Many of us have seen it since the beginning of the season. Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is out of shape.
His head coach, Mike McCarthy has said, according to Pro Football Talk: “Eddie’s got a lot of work to do. 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.”
So the objective is simple. If Lacy wants to be part of the Packers next season, he's going to have to get into shape. If reports are true, he is already looking to find ways to shift the weight.
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A report by TMZ has said the running back is in talks with P90X creator Tony Horton after he offered to personally train the 2013 Pro Bowler.
Although no agreement has been arranged just yet, Horton is willing to do all he can to help the Packers with the transformation of Lacy.
He said: "The Packers will get him ready for the season. My job will be to get the weight off and help him eat better."
2016 is a contract year for Lacy, so it's even more important for him to get back into shape and rediscover the form we saw during his rookie year and in 2014, rather than sharing carries with James Starks.
The 25-year-old needs to lose weight to show again to the Packers that he is their leading back and he should be paid like one, otherwise he will be out of town come the end of next season.