Blasphemy!! Not start Aaron Smith, are you kidding me??? Now, I'm one of the biggest Smith supporters around, he's been one of my favorite players since he came to the team. He was the unsung hero of the 34 defense for years, the most underrated lineman in the league. When he is on his game, he can take on any lineman in the league and hold his ground or force the opponent to do what he wants.
However, with the arm injuries that have plagued big ole #91 over the last few years, it may be time to give way to Ziggy "it's all good in the" Hood. I don't think anyone would be ready to say that Hood is now better than Smith, but starting Evander would have it's advantages. Not only would it give him experience and increase his growth into what the Steelers envision him to be, but also it will give Smith a chance to stay healthy longer.
With Nick Eason gone the Steelers will be relying on 1st round Cam Heyward to make an impact in the rotation behind Brett Keisel. Since none of us want too see Smith go down again and even though there's no real way to prevent it, perhaps giving Hood the start and spelling him with Smith wouldn't be that bad of an idea. Maybe you get Aaron healthy for the whole year, or maybe he just lasts until later in the year. Either way the more you have him available, the better off the DL will be.
Or at the very least start Smith but rotate in Hood much more often.