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    Butler wants Woodley to overcome complacency...

    With Steelers linebacker James Harrison sliding into the twilight of his career, the next great outside linebacker in the Steelers’ 3-4 defense could be LaMarr Woodley.

    But linebackers coach Keith Butler thinks that Woodley has to want it.* So far, he apparently hasn’t.

    “Wood has to decide if he wants to be a great player,” Butler recently said, via Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.* “When he decides that, he is going to be a bear.”

    Last year, Woodley got off to a slow start, with only 1.5 sacks in four games.* Butler thinks that happened because Woodley showed up too for camp too heavy.

    “He just wasn’t in shape,” Butler said.* “He’ll tell you that.* If he don’t tell you that, I’ll tell you that, I don’t care.* He has to get his big butt in shape, I tell him that all of the time:* Don’t come to camp weighing 290.”

    This year, Woodley was closer to his listed weight of 265.* And Butler is happy.* But he still wants Woodley to not be content.

    “A lot of guys come in the league and have a lot of natural ability,” Butler said.* “At some point in time they realize they have to work in order to stand out in this league.* If you don’t work, you are just going to be another guy — a good player, but not a great player.”

    If Woodley can finally become that great player, the Steelers can continue to have a great defense, even after current anchors like Harrison and Troy Polamalu and Brett Keisel are gone.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...e-complacency/

    I'm not worried about him. He's in the best shape he's been in a couple years, and judging by his tweets and Facebook posts, he's not complacent anymore. It's scary to think about how great he can be if he puts it together for an entire season. I'm confident that this is the year that Woodley takes over the f*ckin league lol.
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    Sorry about the title... I can't rid of that damn asterisk lol

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    fixed it for you.

    im not worried, ive said weve seen woodley upwards of 280, butler says 290 and im not surprised. He usually starts off slow and heats up at the end, it would be nice to see him put together a consistent season of beastliness

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    fixed it for you.

    im not worried, ive said weve seen woodley upwards of 280, butler says 290 and im not surprised. He usually starts off slow and heats up at the end, it would be nice to see him put together a consistent season of beastliness
    Thank you sir. Completely agree.

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    I guess 61 million can do that to a guy. He's looks like he's in shape now so let's see a good September to start off and not this hot and cold stuff anymore.

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    Looking for a Defensive MVP type year out of Wood. 12-14 sacks.

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    Wood stays healthy he is a force!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big T View Post
    I'm not worried about him. He's in the best shape he's been in a couple years,
    fabricated lie. where's the proof.

    Oh, I forgot, BIG T knows everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeldawgswag View Post
    fabricated lie. where's the proof.

    Oh, I forgot, BIG T knows everything.
    Isn't the "proof" that KEITH BUTLER, the LB coach, said that Woodley has come to camp around 290lbs previously and that this year he was closer to his season weight of 265lbs? That indicates that he is probably in better shape...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tburg68 View Post
    Looking for a Defensive MVP type year out of Wood. 12-14 sacks.
    He'll need more than that to get defensive MVP. Somewhere in 16 to 20 would be up there.



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