Mike McCarthy hopes Eddie Lacy stays on track before training camp

AP

The Packers close their offseason program when this week’s minicamp comes to an end, which means that the team’s players will have five weeks on their own before the start of training camp.

Teams sometimes worry about players staying out of trouble off the field during this stretch of time. Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s concern about running back Eddie Lacy is a little different.

Lacy’s weight became an issue when McCarthy said the back needed to be trimmer than he was during the 2015 season and said last month that things were moving in the right direction. On Wednesday, the coach said that he hopes Lacy stays on course until camp opens up in July.

“Eddie in particular, I hope he definitely goes with the plan he used this year as opposed to last year,” McCarthy said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “He’s just like all of our guys. Our strength coach and nutritionist have programs for our guys. There’s plans for who they’re going to work with, where they’re going to work.”

Lacy worked out with trainer Tony Horton of P90X fame earlier this offseason and Horton said he’d like to work with Lacy again in the period leading into camp. That should fit with what McCarthy’s hoping to see from Lacy when the team returns to work.

30 responses to “Mike McCarthy hopes Eddie Lacy stays on track before training camp

  1. Get ready for an onslaught of unoriginal fat jokes from fans of a team that’s never won anything. They forget our fatty has more td’s and rushing yards over the last 3 years than their hero.

  2. “Our strength coach and nutritionist have programs for our guys.”

    Which Lacy has routinely ignored year after year. The solution was not to fix whatever was broken with Lacy’s relationship with the Packer staff but to bring in a trainer from informercials. Brilliant! Maybe Lacy can take up yoga and juggling too and also give up chesse for the rest of the offseason. That should for sure have him prepared to face McCarthy’s X-ray out of shape measuring machine when he comes back to camp.

  3. “Eddie in particular, I hope he definitely goes with the plan he used this year as opposed to last year.”
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    Really! You mean you prefer him working out and watching his diet more than him eating 12 cheeseburgers a day? Thanks for the insight, Mike.

  4. I wish I were a bear (non-Chicago variety) and could just hibernate the entire offseason. Fall asleep after the end of the Super Bowl and wake up again for the beginning of training camp.

  5. Phat Eddie has been a better value for the Packers over the last three years than Peterson has been for the Vikings, and at less than 1/3 the cost.

    Wide Left.

  6. As a Vikings fan and football fan in general, I applaud Mr. Lacy for making a good choice in mentors. Mr. Horton has helped a lot of regular guys just like me. Beyond that, Horton’s programs are geared toward more important items than just weight loss. Lacy will undoubtedly be more powerful and quick as well. Defenses will be surprised. Lacy is also learning important workout and nutrition items that will help him after football. Good for him. I wish him luck and look forward to an exciting season.

  7. Nine posts and 4 of them are Vikings trolls displaying their insecurities. There’s a reason fans of neither team look in on these threads, it goes hand in hand with why we can’t help but respect GB and can’t bring ourselves to enjoy the Vikes.

  8. pkrlvr says:
    Jun 15, 2016 1:04 PM

    Get ready for an onslaught of unoriginal fat jokes from fans of a team that’s never won anything. They forget our fatty has more td’s and rushing yards over the last 3 years than their hero.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    That is pretty good comparing your back Playing in 3 seasons of games to ours in Two seasons, Lazt being 66% as good as Peterson, sounds about right.

  9. @maust1013—why in this world would the Vikings have any insecurities? They have a really great and competitive team this year. I’ve been watching the Vikings for decades and I’m as excited about this team as I was about the team in 1998 and 2009. And in terms of Eddie, he’s really not a threat to Vikings fans, all he is, is a “fat joke”.

  10. pkrlvr says:
    Jun 15, 2016 1:04 PM

    They forget our fatty has more td’s and rushing yards over the last 3 years than their hero.

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    Over the last 3 years:

    Peterson – 2,826 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns.
    Lacy 3,075 – rushing yards and 23 touchdowns.

    And Peterson played 15 less games in that time frame. So Lacy has 249 more yards and 2 more touchdowns in 15 more games. Call Canton!

    With your logic, that means that Vikings fans can say that Cordarrelle Patterson is better than Jordy Nelson because he had more receptions and receiving yards last year. The stats don’t lie, but the truth is deceiving.

    And before the packer faithful talk about how they won a playoff game last year, take note that there is only 1 team that can talk trash each off season – the Super Bowl champs. The packers and Vikings are not the champs. Nobody cares about who lost later than the other. They both lost.

  11. Viking fans talking about Petersen playing less games for him not having as many yards as Lacy..

    Whoa, they don’t mind comparing Teddy’s first two seasons to Rodgers’….when AR sat on the bench!!!

  12. Lacey’s name and the word “track” should never be used in the same sentence. Didn’t you see that run in the playoffs? His own center beat him 50 yards down the field.

  13. @lindacaseauthor, I didn’t say the team had insecurities nor did I say or infer all their fans did. I posted about Vikes trolls. Every fan base has it’s yahoos and fanboys but the version devoted to your team is among the most delusional in the league. They dog GB as though they were Detroit when it is their team that hasn’t won the conference in 40 years. It’s like listening to ‘Phins fans throw shade at NE or Philly fans throwing it at anybody in the NFCE. The Vikes have a good team right now, their fans should rightfully be optimistic about the team, not talking smack at the team that has been dominating the NFCN since it was created.
    I have respect for all real fans of any team, it’s the trolls that merit the opposite. Please don’t tell me you respect them any more than I do

  14. I’m pretty sure PFT has posted about Eddie’s weight more than any other “story” this offseason. Obsessed much? Make.it.stop!

  15. Lacy has outperformed AD over the past 3 seasons. It is relevant that AD is a suspension risk because of the violence with his son. Why should that be discounted?

  16. DDP Yoga does wonders for flexibility and weight loss/maintenance. It’s also a great cardio workout and won’t have a high impact on the joints the way P90X does.

    Come on Eddie, do it.

  17. Stopping a fat Lacy in 2015 was like trying to stop a runaway truck with your arms. Remember the game where he carried half the Viking D for more than 5 yards for a 1st down? Guys bounced off him like spitballs.

    Be careful what you wish for. Go ahead, make him lose weight and become Just A Guy again. We think that’s a great idea and thank you very much.

  18. @maust2013. No I do not like the Cheesehead trolls that say Wide Left and Beaterson every other post along with Teddy baby hands, Teddy can’t throw etc. And in terms of fandom, it’s not delusional, it’s called hope, and I that is totally okay. All true fans should have hope for their teams without putting down the hopes of the fans of other teams. The people that do are called “trolls”. I have to tell you, you’re the rare Cheeser that admits that the Vikings have a good team, which they do. I appreciate it. May the best team win.

  19. tritz32 says:
    Jun 15, 2016 3:24 PM
    I’m pretty sure PFT has posted about Eddie’s weight more than any other “story” this offseason. Obsessed much? Make.it.stop!
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    More than any other GB story maybe. Not sure how you could have missed out on PFT’s many manzielathons, the ‘great race’ to L.A., the Raiders Vegas vacation or the never ending saga of deflategate

  20. Be careful what you wish for. Go ahead, make him lose weight and become Just A Guy again. We think that’s a great idea and thank you very much.

    As if 235-240 is skinny. All the bulk in the world won’t help if he keeps having to leave the field huffing and puffing.

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