View Full Version : Evander "Ziggy" Hood

01-03-2011, 08:21 PM
What are you're thoughts on this dude after the regular season ended yesterday? Do you think he had a good year subbing for Smith? How much improvement has he shown? Is he going to end up being a boom or bust, or is it too early to tell? I personally think he will end up being good and a solid starter. We'll I at least hope so, because our aging d-line cannot afford a bust. I'm making this thread because a lot of Steelers fan had written him off as a bust before the season began; so I wanted to see what a season's difference made. Also his stats are: 9 starts, 20 tackles, and 3 sacks on the year.

01-03-2011, 08:45 PM
Good, strong performance. Got better with more time played, as I expected. Yesterday was def his best game. When you give up 60 some yrds per game, everyone on that D deserves major props. :Clap :Clap :Clap :tt2 :tt2 :tt2

01-03-2011, 08:59 PM
His evaluation could be argued in so many ways. The position he plays in this 3-4 scheme could not be measured by box score production stats. A couple months ago I saw him losing a lot of ground at the point of attack even when blocked by one lineman.

I am not expecting Warren Sapp or Suh but I am guilty of the fact that he has the high draft pick label so I may wrongfully expected more disruption from him.

I think he would be more effective in a rotation as opposed to an every down player right now.

Va Steelr
01-03-2011, 09:39 PM
I agree that he has definately improved.Expectations are high given his draft position.
He will never be Smith but who is.He will be solid or better.

01-06-2011, 10:55 PM
Steelers' Woodley in midst of strong all-around season


Steelers LOLB LaMarr Woodley

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 8:53 p.m. ET
By Mike Wilkening

With no shortage of AFC outside linebackers having banner seasons, perhaps Steelers LOLB LaMarr Woodley has been lost in the shuffle. Woodley's teammate, James Harrison, is having an exceptional all-around season and was named a Pro Bowl starter for a fourth consecutive season, but Woodley's production shouldn't be overlooked. Woodley is an outstanding pass rusher in his own right, notching nine sacks. He has made major strides in coverage, too, intercepting a pair of passes. And Woodley's run defense continues to be a strong suit. Opponents have had little success running to their right and even with rugged DLE Aaron Smith out of the lineup for most of the season, as a source close to the team noted. That is a credit to Smith's replacement, Ziggy Hood, and it's also a signal of how stout the 6-foot-2, 265-pound Woodley is against the run.

http://www.profootballweekly.com/2010/1 ... around-sea (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2010/12/31/steelers-woodley-in-midst-of-strong-all-around-sea)

01-08-2011, 06:49 AM
You very seldom notice d-lineman in the 3-4 defense. The Steelers still had an awesome year-long performance against the run mostly without Aaron Smith and that should say a lot about Hood.

He is clearly strong and works hard and holds his position very well. We occasionally see him break away from his blocker and make a play. That is really about all you can hope for. Aaron Smith's reputation wasn't created in one season. He built an aura of greatness with a succession of seasons that were very solid and got better. A lot of what he did was invisible to many observers.

So I am impressed with Ziggy and I think he is an excellent young addition to the d-line.

01-08-2011, 07:33 AM
I believe he had a good season. He can only get better with more playing time and experience.

01-08-2011, 09:22 AM
He had a great spin move against the browns which got him the sack. He might not be the Mike Wallace of the DL, but could he turn into another Timmons, quiet but deadly?