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  1. Morning take: Kindle says he's cleared

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Sergio Kindle says he is cleared and ready to return to football. Morning take: Optimism is running high with Kindle lately, which is a good thing. The...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  2. Steelers TE Heath Miller remains underrated

    James Walker

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger often calls teammate Heath Miller the best tight end in football. But according to's positional Power Rankings, Miller is not even in the top 12 at his position. Miller came in at No. 13 ...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  3. Are Steelers approaching dynasty status?

    James Walker

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- In his 50 years of experience with scouting, personnel and eventually media, Gil Brandt has seen all the football dynasties come and go in the NFL. In Brandt's eyes, this current group of Pittsburgh Steelers can put its name i...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  4. AFC North Power Rankings analysis

    James Walker

    It was a banner week for the AFC North, as the division finished 3-1. Only the Cincinnati Bengals suffered a defeat to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on "Monday Night Football." The results made for another historic week as two AFC North teams fini...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  5. Ben Roethlisberger: Steelers 'very balanced'

    James Walker

    PITTSBURGH -- Will the Pittsburgh Steelers run the football more or pass more now that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is back? That is the question. According to Roethlisberger, the answer is neither. In his first game back from a four-game suspen...

    Blog | October 13, 2010
  6. Video: Ben Roethlisberger reflects

    James Walker

    Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reflects on his troubled past several months and admitted he contemplated giving up football. He was interviewed by ESPN's Merril Hoge, who served as a mentor for Roethlisberger during his s...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  7. Steelers have NFL's best defense

    James Walker

    Mike Tomlin didn't understand the criticism before the season. With the Pittsburgh Steelers without Ben Roethlisberger for the first four games of the season, football experts were writing off his team when all along he knew he had an elite defense t...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  8. Comparing 2010 AFC North predictions

    James Walker's esteemed panel unveiled its 2010 predictions Thursday for each division. But we're going to take it a step further in the AFC North blog. ESPN The Magazine also made its season predictions (via Football Outsiders). So let's compare note...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  9. Scouts Inc.: Ravens third in AFC North

    James Walker

    It's that popular time of year again when football analysts from around the country make NFL predictions. Last week, frequent AFC North blog contributor Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. raised some eyebrows when he predicted the Baltimore Ravens wou...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  10. AFC North evening update: Ochocinco

    James Walker

    Here are the latest happenings Thursday in the AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco has a new cereal coming out called "Ochocincos." ESPN's fantasy football experts debate whether Ochocinco or Michael Crabtree is more valuabl...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  11. The future according to 'Madden 11'

    James Walker

    This AFC North blogger has officially retired from the popular "Madden" video game series. Free time during football season is just too scarce. But this weekend I rented a copy of "Madden 11" for (cough, cough) research purposes. Our community wan...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  12. Morning take: Mike Tomlin staying steady

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Saturday in the AFC North: Head coach Mike Tomlin says he's fine, despite the offseason turmoil surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers. Morning take: Tomlin has the right, even-keeled mentality to handle al...

    Blog | July 10, 2010
  13. How I See It: AFC North Stock Watch

    James Walker

    » NFC Stock Watch: East | West | North | South » AFC: East | West | North | South Posted by's James Walker Falling 1. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh is not playing Steeler football right now -- at least not for four quarters. The...

    Blog | September 29, 2009
  14. Seven-step drop

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker This is the final installment of the seven-step drop to wrap up what has been an amazing football season in the AFC North. Here are seven notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers' 27-23 victory ove...

    Blog | February 02, 2009
  15. Practice report: Steelers

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker TAMPA, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers held their Thursday practice in preparation for Super Bowl XLIII. On behalf of the Pro Football Writers of America, Peter King of Sports Illustrated was allowed to watch the...

    Blog | January 29, 2009
  16. Practice report: Steelers

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker TAMPA, Fla. -- On behalf of the Pro Football Writers of America, Peter King of Sports Illustrated was allowed to watch the full practice of the Pittsburgh Steelers to provide a pool report. Here is a healthy port...

    Blog | January 28, 2009