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Steelers Six From Around The Web – June 4th – Ziggy Hood Workout Videos Edition


Len Pasquarelli writes that a few teams have stayed in contact with veteran free agent tackle Max Starks and that he could be a July signing, or a safety net for a club that either suffers an injury or lacks depth at tackle. Pasquarelli says he isn\’t likely to return to the Steelers again, but both Bob Labriola and Mike Prisuta disagree with that in the latest episode of Agree to Disagree.

Ed Bouchette still maintains Monday morning that we could still see Mike Adams, David DeCastro or Alameda Ta\’amu this week at the final OTA session. The team called off the practice that was originally scheduled for Monday however.

Dan Gigler has a good piece up on veteran wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, one of the new leaders in the locker room.

Mark Madden thinks it is time that a Ring of Honor is added to Heinz Field and that Kordell Stewart has no business being in it.

McFarlane Toys will be releasing a special figure in November of former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward in his Gotham Rogues uniform, which he wears in a cameo in the upcoming Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises.

Video has surfaced of workout warrior Ziggy Hood doing a 50″ box jump from a seated position that is pretty jaw dropping and it shows the explosiveness. The middle video shows him deadlifting 700 pounds while the bottom video shows him dragging a 1,210 lb sled during off-season training at Outer Limits Sport.

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  • Daveb1952

    Great. When is he going to play like Arron Smith?

  • Steel Hurtin

    Steeler nation needs to cut Ziggy a little slack, with the Arron Smith comparisons, Smith was a rare breed, it will take time for the big Z to develop. I expect big things out of him this year. This will be a breakout year for him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidputt Dave Putt

    You mean play checkers like Aaron Smith while he sat on the IR list the last two years? I loved Aaron, but that is the past.

  • Fish

    Too late, already does. He does all the things Smith did.

  • RC

    I really think what he has needed all along was to just be thrown into the starting position and let him build off his confidence. Every time the guy did good Smith would come back and they would give hte starting job back to Smith. That is one thing I hate about the Steelers defense is they never put young guys in there and let them develop some. You know if they are having some good practices and knwo the defense pretty well then let them learn and develop the rest of the way in games. I mean do we really have to wait until a guys rookie contract is up in order for them to get some playing time!!! Now that Ziggy is all but locked inot the LDE spot I think he wil have a breakout season! However, I think had they done this a year or too earlier he would have already been playing at a higher level!

  • SteelSpine

    Haheh I love it. If he’s that strong why does he get dominated when he is playing, it’s been a dropoff from DEs who cant lift as much as that. Aaron Smith & Bret Kiesel were probly never as strong as that in weight rooms. So here’s hoping Ziggy soon turns his weightroom strength into functional NFL ability. I like Ziggy has always been reported to be a relentless hard worker though, gotta like that aspect of him.

  • John A Stewart

    WOW THE REASON WHY ZIGGY IS NOT PLAYING LIKE SMITH IS BECAUSE HE”S PLAYING OUT OF POSITION ZIGGY IS NOT A DE HES A NT HIS CAREER AT MISSOURI HE WAS A NT. I DONT KNOW WHY THE STEELERS COACHING STAFF WON’T LET HIM PLAY HIS TRUE POSITION YOU CAN SEE FROM HIS WORK OUT HE WOULD BE A BEAST COMING STRAIGHT UP THE MIDDLE

  • HoustonJr

    Impressive. But let’s see if this weight room warrior can translate this training into on-the-field success. I expect a solid season for Ziggy.

  • HoustonJr

    He may have been a NT in college, but the Steelers organization places prospects where they believe will fit best in their system. Think of the college DE’s they moved to OLB in their system after being drafted (e.g. Woodley, Worilds). They’re too undersized to play DE in the NFL, and Ziggy is too undersized to be a full-time NT. The reason he’s not playing like Smith is, well, because Smith is one of the best Steelers DE’s of all time. Ziggy just isn’t there yet. Ziggy could play middle, but I doubt he’d be a beast. In fact, I think he’d get eaten up by double teams.

  • SteelersDepot

    Actually he was a DT & is not a good 2-gap player. Best played as a 1 gap DE & that is what scouts saw in him.

  • HoustonJr

    Good call. My mistake. Do the Steelers employ more of a one gap or two gap style?

  • SteelersDepot

    Probably would like him to be able to 2-gap a little better in certain situations, but usually he has 1-gap duties.

  • Outer Limits Sports

    Ziggy Hood’s transformation 2012 — Before/After photos — training phase #1 — http://www.OuterLim.com
    29 days between photos (March/April). Bodyfat: 24% to 18% Weight: 305 to 307.
    18 lb of fat lost, 20 lb of muscle gained.
    Starting phase#4 this week and continuing to train until July 27th. Check back for updates.
    http://www.OuterLim.com

  • John A Stewart

    DO YOU THINK HOKEY IS BETTER THAN ZIGGY IF ZIGGY PLAYED NT I ALSO THINK ZIGGY IS WAY STRONGER,ANOTHER THING HE JUST LOOKS LOST PLAYING DE HEYWARD LOOKS MORE NATURAL AT HIS DE POSITION THEN ZIGGY

  • Daveb1952

    There was a drop off in our DL play last year. Clark leading the team in tackles is a pretty good indicator our linebackers were not being kept “Clean”.

    As for Ziggy, I do have to give him alot of credit for trying to do something about it. Those are some pretty inreadible acts of strength…

  • Steve

    WHAT A BEAST

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