Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Photo doesn’t bother Packers' Eddie Lacy
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Eddie Lacy is the first to admit he's always been big.
Listed at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, the Green Bay Packers rookie running back takes pride in his size.
"I'm a power back," he said.
But is he really as big as he looked?
A picture on the Packers' official website showed Lacy turning back to look for a ball during a recent training camp practice. And it made him look, well, bigger than usual.
The picture went viral and by late Monday, Lacy caught wind of all the fat jokes being made at his expense. Though Lacy declined to reveal his exact weight, he said his coaches have no issue with his weight or conditioning.
"I'm at a weight where I'm comfortable at and the coaching staff feels as though they're comfortable where I'm at," Lacy said after Tuesday's practice, which was his best of camp so far. "So as far as that's concerned, we're all on the same page."
Said coach Mike McCarthy: "If we had any concerns about any of our guys conditioning-wise, they wouldn't be on the field."
That didn't prevent some of his teammates from giving him some good-natured ribbing.
"I definitely made fun of him last night," receiver Randall Cobb said. "I pulled the picture up. We know he's in shape. We know he's good. It's just a bad angle. It's definitely a bad angle."