Eddie Lacy is sick and tired of talking about his weight.
“I’m tired of talking about it,” Lacy said after Tuesday’s practice, the first of training camp. “I’m pretty sure you all are tired of asking about it. I’m tired of hearing about it everywhere I go. I’m done with that.”
So, too, is coach Mike McCarthy.
“I’m done talking about people’s weight,” McCarthy said. “I’ve never put a guy’s individual weight in the media. That’s not something I talk about and, in Eddie’s particular case, I’ve talked enough about his weight.”
Lacy’s weight is a more closely guarded secret than, apparently, anything in the Democrat Party servers. He was listed at 234 pounds on today’s roster. That is just a number, though. He was listed at 234 on last year’s roster, as well.
“Do I look like I lost a few pounds over the summer?” Lacy said, answering one question with another.
“You can go with that,” Lacy said.
Lacy is coming off an admittedly miserable season. In 2014, Lacy rolled up 1,566 total yards and 13 total touchdowns. In 2015, Lacy’s production plunged to 946 yards and five touchdowns. He went from 4.6 yards per carry to 4.1, and an average of 10.2 yards on his 42 receptions to 9.4 yards on his 20 grabs.
McCarthy called him out publicly at the end of the season. Lacy took the words to heart. He worked out with P90X guru Tony Horton, played basketball and took up boxing, and changed his diet. He said he went back to California to work with Horton during the break between minicamp and training camp.
“I have no idea (how long) but long enough to start accomplishing what I’m on the road to accomplishing,” Lacy said.
This is a huge year for Lacy as he enters his final season under contract. Production similar to what he cranked out in 2014 will set him up for a big payday in free agency. Another disappointing season will make him just another name at a position at which supply usually is stronger than demand.
“Just go out there and be able to contribute for the team,” he said of his goals. “Last year wasn’t that good for me, and I don’t want that to happen this year. So, just go out and be in the best shape physically and mentally that I can be in and contribute any way I can.”
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