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Ziggy Hood made several starts last year in place of the injured Aaron Smith and graded out as ProFootballFocus’ worst 3-4 defensive end. However, Hood was a 1st round pick in 2009 and the Steelers still have a lot of hope for him as he is expected to take over full time for the now departed Smith in 2012.
In an effort to make good on his upside, Hood, who admits he was sluggish down the stretch last season, says he has lost 20 pounds of fat this offseason and added 18 pounds of muscle and has dropped his body fat percentage from 24% to 18%. Hood will have the first crack at the starting job, but could be pushed by 2011 1st round pick Cameron Heyward if he continues to struggle. Now that he’s in shape, he could easily have a break out year in his 4th year in the league.
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Is it homage or is it want? It is likely both as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was spotted wearing the No. 78 jersey by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette today during the teams' final OTA session of the 2012 off-season Thursday at Heinz Field.
Of course that number belonged to his good friend and former teammate, Max Starks, who is currently a...
In 2011 the defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers was good, if not great, in several statistical categories as they led the league in pass defense and scoring defense. While the run defense finished eighth, a category defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau admits that he wants to lead the league in every year, the biggest improvement he would like to see his unit make in 2012 is in the turnover...
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette today, the Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to report to Latrobe on July 25th for the start of the 2012 training camp. So 45 days and counting if you are scoring at home.
The arrival day of players to Latrobe usually means that we can expect a flurry of player interviews with the media prior to them hitting the field for...
By Cian Fahey
When Hines Ward retired this year, he brought into the twilight with him franchise records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. It really was a sad day when Ward retired. Ward's records were more impressive than they appear on paper, which is saying something considering they are very impressive on paper.
What the statistics don't tell...
By Christopher DiMarino
There are a few battles this offseason that excite me. While many of the rookies are just beginning to arrive, many positional battles are already being created. One of the more intriguing stories will be Ramon Foster. He did a very good job last year considering many had him pegged as a depth player. Where does he fit in with the 2012 Steelers and beyond...
By Christina Rivers
It's another week in June, and in this edition of 'Steelers Rewind' we're going all out on tight ends. Happy Father's Day!
Tight ends 'tall' in Arians' new offense, but what happened to Jon Dekker and Cody Boyd?
It was June, 2007, and Bruce Arians had replaced Ken Whisenhunt as the Steelers' offensive coordinator. His...
A few months back Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley spent a portion of his offseason being the mastermind behind a fake photo shoot for fellow NFL players Marcedes Lewis, Michael Turner, and Steve Breaston. If you missed it you can watch the hilarity here. This time around Woodley was on the receiving end of some [...]
This shouldn’t come as shocking to anyone, but if last season proved anything for the Steelers, it proved that they stand absolutely no chance without Ben Roethlisberger. A hobbled Roethlisberger is a completely different player than he is when he’s mobile enough to escape pressure and move around the pocket.
The Steelers hope to protect Roethlisberger...
Season 2, Episode 115 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I have a look at the final OTA session of the Pittsburgh Steelers that wrapped up this past week and discuss the comments made by Keith Butler, Carnell Lake, Todd Haley and Sean Kugler during interviews this past week. We look at the Jason Worilds and James Harrison injuries as the team heads toward mini-camp...
Larry Foote not only has to hold off Stevenson Sylvester, but rookie Sean Spence is also making a run at replacing James Farrior at the buck linebacker position. Mike Prisuta has the details.