Eddie Lacy responded to the unflattering photo of him on social media with a picture-perfect performance in practice.
One day after the photo from the team website went viral, the Green Bay Packers rookie running back showed just why the team is excited about the big, bruising style he brings to what coach Mike McCarthy hopes is a revitalized running game.
During an 11-on-11 red-zone drill, Lacy got four handoffs during 17 plays the Packers' offense ran. Each time, Lacy ran through contact and pushed the pile forward. Unofficially, he scored three touchdowns, from the 11-, 5- and 3-yard lines.
While it wasn't a live-tackling period so it's hard to judge just how productive he was, the plays showcased why the Packers took him in the second round (No. 61 overall) out of Alabama.
''Eddie Lacy definitely falls in category of big back, and big backs fall forward,'' McCarthy said. ''You obviously coach all your backs to try to do that, but that's definitely the benefit of big backs.''...