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View Poll Results: Ziggy = Starter
Only when someone gets injured 9 23.08%
By mid-season 2 5.13%
Opening day 2010 13 33.33%
2-3 years from now 15 38.46%
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default How soon before Ziggy is named a starter?

Just wondering with all of the ballyhoo around Kiesel's extension and Smith/Hampton's contracts.....

How soon will Ziggy Hood become a starter?
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:51 PM   #2
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i think they'll start subbing him in on 3rd downs like we used to do with Keisel
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When Aaron Smith retires probably...
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A couple years, probably.

In the meantime, he'll probably start to get rotated in for a few plays at a time to give the other guys a break. He could get significant playing time as the top backup if he's any good, like Timmons did last year.
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I believe his initial start will come ala Jack Lambert's route - an injury. Then post injury he'll prove to vital to take out of the game.
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I say someone gets hurt, probably Keisel, and then Ziggy proves to be so good Keisel ends up the top backup for the DE's.
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Ziggy will play in the sub package defenses and rush the passer from the interior but I don't see him as a full time starter at the earliest until 2010. The Steelers are fine along the DL with their starters and there is really no rush to start Ziggy. Let him be a wave player along the DL this year. Let him take snaps at both DE and NT this year. Trust to give the old guys a blow from time to time.
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has ziggy played on anything but the 3rd string D ? i don't recall seeing him play in the first half of games. or has he ?
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Guarentee they instill a few 4 lineman sets........
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