Eddie Lacy said it. More important, he feels it.
“I feel more explosive, yeah,” Lacy said on Sunday.
In reviewing his 2016 preseason debut, in which he carried the ball on the Packers’ first four snaps for 24 yards, Lacy called it “a good look.”
Where he felt the explosion most was on his third carry, an 11-yarder up the middle. He made a quick initial cut to dodge a Cleveland defender and then broke a tackle in the hole for a sizable gain.
As the story pointed out, it was just one series, but the lost weight and improved conditioning seem to be helping Lacy. 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. We think if he stays healthy and keeps off the weight, he could return to the top-10.