The Green Bay Packers finally took the big step in dropping star running back Eddie Lacy last night.
Mike McCarthy and the Packers staff promoted the impressive James Starks ahead of the extremely underperforming Lacy after the former Alabama sensation struggled yet again against the Denver Broncos.
Lacy spoke to the media after being dropped, but the below-par star has no idea why his form has dived off a cliff.
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Lacy told reporters in Green Bay that he’s not sure why he’s struggling, but his ankle - which had previously been causing him problems - is fine and he’s not too heavy, despite picture evidence that says otherwise.
“I honestly don’t know what it is,” Lacy said, according to the Journal Sentinel. “Definitely, I’m off to a different start. I’m not playing how I was the previous two years."
Hoping for Improvement
Lacy went on to add that he accepted the decision from McCarthy and that he hoped things would pick up for him towards the end of the season, much like what happened in 2014.
"Later on in the season, maybe it’ll pick back up. But as of right now, this is just the move that is going to be. This season [Starks] has definitely been the better player between the both of us. That’s just the move.”
In the last four games, all of which he has started, Lacy has a grand total of 33 carries for just 78 yards, with three fumbles.