’s weight. But I think players do get bigger in their career. But he’s bigger than he was as a rookie.”
Well, you have been asked about Lacy’s weight before, Mike, but whatever.
McCarthy is correct. Guys do get bigger as their careers go on. That’s usually because they’re lifting fucking weights and that builds muscle.
Yet, we’ve noticed people — or at least a person — who covers the Packers offering up veiled suggestions that Lacy is fat.
That scrutiny or focus on Lacy’s weight as a cause for concern only seems to have increased since James Starks out-touched Lacy against San Diego.
We’re asking you. Has anyone seen Lacy out and about? Is he fat? Is he hanging out at McDonald’s? Is he trying to get Burger King to recreate the Gilbert Burger?
What do you know?