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How Much Has the Jaguars Defense Improved This Offseason?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  Jacksonville Jaguars Power Ranking: 16 Click here to see full rankings Surprised? Maybe a little? Well the Jags deserve to be this high, even after losing their first round pick Dante Fowler.  They have Paul Posluszny at middle linebacker, and veterans on the D-line in Chris Clemons and Ziggy Hood...
Via TopSportsReport
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Young Linemen Who Can Boost Jaguars' Defense

One of the main concerns that I had coming into this season for the Jacksonville Jaguars was their pass rush. In April's draft, however, it appears that the team noticed its most glaring need by drafting Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler in the first round.As we all know, Fowler's season was cut short in his first practice in the NFL due to an ACL tear and he'll miss the entire 2015 season...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ziggy Hood Opens Up About Personal Life

The website The Players Tribune was founded in October of 2014 with content driven by the athletes themselves. Derek Jeter is the founder while the likes of Blake Griffin, Russell Wilson, and Kobe Bryant have made the bylines. Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive end Ziggy Hood wrote a powerful piece on Friday. Titled, “My Boy,” Hood opens […] Ziggy Hood Opens Up About...
Via Steelers Depot
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Worst Steelers Drafts Since 2000

NFL Draft season is in full swing, which includes plenty of predictions for the future. However, looking at the past is just as entertaining, and for the Pittsburgh Steelers the past includes some really great drafts, and some not-so-great ones. It’s too soon to give a fair grade on the two most recent draft classes, but here are some of the worst Steelers drafts of the last...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Awarded One 7th Round Compensatory Pick For The 2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 compensatory draft picks have now been announced and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been awarded one extra seventh round selection (252nd overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Last offseason the Steelers lost unrestricted free agents wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, defensive end Ziggy Hood, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, defensive end Al Woods, safety Ryan Clark, fullback...
Via Steelers Depot
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars Post Season: Where Do We Go From Here

Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks, who earned his Pro Bowl alternate spot with 8 sacks in 15 games, suffered a torn ACL against the Houston Texans and most certainly will miss all of the 2015 off-season rehabilitating it. The Jaguars rotation at defensive tackle was pretty well set, even if Ty Alualu does not return in free agency. Ziggy Hood and Abry Jones (likely the team's most...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cameron Heyward A Leader By Example On The Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers originally started looking for their defensive line of the future in 2009 draft, after an impressive Super Bowl run by the defensive unit, even though they still had Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel playing at a high level. They used their 32nd overall pick that season to draft Ziggy Hood, who would […] Cameron Heyward A Leader By Example On The Field is a...
Via Steelers Depot
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Connor Barth the Turning Point to Success?

Connor Barth. If saying that name doesn’t make you cringe somehow you might not be human. In a league full of players with names like Ziggy Hood, Frostee Rucker, Guy Whimper, and Captain Mutherlyn, there is a man named Connor Barth. Every time I say it I feel like I am cursing in German. I just know that the first 46-yard field goal that Barth doinks off the upright, Twitter will...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Losing Al Woods To The Titans Didn’t Turn Out Well For The Steelers

During the offseason, I thought for sure that the Pittsburgh Steelers would re-sign defensive lineman Al Woods. It would have made a lot of sense being as the team was destined to let defensive end Ziggy Hood walk. In addition, there was no guarantee that Brett Keisel would be returning along with no guarantee that […] Losing Al Woods To The Titans Didn’t Turn Out Well For The...
Via Steelers Depot
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost both Ziggy Hood and Al Woods in free agency, and they replaced those losses with free agent Cam Thomas. Thomas continues to start at left tackle. The reason that the previous statement is preceded with a qualifying verb, however, is because there is, and has been, speculation that that position is […] Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Cam Thomas is...
Via Steelers Depot
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: Can we get a defense?

The Blake Bortles era started on Sunday with a road game against the San Diego Chargers. Unfortunately for Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars, this game ended the same way every other game this season has ended.  The Jaguars lost 33-14 to the Chargers and were outscored 16-0 in the 2nd half.  Through three games the defense has looked horrible.  They have looked lost in their...
Via isportsweb.com
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries cause Jaguars to make adjustments to offensive line

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It might be a stretch to say the defense is well ahead of the offense for the Jacksonville Jaguars through their first two preseason games. But there's little argument that their revamped and healthy defensive line is ahead of an offensive line that was already suspect and is now beset by injuries. Right tackle Austin Pasztor, one of only two returning starters...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Mailbag: What to watch for during the 2014 season

Each Wednesday, we sit down to answer our fans questions about anything and everything that has to do with the Jacksonville Jaguars. If you’d like us to answer your question, you can tweet them to us @cover32_JAX or you can send us a message on through our Facebook page. Here’s three fan questions from this week. “What is something that you are looking forward to seeing most...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars trim the competition at the ‘LEO’ position, part ways with veteran

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell made a huge emphasis in year one on rebuilding the Jaguars’ secondary. Though the verdict is still out, it seems that Caldwell has found a nice gem in safety Johnathan Cyprien. This year, in free agency, he made a huge emphasis on the pass rush. Notice I said pass rush, not defensive line. The defensive tackle position is one...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars To Be Competitive on Defensive Line This Season

It is possible the only starter on the Jaguars defensive line who will be in the same position as he was in 2013 will be Sen’Derrick Marks. With all the moves the team made in the offseason to further solidify depth and provide a very strong rotation – Marks could be the only player on the roster from last season who will get a starting nod.Chris Clemons and Red Bryant could...
Via Football Nation
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cameron Heyward and the future of the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive ends

In April, the Pittsburgh Steelers elected to commit to Defensive End Cam Heyward for two more seasons when they picked up his fifth year option. The move no doubt pleased many in Steeler Nation, as Heyward has come into his own as a defensive player in the past few seasons. After Ziggy Hood, who exited via free agency, finally proved ineffective as a starter, it was Heyward who stepped...
Via cover32 - Steelers
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

While Sammy Watkins would be nice, other options are available for the Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell has done a nice job of adding more puzzle pieces to help his team take the next step. Zane Beadles was signed to come in and start at left guard. Dakota Watson was added to the linebacking corps while Red Bryant, Chris Clemons and Ziggy Hood all came in to help the defensive line. The franchise even re-signed defensive end Jason...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Release OLB Russell Allen

This off-season the Jaguars have made the move to add exterior defensive players at Defensive End and Outside Linebacker.  Ziggy Hood, Chris Clemons and Red Bryant, Geno Hayes are examples, as well as the re-signing of Jason Babin.  With the addition of these exterior defensive players, the Jaguars have decided to release one of their prominent Outside Linebackers, Russell Allen...
Via TopSportsReport
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars could be the NFL’s most improved team in 2014

The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the least flashy teams in the NFL. Last season, they were never able to put the right pieces together to find success. Last year’s lack of success hasn’t tripped up the Jags so far this offseason. Jacksonville went into free agency with a pile of cash, and they haven’t shied away from spending it to bring in players that improve key weaknesses...
Via This Given Sunday
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars could be the NFL’s most improved team in 2014

The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the least flashy teams in the NFL. Last season, they were never able to put the right pieces together to find success. Last year’s lack of success hasn’t tripped up the Jags so far this offseason. Jacksonville went into free agency with a pile of cash, and they haven’t shied away from spending it to bring in players that improve key weaknesses...
Via Bloguin Best
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Grant Gunderson’s Jacksonville Jaguars Mock Draft 2.0

For the most part, the Jacksonville Jaguars are more than likely done with adding new players to the team via free agency. Just about every sports media person in the country would agree that while teams like New England, Chicago, Denver, Green Bay, and Philadelphia all made big splashes and front-page headlines, general manager David Caldwell put together a very good class of free...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Update On Former Steelers

Okay, it's not like the Steelers are being crippled by free agency losses or anything, but there are still now-former Steelers signing deals with new teams, and it's still fitting to remember those men who gave their blood, sweat, and tears to the Black and Gold. Ziggy Hood Evander "Ziggy" Hood was the Steelers' first-round draft pick in 2009, 32nd overall after the victory...
Via Blitzburgh Blog
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers May Be More Open To Trading Picks Following Compensatory Haul

When Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said earlier this offseason that it was doubtful the organization would use either the franchise tag or the transition tag this year, he said it not knowing that the salary cap situation would be much more favorable than was expected. Likewise, he recently said that the Steelers would be more open to trading down in this upcoming...
Via Steelers Depot
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

CBS Sports Draftnik Pat Kirwan Has Minnesota DT Ra’shede Hageman For The Steelers In Latest Mock Draft

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent safety Mike Mitchell, we're starting to see the major media draftniks slot a few different players in the 15th overall selection of their first-round mocks of the 2014 NFL Draft. On Friday, Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports released his newest mock draft and he has Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'shede Hageman being selected by the Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Free Agent Comings and Goings

Steelers news has been plentiful since the signing of safety Mike Mitchell on Day 1 of NFL free agency. However, the news has mostly involved players the Steelers lost and lost out on.In addition to the Mitchell signing, Pittsburgh's other noteworthy transaction was nose tackle Cam Thomas, who was signed to a two year deal last Friday. Thomas, a fifth round pick of the Chargers in...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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