Category Archives: AFC NORTH

Cleveland #Browns: Every Position Analyzed As the Browns Head Into Summer Break

 

Baltimore #Ravens: Ravens Defense Features Interchangable Safeties in Michael Huff and Matt Elam

Huff and Elam are expected to replace Reed and Pollard on the depth chart, but all indications are that they will be used differently than their predecessors. While neither has the Hall-of-Fame range of Reed, both seem capable of playing a free-safety-type role.

That could allow the Ravens to use Huff and Elam interchangeably and to be more creative with their coverages in the secondary.

Baltimore #Ravens: Will the Ravens Ask FB Vonta Leach to Take a Paycut?

RAVENS: The Ravens are expected to ask Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach to take a pay cut, according to The Baltimore Sun. Leach is scheduled to make $3 million this season and has a $4.33 million salary-cap number.

Source: AFC North Blog

Baltimore # Ravens: After the Daryl Smith Deal the Ravens are $3.583 Mil. Under the Cap

Inside linebacker Daryl Smith has $1.125 million salary-cap figure

Following their one-year contract with inside linebacker Daryl Smith, the Ravens are now $3.583 million under the NFL salary cap limit of $123 million.

Source: BaltimoreRavens.com

Baltimore Ravens: Will Jacoby Jones Do What It Takes to be the Ravens #2 Receiver?

Jacoby Jones has the #2 job if he wants it, but he must prove he wants it. Jones is Baltimore’s most experienced receiver: he has been in the league for 7 years, compared to Smith’s 3 years of experience. He excelled as our kick returner last year, and impressed the world with his 11-second, 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in last year’s super bowl. These are all reasons to believe Jones is our #2 guy. He’s fast and can read opponents’ moves well before a play develops. His intuition is remarkable, something that only comes with playing in the pros for as long as he has.

Source: Baltimore Beatdown

A Look Back at the 1988 Cincinnati Bengals

A quarter of a century ago, the Cincinnati Bengals fielded the best team in franchise history. We do a brief reflection in a few posts, honoring this great squad.

For those of us that are placed in between the “millennial” and “generation X”, our football viewership has likely been limited to the 1990s up to the present day. One of the best and most exciting teams of that era was the Kurt Warner-led St. Louis Rams that dominated the NFL from roughly 1999-2002. Aside from the feel-good stories surrounding one the NFL’s true good guys in Warner, the eye-popping numbers put up by the offense known as “The Greatest Show on Turf” made for must-watch football.

Source: Cincy Jungle

Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Tomlin Talk About Taking Precautions After Mike Adams Stabbing Incident

“It goes beyond the team,” Tomlin said. “I think as members of the community, we need to recognize that there are some things going on, on the South Side, that make it a dangerous place, particularly after hours. We all need to take proper precautions. Hopefully as a community we will take the steps necessary to assure that this doesn’t happen to anyone else, whether it’s as a Pittsburgh Steeler or not.”

-Mike Tomlin

Source: Tribune Review

Green Bay Packers: Can Randall Cobb Become a Top-10 Receiver in the NFL in 2013?

Randall Cobb went from an exciting player for the Green Bay Packers with potential in 2011 to a legitimate superstar in the making during the 2012 season. It wasn’t just his 80 receptions for 954 yards and eight touchdowns that Cobb recorded last year, either.

With fellow receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings retiring and signing with the Minnesota Vikings respectively, the time is now for Cobb to step up. He’s been given the perfect opportunity to become the option at receiver for the Packers.

It was a little bit of everything that Cobb did last year that proved that he can become a top 10 wide receiver this upcoming season. Let’s break down exactly how Cobb will become one of the best receivers in the league this upcoming season.

Source: Bleacher Report

Pittsburgh Steelers: One Arrest Made in the Stabbing of Steelers OT Mike Adams

A Hazelwood man was arrested Monday on charges stemming from the stabbing of Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams during an attempted carjacking.

Michael C. Paranay, 25, is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related crimes for the incident that occurred about 2:55 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of East Carson and South 17th streets in the South Side, said police Lt. Kevin Kraus, acting commander of Pittsburgh’s Major Crimes squad.

Source: Triblive.com

Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers Sign Jarvis Jones to a 4-Year Deal

 

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