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  1. Remember last year: Post-draft edition

    James Walker

    Everyone in our community is excited following the conclusion of the 2011 NFL draft. On paper, all four teams did well. But we won't know for sure until these rookies hit the field. With that said, here are some interesting comments from AFC No...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  2. Thoughts on Mike Tomlin's rapid ascension

    James Walker

    With two Super Bowl appearances the past three seasons, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers has quickly placed himself among the NFL's coaching elite. Tomlin finished second in's coaching Power Rankings following four consecutive winni...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  3. Will Steelers soften their stance?

    James Walker

    The Pittsburgh Steelers were last season's poster children for the NFL's increased policing of big hits. As the league's most physical defense, Pittsburgh players were getting fined or suffered questionable flags regularly during their run to Super B...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  4. Morning take: Seymour suspension?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North: Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour will be fined for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. But should he be suspended? Morning take: With the w...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  5. How I See It: AFC North Stock Watch

    James Walker

    FALLING 1. Bruce Arians, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator: Arians did a commendable job of managing the offense during the suspension of franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh wasn't putting up gaudy numbers but played effic...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  6. Walker's weekend mailbag

    James Walker

    Let's see what's in the weekend mailbag. Ben from Alexandria, Va., writes: With this new rule about suspensions for "devastating hits," can we can say goodbye to Ray Lewis and James Harrison and basically everything we love about the AFC North? ...

    Blog | October 23, 2010
  7. Final Word: AFC North

    James Walker

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 7: Ben Roethlisberger hits the road: The Pittsburgh Steelers' franchise quarterback, coming off a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, made his 2010 debut in Week 6 in the comfo...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  8. DE Antwan Odom suspended four games

    James Walker

    Following a two-game losing streak, the news keeps getting worse for the Cincinnati Bengals (2-3). The NFL announced Friday that Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom will be suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhanc...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  9. Ben Roethlisberger 'anxious, excited' for 2010 debut

    James Walker

    Coming off a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, Ben Roethlisberger says he has a mix of emotions heading into Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2010
  10. AFC North update: Ben Roethlisberger

    James Walker

    Here are the latest happenings Tuesday in the AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects Ben Roethlisberger to get a warm reception in the quarterback's first game back from suspension. Cincinnati Bengals receivers Chad Ochocinc...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  11. Seven questions about Ben Roethlisberger

    James Walker

    After a one-month hiatus, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to work this week. Roethlisberger, who was suspended four games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, will make his 2010 debut Oct. 17 against the Clevel...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  12. Ben Roethlisberger set to return from suspension

    James Walker

    Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will rejoin his team on Monday following the completion of his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2010
  13. Steelers make their call at QB

    James Walker

    For weeks, many wondered which two quarterbacks the Pittsburgh Steelers would keep once starter Ben Roethlisberger returned from his four-game suspension. On Saturday, the Steelers made their decision. Pittsburgh announced it placed quarterback...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  14. AFC North update: Ray and Ben

    James Walker

    Here are the latest happenings Wednesday evening in the AFC North: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said he's kept in touch with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during his suspension. Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin was ...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  15. Seven-step drop: Steelers go deep

    James Walker

    Here are seven notes and observations from Week 3 in the AFC North: There were two reasons the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0) knew they would be able to go deep in Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1). The first was the recent suspension...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  16. Morning take: Steelers' D is back

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North: Despite quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's suspension, the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense controls the team's fate. Morning take: If Pittsburgh's D plays lights out like it did in Wee...

    Blog | September 14, 2010