LaMarr Woodley’s physical conditioning has come under fire for a while. His lack of focus in the offseason has led to multiple injuries and kept him on the sideline. This might not be the case in 2013.
“Right now, Wood is where we need to have him,” linebackers coach KeithButler said. “He looks good. He looks real good.”
Butler stressed the importance of being in shape during the offseason and it’s showing.
“We talked about it,” Butler said, via Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “You think about the logistics of the NFL: A team is paying you $7-8 million dollars and they aren’t paying you to watch from the sidelines. I am a coach and they don’t pay me $7-8 million to stand on the sidelines and that’s what he’s been doing. If you are not on the field, you can’t earn your money. They might pay for one year, but they aren’t going to pay for the next year. That is the matter-of-fact of the NFL.”
Woodley looks like he is in better shape according to the Tribune-Review. He also has yet to speak to the public since the beginning of training camp last week. Maybe he is trying to eliminate distractions and focus on football.