Originally Posted by Steeldude
Watch the games. He doesn't play to the whistle. Rarely does he venture to the other side of the field. You, like many fans, are fooled by a few sacks. There is more to being a LB than sacks.
A lot of players in the nfl wont play "to the whistle" when the play isn't going there way, that's a common act among players around the league. So it's unfair to say he doesn't play to the whistle because when he rushes he doesn't let up also when run plays are directed his way he takes on his blocker and has a chance to make a play on the ball carrier.
And you judge outside linebackers in a 3-4 by there sacks, because those are the guys that are suppose to get sacks and pressures that's there main responsibility. Woodley since he signed has been slowed by injuries to his hamstrings and ankles which are big components to the body that pass rushers use to get leverage, power, and speed. Before those injuries he was having a terrific year for himself.
When healthy I would love to have Woodley on the steelers and would not consider trading him.