The Green Bay Packers have listed Eddie Lacy as their starting running back. Lacy earned the job by beating out backs James Stark and Johnathan Franklin for the position.
No surprise that Barclay is listed as the right tackle, Lacy as the starting running back.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 3, 2013
Eddie Lacy will probably be a workhorse back of sorts carrying the load. Originally head coach Mike McCarthy had envisioned a 1-2 punch at back with Lacy and DuJuan Harris.
“You’d like to get into a one-two punch deal,” McCarthy said.
Harris however re-injured his knee in a preseason game and won’t be available.
“It sucks, honestly,” left guard Josh Sitton said. “He’s a hell of a player. He was going to be a big part of this offense. You’ve got to move on.”
Which means Lacy will step up and be the focal point of the running attack.
“He’s going to have to step up and probably have a larger role,” Sitton said. “He’s going to have to grow. He can’t be a rookie anymore.”
There are still concerns about Lacy though.
“Every offseason you go through an evaluation with your offense, you do offseason studies, you project how you envision your offense looking and having to firm things up after the draft,” McCarthy said Tuesday. “You have a vision of packages in place on how you’re going to start the season. That goes along with part of my individual focus for the season. So, last week was the first opportunity to play both DuJuan and Eddie Lacy as a one-two punch format.”