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Eddie Lacy Still Not At Target Weight

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.”

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6 Comments

  1. DWhitehurst May 24, 2016

    Call me crazy, but as a bodybuilder, I couldn’t take off weight, had a bloated stomach despite a strict food/drink regimen. Until I finally listened to my wife and went to a D.O. Osteopath doctor. He sent tests to a lab, found out I was allergic to Casein Protein, which I had used for years as my bedtime protein shake. Was simply swollen intestines as a result. Went off dairy, which was tough. Also had joint problems, but went off gluten as well and no more problems, no need for chiropractic sessions amymore. Lost 30pnds almost overnight, while retaining the muscle. Point is simply I wish an athlete struggling with weight like Lacy would go to a D.O. osteopath and just get tests done to rule out food allergies, vitamin/mineral deficiencies, leaky gut syndrome, etc. Big Pharma doesn’t want us to fix ourselves, and they run the M.D. schools. who learn how to push synthetic pills on people, treating symptoms not curing the problem. Sometimes it isn’t laziness or eating too much. Alot of people like me wished they would’ve gotten tested sooner.

  2. Chad Lundberg May 24, 2016

    That last statement sounded as if he didn’t really appreciate what MM had to say about him. Am I the only one sensing some dissension going on here? I feel more and more like the Packers just aren’t impressed with him anymore and that there’s a likelihood that he won’t be asked to come back next year. This is a guy after all that doesn’t even watch football, I’ve always had reservations about his commitment as far as long term goes.

    1. Cheesemaker May 24, 2016

      Unfortunately, could not agree more…

    2. bob May 25, 2016

      have your suspicions if you want, but I’m going to wait until we get halfway through the regular season before making an assessment.

  3. Big B May 25, 2016

    There was a picture of him with some other guys – I think football players and the P90X crew – where Eddie looked like a twig.
    Personally I’d like to see him keep some weight so he can roll over guys, but increase his stamina so he can run more than 40 yds without dropping dead.

  4. Cheese May 28, 2016

    Who cares if he doesn’t watch football. That’s like someone telling me I’m not a football fan because I don’t have a fantasy team. I remember seeing an interview with one of the top D-lineman in the league at the time and he said he he watches monday night raw over MNF every week.