It has been another case of so close and yet so far for the Green Bay Packers this season as they have once again failed to reach the Super Bowl.
They were the victim of another overtime play-off loss on Saturday night making it two years in a row that Green Bay have been eliminated from the post-season in overtime.
Shedding the deadweight
Saturday night's loss to the Arizona Cardinals ended their season earlier than they would have hoped and now it is time to reflect.
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The first big decision that head coach Mike McCarthy has had to make concerns his out of shape runningback Eddie Lacy.
Out of shape is the perfect term to describe Lacy's 2015 season as he has been heavily criticised for his dramatic weight gain, but also had a career low season.
Lacy failed to reach 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his professional career and only scored three rushing touchdowns through the regular season.
Many speculated that reason for his struggles was the seemingly extensive weight gain Lacy had prior to the start of the season.
Now McCarthy has addressed the issue and it doesn't sound good for the former Alabama runningback.
"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." - McCarthy on Lacy
His weight became an issue several times in the post season as he had big runs against both the Washington Redskins and Cardinals stopped before he could reach the endzone.
Lacy had a 61-yard run against Arizona and a 30 yard run against Washington but couldn't find the endzone on either play.
Perhaps the most concerning thing for Lacy was the so-called breakout of back up runningback James Starks who had the most rushing yards of his career this season.
Towards the end of the season, both men were being featured quite prominently in Green Bay's rushing attack, but there can only be one starter.
If Lacy doesn't do a lot of work this off-season, could we see the Packers looking to end the Green Bay career of their former second round pick.
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