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Packers' McCarthy calls out Lacy

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The Packers players cleaned out their lockers at Lambeau Field on Monday morning. Head coach Mike McCarthy also addressed the media for the final time. McCarthy used the platform to send a very public motivational message to his starting running back.

"Eddie Lacy - he's got a lot of work to do. I think I'm stating the obvious. His offseason last year was not good enough, and he never recovered from it. I had the chance to talk to Eddie today and that was pretty much the majority of our whole conversation, and he has to get it done because he cannot play at the weight he played at this year."

Lacy showed up to training camp visibly overweight. After rushing for more than 1,100 yards in each of his first two seasons, Lacy managed just 758 yards this season.

McCarthy also announced he would resume play-calling duties next season. He relinquished that role to associate head coach Tom Clements to start this past season. However, McCarthy felt compelled to take that responsibility back from Clements after 12 games. McCarthy says he is planning on Clements returning to the staff next season.

McCarthy also voiced his preference that Clay Matthews move back out to outside linebacker next season. Matthews shifted to inside linebacker due to the team's lack of depth at that position.

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