February 20, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Packers confident overweight Eddie Lacy will lose weight
The Green Bay Packers are confident that running back Eddie Lacy will lose the weight they asked him to drop. “Everybody’s accountable to their area, and the position coach is ultimately accountable for the performance and the training of their players,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.“But Eddie Lacy’s conditioning and so forth is something I have great confidence will improve or is improving as we speak, and he’ll learn from his performance last season.” Listed at 5-11, 234 pounds, Lacy was much bigger than that. New running backs coach Ben Sirmans said Lacy is “very hungry this year to really get ready to get after it.” “In that situation, obviously he’d be a little bit quicker, and in this league, quickness and those things, they do matter,” Sirmans said. “I haven’t really had a chance to really focus and see the difference between Eddie when he was lighter and to where he’s at right now and to study those things. Those are some of the things that I want to do, so that when he comes back and we sit down and start talking and develop a plan to help him to continue to get better, I have a great idea of what he needs to do from that standpoint.” Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.