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Packers don’t think Eddie Lacy is hitting the rookie wall

Nov 10, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) runs with the ball as Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Brandon Graham (55) tackles during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. The Eagles won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers have been all over the place with Eddie Lacy’s carries. They wanted to keep him around 20, then one week he had 29, but 20 seemed like the number. Then Aaron Rodgers went out with a broken left collar bone and Lacy touched the ball 48 times in two weeks. In last weekend’s game, Lacy carried the ball just 14 times for 27 yards.

“It happens more mentally than physically, I think, just the beatings and you start to drag a little bit,” running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said, via Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We always address it, we talk about it. We’re in Week 14 of games played, including the preseason, so his season’s over in college. I don’t see that he’s hitting the wall at all.”

Lacy also doesn’t believe he is hitting a wall.

“I actually feel good,” Lacy said. “I’m not hitting the rookie wall, I guess is what you all call it. I am noticing that the college football season is pretty much over with, so this is around the time I would start to shut it down, but I feel good.”

Lacy also said he feels fine, and Van Pelt said you have to “trust what he tells you.”

Topics: Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers

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