That was the message everyone relayed about portly running back Eddie Lacy at Lambeau Field on Thursday.
Lacy was a topic of conversation because coach Mike McCarthy formally introduced his new coaches. New running backs coach Ben Sirmans was among them.
Sirmans used the phrase “working his tail off” multiple times when speaking to Larry McCarren about Lacy.
“He’s working his tail off. It’s important to him to play at a great level, so I do know he’s working his tail off,” Sirmans said.
He had a more interesting phrase for the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Ryan Wood.
New #Packers RB coach Ben Sirmans said he's already spoken with Eddie Lacy. Initial impressions? "You can tell he's very hungry this year."
Uhhhhhhhhh… we’ll let that slide since you’re new in town, Ben.
Despite that awkward turn of phrase, the overall message was both clear and united. Lacy got the message.
From talking with Sirmans and #Packers coach Mike McCArthy today, sounds like Eddie Lacy is taking offseason seriously. Which he must do.
That’s good news for the Packers, bad news for their 2016 opponents.