One teammate blamed Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley's 2012 injuries and poor performance on Woodley being out of shape.
"He was awful," the teammate said. "He tells us he works out, but we didn't see it. He wasn't in shape. That has to be a reason why he was always hurt." Woodley was also injured often in 2011. Beat writer Ron Cook opined that Woodley looked "heavy and slow" last season, resulting in a career-worst year. Woodley is plenty capable of turning things around, but it's fair to wonder if he packed it in a bit after getting paid in 2011. That August, the Steelers signed Woodley to a six-year, $61.5 million contract with $22.5 million guaranteed.