Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen suggests LaMarr Woodley's injuries were caused by a lack, not presence, of weight

Geoff Burke

According to Raiders coach Dennis Allen, playing out of position is why Woodley was injured so much. The weight he had to shed to play outside linebacker with the Steelers was the root, Allen suggested in an interview with NFL.com.

In an interview with NFL.com's Around The League, Allen talked about how he thinks the reason ex-Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley was injured so much recently is because he was playing out of his natural, college position of 4-3 defensive end.

Apparently, according to Allen, forcing Woodley to keep his weight down was contributory to him getting hurt.

"That's what he was in college," Allen explained, "and really body-type-wise, they always had to kind of keep (his weight) down in Pittsburgh and that's maybe one of the reasons he had some injury issues."

The Raiders plan on using Woodley as a defensive end, after having him bulk up to 270-275. Sounds like that will definitely work out for them. Taking a guy who has had weight and leg issues, and making him bigger.

Adding to the absurdity, Allen directly compared Matt Schaub to Peyton Manning.

"We have a quarterback now that's on par with the quarterbacks in this division," Allen said Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting

Just win, baby!

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