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  1. AFC North mailbag

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker Let's dig into the AFC North mailbag. Tyson from East Greenbush, N.Y., writes: Hey there James, do you see any AFC North rookies winning Rookie of the Year on either offense or defense? James Walker: Not this...

    Blog | July 20, 2009
  2. Rookie QB Ryan out, Flacco up next

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker MIAMI --"Matty Ice" didn't look so smooth Saturday in his playoff debut. "Joe Cool" is up next on Sunday. As football analysts and former players have said this week, the postseason differs from the regular season. T...

    Blog | January 03, 2009
  3. Morning take: Ryan beats Flacco for ROY

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan wins the 2008 Rookie of the Year award over fellow first-year signal-caller Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Rav...

    Blog | December 31, 2008
  4. Rex Ryan praises QB Ryan Tannehill

    James Walker

    DAVIE, Fla. -- Rex Ryan's defenses have confused and battered a lot of rookie quarterbacks over the years. The New York Jets head coach will try to add Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick Ryan Tannehill to the list Sunday in a big AFC East showdown...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  5. Five rookie free agents to watch

    James Walker

    With the NFL lockout possibly reaching its conclusion, it's time to look ahead to what should be a very wild period in free agency. Part of it will consists of rookie free agents who went undrafted this past April. Every year, several college play...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  6. Cleveland Browns schedule analysis

    James Walker

    Breakdown: The Cleveland Browns have the toughest strength of schedule in the AFC North. But it's only 19th overall in the NFL, which gives the Browns a chance to improve on last year's 5-11 record. Cleveland rookie head coach Pat Shurmur has a go...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  7. Thought of the Day: Browns sleeper?

    James Walker

    Recently some of the biggest sleepers in the NFL have come from the AFC North. Two years ago, it was the Baltimore Ravens led by then-rookie quarterback Joe Flacco, who led his team to the AFC title game. Last season it was the Cincinnati Bengals,...

    Blog | August 24, 2010
  8. AFC North rookies showing up early

    James Walker

    Many AFC North fans were excited about their teams following April's NFL draft. This summer, several of those rookies are proving their worth early in the preseason. In no particular order, here are the top first-year performers so far: Jordan ...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  9. AFC North rookie surprises

    James Walker

    Every year there are rookies around the league who, seemingly out of nowhere, quickly develop and contribute to their respective teams. Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and 2009 third-round pick Mike Wallace was a perfect example last season. So who c...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  10. Ravens' Oher getting work at LT

    James Walker

    Baltimore Ravens second-year standout Michael Oher opened mandatory minicamp Friday getting work at left tackle. This was an interesting yet predictable move after Oher's stellar rookie year, combined with Jared Gaither entering the final year of his...

    Blog | May 07, 2010
  11. AFC North draft rewind

    James Walker

    Examining the draft classes of each division team. Baltimore Ravens Oher Best rookie: First-round pick Michael Oher is not only Baltimore's top rookie, but he's one of the best first-year players in the NFL. He solidified the right tackle posi...

    Blog | December 23, 2009
  12. Q&A with Joe Flacco

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Just one year ago, Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens was a rookie third-string quarterback coming from a small-school program at the University of Delaware. But he found instant success in 2...

    Blog | May 12, 2009
  13. AFC bullies swoop into postseason party

    James Walker

    AP Photo/Rob Carr Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco was part of the winning formula Sunday and all year long in turning around the Ravens and getting them into the playoffs. Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker BALTIMORE -- The NFL's ...

    Blog | December 28, 2008
  14. Coach of the year debate

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham, James Walker and Pat Yasinskas The debate over who should be the NFL's coach of the year begins with three rookies who assumed control of woebegone teams and brought them back to relevancy. Atlanta Falcons coach Mi...

    Blog | December 25, 2008
  15. Morning take: Tomlin ready for Year 2

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker Here is your one-stop shopping for the best stories around the AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks to build on last year's successful rookie campaign in 2008. But it comes with a myriad of dis...

    Blog | July 24, 2008
  16. A look at AFC North QB contracts

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco got a five-year contract worth up to $30 million last week to sign with the Baltimore Ravens. But if Flacco wins the job, he would still be at the bottom of AFC North starting quarterbac...

    Blog | July 21, 2008