Mike McCarthy tells Eddie Lacy to shape up or ship out

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In unusually blunt terms, Packers coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged today what has long been suspected: Eddie Lacy isn’t in good enough shape.

McCarthy said Lacy is overweight, and that if he doesn’t lose weight this offseason, he’s not going to be on the field for the Packers in the fall.

“Eddie’s got a lot of work to do,” McCarthy said. “I’m stating the obvious. His offseason last year was not what it should be and he never recovered from it. He cannot play at the weight he did this year.”

Although Lacy showed flashes of his immense talent as a runner — including a career-long 61-yard run in Saturday’s loss to the Cardinals — overall Lacy was a huge disappointment this season. He finished the year with career lows in carries, yards, touchdowns, catches and receiving yards.

McCarthy sounds like he’s fed up with Lacy, and unwilling to tolerate him showing up to camp in anything other than peak condition.

215 responses to “Mike McCarthy tells Eddie Lacy to shape up or ship out

  1. it’s not Lacy’s fault that the four main food groups in wisconsin are cheese, brats, beer, and cheesy brats.

  2. McCarthy gets it.

    He is all but calling Lacy “Feast Mode”.

    Yet Packer fans took umbrage when that moniker became popular in describing Eddie this year.

  3. “More syrup, please,” added McCarthy as he annihilated his second Grand Slam. “I’ve been coming here every day for decades, you guys should know how I like Fourthmeal by now.”

  4. While some of Lacy’s struggles are due to him not being in proper shape, you can’t just ignore that Jordy Nelson not allowing defenses to stack the box, or the way the OLine struggled didn’t have anything to do with it. I like Lacy’s running style, but if the coach says he needs to work on it, he needs to work on it.

  5. Ok, be honest. Raise your hand if you are one of the geniuses thar said Lacy was a better pick than LeVeon Bell. Not even close!

  6. He’s in his contract year. So, you would believe he ‘gets it.’

    Starks has a better attitude — perhaps owing to the fact he’s a seventh-round pick.

    If Lacy doesn’t get in shape, his NFL career will be a brief one.

  7. Tough talk after the season is over, if it was an issue McCarthy should have addressed it from the get go. McCarthy is the most overrated coach, he’s had back to back HOF QBs and has won one super bowl in spite of his blunders.

  8. “But McCarthy is a fat boy also. Did he look up from his pizza and tell him to lose weight?”

    Other than coaches get paid for there minds and not their physical condition you might have something there.

    SMH

  9. key2heat says:
    Jan 18, 2016 6:49 PM
    But McCarthy is a fat boy also. Did he look up from his pizza and tell him to lose weight?
    ———————–

    My first thought as well. I was about to type something along the lines of pot/kettle but then I recalled it’s not McCarthy’s job to carry the rock and out run NFL players. Other than beating Eddie to the buffet table that is

  10. Watch this backfire when lacy plays himself into a big free agent contract and right out of dairyland

  11. Even as a Packer fan I have to confess some of these comments are hilarious.

    That being said, no matter how fat Eddie is I bet he could connect on a 27 yard field goal in a playoff game.

  12. The shame of it is, as much total muscle as that kid probably has he wouldnt have to change a whole lot with his cardio/diet to shed 15 pounds.

  13. Needed to be said, he’s not going to last I the league, being that overweight. He should scored on that long run, the extra weight slows him down.

  14. You mean the 61 yarder that should have been taken to the house? Without question. He honestly looked as if he wanted to be tackled, so he wouldn’t have to run that far!

  15. And Packers fans tell McCarthy to improve his play-calling and decision making or pack up.

    Having Farve and Rogers for 10 seasons and only making one superbowl appearance is a huge disappointment especially in an NFC that has been relatively weak when compared to the AFC and their big 3 QBs.

  16. mp4philly says:
    Jan 18, 2016 6:52 PM

    I know McCarthy doesn’t have to play, but pot meet kettle.

    =====================================

    There is no but, it’s that simple, McCarthy is the coach not the player. His job is to oversee the coaching staff and whatever else his job title entails.

    A player’s job is to be as productive on the field as possible, it’s why they get paid millions. A major part of being productive is being in shape, and you don’t get in shape by eating junk.

    So until coaches have to put on pads and go play, it doesn’t matter if they weigh 500 pounds.

  17. Wait, where are all the Packer fans that thumbs downed me when I called Lacy fat 3 months ago? Now your beloved coach called him fat, what do you say? Huh? FAT!

  18. A fat guy calling out another guy for being overweight is hypocritical, even if it is the coach. McCarthy could lay off the White Castles and ding dongs himself.

  19. alphadux2u says:
    Jan 18, 2016 6:53 PM
    Starks > Lacy

    You aren’t kidding man! Starks jumped off the screen and wasa starting to take over that game. Why McCarthy went back to lacy was beyond me.

    McCarthy should get on the Slim Fast diet with him. They both portly!

  20. Well, coach, a good place to start might be for you to relinquish your role as Eddie’s dietician. Just because it works for you doesn’t mean a diet of cheese, sausage, and PBR swill is good for him.

  21. While Adrian Peterson will be leading the Vikings in off-season workouts, Eddie Lacy will be leading the Packers in off-season cookouts. Hey, I’m free this spring and summer…sign me up for the cookouts!

  22. Eddie Lacy wasn’t the guy who gave up a 75 yard pass play that kept the team from advancing.

    The problem, as Packers fans have been saying for years is Dom Capers. McCarthy is too loyal to his staff and he is going to waste what is left of Rodgers prime with stupid blitz plays at the worst possible time and defenders completely out of position whenever it matters most

  23. He went on to say, “If you don’t want to play like a Packer, you’ll end up a Viking.”

    Lacy lost five pounds yesterday alone.

  24. gtodriver says:
    Jan 18, 2016 6:51 PM

    McCarthy gets it.

    He is all but calling Lacy “Feast Mode”…

    —————-

    Seriously LOL!

    Maybe that’s an established nickname, but first time I’ve heard it @Lacy

    That 61 yard run was going to be a TD for sure, then he ran out of gas.. slowed down.. it’s obvious he’s out of shape.

    As a Cards fan I’m happy with the outcome, but still c’mon Eddie Lacy you’re getting paid for a j.o.b.

  25. Having Farve and Rogers for 10 seasons and only making one superbowl appearance is a huge disappointment

    Don Shula and Dan Marino disagree.

  26. Wait, are you telling me that Lacy was fat this year? Who knew? Next, you’ll tell me that water is wet.
    On Lacy’s 61 yard run this past weekend, he was begging somebody to tackle him so we wouldn’t see him gassed. He looked like a car that just threw a rod.
    So now the ball is in his court. He can show up next spring in shape, or get cut. It’s quite simple. How many of us could lose 15lbs over 4-5 months, in exchange for a million dollar paycheck? I’m guessing 99% of us would find a way to get it done.

  27. I was absolutely shocked at how much fatter and slower Lacy became this year. His lack of self-discipline was evident, and that is a shame because, I thought a couple years ago that he was a Marshawn Lynch-type runner.

    We’ll see if his ego keeps him from once again reaching and maintaining his optimum

  28. OK…let’s get this straight. When you’re talking about a routine or a way of life it is a “regimen” whereas a “regiment” is an organized group of military men and women commonly found in the Army. Oh…and Lacy is fat and the Packers are still runners up in the NFC North.

  29. Saturday wasn’t the only time this yr that Lacy after a long run and was looking for a place to fall down instead of trying to get in the endzone…..hopefully he doesn’t need to be told this because he is not being true to himself playing at that weight…..so much talent being wasted because of the triple whooper at BK

  30. Lol. The teapot calling the kettle black.

    But, on a side note…Lacy was nearly impossible to tackle one on one this year. He was a complete beast in that regards.

    However, he’s fat. He knows it. Mike knows it. I know it. You know it. He needs to lose weight, period.

  31. Doesn’t Nutrisystem have a program for overweight professional athletes???!!!
    Call Bradshaw or Marino!

  32. First of all, this issue with Lacy is something that should have been kept in house and not put the man on blast like that. Second of all, if the Packers would have won, this issue would have not even been brought up. Lastly, like somebody mentioned earlier, this issue should have been address during training camp and not the playoffs. If he got through training camp, then has conditioning and weight were accepted to the coaching staff.

  33. Having Farve and Rogers for 10 seasons and only making one superbowl appearance is a huge disappointment especially in an NFC that has been relatively weak when compared to the AFC and their big 3 QBs.
    ____________________
    The same NFC that has won 5 of the past 8 Superbowls?

  34. Lions have the best back in football, his name is Theo Riddick. This year with Jim Bob Cooter running the offense from the start the league is going to meet Mr Magic named Riddick. Lacey your done in pro ball, your coach has to tell you that your fat? Another Ricky Williams, Marcus Dupree, Trent Richardson, guys who all had talent but didn’t have the heart or drive to be great year in and out. Shame. Reality with Lacey is that he may not be affective at a lower weight, injuries have made him slow down and he may already be on the decline. Happens to some guys who get hurt a few times and never really get that greatness back.

  35. Wonder if he would say the same if Lacy ran all over Arizona like “fatty” Jonathan Stewart did against the Hawks yesterday.

    McCarthy is a good coach, but he had a bad game and is becoming more and more intolerable the more he talks after bad games. I really wouldn’t be surprised if he lost the locker room in the coming season(s).

  36. Coach McCarthy, perhaps you should lead by example. By the looks from MN Vikings land, you’re overweight as well. You want healthy competitive players, then you should be a healthy competitive coach. Casting the blame is a cowards way of life.

  37. Is getting Lacy is shape going to fix their horrible defense?

    If not then coach is throwing blame on an area that isn’t the problem.

    Pass first offense, horrible defense, Lacy made some big plays yesterday, and the Packers defense made one big blunder that cost them the game.

    Way to whiff Clay.

  38. Packers RB shows up out of shape and can’t catch up throughout the season and the Packers drop the hammer.

    Vikings RB beats a 4 year old bloody and the Vikings welcome him back with open arms.

    I’ll stick with being a Packers fan, thank you very much.

  39. The quote from McCarthy’s press conference is accurate. The rest of this piece, starting with the headline is made up. Some of it is probably an accurate red between the lines, but about all that was said on the subject is quoted.

  40. Coaches may be fat but all mike is saying is son you got a great career. Your fast your elusive and can break tackles but your weight makes you slower and easier getting tackled. Your ankles and knees will give out on you with all the pressure your putting on them from your weight. Mike Mccarthy ain’t a player he coaches. As much as I hate the packers. I agree Eddie lacey needs to loose weight he could be a top 3 back in the nfl but his weight is keeping him from that

  41. gtodriver says:
    Jan 18, 2016 6:51 PM
    McCarthy gets it.

    He is all but calling Lacy “Feast Mode”.

    Yet Packer fans took umbrage when that moniker became popular in describing Eddie this year.
    ____________________________
    This Packer fan thought it was hilarious. Not to mention Lacy is a young man he will get in to shape much easier than most Americans. RBs are overrated. Pick up another bruiser in the draft no big deal.

  42. This is 100% all on Lacy.

    I do not know much, but I do know this…

    No one has ever accidentally eaten anything,

  43. But, but, but, but, but, but frankie booth said he would revolutionize the RB position and get 5000 yards this year!

    Fecal performance said that the packers would win the super bowl this year!

  44. Eddie is fat and slow. Has been all season. He is 50 pounds overweight. One thing he is not? A child abuser. I have never heard any news about him beating a kid bloody with a stick. So, viking fans have that, right?

  45. Did McCarthy miss the point he and his weak offense and his weakdefensive coordinator and weak defense blew it again. It’s time McCarthy quits blaming everyone else for his incompetence and about time the head coach, the defensive coordinator and upper management get replaced.

  46. Ariani, in order to lose in the playoffs, first a team must make the playoffs. Odds of winning Lombardi trophies without making the playoffs? Pretty slim, right?

    Gotta make the playoffs to have a chance to win a Lombardi. The Packers have 4 super bowl trophies.

  47. Better late than never I guess,coach. McCarthy should donate the difference between his salary and a ball boys to Rodgers, because without Rodgers he’d be unemployed.

    You have to wonder if Rodgers would win multiple Super Bowls in his career with better coaching and management. Oh well, we’ll never know now that the window has closed.

  48. Eddie “Hot Plate” Lacy had better recognize.

    McCarthy has a valid point. Lacy was done after that 61 yard run against the Cardinals. He’s going to eat himself out of a job just like Ron Dayne.

  49. Lacy had a poor year, brought on by his own poor decisions. Most of my poor decisions when I was his age had much harsher consequences, so I’m in no way qualified to criticize Lacy on that front.

    It’s McCarthy’s job to get the best football performance possible from Lacy and he seems to be working toward that very goal. Hopefully it will be successful. If not, Lacy will be gone.

  50. f1restarter says:
    Jan 18, 2016 7:02 PM
    Even as a Packer fan I have to confess some of these comments are hilarious.

    That being said, no matter how fat Eddie is I bet he could connect on a 27 yard field goal in a playoff game.

    well since they are out i guess he wont have to worry. lacy has asthma. look it up. main cause of asthma and it getting worse is being overweight

  51. The entire nation is fed up with lacy and the prime donna packers. The constant complaining to the refs after ever dropped pass,and now the complaining after a plain coin flip!? Wow that’s an all time low.

    When all you got is a bunch of lucky hail mary attempts you know you team is pathetic.

  52. Way to lead by example, Mike. You can show Eddie how to do it. On the Oprah plan, no doubt.

  53. Lacy looks like he’s about to pass out after every run. How about that packers D Clay Matthews jogging not the OT final play what a joke he his. # the most overrated team

  54. Watching that long run he broke was like watching an Olineman run with the football. He looked incredibly slow and got tired quickly. I remember watching him at Bama and that was not the same player. He’s always been big but he still had acceptable speed when he entered the league. Whether you like McCarthy or not he’s right. Lacy will not match his early success if he’s looking like a 35-yr old Jerome Bettis. I still believe he can be an impact player… He’s just gotta be in shape.

  55. Eddie does know the ‘stumble, fall down, get up and run’ exercise very well.

  56. This is exactly what Eddie needs. I could show him how to slice off a few pounds. It’d be quick, too.

  57. To ravenzgunnerz: I think you mean “fried cheese CURDS”! Ask Ahman Green … they’re his favorites … but at least Green worked them off and stayed in shape, ha, ha!

  58. leatherface2012 says:
    Jan 18, 2016 8:34 PM

    f1restarter says:
    Jan 18, 2016 7:02 PM
    Even as a Packer fan I have to confess some of these comments are hilarious.

    That being said, no matter how fat Eddie is I bet he could connect on a 27 yard field goal in a playoff game.

    well since they are out i guess he wont have to worry. lacy has asthma. look it up. main cause of asthma and it getting worse is being overweight
    ==================================
    Being heavy isn’t a cause of asthma. Researchers don’t know what causes it, but it runs in families.

  59. Statements like this helpfully direct attention away from a coach who has the best QB in football but can’t figure out any plays to get his receivers open.

  60. I giggle when Packers fans claimed he’s a hof and better than AP. I guess he rather play for some one else then the sour cheese in WI. I bet he loses weight when playing for another team in the west.

  61. Eddie must have been around 6 years old when the “Gilbert (Brown) Burger” was popular … that was probably the beginning of the problem!

  62. What McCarthy should really be upset with is his piss poor play calling, the horrid play of the offensive line and the lack of prep for big games. I’m sick of McCarthy. I think its time that him and Ted “No free agency pick up’s) Thompson hit the road.

  63. key2heat says:
    Jan 18, 2016 6:49 PM
    But McCarthy is a fat boy also. Did he look up from his pizza and tell him to lose weight?
    ———————————————————————-
    I agreed even though McMuffin is a perfect poster boy coach for Wisconsin. Fat and out of shape.
    There should be a rule that coaches also need to be in shape.
    After all this is the same sport that is trying to encourage kids to be active for an hour a day.

  64. I guess he rather play for some one else then the sour cheese in WI. I bet he loses weight when playing for another team in the west.
    ———
    Interesting considering he says he loves GB because he comes from a small town.

    Who do you think will end up playing in the west first? Teddy Bustwater or Lacy? I think the Seahawks are now ready to move on from T-Jack, so Teddy is a natural fit.

  65. ‘They say that in the Army, the chicken’s mighty fine..

    ‘One jumped off the table, and started markin’ time’

    ‘Gee mom I wanna go, but they won’t let me go,
    Hooooo, ooooo,ooooo, me, hey!

  66. Hey Coach, Take a look in the mirror. You might wanna show up in better shape also. Hard to preach it to the players when your belly is hanging out

  67. I see there’s some Viking fans in this blog! Talking a this smack, but can’t even make it out of the first round! Oh wait!! How many super bowls have they won!!

  68. McCarthy is looking for a fall guy. Rodgers,Cobb and more have made plenty of boobooz this year and how do you suck that bad coaches with ar12 the best qb on the planet……Im not drinking it,the coaches sucked,so you shape up buddy ! Steelers #1

  69. “Although Lacy showed flashes of his immense talent as a runner — including a career-long 61-yard run in Saturday’s loss to the Cardinals…”

    That was an EMBARRASSING run for him. D-lineman are the ones that caught up to him and tackled him.

  70. All Packer haters! I’m assuming your team(s); either didn’t make the playoffs or haven’t even won a super bowl!!

    There is actually a malicious rumor out there that people outside of Wisconsin might not be fans of the Green Bay Rodgers…and some even have the audacity to ignore their fans plea for respect…

  71. The esteemed head coach is right…He must lose some poundage.

    If he doesn’t. his next cute twirl, he will screw his leg 6 inches deep in the dirt.

  72. I am impressed what he can do at that size at times. I said it early in the year he was beside Mike Daniels and they had similar builds.

    If he lost 20 lbs I think he could be a beast. But a professional athlete with access to personal trainers, nutritionists and cooks you think this would not be an issue.

  73. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jan 18, 2016 8:31 PM
    Lacy had a poor year, brought on by his own poor decisions. Most of my poor decisions when I was his age had much harsher consequences, so I’m in no way qualified to criticize Lacy on that front.
    ________

    Please enlighten us. What did you do when you were in your twenties that would have had harsher consequences that losing your multimillion-dollar job because you couldn’t put the fork down?

  74. I see there’s some Viking fans in this blog! Talking a this smack, but can’t even make it out of the first round! Oh wait!! How many super bowls have they won!!

    Minnesota Vikings 2015 NFC North Champion.

    However, The prize for the quickest loss in overtime for the second straight year goes to the Green Bay Rodgers…I bet those might even be the quickest losses of all time…

  75. Anyone saying McCarthy should “lose weight himself” or “pot calling the kettle black” etc,. McCarthy doesn’t get paid to play, he gets paid to coach. How many Super Bowl rings does Lacy have again? McCarthy has one.

  76. McCarthy’s weight is irrelevant….Lombardy wasn’t exactly slender. The most logical argument is why wait until the season is over…bench him in September until he’s in shape. That is why McCarthy is a lousy coach. Not because he is hefty….:))

  77. Enough of the coach player comparisons…. It makes you look stupid….
    Lacy is WAY out of shape & he’s in the prime of his life with a job to do that requires being in top physical shape…. The coach is not playing & doesn’t have guys depending on him to do things Lacy was brought there to do…. The coaches job is to put the best players on the field that have the best chance to do their jobs at peak physical performance at their respective positions….Lacy is an epic fail to himself & team mates… Eyes on the ball people!!!

  78. I appreciate that during the season for the sake of harmony McCarty didn’t address this issue publically. But it’s been quite obvious to anyone laying eyes on him that Lacy is slow and easy to tackle with no explosiveness or quickness as any fat guy would be. A number of free agent running backs could fill his spot or draft some one. But don’t play this bag of doughnuts any more!

  79. Too bad McCarthy can dish it out but cannot take it

    ………wait, McCarthy does take it (food that is)

    Why did it take until the Packers were out of the playoffs for McCarthy to say what everyone else knew the entire season….

    Lacy was out of shape this past season…..unless of course you consider round a shape….

    Thank you thank you…..
    I’ll be here all week……..
    Try the Veal!

  80. I love that gb throws so much. Glad they think their incredibly overrated QB is elite, and even happier he proves how overrated he is every time. Had they kept pounding Starks and lacy, they win easy. Worst part of a gb loss is listening to the annoying nonsense of their QB and other sore losers on the team. Only one pro bowl WR this year and look how the discount double pick isn’t able to do his gay ass dances when he blindly chucks up a horrible pass and gets bailed out. Guy takes over an conference championship team favre left behind and takes em to 6-10… Rides teammates to a 15-1 record and can’t win a single playoff game… “best QB in league”… sure…

  81. I see there’s some Viking fans in this blog! Talking a this smack, but can’t even make it out of the first round! Oh wait!! How many super bowls have they won!!

    Minnesota Vikings 2015 NFC North Champion.

    However, The prize for the quickest loss in overtime for the second straight year goes to the Green Bay Rodgers…I bet those might even be the quickest losses of all time…

    I would rather take those two loses two years in arrow on the road, than disappoint the Viking fans with a chip shot field goal (I believe it would of been 27 yards, which my 12 year old nephew would of made) miss at home!! I bet that must be at least one of the closest field goal misses of all time….. Dispite all the injuries the Packers had on offense, at least they could score a touchdown. Some of those disappointed Viking fans are becoming Packer fans now!!

  82. And Rodgers was terrible most of the year. Why did McCarthy call him out? Hmmmm. Lacy is black and Rodgers is white. What could possibly account formthendofference in treatment?

  83. jon21ca says:
    Jan 18, 2016 10:18 PM
    I see there’s some Viking fans in this blog! Talking a this smack, but can’t even make it out of the first round! Oh wait!! How many super bowls have they won!!
    ———————————————————————————-

    Yeah, and us Packers fans don’t really have a leg to stand on in this conversation the way our team blows it year after year in playoff games.
    Oh sure, we have one more win over the Vikes. But big la-de-da. We blew it in the very next game! Yeah, Packers are as good as Vikes lately. If we really want bragging rights then our team needs to get another Lombardi. Until then, we are in the very same boat when it comes to winning playoffs as the Vikings. Our Packers suck. Deal with it.

  84. Best Lacy description I heard on NFLN was a month or so ago. It was either Deion or Marshall that said “Lacy looks like the running back that ate the other running back”.

  85. its mcarthys way of making a excuse why his offense fizzeled out as Lacy got heavier he got out of breath faster …so might as well wait to see how far Packers can go knowing he has a excuse up his sleeve when they lose pretty quick…so this year the scapegoat is Lacy…and mcarhty knew it since day 1 of OTAs makes for a great excuse why they didnt go far at all…

  86. Note to Eddie — you better believe that John Crockett will show up at camp in shape.

    The heat is on.

  87. He’s a professional athlete. It is his job to be in the best physical condition possible. He makes way too much money not to be in shape. No excuses. I’m with McCarthy on this. Get in shape or get lost.

  88. “He finished the year with career lows in carries, yards, touchdowns, catches and receiving yards.”

    Wasn’t this only his second year?

  89. I’m a little teapot short and stout.
    Here is my coach
    Listen to him spout.
    When he gets all steamed up,
    Hear him shout!
    Just tip over the scales
    And kick me out

    I’m a chubby running back, yes it’s true.
    Here’s an example of what I can’t do.
    I can’t turn the corner or sprint about
    and I can’t score a TD even in a rout

  90. tangotwo22 says:
    Jan 18, 2016 11:20 PM

    McCarthy’s weight is irrelevant….Lombardy wasn’t exactly slender. The most logical argument is why wait until the season is over…bench him in September until he’s in shape. That is why McCarthy is a lousy coach. Not because he is hefty….:))
    __________________________________

    He seems to have the same problem as Andy Reid – a lack of willingness to bring the hammer down on his team when necessary in favor of team harmony. Oh, and being fat as hell.

  91. luckyforus says:
    Jan 18, 2016 7:17 PM

    These Alabama boys must be on the same diet. Trent Richardson already ate himself out of the league.
    __________________________________

    I think Alabama RBs come in overestimating their abilities; they ran behind All-American OLs in college with much more talent than most opposing DLs. That advantage goes away in the NFL; RBs need to be athletic enough to make quick cuts through the OL and make 1-2 guys miss.

  92. Sorry Dudes, but don’t see how the weight of the coach has anything to do with it.

    If a coach indicates a Wide Receiver doesn’t run routes well enough he will be cut, do you say “Well, HE can’t run routes.”? Or if the QB keeps throwing INTs, you don’t counter “He can’t play QB”.

    Stupid statement, stupid argument.

    His job is to COACH. And fact is, he’s pretty damn good at it. Part of that job is to evaluate players and discern what they can do to get better.

    With Lacy, it’s pretty simple. Lose weight, and pay attention to conditioning in the off season.

    And just to be clear.. that is what Lacy’s job is. To be in the best condition he can be mentally and physically to play the game.

  93. Well, I don’t think McCarthy is at the weight he’s at by eating “brain food” like fish and light omega oils etc etc. Perhaps if he had a good diet he’d come up with something else than shifting Cobb into the backfield.

    I have no doubts McCarthy is/was a prime mover behind shifting the Packers from a 2006-Colts-like team to a 2011-Giants-like team. That’s all well and fine, as both models can/did win Super Bowls. But if you don’t have the “surge out to a 2.5 touchdown cushion and the milk it” model, then you actually have to THINK and SCHEME on BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL, and that just might be done better without Taco Bell in your mouth, the three donut breakfast fat on the brain, and last night’s KFC locked and loaded in your colon.

    But Lacy is about par for the course in GB under McCarthy. Raji wore down his fork between contracts. McCarthy has under trained and under conditioned the talent TT has given him. Too much country club not enough salt mine. I think the players LIKE McCarthy, but they don’t RESPECT him.

  94. rosstuckershair says:
    Jan 18, 2016 10:48 PM
    I see there’s some Viking fans in this blog! Talking a this smack, but can’t even make it out of the first round! Oh wait!! How many super bowls have they won!!

    Minnesota Vikings 2015 NFC North Champion.

    However, The prize for the quickest loss in overtime for the second straight year goes to the Green Bay Rodgers…I bet those might even be the quickest losses of all time…

    ————————-

    The self proclaimed “not a vikings fan” is back. Please find better excuses for your team than trying to make minimize other teams accomplishments. The packers went further than the vikings in the playoffs, period. But by all means drool over that NFC North banner…..

  95. This is good. This is real good. The guy shows up at camp looking like the Pillsbury dough boy and Mikey thinks everything will be just fine.

    What he did today he should have done at the beginning of the season but he is a genius. In his mind if he keeps this quiet teams will still have to plan on defending the almighty Lacy.

    Any other coach would have told him, fat boy you ain’t playing until you get in shape. Were not talking about putting on a little weight here. This guy must have come in like 50 pounds over weight and most of it in his legs as in didn’t do any off season training.

    Balls in his court. He can come back in shape or exit aka Trent Richardson. Maybe those two can open a bar and restuarant in Alabama called the Also Rans.

  96. I hope he doesn’t get the idea of drafting Henry to replace him. Big mistake. Henry will not have a great career in the NFL, way to slow starting up. The linebackers are too quick to the ball in the NFL and Henry needs to get a running galop.

  97. tangotwo22 says:
    Jan 18, 2016 11:20 PM

    McCarthy’s weight is irrelevant….Lombardy wasn’t exactly slender. The most logical argument is why wait until the season is over…bench him in September until he’s in shape. That is why McCarthy is a lousy coach. Not because he is hefty….:))
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    Oh no, its all about Mike being so clever (in his own mind) to hid injuries so other teams can’t defend you. Ya like his, probable in most cases means the guys who for the next six weeks.
    Hey his one receiver had an ankle thingy. Ya missed 10 games. Never went on IR or other teams would know he aint playing. Mike is a freeeekin idiot coach.

  98. What a tool MM is. All year long he bristled when anyone suggested that Lacy was over-weight, defending the Pillsbury Doughboy. Perhaps if he had addressed the issue with Lacy back in training camp or early in the season, he might have got something out of him later in the year.

  99. tangotwo22 says : “Oh no, its all about Mike being so clever (in his own mind) to hid injuries so other teams can’t defend you. Ya like his, probable in most cases means the guys who for the next six weeks.
    Hey his one receiver had an ankle thingy. Ya missed 10 games. Never went on IR or other teams would know he aint playing. Mike is a freeeekin idiot coach.
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    MM must think their opponents don’t watch game film etc. to see the Doughboy has packed on a few too many cheeseburgers and not much of a threat.

  100. packergator says:
    Jan 19, 2016 8:59 AM
    luckyforus says:
    Jan 18, 2016 7:17 PM

    These Alabama boys must be on the same diet. Trent Richardson already ate himself out of the league.
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    I think Alabama RBs come in overestimating their abilities; they ran behind All-American OLs in college with much more talent than most opposing DLs. That advantage goes away in the NFL; RBs need to be athletic enough to make quick cuts through the OL and make 1-2 guys miss.
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    You are spot on in regards to Alabama RB’s, always very over rated. With their talented rosters it’s like Bama playing against a high school team and thus their RB’s are always over rated.

  101. Having other issues that hampered them via Nelson out…etc., the coach really should of kept this in house. Bringing it out of the locker room usually doesn’t fare well with a one unit one mind way to approach the tasks of winning as a team. Being out of shape as a running back is obviously a bad sign. It appears there are some things in Green Bay that go beyond someone’s weight. And the minute it starts and continues the cancer spreads. Lacy should of never been able to play from the start. Maybe he will respond and do things differently. Or maybe the handwriting is on the wall. Carroll and Lynch are in a somewhat similar place. When things breakdown…and allowed to continue…the odds aren’t good. We will see. The Packers problems, just like the Seahawks, are bigger than one person. But are signs of a cracked foundation to the focus and unity of a team sport. I usually look first to the coaches. Lombardi, Auerbach, Wooden, had it right. Being on the same page…for the team…is the priority.

  102. McCarthy seems uncharacteristic in his public put-down of Lacy…

    Hey coach, there’s a lot of work to be done on both sides of the ball…

    and a little self evaluation too

  103. I agree with McCarthy.

    Ironhead Heyward had to slim down. Even Ricky Williams had to when he was bulky in New Orleans. It does not make sense to be heavy when it is so fun to be shifty.

  104. I wonder if MM would’ve made the same comments if they had won in AZ. I know Lacy is heavy- he was heavy when they drafted him. I think it’s a low blow to single him out after their loss to the Cards. You win as a team and you lose as a team. Disappointed in McCarthy.

  105. Nice to hear this at the end of the season, Coach. But why not show the tough love last summer when he reported in at OL playing weight. He should have sat in favor of Starks and the rookie until he lost the necessary weight.

    Giving him all the playing time did not send the right message, hence his missing curfew midseason.

    His weight problem is as soft as your discipline. Maybe that’s why we always lead the league in the number of players on IR.

  106. McCarthy does the right thing and still packer fans blame him for it. He should tell fat boy Lazy to lose weight.

  107. When are teams going to learn, the secret to Alabama running backs is the offensive line playing inferior defenses in college. In the pros, holes close real quick and defensive players are faster. Stay aesy from Alabama RBs.

  108. Mike McCarthy is the guy to talk about Eddie Lacey being over weight? Mike McCarthy??!?!?

    Talk about a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.

    The next thing we will be hearing out of Green Bay is Ted Thompson calling someone out for being cheap.

  109. Mike McCarthy is the guy to talk about Eddie Lacey being over weight? Mike McCarthy??!?!?

    Talk about a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.
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    Is it McCarthy’s CAREER to carry the football and run with it on a professional football player?

  110. The next thing we will be hearing out of Green Bay is Ted Thompson calling someone out for being cheap.
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    But TT is not cheap. He spends the money to re-sign his own players that came up through the system.

    Selective gree agents he has signed like Woodson, Pickett and Peppers certainly wouldn’t call him cheap.

    Maybe he learned from the Vikings how important it is to be very selective in Free Agency so you don’t end up with epic FA busts. Bernard Berrian, Greg Jennings come to mind. Oh and they tried hard to get Wallace in FA and got slightly outbid by the Dolphins. But of course they eventually got the chance to pay him the $11 million/year they were hoping to the first time around.

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