Ziggy Hood

Busy Free Agent Week For Former Steelers

While the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t have a very busy week when it comes to them signing outside free agents, a few of their former players did manage sign contracts. After being released by the Tennessee Titans just ahead of the start of the new league year, defensive tackle Al Woods…


Where And How To Address D-Line In Draft Up For Debate

For years, since the Pittsburgh Steelers used a first-round draft pick on nose tackle Casey Hampton and solidified their anchor point along the defensive line in the final decade or so of the era of the nose tackle as a starting position, the team had not felt it necessary to…


Steelers Spin: Divisional Playoffs Rants And Ramblings

Playoffs? You kidding me? I just hope we win a game. These were the immortal words of then Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Mora at a press conference years ago. And although he was deflecting questions following a disappointing regular season loss for his team, his words should be the mantra…



Steelers Vs. Redskins: 7 Keys To Victory

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open their 2016 regular season Monday night against the Washington Redskins and below are seven things that I believe the team will need to do in order to come away with a road win. Run right, right from the start – Even through the Steelers offense…


Film Room: Redskins’ Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Matthew Sottile and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. You can normally expect these every Friday but with the Monday night game, we waited until today. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach….




Ricardo Mathews Eases Urgency Of Addressing DL Depth

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a surprise move yesterday in signing their fourth outside free agent, adding to the roster defensive lineman Ricardo Mathews. I will let Alex Kozora’s breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steelers to speak toward what he will be able to offer in terms of on-field ability, but…



Steelers Still Recovering From Past First-Round Decisions

While I have been writing these draft revisitation articles, one theme in particular struck me as concerning for a brief span of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft history. While they may have avoided landing any true outright busts, the team experienced a dry spell when it comes to hitting on first-rounders,…


Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2009 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis DL Cam Thomas – Unrestricted

Player: Cam Thomas Position: Defensive Lineman Experience: 6 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $2,500,000 2015 Season Breakdown: The Pittsburgh Steelers exited the 2013 season with enviable defensive line depth, but that tone has certainly taken a nosedive over the course of the past two seasons. During the…


Redskins Sign Former Steelers First-Round Draft Pick Ziggy Hood

A former Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft pick has found a new home as of Tuesday. According to the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins have signed defensive lineman Ziggy Hood, who started his NFL career with the Steelers after being selected 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Missouri….


Jaguars Release Former Steeler Ziggy Hood

The Jacksonville Jaguars released former Pittsburgh Steelers first round pick Ziggy Hood from their injured reserve list, the team announced. Hood was the Steelers first round pick, 32nd overall, in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played five seasons in Pittsburgh before leaving via free agency and signing with the Jaguars,…