Former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy disappointed many Packers fans and fantasy owners last season. In addition to his performance decline, Lacy faced questions about his weight and conditioning, even publicly from Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
After an offseason training with Tony Horton, founder of the popular workout system “P90X,” Lacy may be back to his old self.
“I was going to crack a joke, but I won’t. He looked good,” Packers receiver Jordy Nelson said Monday, according to a report from packersnews.com’s Weston Hodkiewicz. “We’re glad to have everyone back, get ready to work. That will be for him to answer. I didn’t ask him how much he weighed or his percent body fat or how fast he ran.”
Lacy’s weight ballooned as his production fell off a cliff in his third NFL season. In his first two seasons he totaled 2,317 yards and 20 touchdowns, but the former Crimson Tide star was limited to just three touchdowns and 758 yards in 15 regular-season games in 2015.
“He looked good,” smiled quarterback Aaron Rodgers, per Hodkiewicz. “Obviously been doing a lot of P90X.”
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Lacy has clearly slimmed down, which should help him return to the form NFL fans became accustomed to seeing in Lacy’s first two years in Green Bay.
“We’ll see when the pads come on and everything, but I do think he’s a guy who rises to the occasion,” Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels said to Hodkiewicz. “He comes from a great program where they do things the right way. He came under a lot of fire, so I think he’s a guy that he got put on the spot and he responded.”