Time for Packers running back Eddie Lacy to slim down

Beefy Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy must slim down if he wants to regain his old form following an ineffective season, according to coach Mike McCarthy. "Eddie Lacy, he's got a lot of work to do. His offseason last year was not good enough, and he never recovered from it," McCarthy said. He cannot play at the weight he was at this year." "I think, as a team, we're disappointed in the fact that we didn't accomplish our ultimate goal, and obviously, he plays an important part in that," offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said of Lacy. "As far as how do we get him back to perform at that high level? We continue to educate and demand -- and we support. I think that's a big part of it." "I think sometimes when things come easy to you, you kind of ease off a little bit and you get lax," Lacy said in December. "And things need to happen in order to wake you up and show you that it can be taken away, it can get difficult, but that's how I would say it." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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