Category: AFC North

Bernard Pollard: “We can’t keep asking our offense to score 35 points per game”

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

This past weekend the Baltimore Ravens snuck away with a win against the Dallas Cowboys and moved to 5-1 on the season. It came at a price though. The team's emotional leader and legend, Ray Lewis, was lost for the season with a torn triceps. That's not the only loss ...

Brandon Weeden Says There Is Something Special Brewing in Cleveland

Friday, October 5th, 2012

After April's draft their was a lot of excitement in Cleveland when it came to the Browns. With two first round picks, the Browns upgraded two key positions on offense with running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden. Flash forward to October and that excitement has quelled as the ...

Marvin Lewis On Art Modell, Chad Johnson and Ray Rice

Monday, September 10th, 2012

The Cincinnati Bengals haven't made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons since 1982 and they haven't won a playoff game since 1990. With that in mind, you'd think Marvin Lewis is probably on the hot seat entering the year. After all, Lewis has had nine years to get this franchise on ...

Ben Roethlisberger on Those who Think the Steelers Don’t Need Mike Wallace: “They’re Crazy.”

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

It's taken nearly a decade, but Ben Roethlisberger appears to have turned the corner in terms of maturity and leadership. At age 30, he's a two-time Super Bowl winner who now can more comfortably be the leader of the Pittsburgh Steelers now that Hines Ward is retired. With a new ...

Isaac Redman Is Ready to Carry the Load in the Steelers Backfield

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

It was just three years ago when Isaac Redman was an overlooked running back coming out of Division II Bowie State. Despite being the school's all-time leading rusher, the 6-foot bowling ball went undrafted. Redman didn't let that get to him. Instead, Ike has worked at his craft and has slowly worked ...

Marvin Lewis: “Whatever momentum there was last year was there last year, and this is a new start”

Monday, July 30th, 2012

It was just one season ago when the Bengals surprised a lot of people by making it to the playoffs before being eliminated by the Houston Texans. With a rookie quarterback in Andy Dalton and a rookie wide receiver in A.J. Green leading the way on offense, the Bengals won ...

Pat Shurmur Won’t Announce When He’s Naming His Starting Quarterback

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Pat Shurmur’s first season as a head coach in the NFL was brutal.   The Browns were 4-12, lost their last six games, and with 218 points they scored the third least points in the NFL.  Shurmur came in to Cleveland with an offensive background, but quite honestly he was ...

Ray Rice Talks about Removing Himself from Contract Discussions, Praises Joe Flacco

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ray Rice is coming off a year in which he racked up over 2,000 yards from scrimmage to go along with 15 touchdowns. At only 25, he's clearly one of the league's best offensive players. And yet because he's a running back, Rice is having a hell of a time ...

Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Christian Ponder is Confident in his Offensive Line, Adrian Peterson’s Determination and the Value of OTAs

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Christian Ponder didn't exactly rock anyone's world as a rookie in charge of the Minnesota Vikings' offense in 2011. But in Ponder's defense, it was a tough situation. Not only were the Vikings a team in transition, but, due to the lockout, they also didn't have an offseason to properly ...

Troy Polamalu on Leadership, Concussions and Junior Seau’s Suicide

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't exactly entering a new era, but things are certainly changing in Steel City. Several veterans are gone, and the offense is being overhauled by new coordinator Todd Haley. That said, the key cogs are still in place on defense, and 31-year-old safety Troy Polamalu is making ...