The incident that got Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy put in the doghouse appears to be fully in the past.
Lacy says he and coach Mike McCarthy discussed it and they’ve moved on.
“We just had to talk,” Lacy said. “Once we both got our words out, I think that pretty much sealed it. But at the same time, talking only does so much. It’s about action as well. So just proving that I could back up what we discussed and I’m trustworthy.”
The incident, of course, was that Lacy missed curfew on Wednesday before the Packers’ Thursday game at Detroit. He was an afterthought in the game plan the next day, getting only five carries.
Ed says he lost track of time. He also says he was in the team hotel, just not in his room.
Be that as it may, McCarthy sent a pretty clear message by benching Lacy, who was coming off two straight 100-yard games.
We won’t be tolerating any bullshit.
Well, Ed appears to have gotten that message.
Earlier this week, McCarthy spoke positively about Lacy and we’ve surmised that he’ll once again be the No. 1 back on Sunday.
And not soon enough. A big day by Lacy running the football has proven to be a boon to the Packers’ lackluster offense this season.
His play down the stretch will be key for the team if they plan on reaching their goals.
Hey, we might look back on this as a masterful motivational tactic when it’s all said and done.