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  1. Morning take: Bad day for Ochocinco?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North: Will Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco struggle again with the Pittsburgh Steelers? Morning take: Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau usually takes Ochocinco out ...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  2. Seven-step drop: Troy Polamalu struggles

    James Walker

    Here are some notes and observations from Week 8 in the AFC North: Even Troy Polamalu occasionally has bad games. The Pittsburgh Steelers' do-it-all safety had his worst game in years during Sunday's 20-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Polama...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  3. Joe Flacco finally solves Steelers' defense

    James Walker

    PITTSBURGH -- Whether it's playoffs, regular season, home or away, the Pittsburgh Steelers' complicated defense is the unit Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco usually struggles against most. So when Flacco was in the familiar position of need...

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  4. Morning take: Chad Ochocinco wants blame

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl receiver Chad Ochocinco says blame him for the offensive struggles. Morning take: Credit Ochocinco for trying to take the pressure, but he's not the b...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  5. William Gay, others cash in

    James Walker

    Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay received some heat for his struggles in his first year as a full-time starter. But Gay did receive a nice bonus for his efforts. On Tuesday, the NFL released its list of the top 25 players with performanc...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  6. Breaking down prospects' weaknesses

    James Walker

    Scouting can be harsh. Instead of looking at what prospects do well, the process often puts a heavy emphasis on where players struggle. I spent some time this week going through my 2010 draft guide from Pro Football Weekly, which is a highly re...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  7. Recapping division battles

    James Walker

    Entering the 2009 season, most AFC North fans felt their teams had a favorable draw against the NFC North and AFC West. But during the year, the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns all had their struggles ou...

    Blog | January 04, 2010
  8. Morning take: Ravens struggle on Monday night

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North: The Baltimore Ravens will look to end a five-game losing streak on "Monday Night Football" when they play the Cleveland Browns. Morning take: I never understood why the Ravens ofte...

    Blog | November 13, 2009
  9. Tomlin: Keep bad-mouthing O-line

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker TAMPA, Fla. -- Earlier on Wednesday we asked Scouts Inc. to examine the struggles along the offensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As expected, Pittsburgh's most maligned unit didn't get high praise....

    Blog | January 28, 2009
  10. Quick Take: Eagles 15, Steelers 6

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker The Pittsburgh Steelers' biggest flaw was exposed in Sunday's 15-6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. As it's been well documented for the past two seasons, Pittsburgh often struggles to protect the quarterback. The St...

    Blog | September 21, 2008
  11. Steelers-Browns halftime update

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker CLEVELAND -- It's been a backyard brawl so far in Northeast Ohio. The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the Cleveland Browns 7-0 in a defensive struggle. Here are some first-half notes: There was a lot of feistiness going bet...

    Blog | September 14, 2008
  12. Audibles: AFC North Week 1 preview

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker Houston at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. ET Skinny: The Pittsburgh Steelers have an interesting matchup against Houston. It's well documented that Pittsburgh struggles in pass protection and the Texans have one of the NFL'...

    Blog | September 05, 2008