Dwyer And Woodley Training Together Out In Arizona

After the Super Bowl is over is generally when we begin hearing about players starting their offseason training. On Monday, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer posted on Twitter that he’s now out in Arizona training with linebacker LaMarr Woodley.

Woodley has trained out in Arizona as recent as last season, but it’s unknown if this is the first time that Dwyer, who in the past has done some of his offseason training down in Florida, has trained out west. Over the course of the past several years, both have been accused of not taking their offseason training seriously enough.

Both Dwyer and Woodley have uncertain futures right now as it relates to the Steelers. Dwyer will be an unrestricted free agent in March while Woodley might find himself a cap casualty if the Steelers wind up signing fellow outside linebacker Jason Worilds to a long-term deal during the offseason.

A few weeks ago, cornerback Ike Taylor said on his weekly radio show that Woodley promised to train for a month with him down in Florida under the watchful eye of renowned trainer Tom Shaw, so that’s worth looking out for. For now, at least we know that both players are back at work preparing for the 2014 season.


    I was reading in the paper this morning about a Twinkie and Big Mac shortage in Arizona.

  • John Williams


  • steeltown

    Mmm… Big Mac

  • steeltown

    Glad to see they’re working out, but if this is the same regiment that Woodley used last offseason I’ll reserve my enthusiasm… not worried so much about Dwyer, yes he needs to be in shape but he’s not our feature back and should he retain his previous role he’ll need to keep that 230lb frame

  • steeltown

    Just read the Bucs cut OT Gabe Carimi.. maybe worth a looksee for cheap..

  • AndyR34

    I don’t think that Carimi is the player we thought he was coming out of college. Fortunately, the FO knew better than our collective wisdom. If Carimi can’t help the Bucs, I think he is done.

  • steeltown

    Why not try, he has ability and he’ll be CHEAP and he’s only 25yrs old. We took guys like Whimper and C.Wallace and made them contributors

  • RW

    I agree. It’s all about how you fit into a particular system, and the type of coaching you get for executing within that system. I think he’s worth a shot.

  • Rob H

    Two guy’s who have had their work ethic and training habits called into question the last couple of years are now training together. I’m really tempted to come up with my own big mac, or twinkie type of comment, but it’s just too easy. I will say that now all they need is for Marcus Gilbert to join them, and they’ll complete the trifecta.

  • dgh57

    There’s some things to like about Carimi(rumor has it he has a mean streak)but it makes me wonder why Lovi Smith cut him when he drafted him in the 1st rd. while he was with the Bears. At least we have the coach that may get something out of him so he’s worth a shot on.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    The 2 presumably laziest guys on the team are training together…this cannot be good for either guy…lol

  • treeher

    We’ll see what Munch does, I have complete confidence in his ability to judge talent.

  • CrazyTerry

    Dwyer looked damn fit towards the end of the season. I think he got his wakeup call. I want to see Dwyer back.

  • Callentown

    Ha, and then all three can play for the Cards in the near future!

  • Callentown

    Maybe it just takes the idea of having to play someplace else for Woodley to actually put in the time and work to get into NFL shape.

    I see him on the Cards in 2015 anyway, so this is pretty close to their facility at least.

  • dgh57

    Levi Brown is doubtful to return, he could also replace Whimper on the roster, and no OL, that I know of, have been signed to the roster since the season has ended. Plus he has a good Coach to work with so if he doesn’t pan out it’s no problem as long as it’s a non guaranteed contract.

  • dgh57

    Haha!! If Gilbert shows up they’ll also be a Double Quarter Pounders shortage!

  • Brendon Glad

    Yeah, I mean it only makes sense to follow Dwyer’s offseason training program over Ike Taylor’s/Tom Shaw’s. Or Dwyer to follow Woodley’s…whatever…it’s worth a laugh either way. Probably a more relaxing way to spend the offseason…I’ll give them that much.

  • steeltown


  • James Kling

    Carimi had a lot of injuries – hard to say how well he might have done if not for that. Moved to RG, now he’s cut by his second team… I think he’s done. Rather find someone young and healthy with upside.

  • Virdin Barzey

    That’s funny. No love for the Ding Dong?

  • patrick Mayfield

    Lovie traded him to the bucs so we know he doesn’t like him. Not particularly surprising that he cut him right off the bat. Could be be worse than whimper? Maybe make him into a blocking TE?

  • Steve

    I read here that Woodley looked good at camp but we seen how he paned out. Looking good does not always translate into playing well on the field of play, there is a Big difference. Ike is a workout warrior but had a terible year.

  • RedCarpetDefense

    Curios to see if Dwyer even sticks with the team this season. Vikings RBs Toby Gerhart and Matt Asiata are both FAs. New RB coach may want to bring a familiar player over. Dwyer got released last season only to come back because of injury to other RBs. I for one would like to see competition at that position (among others) during training camp.

  • CrazyTerry

    But Dwyer played well whenever he was given a chance. Not just being fit.

  • sean mcmartin

    I think your right Treeher. Munch should be a huge help in talent judging. now Joey porter is here he should be able to judge if any of the Steeler’s Lb’s have the kind of talent that fits the Steelers system..

  • Arthur Branch

    At least they are making an attempt this year. They both should have chips on their shoulders.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Good stuff. I need a laugh. In all honestly, their problems are different. Woodley is strong and works out hard, but all these hamstring pulls and such are as a result of not stretching, running or properly warming up muscles. Take a look at him and you will see that strength is not the issue. He is an old fashioned gym rat would be my guess. Of course, ankle injuries and similar stuff are just a matter of bad luck, but with all the money he has he could easily find someone to keep him more limber.

    Dwyer is different as he did nothing last off season, his wife had a child, however he looked like the one that had delivered. Pissed me off because the guy really is tough, runs over people, and if he gets his head on right could be quite good. God knows you need decent back-ups because I doubt any RB is going to be so injury free that they start every game for the next 10 years. Hopefully Jon can train hard enough, because he can be quite the load to bring down.

  • Jazz

    I sure do hope they sit his Fat A$$ on the bench this year. I’ve watched this guy play every since they drafted him out of Florida. I don’t know what the hell they see in most of those guys coming out Florida. If you go back and check, most of them never really do much in the NFL, especially the QB’s and WR’s. Emmitt Smith and the DB from Cleveland, Joe Haden has done a great job.

  • Steve

    Dwyers play was ok, nothing Great. His problem is fumbling and that is how he got in Tomlins Doghouse and was cut. Hopefully he don’t fumble too much more and stays in shape for he is a decient backup to bell.



  • Luke Shabro

    You win again. Too funny

  • Luke Shabro

    Last I heard Aaron Hernandez was killing it. đŸ˜‰

  • Luke Shabro

    I wanted Carimi, Danny Watkins or Costanzo bad in that draft. Goes to show how much we think we know. HIndsight is 20/20 I suppose

  • Luke Shabro

    Woodley is excellent when he plays. He just never stays healthy. I hope he goes to see Tom Shaw ASAP

  • Steve

    Woodley needs to do the regiment that Troy went through last year for breaking up the scar tissue in his leggs. Troy had that problem for two years and he played without missing any time last year due to the excellent rehab he went through.

  • AndyR34

    Luke – many of us felt similarly. The problem is we don’t really have the tools and time to make good judgements. And…obviously…the Bears mid-judged as well!

  • walter mason