The Packers are off to a 6-0 start, and seven points has been the smallest margin of victory. The team has gone 92-41-1 in the past eight-plus seasons, so thinking big, like 16-0, seems reasonable.
"Before the season started, that was one of our goals," says running back Eddie Lacy. "We definitely have to take it one game at a time. With the guys we have in our room, we know we can do something special. The thing we all like about each other as a football team is that we don't all look ahead."
The Packers are the only community-owned major American sports team, and that communal attitude trickles down to the players. Lacy, a Gretna, Louisiana, native, who went to Alabama, has been in Wisconsin for three years now. The culture shock was real, but the change of scenery was soothing.
"It doesn't matter who you are, what you do, where you came from, everybody's super friendly and nice," Lacy says. "Where I'm from, people just don't speak to random people at all."
Now, Lacy is a local. When asked about what current NFL running backs, he cited teammate James Starks.
"I know we're teammates," Lacy says, "but I really like Sparks. He's great at what he does. He always hopes to be like somebody or be better than somebody."
Keep in mind Starks is treading on Lacy's starting job. Lacy was supposed to be the Packers' feature back, but their rushing numbers are comparable: 286 yards on 63 carries for Starks and 260 yards on 67 attempts for Lacy. Their mutual respect is a testament to the cohesion going on in Green Bay right now.
The Packers blew a 12-point, late fourth-quarter lead in the NFC championship game last season, allowing the Seahawks to win in overtime. The squad came back in 2015 and didn't let that disappointment become a hangover.
"I have a mentality where I can put things behind me, like on to the next," Lacy says. "After losing that game, it definitely hurt. We were so close to getting to the Super Bowl and we lost it right at the end. It definitely hurt a lot, but a lot of our teammates use that as motivation for the whole season, but I definitely put it behind me."
Maintaining focus is easy when Aaron Rodgers is your quarterback.
"Honestly, he's always trying to learn more," Lacy says. "He learned behind Brett Favre. The guy throws rolling passes. I've never see that in football ever. He's our captain. Even when he gets frustrated, he bounces back. It's in his leadership role. He's definitely a Hall of Fame type quarterback."
Lacy laughs as he explains most players need to check the sideline tablets to review earlier plays. Rodgers "just remembers it" and has the plays in his head.
Long before he had his own NFL tape to study, Lacy watched other running backs. The 5-11 truck says he was not a fan of teams, but a fan of players.
"I watched a lot of YouTube clips on Emmitt Smith because just the way he ran, he wasn't like a scat back like Barry Sanders, but if he had to do a spin move or a juke move, he could do it and still get down in time to outrun someone, or he could run right over you," Lacy says.
Lacy's teenage years also faced the unfortunate circumstances of Hurricane Katrina. Gretna, Louisiana, is part of the New Orleans-Matairie-Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lacy's family was displaced to Geismar, Louisiana, outside of Baton Rouge, where Lacy attended Dutchtown High School.
"It doesn't matter how much you think it over," Lacy says. "Just knowing a part of your life was taken away from you and there's nothing you can do about it, it's definitely an emotional place.
"I've been back and hung out there with friends. We talk about how things would have been without the hurricane. I don't think it'll every be the same, but it's definitely a memory that won't go away."
Of course, football worked out in Geismar. Lacy starred alongside fellow mega-recruit Eric Reid at Dutchtown. Reid, one year younger than Lacy, committed locally at LSU, where his father ran track. Lacy wanted to go to the rival Crimson Tide.
"I just wanted to get out of state," he says. "It was three years after the hurricane. My thing was that I wanted to be out of Louisiana, but be close enough that I could drive home from school when we got a break."
Lacy and Reid went toe-to-toe as SEC West rivals. Lacy did not regret splitting from his high school teammate. Lacy's favorite defenders to play against are former teammates.
"I like whenever we play a team that has someone from the college that I went to, [Alabama]" Lacy laughs. "I like to play against the Patriots because Dont'a [Hightower's] the linebacker and when we play Dallas, Rolando McClain is there and when we play the 49ers, Eric. I like to play against someone I know on the other side of the ball."
Back in Tuscaloosa, Lacy's form of socializing with the team usually revolved around video games. He was and still is an avid Call of Duty player, and Lacy is currently promoting Call of Duty: Black Ops III, which will be released Nov. 6.
"Weekends and before games, before we get to the hotel, sometimes we'd bring the game to the hotel and play before we'd go to bed," Lacy says about his collegiate gaming.
When asked if he would rather play Call of Duty or Madden, Lacy scoffs at the thought of playing virtual football.
"Black Ops III," he says. "I play Madden whenever my friends want to play, but whenever I'm at home, chilling, just hanging out, I'm definitely going to play Call of Duty and try to get as far as I can."
Last week, Black Ops III unveiled its trailer. Lacy openly admits his jealously of Marshawn Lynch getting a spot in it.
Maybe Lacy can make the trailer of Black Ops IV. An undefeated season would certainly help his clout.
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