When Nelson went down, the Packers needed their running back to step up. But Eddie Lacy picked the wrong time to have the worst season of his three-year career. Lacy looked disinterested at times and was in poor shape, which led to a career-low of 758 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Lacy was incredibly frustrating to watch, particularly when he showed he still had it in him to dominate in the ground. He put up excellent numbers against Dallas (124 rushing yards, one touchdown), Chicago (105 yards) and Minnesota (100 yards), but struggled to do it consistently. His four fumbles didn’t help matters, either.
With an offseason to refocus and get into better shape, added with the fact Lacy has a year to prove he’s worthy of a new contract, it certainly feels like a bounce-back season is on the horizon. If his 2015 issues reemerge, Lacy will be looking for a new home in 2017.
If Lacy can rediscover the play we saw during his first two seasons in the league, the Packers offense will get a major boost. For this reason, he is one of the top players in need of a return-to-form in 2016.
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