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  1. Eight in the Box: Secondary status check

    Matt Williamson

    How does each AFC North team look in the secondary, and what still needs to be done? Baltimore Ravens: I expect the Ravens' secondary, like the rest of their defense, to be vastly improved from a year ago. Of course I realize that nine-time Pro Bo...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  2. Eight in the Box: RB status check

    Matt Williamson

    How does each AFC North team look at running back, and what still needs to be done? Baltimore Ravens: Ray Rice is only 26, but he has taken a lot of hits. Although he put together a fantastic season, as usual, in 2012, he looked worn down late in ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  3. Eight in the Box: Breakout player

    Matt Williamson

    Who is one potential breakout player for each AFC North team in 2013? Baltimore Ravens: Kelechi Osemele. It can be argued that Osemele did, in fact, break out at the end of his rookie season. And it could be argued that the Ravens' shuffling of th...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  4. Patriots force Steelers hand with Sanders

    Matt Williamson

    The Patriots have reportedly signed Emmanuel Sanders, a restricted free agent, to an offer sheet. I love this move -- for New England. New England is short on wide receivers, and getting Sanders for a late third-round pick (Sanders' draft slot in ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  5. AFC North in the Week 2 Power Rankings

    Matt Williamson

    The ESPN.com NFL Power Rankings are out. Here are my thoughts on where the AFC North teams are ranked: Baltimore (3rd): The Ravens spanked the Bengals on Monday night on national television, but if I had a vote, I would have Baltimore fourth or fi...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  6. Wrap-up: Broncos 31, Steelers 19

    Matt Williamson

    As these teams felt each other out early, it was apparent the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to bludgeon the soft interior of the Denver Broncos defense with the power running game. But as the game went on, Pittsburgh went more no-huddle and put the game...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  7. Wrap-up: Eagles 17, Browns 16

    Matt Williamson

    A few thoughts from Cleveland's 17-16 loss to the Eagles in Sunday's opener: This was a pretty terrible game. Cleveland's defense does deserve credit. It played very well and very physical. But Michael Vick also looked extremely rusty after a pres...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  8. Final Word: AFC North

    Matt Williamson

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: Steelers' inside running game: Pittsburgh lost first-rounder David DeCastro (knee), but its interior offensive line trio of Willie Colon, Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster is a massive group that could domin...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  9. Williamson: Previewing Sunday's games

    Matt Williamson

    Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson analyzes Sunday's games involving AFC North teams: Steelers at Broncos: Going into a difficult road game under the national spotlight is never easy, but I still like Pittsburgh to win this rematch of a 2011 wild card ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  10. Ravens had no choice but to sign Rice

    Matt Williamson

    Earlier today, I gave my impressions of the Chicago Bears' signing of Matt Forte in the NFC North Blog. A few hours later, the Baltimore Ravens have locked up Ray Rice. Like Forte, Rice is instrumental in the success of the his team's offense. While ...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  11. Breaking down safeties: Cincinnati

    Matt Williamson

    Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson breaks down the safeties of each AFC North team. Today: Cincinnati Bengals. This area of the Bengals' defense really worries me. There are a lot of players in the mix, but none excites me. Cincinnati would be wise to ...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  12. Breaking down safeties: Cleveland

    Matt Williamson

    Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson breaks down the safeties of each AFC North team. Today: Cleveland Browns. T.J. Ward had a successful first season in the league. Like most rookie safeties, Ward needs to work on his coverage recognition. He will neve...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  13. Breaking down safeties: Baltimore

    Matt Williamson

    Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson breaks down the safeties of each AFC North team. Today: Baltimore Ravens. In my opinion, Ed Reed is the second-best safety in the league. Reed is a sure Hall of Famer, and his overall playmaking ability is off the ch...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  14. Breaking down safeties: Pittsburgh

    Matt Williamson

    Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson breaks down the safeties of each AFC North team. Today: Pittsburgh Steelers. Defensive Player of the Year Troy Polamalu is obviously a remarkable player, but he wouldn't have received my vote last season for that pres...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  15. Soon to be stars: Alex Mack

    Matt Williamson

    Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson looks at AFC North players on the verge of a breakout in 2011. T.J. Ward and Joe Haden would fit for this series as well, but I already consider Haden a star. Ward, who still has some deficiencies in coverage, isn't a...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  16. Soon to be stars: Webb, McKinney

    Matt Williamson

    Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson looks at AFC North players on the verge of a breakout in 2011. The Baltimore Ravens are one of the best organizations in the NFL and have an excellent roster. But I had a very hard time coming up with a name to featur...

    Blog | March 21, 2011