"The Green Bay Packers have never, ever asked (Eddie Lacy) to lose 30 pounds," Mike McCarthy said Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, via the Green Bay Press Gazette. "That's totally out of the realm of what we're talking about. That's the facts there. He'll learn from this."
Regardless of how much the Packers want Lacy to lose, the running back clearly needs to get in shape after struggling to find a second gear in 2015.
"Trust me, it's been addressed, it's talked about, researched, the education and all that is there," McCarthy said. "Eddie will take care of business. I have great confidence that he will. I think we'll see definitely a different guy in April, and more importantly in July."
McCarthy confirmed that Lacy is working with Tony Horton, the creator of P90X.
"From the program that they're going through initially, I'm not exactly sure," McCarthy said. "The second part will take (Lacy) out to California. He's definitely in a program working out that he hasn't done in the past."
In his first two seasons, Lacy posted back-to-back top 8 finishes in both standard and PPR formats. In 2015, he finished 25th and 32nd, respectively, struggling both with his health and staying out of Mike McCarthy’s doghouse. His playing weight was a major topic of conversation all year, and it appears that both he and the Packers are serious about a significant weight loss program as he heads into a contract season. McCarthy confirmed at the Combine that Lacy was working out with P90X creator Tony Horton. If this plan works, the talented runner has a good chance to return to the top 10 at his position.