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  1. Can Dalton, McCoy close AFC North gap?

    James Walker

    Since the AFC North was created during the 2002 realignment, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens have been the biggest bullies within the conference. Those teams have combined for seven division titles in the past nine seasons. With new e...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  2. Scouts Inc. explains Browns' No. 32 ranking

    James Walker

    We heard a lot of barking from the Dawgpound when Scouts Inc. recently ranked the Cleveland Browns dead last in the NFL and a prime candidate for the No. 1 overall pick in 2012. This week the AFC North blog caught up with Scouts Inc.'s Matt Willia...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  3. Browns have a lot riding on Colt McCoy

    James Walker

    BEREA, Ohio -- It felt as if there was a changing of the guard at the Cleveland Browns' training facility this week. After talking it over with president Mike Holmgren and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, Browns head coach Eric Mangini named rooki...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  4. Can anyone defend the pass?

    James Walker

    In one of the most unpredictable seasons in recent memory, one thing is clear in the AFC North: Pass defense is the division's Achilles' heel. An 0-4 Week 10 highlighted the AFC North's secondary woes. Whether it was Tom Brady picking apart the Pi...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  5. 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
  6. Take your pick recap

    James Walker

    We had another interesting "Take your pick" this week. We asked which AFC North team will have the best offense in 2010? Our community made a case for all four teams. Yes, even the Cleveland Browns. Here are some responses from our division inb...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  7. AFC North mailbag

    James Walker

    Let's see what's in the mailbag this week. Bill R. from Bellefontaine, Ohio, wants to know if Johnathan Joseph, Cedric Benson and head coach Marvin Lewis will all be re-signed next season. James Walker: Good question, Bill. This is the final ye...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  8. Scouts Inc. on Cory Redding

    James Walker

    In addition to the blockbuster trade to land receiver Anquan Boldin, the Baltimore Ravens recently filled another hole in signing free-agent defensive lineman Cory Redding. Baltimore inked Redding to a two-year deal to add depth to a previously thin ...

    Blog | March 29, 2010
  9. AFC North: Got offense?

    James Walker

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Three of the NFL's top five defenses were from the AFC North last season. Therefore, don't expect any major turnover defensively from the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers. But when it comes to offenses i...

    Blog | February 25, 2010
  10. Is the AFC North outdated?

    James Walker

    If you look at various rule changes over the years and the two teams playing in Super Bowl XLIV, one thing is clear: The NFL wants offense and scoring -- and plenty of it. So what does this mean for the future of the AFC North? It's one of t...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  11. Scouts Inc. on AFC North's top performers

    James Walker

    We tapped into Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson to assess three terrific Week 15 performances in the AFC North: Harrison Small man, big game Cleveland Browns tailback Jerome Harrison rushed for 286 yards -- the third most all time -- in a 4...

    Blog | December 22, 2009
  12. AFC North playoff forecast

    James Walker

    It's obvious that the AFC North is one of the stronger divisions in football. The Cincinnati Bengals (7-2), Baltimore Ravens (5-4) and defending champion Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) have winning records, star power, good quarterback play and hard-n...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  13. Forecasting the Browns' starting quarterback

    James Walker

    Getty Images Arguably the biggest decision facing the new regime in Cleveland this offseason is whether to name Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn the starting quarterback. Posted by's James Wa...

    Blog | June 15, 2009
  14. Jackson seeks leadership role in Cleveland

    James Walker

    Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Cleveland's D'Qwell Jackson, who led the NFL in tackles last season, is looking to assert himself as more of a leader on defense in 2009. Posted by's Ja...

    Blog | June 03, 2009
  15. On the Clock: Cleveland Browns

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker Team needs: Linebacker, receiver, defensive line Scott Boehm/Getty Images Because it's unlikely Aaron Curry will be on the board, the Browns should consider ...

    Blog | April 13, 2009
  16. Scouts Inc.: Does T.O. fit in the AFC North?

    James Walker

    Posted by Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson Is Terrell Owens a fit for any of the four AFC North teams? Let's examine each situation. Pittsburgh Steelers: Nate Washington just signed with Tennessee and Limas Sweed is unproven, so there is a wide...

    Blog | March 05, 2009