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Eddie Lacy Got the Message, Was Miserable

Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy got that message loud and clear.

Being benched a week ago brought some things into focus for the Green Bay Packers running back. Namely, that he’s not happy riding the pine and that he really does love football.

“Just getting back on track,” Lacy said. “I know the last few weeks, things were a little different, but I think it was just the way to show me this is what I love to do and, without it, I’m miserable. And with Coach taking me out and going through that, it just showed me that’s not what I want. And by him giving me a chance to come out and redeem myself, I think it was just a blessing in disguise.

“It showed me without this game, without this sport, I’m not happy. I’m unhappy because this is what I like. So I think it was just something that had to happen to jump-start and keep my mind focused like I’ve always been.”

There were indications during the week of practice leading up to the Dallas game. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy looked rejuvenated.

We figured he’d go out and carry the offense and that’s just what he did, responding with his best game of the season. Lacy ran for 124 yards on 24 carries against the Cowboys. That’s 19 yards better than his previous season high.

Frankly, we expect more down the stretch.

Statistically, Lacy is likely to end up turning in his worst season as a pro. However, that matters little if he can carry the team through the playoffs like he did against the Cowboys.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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10 Comments

  1. MMTTDCSUCK December 14, 2015

    Lacy played well yesterday. Perhaps the ” riding the pine” was what he needed. Starks appeared full of energy as well.

    1. PF4L December 14, 2015

      Didn’t hurt that the O line created gaping holes to run through. Was a pleasure to watch. Now if they could pass block as well, we’d average 35pts/game or more.

  2. Harry Hood December 14, 2015

    I think its just showing us, its too bad Miami grabbed Philbin instead of Clements. The guys like playing for MM’s scheme, it works so they try more. Its not the best, and is half of what led us to come away with only 1 SB, I believe, but you will be just as hard pressed to find another play caller as good as MM as the bears will be at replacing Jay Cutler.

    MM is a great coach, just an above average play caller. If there is a better play caller out there, he’s certainly getting a chance at HC before coming to work under MM. We’re stuck with MM till we have a season bad enough to straight fire him.

  3. Jschizl December 14, 2015

    It would take two seasons, maybe three and that’s not going to happen fucktard

  4. Arcturus December 14, 2015

    One would like to think that getting paid $750K this year might induce Lacy to do his fucking job, huh?

  5. Snarff December 14, 2015

    He needs to do his job so he can make more money, because strippers cost money but J.O.B gives you the money to do what you like when not at work. Take care of your job and be happy.

  6. PF4L December 14, 2015

    Eddie Lacy has the world at his fingertips, 10’s of millions, a winning franchise, lifelong security and then some and the love of the best fans in the world. But will he do the only thing he needs to do to attain these things? Put in the work and self discipline to get his body in shape (before training camp) to warrant all those riches? He’s talented now, but can you imagine this dude faster in better shape?

  7. V December 15, 2015

    We are still one dimensional. But it’s cool they beat up on the Cowgirls.
    Not thinking this year’s squad is good enough to make another deep run but at least they have some moxy.

    1. Fritz December 15, 2015

      That is the kind of talkdown we need, V. AR LOVES to get a lot of ‘dis fm msm sports pundits, then it is must fun to get them where they had them in 2010!

      AR will play best when underdogged, will come in on the road, will swoop in and aerial strafe the crap out of the meh competition from the rest of the NFL this year, a golden window of opportunity with the likes of Cammy N at the top seed!

  8. Salazar December 15, 2015

    Lacy and Starks were fun to watch this week, they looked like to kids have fun. Hope to see more of that energy on the sidelines!