He’s the talk of the town.
Everyone was wondering what Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy would look like on the football field and Lacy seems to be getting mixed reviews.
What does Lacy think?
“I think I look good,” Lacy said.
Lacy currently weighs in the 240s, according to ESPN.
That’s still heavier than when Lacy was last in coach Mike McCarthy’s good graces. His listed weight is 234.
Is that good enough for the Packers?
It doesn’t sound like it.
“I don’t know,” McCarthy said when asked if Lacy still had work to do. “Eddie will be fine. I believe he’ll hit the target that we’re looking for when the lights come on.”
Earlier, during his press conference, McCarthy suggested Lacy still has work to do.
“Eddie is like a lot of our team right now. We’ve all got a lot of work to do. He’s been here the whole time.”
There are a couple ways you could look at that, but the picture looks pretty clear.
Despite his well-publicized workout program, Lacy still isn’t quite where the Packers want him to be. That’s not necessarily because he hasn’t been working. It’s because he undoubtedly let himself balloon to somewhere around 260 pounds during the 2015 season.
This is progress, though.
As long as Lacy stays the course, he’ll be just fine.
“At the end of the day, we’re all grown men,” Lacy said. “Whether (McCarthy) calls me out, I just have to take care of that responsibility. You don’t get mad or [lash] out or anything like that. You just take it as it is what it is and make it go away.
“I feel like I handled it well, and I held up my end of the bargain,” he added. “It’s a process. I’ve got to keep going and just keep hoping for the best.”