Falcons 2016 schedule preview The Green Bay Packers in Atlanta for Week 8
Eddie Lacy is heading into 2016 NFL training camp looking to prove that he is still a legitimate starting running back for the Green Bay Packers.Cam Newton Jersey After the weight issues that he struggled with last season, there are serious concerns about whether he can handle a big role within the offense.Tom Brady Jersey He did attack his offseason workouts, training with P90X creator Tony Horton.Seattle Seahawks Jerseys
Green Bay’s offense was disappointing to say the least last season, and Lacy’s struggles had a lot to do with it.Steelers Store Injuries also played a key role, but the Packers’ offense will never be playing to its full potential without Lacy playing at a high level.Bengals Store
What can the Packers’ fan base and coaching staff expect to see from Lacy when training camp and preseason action begins?
Last season with the Packers,Tyrann Mathieu Jersey Lacy ended up carrying the football 187 times for 758 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught 20 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns on the season.Peyton Manning Jersey
Those numbers aren’t terrible, but they aren’t close to what the Packers had come to know and love about Lacy in his first two seasons.Ezekiel Elliott Jersey He had been a 1,000-yard rusher in both of his first two seasons and had totaled 20 touchdowns combined.Eli Manning Jersey Mike McCarthy has always liked pounding the football on the ground, but he simply wasn’t able to do it as much last season.Clay Matthews Jersey
Aaron Rodgers had much more on his shoulders as well due to Lacy’s struggles. Defenses were able to focus more on stopping the pass without a legitimate threat on the ground. Rodgers is quite possibly going to be the player that benefits the most if Lacy is able to come back and be the star that he was in his first two seasons