In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Packers want Eddie Lacy to lose 30 pounds this off-season

Published Add your comment

Football News

The season finished early for the Green Bay Packers who were eliminated from the play-offs by the Arizona Cardinals in the divisional round.

The Packers put up a great fight at the scene of one of their most crippling losses during the regular season, but for the second time this year it just wasn't enough.

New Goals

This was not a successful year for the Packers who got off on the wrong foot when they lost top wide receiver Jordy Nelson before the season even started.


Can Eddie Lacy get in shape before next season? Join the debate by becoming a GMS writer HERE:

With the loss of Nelson, the team needed their other 'big' stars to step up and take his place, but there was one star who was criticised most when the team didn't succeed.

Runningback Eddie Lacy had been a revelation for Green Bay in 2014 and was a large part of the reason why the Packers were so close to reaching Super Bowl XLIX.

Lacy - quite notably, gained some weight before the 2015 season and the fans were sure to let him know that they felt it was causing a lesser performance from him last season.

Now with the season over, the Packers have set Lacy some off-season targets for him to work towards, and unsurprisingly, his weight is one of those targets.

Head coach Mike McCarthy had already said that Lacy had to lose weight, now we have an actual target to aim for with the team setting 30 pounds as his goal.

Being asked to shed 30 pounds in one off-season is a big indication of how out of shape the Packers feel that Lacy has become.

It would certainly be in Lacy's best interests to lose the weight if he is hoping to hold on to Green Bay's starting job.

Ready and Waiting

James Starks proved to be an effective back up for Green Bay this year and was threatening to overtake Lacy as the team's starter this season.

It wouldn't be hard to imagine that Starks could completely replace Lacy if he doesn't shape up in the off-season.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Green Bay Packers

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again