Eddie Lacy is tired of talking about it, and Green Bay Packers and Alabama fans alike are likely tired of hearing about it.
The former Crimson Tide running back entered the 2015 NFL season with high expectations, and the results were underwhelming. After beginning his careeer with back-to-back seasons of 1,100-plus yards rushing, Lacy slumped to just 758 yards last season.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy called out Lacy for being overweight and out-of-shape following the season, making it crystal clear that the expectations were that he return to the Packers in better shape for the 2016 season.
Lacy reportedly reached 260 pounds last season, which was roughly 26 pounds over his listed weight of 234 pounds. He worked with P90X founder Tony Horton over the off-season, and has continued to shape his physique in a return to his ideal playing weight.
On Tuesday, he showed up to Packers camp looking good. And he’s ready for that to be the end of it.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) July 26, 2016
“I’m tired of talking about it,” Lacy said, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “I’m pretty sure you all are tired of asking about it. I’m tired of hearing about it everywhere I go. I’m done with that.”
McCarthy, who benched Lacy twice during the 2015 season, appears to be ready to move on as well after declaring Lacy ready to go for the 2016 season.
“I’m just going to be frank here: I’m done talking about people’s weight,” McCarthy said according to Demovsky. “I’ve never put a guy’s individual weight in the media. That’s not something I talk about, and in Eddie’s particular case, I’ve talked enough about his weight.
“I think there was a lot of drama added to that statement, quite frankly. I felt like I gave an honest answer to a question that I think was obvious. Everybody has things they need to work on, we all do, and frankly, like I said, Eddie’s ready to go.”