TMZ- Eddie Lacy is no dummy ... and knows if one of the biggest fitness gurus in the country offers to whip your butt in shape -- you listen.
TMZ Sports has learned ... Lacy's people have been in touch with P90X creator Tony Horton -- after Tony offered to PERSONALLY train the Green Bay Packers running back.
Lacy's people have confirmed the two sides have touched base in the hopes of working something out ... though no agreement has been struck yet.
Horton says he doesn't want to undermine Green Bay's training plan for Lacy -- but instead, he wants to work WITH the team to get Eddie where he needs to be.
"The Packers will get him ready for the season. My job will be to get the weight off and help him eat better."
You know what's funny? Eddie Lacy might be one of the most naturally gifted athletes in all of professional sports. On the surface that statement seems ridiculous, but think about it for a second. How many guys can say that they reached the pinnacle of an athletic profession without doing a single thing to maximize the potential they happened to be born with. Not only is Eddie Lacy a starting running back in the NFL, but he's a starting running back in the NFL that has done everything in his power to lose that distinction -or more accurately- nothing in his power to keep that distinction. He's competing against the biggest, strongest, fastest, most dedicated players in the world, and he's doing it as the NFL equivalent of a fat lazy slob. If might not be the most commendable thing in the world, but I'll be damned if it's not fucking impressive.
Nothing speaks to Eddie Lacy's lack of work ethic like his decision to hook up with Tony Horton for offseason conditioning. All this means is that Eddie Lacy is basically every single overweight postgrad that hit the real world and realized their beer belly wasn't all that acceptable outside of the tailgate scene. You know how Tony Horton's wallet got so fat? By feeding off the insecurities of 20 somethings -that had never seen the inside of a gym- and were looking for a quick weight loss fix. Trust me, I know from experience. That's why Fat Eddie is the perfect client. I bet he is only considering this because he things it will justify his post workout meals. Hope Tony snuck some General Tsao's into his nutrition plan or this union might be short lived. The reason that Eddie Lacy thinks the P90x guy is the guy that can turn his career around is the same reason why everyone bought P90X. It's only 90 fucking days. If you think Lacy is thinking of the next three months as anything other than a reason to rationalize avoiding cardio for the following nine months then you are out your rabbit ass mind. That's why this combination stands next to no chance of working long term, because Eddie Lacy doesn't want to become a devoted, hard working athlete, he just kinda wants to be skinnier because his coach told him he has to. That might change his perspective for the summer, but it's not changing the gluttonous, ravenous lifestyle that makes him such an easy target for jokes, and well, just about anything else you could possibly hurl at him.