ESPN- Yes, for all the offseason stories about Eddie Lacy following a more strict diet regimen, his weight definitely has returned to the 2015 frame when team sources say he was anywhere from 255 to 265 pounds. But unless somebody ties his latest foot/ankle injury to his extra pounds, it has been difficult to argue with the results this season. Lacy is averaging 5.1 yards per carry in 2016.
Of all the bets you could have made prior to the season, Eddie Lacy ending it fat should have been the absolute lock of all NFL picks. Blows my mind that people were putting their money on win totals and championship odds when they could have gotten rich on the most guaranteed over of them all - the perennially overweight. Sure, his offseason look was impressively slim after spending the entire summer with a glorified babysitter that runs a fitness cult-glomerate, but China food is an addiction that you simply don't kick when left to your own volition. There ain't no amount of core strength that can fight off the craving for some sesame chicken. I don't care how good you wake up feeling if you can't walk out of your house without having to step over Wok Garden's list of combo specials.
If you're a Chinese food guy you're a Chinese food guy for life, and that's ESPECIALLY true if you became a starting running back in the NFL as a Chinese food guy. How can you possibly expect someone who reached the pinnacle of his profession eating whatever the fuck he wanted to avoid making justifications when he "accidentally" opened up his drawer full of delivery menus? The vast majority of us didn't even consider a gym membership until were wheezing at the top of our staircase, but Eddie Lacy is supposed to convince himself to toss up a salad when egg rolls have fueled his journey this far? Get the fuck out of here. Why would a tiger change his stripes when he's one of the top 15-20 tigers in existence? Just take a look at the numbers on the scale and in the box score. What the average person calls "bloated", Eddie Lacy calls mid-season form. I say we let the big dog eat, because the only time he's comfortable in his own skin is when it's in the process of developing stretch marks.
P.S. I have little to no doubt that he worked out vigorously for 90 days, ordered one massive cheat meal on Day 91, and his body went full 'Nutty Professor' the second a grain of fried rice touched his lips. No woman has ever gained weight easier than Eddie Lacy gains weight, and that includes Kirstie Alley.