On Sunday, an anonymous Pittsburgh Steelers player ripped linebacker LaMarr Woodley for being out of shape and unprepared for the season. The news came via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Steelers safety Ryan Clark has caught wind of the accusations.
What does Clark think of the comments? Well, the veteran believes that it shows a larger issue in Pittsburgh — a fractured locker room.
Clark did not weigh in with his own opinion on Woodley’s conditioning, but he did not appreciate the anonymous source ripping a teammate.
“We all have arguments with our brothers, sisters, cousins, but that stays in-house. What you talk about then stays there and it doesn’t get out to the public. So that is the problem,” Clark said. “That shows that this team that is normally close, you had the Joey Porters, the Alan Fanecas, just down the line, leader after leader, this team was close-knit. It shows there is a fracture in that. I think that is the most disappointing thing about that coming out.”
If Clark believes that these comments show a larger issue in the locker room, it is likely that more veterans on the Steelers roster feel the same way.
It is not a good situation for a Steelers team that is looking to reload and rebuild with younger talent.