Eddie Lacy has had enough of the running back body shaming. Lacy finds himself slumping in his third year, where after six games he is averaging 3.9 yards per attempt and has compiled just 260 yards and a lone touchdown on the ground.

This comes after averaging better than 4 yards per carry and totaling over 1,100 rushing yards in each of his first two seasons. The critics and pundits are now pouncing on Lacy, and they’re blaming his weight issues on his lack of production.

On Thursday, Lacy denied that his weight is a problem.

“I’m not the smallest person,” Lacy said. “Brandon Jacobs wasn’t the smallest person. Jerome Bettis wasn’t the smallest person. Some people can just play like that, not that I’m Jerome Bettis’ weight or nothing like that. I’m just saying, not everybody’s meant to look like Adrian Peterson or somebody like that.”

Lacy added that the rumors are only based on photos.

“It’s based off of photos that float around, so that’s not none of my concern until it comes from the guy upstairs on the third floor,” Lacy said. “Until it comes down from there, I’m not concerned about it.”

Lacy’s also been dealing with a sprained ankle, so we’ll see how the rest and bye week helped him out.

By Glenn Erby

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