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.
"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.
Teammate: 'Woodley wasn't in shape last year, he was awful'
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