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Lamar Woodley - what happened ?



After signing a whopping 61 million dollar contract extension last summer , what happened to you Lamar ? Where O where are you tonite , why did you leave us here all alone ? Thats the question alot of Steeler fans and even some teammates should be asking right now . Woodleys job is to generate pressure on the opposing quarterback and get sacks . After the 2012 season concluded , Lamar Woodley had a grand total of four sacks . Thats not a misprint , four sacks for the entire season . Oh an by the way , after November 18 he had absolutely none ! That is completely and totally unacceptable for a player that is supposedly one of the premier outside linebackers in the league . You cant blame it on age , the guy just turned 28 last month . He should be at his peak physically , but hes not . So whats the solution to the problem ? How about overall conditioning in the offseason which leads to being overweight and out of shape . Woodley is listed at 265 pounds but thats probably wishful thinking on the Steelers part . This guy is bigger than alot of defensive lineman around the league . Bottom line , he shouldnt be . Hes not a lineman . His game is built on speed and he does not have it . At the end of the day , the 2012 season came to a close and its time to move on , however , the veterans on this team need to step up and start taking care of their own buisness if they want to contend next year . Lamar Woodley is just one example , of a guy that didnt .

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