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Aug 5, 2013

Everyone loves when @SteelersDepot comes on the WFNY podcast. Yes, he's a Steelers blogger, but his knowledge of the AFC North is gigantic. He's as dedicated to it as anyone in the world, I think. So, when I want to find out what's happening around the division, it's an obvious call. Drop him a compliment on Twitter Browns fans. @Steelersdepot

  • Dave Bryan from the Steelers Depot talking AFC North football
  • Backhanded compliments for Dave
  • Browns training camp practices setting records
  • Michael Lombardi and what he knows
  • Davone Bess and how big a move that is for the Browns
  • Ray Horton and how good a corner he can be
  • Is it a crime not to spend for the Browns with holes?
  • Saving money for franchise quarterbacks
  • Alex Mack’s extension and when that will get done
  • T.J. Ward extension and whether the Browns will get that done
  • Losing Phil Dawson and whether or not Browns fans are crazy to be so big on Dawson
  • The Bengals and whether they’ve peaked with Andy Dalton
  • Can Andy Dalton do what it takes to win a few games?
  • A.J. Green is easily the best receiver in the AFC North
  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis is a plodder and not a feature back
  • James Harrison with the Bengals is like Willie McGinest was with the Browns
  • Rey Maualuga and whether he can finally put it together
  • Jayson DiManche and whether he can be a pleasant surprise for the Bengals
  • Ozzie Newsome filling in the defensive holes and lucking into Elvis Dumervil
  • Replacing Paul Kruger and Anquan Boldin
  • Torrey Smith picking up the slack for Anquan Boldin and Dennis Pitta
  • The Ravens are worse than they were last year
  • Super Bowl hangover real?
  • Does ten wins take the division?
  • Offensive line in Pittsburgh is the biggest question mark
  • Losing Mike Wallace isn’t insignificant, but they’re OK with Antonio Brown
  • Ben Roethlisberger and staying healthy
  • The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line running against the AFC North is what the Steelers will try to do
  • Heath Miller is a huge loss for the Steelers for at least the first four weeks it looks like
  • Can the Steelers defense stay healthy?
  • The loss of Casey Hampton and whether his replacement can fill the hole
  • LaMarr Woodley and his conditioning and shape
  • Shamarko Thomas and how quickly he can contribute
  • Third safety in some big nickel packages
  • Shamarko Thomas learning from Troy Polamalu
  • Shamarknado and how the Steelers could carry five safeties
  • Steelers fans that think Dick LeBeau needs to hang it up
  • Tracking explosive plays and test the correlation with winning percentage
  • Ranking the AFC North
  • Setting expectations for the Browns
  • Bengals are probably better but they can’t run away with it