AFC North - Devious Plots

Future Browns player? Pittsburgh Steelers look to put him on the street. - Jamie Sabau

Judging our AFC North opponents´ depth charts.

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What are our devious adversaries up to this week? Probably counting their chickens, and making sure none of them lays golden eggs. Meaning what? Meaning, what malicious schemes do they have cooked up stacking their depth charts into the Netherlands. Netherlands? Well, you know, the creep charts. 4th, 5th and 6th on the depth chart. In the Ravens case, for one poor guy, even 7th. Basically recycling some top talent out of the NFL. Dispensing of them, by making them think they lucked out, just a little more, than the chumps, by letting them sniff the hoses of NFL superstardom. The champs to chumps program. From amateur to professional to retirement in record time. Probably just fast enough so they don´t second guess, why they passed up those honors classes and chose Bowling 103. Of course any Browns opponent must have a particularly villainous plan cooked up, to lure athletes into the lower tax brackets. And they do. The Steelers have to make it look like they´re ready to replace their old folks home of a starting roster, that´s why 2nd and 3rd on the depth chart looks particularly encouraging. Apart from four excellent players, so ridiculously far back in the depth chart, someone is going to jail, everyone else sucks, because they know they will suck this year, if the direct back-ups don´t push the starters out. Like any well managed post recession team, they don´t fail to manage failure as well as they would success. The Bengals, following two playoff appearances and some very confident drafts, you know, drafting like you´re entitled, are on the clock. Thus their entire training camp roster of 90 men, appears stocked. What´s wrong with that? Well, only 56 make it, remember? The Ravens, coming off of a Super Bowl, need an excuse, because they sense, without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, they weren´t nearly geared up for a Championship run. They´re not apologizing, they will make it very evident, so they can corner the blame themselves, rather than be laughed at. Thus they´re camp invites are ridiculously inadequate to contend for a defending Super Bowl champion roster. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But, are the Browns better, cast the first stone and all...Well, yeah, the Browns are a reputable franchise.

Pittsburgh Steelers:

4th on depth chart, offense:

#3, QB John Parker Wilson, veteran Jacksonville Jaguars, 5th year.

#34, RB LaRod Stephens Howling, veteran Arizona Cardinals, 5th year.

#82, TE Jamie McCoy, veteran Pittsburgh Steelers, 4th year.

#18, WR David Gilreath, veteran Pittsburgh Steelers, 2nd year.

#14 WR Derek Moye, veteran Pittsburgh Steelers, 2nd year.

5th on depth chart, offense:

#20 RB Baron Batch, 7th round Pittsburgh Steelers, 3rd year.

#47 TE Peter Tuitupou, rookie Pittsburgh Steelers.

#17 WR J.D. Woods, rookie Pittsburgh Steelers.

#19 WR Kashif Moore, veteran Indianapolis Colts, 2nd year.

6th on depth chart, offense:

#13 WR Reggie Dunn, rookie Pittsburgh Steelers.

4th on depth chart, defense:

#69 DE Brian Arnfelt, rookie Pittsburgh Steelers.

#71 NG Omar Hunter, rookie Pittsburgh Steelers.

#48 LB Kion Wilson, veteran Carolina Panthers, 4th year.

#47 LB Brian Rolle, veteran Philadelphia Eagles, 3rd year.

#41 CB Ross Ventrone, veteran New England Patriots, 4th year.

#35 CB Josh Victorian, veteran Pittsburgh Steelers, 3rd year.

5th on depth chart, defense:

#45 LB Alan Baxter, rookie Pittsburgh Steelers.

#00 CB Nigel Malone, rookie Pittsburgh Steelers.

Studs: LaRod Stephens Howling; Derek Moye; Baron Batch; Reggie Dunn; Brian Arnfelt; Omar Hunter; Kion Wilson; Brian Rolle;

Duds: John Parker Wilson; Jamie McCoy; David Gilreath; Peter Tuitupou; J.D. Woods; Kashif Moore; Ross Ventrone; Josh Victorian; Alan Baxter; Nigel Malone;

Derek Moye, Penn State:


Baron Batch, Texas Tech:


Reggie Dunn, Utah:


Brian Rolle, Ohio State:

Cincinnati Bengals:

4th on depth chart, offense:

#5 QB Zac Robinson, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 4th year.

#30 RB Cedric Peerman, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 5th year.

#80 TE Orson Charles, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 2nd year.

#88 WR Ryan Whalen, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 3rd year.

#11 WR Dane Sanzenbacher, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 3rd year.

5th on depth chart, offense:

#34 RB Dan Herron, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 2nd year.

#89 TE Richard Quinn, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 5th year.

#86 WR Roy Roundtree, rookie Cincinnati Bengals.

#17 WR Tyrone Goard, rookie Cincinnati Bengals.

6th on depth chart, offense:

#39 WR Taveon Rogers, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 2nd year.

4th on depth chart, defense:

#69 DE DeQuin Evans, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 3rd year.

#53 LB Bruce Taylor, rookie Cincinnati Bengals.

#59 LB Emmanuel Lamur, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 2nd year.

#37 CB Chris Lewis-Harris, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 2nd year.

#44 SS Tony Dye, veteran Cincinnati Bengals, 2nd year.

5th on depth chart, defense:

#54 LB Jayson DiManche, rookie Cincinnati Bengals.

#47 CB Terrence Brown, rookie Cincinnati Bengals.

#22 CB Troy Stoudermire, rookie Cincinnati Bengals.

Studs: Cedric Peerman; Orson Charles; Ryan Whalen; Dane Sanzenbacher; Roy Roundtree; Taveon Rogers; Jayson DiManche; Terrence Brown;

Duds: Zac Robinson; Dan Herron; Richard Quinn; Tyrone Goard; DeQuin Evans; Bruce Taylor; Emmanuel Lamur; Chris Lewis-Harris; Tony Dye; Troy Stoudermire;

Ryan Whalen, Stanford:


Dane Sanzenbacher, Ohio State:


Roy Roundtree, Michigan:


Baltimore Ravens:

4th on depth chart, offense:

#85 TE Matt Furstenburg, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

#13 WR Gerrard Sheppard, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

#15 WR LaQuan Williams, veteran Baltimore Ravens, 3rd year.

#64 OT Rogers Gaines, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

#63 OT Joe Unga, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

5th on depth chart, offense:

#86 TE Billy Bajema, veteran Baltimore Ravens, 9th year.

#80 WR Aaron Mellette, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

#3 WR Omarius Hines, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

6th on depth chart, offense:

#14 WR Marlon Brown, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

7th on depth chart, offense:

#18 WR Rashaad Carter, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

8th on depth chart, offense:

#6 WR Marcus Rivers, veteran Green Bay Packers, 2nd year.

4th on depth chart, defense:

#64 DE Will Pericak, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

#54 LB Adrian Hamilton, veteran Baltimore Ravens, 2nd year.

#48 LB Brandon Copeland, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

#51 LB Daryl Smith, veteran Jacksonville Jaguars, 10th year.

#49 LB D.J. Bryant, veteran Baltimore Ravens, 2nd year.

#34 CB Moe Lee, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

#36 CB Marc Anthony, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

#39 FS Gary Walker, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

#28 SS Brynden Trawick, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

5th on depth chart, defense:

#45, LB Meshak Williams, rookie Baltimore Ravens.

Studs: Matt Furstenburg; Gerrard Sheppard; Billy Bajema; Rashaad Carter; Will Pericak;

Duds: LaQuan Williams; Roger Gaines; Joe Unga; Aaron Mellette; Omarius Hines; Marlon Brown; Marcus Rivers; Adrian Hamilton; Brandon Copeland; Daryl Smith; D.J. Bryant; Moe Lee; Marc Anthony; Gary Walker; Brynden Trawick; Meshak Williams;

Matt Furstenburg, Maryland:


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