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McCarthy: Lacy's weight an issue this season

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Green Bay Packers Running Back Eddie Lacy Green Bay Packers Running Back Eddie Lacy
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Mike McCarthy was straight to the point when asked about Eddie Lacy's performance this season.

"He's got a lot of work to do. I think I'm stating the obvious," McCarthy said. "His offseason last year was not good enough and he never recovered from it."

Speaking at his final press conference of the season, McCarthy told reporters Lacy's weight was an issue.

"He has to get it done because he cannot play at the weight that he played at this year," McCarthy said.

Lacy ran for 758 yards and three touchdowns in 15 regular season games this season, the lowest totals in his three years as a professional. He battled ankle, groin, and rib injuries, and was also benched on two separate occasions, once for a lack of production, the other for missing curfew the night before the team's game at Detroit on Dec. 3.

In two postseason games, Lacy ran for 152 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries, including a 61-yard burst on Saturday night against Arizona.

Offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said Lacy plays an important role in accomplishing the Packers' ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl, but getting him back to performing at a high level will require education and support.

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