McCarthy had talks with Lacy at the end of the last two seasons talking about his number of snaps and what he expected of the running back.
"I really felt that last year's conversation was more important than this year's, the ability to make a huge jump from Year One to Two, being a three-down player, that was something we stressed from Day One, and I thought he delivered," McCarthy said at the NFL owners meetings this week.
The head coach liked the way that the team used Lacy last season, limiting his snaps early in the year before increasing them as the season wore on.
"Maybe not run attempts," McCarthy said of hitting the target he set. "But I thought we were really smart the way we used him....I thought his pass protection he made a huge jump, and his ability to play out of the backfield.
"Eddie has excellent hands, and just his understand and his feel with Aaron, he definitely made a step."
In his first two seasons in the NFL, the 24-year-old has 2,317 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns. He has also added 77 receptions for 684 yards and four touchdown catches.
Lacy, who came into the game dealing with a small knee injury, wasn't able to find a ton of running room, with a long run of 13 yards.
He finishes his second year in the league with 1,313 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on 286 carries.
Rodgers, who is dealing with a torn calf muscle, played through the injury last week and was considered probable for the contest.
Lacy was dealing with a knee injury, but was also considered probable for the game.
The Packers are currently 8-point underdogs against the Seahawks Sunday.
"Aaron is getting ready to play," McCarthy said during his Friday press conference. "Looks good. Everything is on schedule."
McCarthy also had a positive report on Lacy.
"Looks good to me," McCarthy said.
The Seahawks are considered 7 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's game.
Green Bay is a 7.5-point underdog.
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