BSO- Despite reports of Lacy dropping 15-18 lbs. this offseason, Coach Mike McCarthy still wasn’t very complimentary when discussing the shape of his RB:
“Eddie’s like a lot of our team right now,” McCarthy said when asked of Lacy’s conditioning. “We’ve got a lot of work to do.”
He later said: “Eddie will be fine. I believe he’ll hit the target that we’re all looking for when the lights come on.”
I sincerely hope that Eddie Lacy is not be basing his self worth on the praise of his peers this year, because if Mike McCarthy has a brain in that fat head of his then these backhanded compliments are as good as it's going to get. That's not to say that the Green Bay Packers Head Coach is a bad guy that is too hard on his players. It is to say that he understand the ramifications of enabling a professional athlete with an overeating disorder. The way I see it, Mike McCarthy almost has no choice but to treat Eddie Lacy like a cheerleader at an NFL tryout. He needs to pick apart every single imperfection in his body to make sure he is constantly working on improving himself physically. He basically has to shame him into his own version of anorexia - which is essentially just an average, well rounded diet for the rest of his teammates.
The second that people start patting Eddie Lacy on the ass and telling him good job is the second he starts padding that ass with complacency cupcakes. I am sure Mike McCarthy was plenty happy to see his starting running back walk through the doors of the facility having dropped his pregnancy weight, but telling him as much would be the quickest way to get him to conceive another food baby. It's like negging a girl at the bar. Mike McCarthy needs to keep peppering Eddie Lady with subtle insults that leave his self esteem just vulnerable enough to adhere to the meal plan the team has put in place. You lead off OTA's by telling him how good he looks and it's going to his head faster than the container of Lo-Mein he's eating out of. When Eddie Lacy has the upper hand he - without fail - uses it to take a massive scoop off the top of the chip bowl.