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New RB coach tasked with getting Lacy going


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy has a new position coach, Ben Sirmans.

The effort to get Lacy's career back on track won't fall entirely on Sirmans, though.

After back-to-back seasons of 1,100-plus rushing yards, Lacy rushed for 758 last season. A few days after the playoff loss at Arizona, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy was overweight and needed to report to camp in better physical condition.

Sirmans, who replaced Sam Gash, will have a role in that.

Sirmans spent the past four seasons as Rams running backs coach. Last year, first-round pick Todd Gurley rushed for 1,106 yards in 13 games to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. In Sirmans' first year with the Rams, he coached veteran Steven Jackson, a big back in the mold of Lacy, to a 1,000-yard season.

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