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...
Via Blitzburgh Blog
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Are The Steelers Rebuilding This Offseason?

There has been some discussion this offseason over whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers are actually ‘rebuilding’. It’s a none too surprising topic, given the team’s .500 record over the past two seasons, but is there evidence to support the argument? The Steelers have already allowed a handful of free agents to walk, many of whom there appeared to be little interest in...
Via Steelers Depot
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars’ fans should expect a defensive improvement in 2014

The Jacksonville Jaguars defense hasn’t been one that’s been too spectacular within recent memory. The days of John Henderson, Marcus Stroud and Mike Peterson are long gone and the Jaguars have been trying to find their predecessors over the past five years or so. With one of the largest salary caps in football, the Jaguars have definitely addressed this need in the past free...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Pittsburgh Steelers turn to defensive line in the draft?

As you may remember, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost former first round pick Ziggy Hood to Jacksonville in free agency which may or may not, depending on how you look at it, leave the Steelers thin on the defensive line. The Steelers are still unsure about the status of Brett Keisel which leaves the Steelers with blossoming stud Cam Heyward and … Brian Arnfelt? Yeah, let’s look...
Via cover32 - Steelers
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ziggy Hood Has A Chance To Prove The Draft Choice Was The ‘Bust’, Not Himself

The term ‘bust’ has long loomed over the head of defensive lineman Ziggy Hood, the first-round draft pick (32nd overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009 NFL Draft, and not entirely without merit, though the term does get thrown about with reckless abandon, especially on the internet. So much of a player’s future, however, is shaped by his surrounding and elements out...
Via Steelers Depot
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Gave Former Steelers DL Ziggy Hood $16 Million Over Four Years

According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, the contract former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Ziggy Hood signed on Thursday with the Jacksonville Jaguars was a four-year deal worth $16 million and included roughly $5.5 million guaranteed. Specifically, Hood will get a $2 million base salary in 2014 to go along with $2 million roster bonus. $4 million a season is certainly...
Via Steelers Depot
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Steelers’ Draft Coming Into Focus? Maybe….

We are now less than two months out from the May NFL Draft. While much is sure to change over that time, the early days of free agency may be allowing, or forcing the Steelers’ draft plans to come into focus. With Ziggy Hood now in Jacksonville and Al Woods signing with Tennessee, the Steelers’ need for defensive line help has grown immensely. The secondary has added depth with...
Via Steel City Blitz
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Add More Bodies to Defensive Line

And then there were more. Football Nation has learned through Joe Cowart and 1010XL.com and 92.5 FM in Jacksonville that the Jaguars have signed both Chris Clemons and Ziggy Hood to contracts on Thursday. The deal for Clemons was rumored to be a done deal last night through NFL.com. The speculation was Clemons, who had been released by the Seattle Seahawks earlier in the day, would...
Via Football Nation
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars continue to add speed, talent to defense

GM Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley aren’t done just yet and are continuing to build what could possibly be the most revamped defense out of any NFL team in 2014. According to multiple sources, the Jaguars have agreed to terms on contracts with two defensive linemen, former Steeler, Ziggy Hood, and former Seahawk, Chris Clemons. Jaguars have agreed to terms with former...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars add Chris Clemons, Ziggy Hood to defensive line

The overhauling of what was one of the NFL's least imposing defensive lines last season continues. The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached agreements with ends Chris Clemons, whom head coach Gus Bradley knows well from his years as defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks, and Ziggy Hood, who played five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Clemons, 32, was cut Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2009 Draft Class Is All Gone As Of Thursday

Now that unrestricted free agent defensive end Ziggy Hood has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2009 draft class is all gone. The mass exodus of the primary members of that class started last offeason when the Steelers allowed wide receiver Mike Wallace and cornerback Keenan Lewis to walk off uncontested early in the free agency signing period. Heading...
Via Steelers Depot
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Sign Steelers Free Agent DE Ziggy Hood

The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost another one of their unrestricted free agents as John Oehser of jaguars.com is reporting Thursday morning that defensive end Ziggy Hood has reached an agreement with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hood, who is expected to sign his contract soon after making a visit Wednesday to Jacksonville, will more than likely be kicked inside and play a one-gap defensive...
Via Steelers Depot
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Sign DE Ziggy Hood

BREAKING: #Jaguars agree to terms with former @steelers DT Ziggy Hood.  pic.twitter.com/lcgeC2nqsA — Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) March 13, 2014   Ryan O’Halloran first reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with former Steelers DT Ziggy Hood. Hood, 27, was taken in the first-round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Steelers and spent the past five years...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars land DE’s Chris Clemons and Ziggy Hood

getty images The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent Chris Clemons formerly of the Seattle Seahawks. Last season the 32-year-old Clemons recorded 4.5 sacks in 11 starts. The Jaguars will pair him with Red Bryant who also played on the Seahawks last season. Clemons showed he still has some football left in his body and while he may only play half of the snaps, should provide...
Via Tireball.com
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Free Agents Emmanuel Sanders, Ziggy Hood Both Visting Jaguars On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already lost unrestricted free agent fullback/tight end David Johnson to the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday and it looks like versatile defensive lineman Al Woods might not be far behind him, as he reportedly has several free agent visits currently scheduled. The list doesn't stop there, however, as two more Steelers unrestricted free agents are...
Via Steelers Depot
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – DE Ziggy Hood

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept to grasp, and we have a pretty good feel by now of how Mike Tomlin and his...
Via Steelers Depot
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Keisel hasn’t heard from Steelers about a return

Brett Keisel’s 12-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers might be coming to an end. The 35-year-old defensive end hasn’t been contacted by the Steelers about returning next season and is preparing to play elsewhere, reports Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “He’s productive, healthy and has every intention to continue to play football,” said Eric Metz...
Via Sports-Glory
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look At The Free Agent Market Value Of Steelers DE Ziggy Hood

In just a little bit more than a week, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood will be an unrestricted free agent and the organization must decide whether or not to move on from their former first-round draft pick or try to re-sign him for a more few years. Should the Steelers ultimately decide to let Hood leave, it would mark the first time the organization hasn't re-signed...
Via Steelers Depot
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ziggie Hood’s days in Pittsburgh could be over

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Scott Brown of ESPN.com doesn’t believe Ziggy Hood has a good chance at re-signing with the Steelers this offseason. The Steelers appear willing to let the market set Hood’s price as well, and he may be attractive to teams that play 4-3 defenses and need help up front. Hood played nose...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers could be forced to move on without Ziggy Hood, Emmanuel Sanders and Jason Worlids

Today if the salary cap is in fact set at 132.3 million dollars it will help the Steelers, but it will not solve their cap issue.  The team is an older team on defense and they are lacking playmakers on the offensive side of the ball.  With the cap rising it could help them, but […]The post Steelers could be forced to move on without Ziggy Hood, Emmanuel Sanders and Jason Worlids...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis: DE Ziggy Hood – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Ziggy Hood Position: Defensive End Experience: 5 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $2,990,860 2013 Season Breakdown: Defensive end Ziggy Hood began his fifth season starting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but ended it as a backup. In fact, he ended his fifth game of the season as a backup. That’s usually not good when you’re talking...
Via Steelers Depot
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakdown Of Steelers DE Ziggy Hood Versus Packers

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of the snaps played by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood versus the Green Bay Packers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 8 Run: 3 Rush: 5 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 9:21 1st. At left DE, where he’ll be the entire game. Pass rush, solo against the center. Gets himself a bit overextended here (picture below). Hard to generate...
Via Steelers Depot
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The weekend in NFL stupidity

Another stupid week, but this time one game was significantly more stupid than all the rest. In fact, nearly half of this column focuses on the stupid Packers and stupider Steelers. The stupidest policy That would be the policy that allows coaches to challenge whether or not a team gained possession of a loose ball in the end zone, but not anywhere else on the field of play....
Via This Given Sunday
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Rarely seen penalty nearly spoils Steelers win

A rarely seen penalty nearly spoiled the Pittsburgh Steelers' 38-31 win Sunday over the Packers. Defensive lineman Ziggy Hood was called for illegal batting in the third quarter when he poked the ball out of bounds after it had been loose following a blocked field goal. Officials conferred a few minutes before calling the penalty and awarding the ball back to Green Bay, ruling...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Steelers Improbable (but Possible) Shot at Making the Playoffs

The Steelers are 6-8 after beating the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. With two games remaining, the best that the Steelers can hope to do is finish with a .500 record. And believe it or not, with a lot of help, that could be good enough to make the playoffs. Of course, the whole point is moot if the Steelers don't win out, as the players on the team are well aware...
Via Black and Gold Forever
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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