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  1. Stevan Ridley: 'Ball can't be on the ground'

    James Walker

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- What was the biggest lesson New England Patriots tailback Stevan Ridley learned in his rookie year? "The ball can't be on the ground," Ridley said bluntly Wednesday. "That's no secret. Fumbles will have you on the bench." R...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  2. Brees surpasses Brady in annual salary

    James Walker

    There is a new sheriff in town -- at least monetarily. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees surpassed three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady in average annual salary with this week's new five-year, $100 million contract. Brees will average ...

    Blog | July 14, 2012
  3. Patriots lead charge in 'Year of Tight End'

    James Walker

    The 2011 season was the "Year of the Quarterback." Apparently, there is momentum to label 2012 the "Year of the Tight End." NFC West blogger Mike Sando did a nice job pointing out how much the impact at the position has grown. In 2010, for example...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  4. Should Dolphins be upset with Parcells?

    James Walker

    Former Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells says he would be a "hypocrite" if he doesn't think about returning to the sidelines as head coach of the New Orleans Saints. But, just last year, Parcells walked out on the Miami Dolphins with one year le...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  5. Patriots picking No. 27, No. 31 in draft

    James Walker

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It's official: Following Sunday's Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants, the New England Patriots secured the 31st overall pick in April's NFL draft. The Patriots also have the No. 27 pick via last year's trade with the New Orleans S...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  6. Tom Brady is third most powerful athlete

    James Walker

    A Super Bowl appearance isn't the only thing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady currently has going for him. Bloomberg Businessweek did an in-depth ranking system of the most powerful athletes in 2012. Brady was right at the top. He ranked...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  7. Poll: Who is the new Super Bowl favorite?

    James Walker

    Many thought the Green Bay Packers would run through the playoffs and win back-to-back championships after going 15-1 in the regular season. Those that didn't like Green Bay probably thought the New Orleans Saints had a good shot at winning it all. ...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  8. More evidence Steelers need CB help

    James Walker

    With the reigning AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers thin at cornerback and Ike Taylor about to hit free agency, we have more statistical evidence why it's vital for Pittsburgh to address this need in the offseason. According to ESPN's Stats and Inf...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  9. AFC North Week 16 decisive moment

    James Walker

    The Cleveland Browns tried a remake of a key play from Super Bowl XLIV in Week 16. But Cleveland didn't get the same results the defending champion New Orleans Saints had against the Indianapolis Colts. Down three points at halftime to the Baltimo...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  10. AFC North High Energy Player of the Week

    James Walker

    A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 15. It was a throwback kind of game for the Baltimore Ravens' offense in Week 15. Ray Rice left. Rice right. Rice catch. Rice touchdown. Then repeat. Baltimore went back to its...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  11. AFC North Week 15 decisive moment

    James Walker

    It wasn't the prettiest or most exciting play in the Baltimore Ravens' landmark win Sunday over the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints. But it was the most symbolic. With Baltimore leading by a field goal and needing a late fourth-qu...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  12. Wrap-up: Saints 34, Bengals 30

    James Walker

    Here are some thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 34-30 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals: What it means: Despite a solid effort, the Bengals fell to 2-10 and extended their losing streak to an NFL-high nine games. Cincinnati is now battling ...

    Blog | December 05, 2010
  13. Bengals vs. Saints officially blacked out

    James Walker

    As expected, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that Sunday's game against the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints will be blacked out. The Bengals failed to sell out the game this week at Paul Brown Stadium and, as a result, it will no...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  14. Five things we learned about the Steelers

    James Walker

    NEW ORLEANS -- With the past two Super Bowl champions facing off in prime time, you were bound to learn something. The Pittsburgh Steelers found out plenty Sunday night during a 20-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Many rated Pittsburgh as the be...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  15. Morning take: Saints following '09 Steelers?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Sunday in the AFC North: Are the reigning champion New Orleans Saints (4-3) having the same hangover as the 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers? Morning take: So far it looks that way. New Orleans has injury and co...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  16. Is Steelers' Ziggy Hood ready?

    James Walker

    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin noticed Ziggy Hood at the training facility early Tuesday -- the team's off day -- getting extra work. Without anyone saying a word, Hood knows the increased responsibility and big shoes he must fill this weeken...

    Blog | October 29, 2010