You know when you get dumped and your first instinct -after loathing yourself for a couple weeks- is to hit the gym and better yourself? That's that Eddie Lacy needs to do. He needs to treat this offseason as his opportunity to better himself in the process of winning the breakup. I know what you are thinking, the Packers didn't even make their separation official yet. Well, asking a professional athlete -especially one as gluttonous as Eddie Lacy- to lose 30 pounds in a matter of months is just their way of preempting the breakup. Why rip the bandaid off when you can just make unrealistic demands of the other person in the relationship? This way the Packers can avoid that awkward conversation. They'll have no choice but to go their separate ways when Eddie Lacy doesn't hold up his end of the bargain.
I know that the fatter the person the easier it is to get the initial 10-15 pounds to drip off, but those next 15-20 require hard physical labor, and that's just not in Eddie Lacy's repertoire. I can't tell if this is the meanest or the nicest thing a professional sports franchise has ever done. On one hand, if he valiantly tries to lose 30 pounds he will be that much more attractive to potential suitors when he inevitably fails. On the other hand, the Packers are forcing him to work really hard for a job that he stands next to no chance of keeping. Oh well, either way he's better off in the long run, because nothing short of an ultimatum was going to get Fat Eddie to commit to a weight loss program. I hope Tony Horton plans on locking him in a room without food for three months, because leaving Eddie Lacy to his vices is going to leave Eddie Lacy unemployed.