Coach Mike McCarthy had what appears to be a pretty stern message for running back Eddie Lacy before he hit the road.
You’re too fat.
“Well, I mean Eddie Lacy, he’s got a lot of work to do. I think I’m stating the obvious. His offseason last year was not good enough and he never recovered from it,” McCarthy said. “I had a chance to talk to Eddie today and that was pretty much the majority of our whole conversation. So he has to get it done because he cannot play at the weight that he played at this year.”
Lacy was productive when the Packers fed him the ball, but spent most of the season in the doghouse.
That resulted in a disappointing year and a career-low 758 yards and three touchdowns.
The Packers needed Lacy to carry their sputtering offense and, for the most part, he didn’t step up, getting both demoted for James Starks and benched for missing curfew.
Hopefully, he gets the message this time.
Boomer Esiason on Inside the NFL (6 Jan 2016), speaking of Packers’ problems: “You got one running back who looks like he ate the other running back.”
How the fuck are you in the NFL, with potentially millions of dollars at stake and on a team with Super Bowl aspirations. How do you just say ah you know what, screw it, im not going to work out this off season. How does it come to that? I like Eddie too, but he may be a dumb guy and we may have to draft Derek Henry if he falls in the draft.
Lose Lacy thats the right way…he obviously doesn’t like football much, nice kid but doesn’t want to work now that he’s got his money and new house for his mom…too bad…time to move on.
When I heard MM say this about Lacy, I had a different feeling.
It has been obvious to many Lacy started out overweight. It appeared to me Lacy also ballooned as the season went on. Let’s say Lacy is away from the team from the end of January to the end of May (4 months) and he is with the team in some capacity from June to January (7 to 8 months) what the hell is the team doing to get Lacy in shape in preseason and keep him in shape during the season. Lacy screwed over his teammate no doubt, however the team trainers and coaches have some responsibility. When MM pointed his finger at Lacy he was also pointing his finger at the Packer trainers and coaches.
This brings me back to one of my concerns. Is this team really as conditioned as they should be during the season, and by conditioned I mean cardio conditioning. As Lombardi said “fatigue makes cowards of us all”. Not sure if someone said it first, however Lombardi definitely said it.
To me there is one common denominator in most of the playoff loses, except the debacle in SF and maybe the 2011 season. The D cannot stop anyone at the end of the game. Missed tackles, blown assignment, just missing that big play or int. I believe fatigue is a big part of the problem. This team needs to be in better condition for the final stretch of the season and games. in fact I would say the Pack needs to be in the best condition of any team if they want to be the best. It will help in the 4th quarter.
Agree 100% and it goes back to no one is ever held accountable for the job that they are assigned to do.
MM should be held accountable for not getting Janis or Abby involved in the game when they struggled with the wr not getting open. It almost seems that MM is biased against the two. If this is the case then change is needed.
Very interesting point.
There is no question that defensive collapses in the final minutes of regulation and OT have been a constant for this team in the last 3 playoff seasons, at least. In fact, even when they played very well up to that point, making the collapse more stark.
It is an enigma inside a riddle inside a mystery as to why this keeps happening. Needless to say, until it stops, this team can’t win.
Fatigue can lead to missed tackles, mental mistakes and more. It can also convince your DC to call more zone defenses, since that takes less energy and guarantees more hats around the ball.
Fatigue can cause you to blow plays you would normally make.
The only problem with making this case is that this defense performed the opposite under pressure in 2010. So, what has changed in the conditioning program since then?
Dave Redding retired.
People have flip flopped on this all season. In the beginning when he sucked some people said he was overweight, and then when he turned in a couple good games in a row everyone else said “you’re full of shit if you think he’s overweight, look at what a great job he’s doing, he just needs the ball!” So which is it? Seemed pretty obvious when he got run down on that long one in AZ that he is not in the physical condition to be a skill position player. I don’t think any linebacker would have been huffing and puffing at the end of that run like he was.
So, am I the only one who laughed out loud when I read that Mayor McCheese said somebody else was overweight? Set a fucking example, FFS.
Except McCarthy’s job doesn’t hinge upon his conditioning, just his life.
In a related story, Lacy has reportedly asked the Packers head coach “to stop calling games like scared little pussy who’s afraid of getting spanked like a bitch.”
Lacy went on to say that after lunch, he’d be stopping by McCarthy’s house so he and the coach could work things out over a pan of brownies.
That’s a pretty bad day for “Fat Eddie” when a Fat Elvis impersonator calls you fat…
Has anyone seen something about how Lacy ran out of gas on the 61 yard romp to the redzone? Took us 3 plays from there to finally get the TD. Did any commentator/article point out Lacy’s gassed conditioning as he failed to make the endzone on that run?
What really drives me nuts about this, is McCarthy’s lack of purpose or direction is disciplining or dealing with Lacy in this whole charade.
Why did he play him at all if he was overweight? Then after Lacy was successful for several games in a row, McCarthy yanks him out and limits his carries.
If you’re going to discipline him and be pissed about it, then fucking do it! If you’re going to let it slide and play him into better shape…then fucking do it!
But this wishy-washy, lying to all of us, covering Lacy’s ass only to hang him out to dry is bullshit and representative of McCarthy’s leadership and direction of this team.
Rodgers said it earlier in the season and he was absolutely right. This offense has no direction and that is because McCarthy clearly never made a decision with how to deal with Lacy and just winged it.
Then at the end of the season you admit he was grossly overweight? Why the fuck was he playing!
Too little, too late, but it’s nice to see him finally being held accountable.
Next season is a contract year so I figure he’ll be as good as possible; ride that effort, then let him go in free agency. Can’t trust a big contract to a guy like that. Too bad, he’s a real asset when in condition.
Agreed, it’s a damn shame he hasn’t matured yet because he’s a damn good football player when he’s focused.
Hopefully he gets his Shit together. Some thing tells me he isn’t money motivated.
Wow the fat fuck dickbag said that Lacy has to lose weight……………LOOK IN THE MIRROR PIG. He would have had a lot more yards if your fucking line knew how to bloke butt lint out of the way. Stevie Wonder could see, and adjust a offence better then that fat slimmy fuck of a shit MM. It’s time to go fat boy
I got lulled into thinking he’s Jerome Bettis until I went back and looked at YouTube of his rookie year. Some other guy on here who is smart said to do that.
30-40 pounds lighter (at maybe 235 still) he’s fast and can jump. But it’s clear he has a body type prone to getting fat very easily, just as it’s prone to putting on lots of muscle, which he has as well. I have to believe he is working out hard still: look at those biceps and thighs.
Getting fat creeps up on you as you get older, even in your 20s. Could be he’s eating and working out same as he did 3 years ago, but that’s not going to be good enough at his age now. This has got to be something the team nutritionists and trainers should have been all over. Let’s see if he can do it.