Eddie Lacy was supposed to be one of the best running backs in football this season. He was supposed to be a key cog in one of the NFL's potent offenses.
Sunday was the low point: Lacy was tackled in the end zone for a safety and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Five of his 11 carries gained no yards or worse. The reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year has yet to find the end zone and has averaged just 3.1 yards per carry.
"Eddie needs to play better," McCarthy said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I'm not going to do this anymore. I don't correct individuals in the media. We've seen the film, corrections have been made, our running game wasn't nearly what it needed to be. Not even close."
Success in the backfield will set up success for Aaron Rodgers. McCarthy's message through the media was clear: Lacy needs to start carrying his weight.