It's one of those things everyone knows, but no one of significance says it publicly.

According to Post-Gazette columnist Ron Cook, someone finally did.

Cook quotes a teammate of Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley saying Woodley - who missed the majority of the 2012 season after missing half of the 2011 season - isn't in shape, and that lack of conditioning is the reason he's been hurt so often.

Writes Cook:

"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."

Cook is fair on the matter, and contacted Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert for a response. Colbert told Cook Woodley's always carried a lot of weight.