Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 11/15/14
If you listen to any of the interviews following the Steelers recent official team activities or OTAs, one of the common themes was the new approach to conditioning. I think I speak for a lot of Steelers’ fans when I say that this will be very welcome especially if it leads to fewer injuries. The injury bug has been the size of a condor in recent seasons for this team and any alteration from the status quo in the conditioning department is alright with with me. While I’m glad the team and most definitely Head Coach Mike Tomlin have taken being in better shape more seriously than ever, I don’t want to see it become an excuse for failures in games last year. The ‘conditioning tag’ was most often applied to linebacker LaMarr Woodley who played well below expectations and his monster contract. Whether Woodely became the poster child for the new movement of being in better shape or not, he needed to be and so did the team. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Alan Robinson had a story on this...
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