Eddie Lacy Doesn’t Love Football Enough Because He Watches Cartoons

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Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy

Now we really know why Eddie Lacy slid to the second round of the NFL Draft. In addition to concerns about his fused toe, scouts thought he watched too many cartoons.

Therefore, he doesn’t love football enough.

This revelation comes to us from the profile Tyler Dunne did of the Green Bay Packers rookie running back.

Many scouts, Lacy admitted, questioned his love for the game. They’re skeptical, unsure if this cartoon-loving kid has a deep passion for his profession. To Lacy, football is “the childhood game.” He views it “from a kid’s perspective.”

So Lacy readily admits that he loves watching cartoons. He also admits that he isn’t much for watching football or sports in general. Does that make him the next Brent Fullwood?

Well, we’ll see, I guess.

“I know a lot of teams questioned how much I love football because I don’t talk about it 24/7,” Lacy says. “But I feel like it’s not how much you know about it or how much you watch it. It’s all about production and obviously up to this point I did what I was supposed to do. You put me on the field and I’ll contribute.”

The profile paints a picture of Lacy as somewhat depressed and maybe even unmotivated. His weight had ballooned to around 240 pounds in early July because he was eating too much fast food.

He obviously prefers to be alone watching cartoons than hanging out with the boys. That’s not necessarily bad as long as he brings his lunchpail everyday.

But it sounds like the Packers are going to have to keep a close eye on his physical and mental state.

Somehow, I feel this is appropriate here.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

10 Comments on "Eddie Lacy Doesn’t Love Football Enough Because He Watches Cartoons"

  1. MarcoBrusa

    that’s a solid logic: do not draft the kid that watches cartoon, get that guy that carries a gun and fights in nightclubs with his buddies instead.

  2. Phatgzus

    Not exactly the most auspicious outlook nut certainly not the most ominous either; as long he has the desire to prove himself and the rest of the world that he’s one of the best in his line of work, justify his draft position (or indict it by outperforming the expectations associated with that position), and earn some benjamins, then he should be just fine.

  3. the real russ letlow

    I read that article too……..man I love Tom & Jerry! freakin hilarious. There’s some good stuff for a football player to learn in there. Defense – you’re the cat. Offense – you’re the mouse. go at it fellas! I guess he wouldn’t be allowed to clobber guys with a frying pan, or hit them in the face with a pie that has an iron in it…….

    • Abe Frohman

      I never “got” Tom & Jerry. Tom is a cat. It’s in his DNA to get Jerry. That’s what he’s supposed to do. Jerry beats the ever living shit out of him on a consistent basis and we’re supposed to be sympathetic to Jerry? Jerry is cruel. Tom is just being a cat.

      • the real russ letlow

        I guess your are right. But, I never tried to figure it out. I just laughed a lot. And Butch the dog is a hoot too!

  4. Buster Bluth

    Sounds like he has gotten by on talent.
    But in the nfl that usually doesn’t take you
    very far. What he does when he realizes
    that will be telling.

  5. Vijay

    Nice draft pick TT. Let’s hope that works out for you. I wanted La’Veon Bell over him but thought he was a decent consolation prize. Let’s hope I was wrong.

  6. ms.ssrose

    I love to watch and participate in sports, but at the end of the day people often take things to seriously with them. If Lacy is not allowed to enjoy cartoons in his personal time, then what exactly is he supposed to like … going to strip clubs, hanging out with ominous people, or worst … being sycophant who kisses babies and only talks about football in his personal conversation. I’m going to be honest when I say this, but people take football too seriously when we are criticizing someone’s extracurricular activities that aren’t quite illegal or troublesome … yet. Lacy became what I call a classic running back at Alabama and a superior talent, while having really good work ethic. I actually believe he will be a formidable NFL running back, if he can avoid the injury bug, which is often the demise of most running backs.

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