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Adam Schein Predicts Steelers Will Finish Last In AFC North In 2014


Whenever Adam Schein writes or says something about the Pittsburgh Steelers, his words always seem to create a stir. Tuesday wasn’t any different as the SiriusXM NFL Radio show host and part time NFL.com writer’s prediction for the AFC North is sure to infuriate Steelers fans.

According to Schein, who always seems to throw objectivity out the window when it comes to the Steelers, the Baltimore Ravens will win the AFC North crown in 2014.

Schein’s prediction for the Ravens is as follows:

Baltimore is a playoff team. Despite having just missed the postseason for the first time in his six years at the helm, John Harbaugh is an excellent coach. In fact, I see Harbaugh winning his third division championship. Flacco isn’t feeling the heat like last year — when he signed a nine-figure contract, fresh off a Super Bowl triumph — and should enjoy a solid campaign. I believe in this organization; it’s fantastic, top to bottom. This defense should not only be better than last year’s unit, but better than the group from two years ago that raised the Lombardi Trophy.

Joe Flacco isn’t feeling the heat after throwing 22 interceptions in the first year of his new $120.6 million contract? Ok, whatever you say, Schein. My mistake, Schein also throws objectivity out the window when it comes to the Ravens, too.

Schein has the Cincinnati Bengals finishing second in the division in 2014 and predicts a nine or ten win season for them. While that’s a reasonable throw of the dart, his aim is off when it comes to the Cleveland Browns, who he has finishing ahead of the Steelers. He makes sure, however, to give himself an escape route depending on what ultimately happens with Browns troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon.

As you can clearly tell by now, Schein has the Steelers bringing up the rear in the AFC North in 2014. He lazily points to a potential fallout between quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley in his worst case scenario for the Steelers in 2014. Really? So we’re still talking about that and that’s the best worst case scenario Schein could come up with?

I probably shouldn’t, but I will now close out this post by including Schein’s written prediction for the 2014 Steelers.

This is subject to the Gordon ruling, but I can see Pittsburgh bottoming out this year. I just don’t think they are that good. The great Roethlisberger/Tomlin duo will mask areas of deficiency half the time, allowing Pittsburgh to win seven or eight games.

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  • Burgh Ball

    A village somewhere is missing one of it’s members.. The Idiot… See Adam Schein..

  • John Noh

    Who?

  • steeltown

    I read this earlier, pretty shoddy. I cant believe he even mentioned a Roethlisberger/Haley meltdown

  • Wayne Darby

    And now Adam, go get ya shine box! This guy has been ran off from 2 networks already and could only get a job with the NFL network. Arguably the worst at reporting on the NFL ironically(well outside of espn).

  • Carlos

    Tha Ravens are a “fantastic organization top to bottom”? like one third of their team has had off field issues this pre season and they have the crappiest PR office ever… fantastic? …the rest is just as absurd when he talks about the Steelers, just awful.

  • Bradys_Dad

    The Ravens have had how many guys involved in off-season legal issues? Fantastic Top to Bottom? If he were a car critic he probably would have given the Merkur XR4Ti a 5 star rating too. Gimme a break.

  • Bob Loblaw

    “Sure to infuriate fans.” So it’s just another writer who gets their paycheck by making inflated inflammatory comments. Why even bother responding to them? All it does is feed into the cycle and send more clicks their way.

  • Madi

    I’m amazed he has us winning 7 or 8 games, considering how terrible our RG is.

  • mark arbitrio

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… the good folks here at Steelersdepot do themselves a disservice by posting what Schein, a known hyperbolic blowhard and Steelers hater has to say. He’s a loud talking head with very little football acumen whatsoever who, I actually believe rips the Steelers routinely because he knows it drives up his internet hits and drives reactions on the phone.
    Please, SD — by posting his “opinion,” you feed this imbecile and play right into his hands. I understand this is a blog site but don’t bring it down by posting crap like this.

  • dgh57

    What a complete IDIOT!! Really? Cleveland ends the season ahead of us!!

  • sweep_the_legarrette

    The Steelers always seem to play better when others count them out.

  • JNick

    C’mon man! People make mistakes all the time. Just because the Ravens accounted for 1/3 of the total NFL offseason arrests doesn’t mean they are a bad organization….

    [/sarcasm]

  • SG

    My first thought, exactly.

  • JNick

    Lol
    Adam “Go get your Schein box”. It has a nice ring to it.

  • srdan

    I like it. Just count us out.

  • Lil Smitty

    I won’t click on anything that Schien writes. If this site doesn’t post it than I would have no idea what the lunatic fringe is saying.
    What puzzles me are his win totals. If he has the Steelers finishing last at 7 or 8 wins. That would mean that all the other teams would have a better record. That must mean the AFC South and the NFC South are going to have a lot of losing teams.
    Did he predict Browns to win 9, the Bengals 10, and Ravens 11 or more?
    He is as good of an analyst as Matt Millen was GM.

  • Gautama Om

    “fallout between Ben and Haley” ….lol really???… Schein should be writing for the tabloids rather than analyzing football teams.

  • IndianaSteelerfan

    I would like to predict that Adam Schein will win the dubious distinction as being the worst NFL reporter/journalist in 2014 but he will have to work really hard at beating his competition–Warren Sapp, Pete Prisco and Jason La Canfora. It is going to be a close call but I think that he can do it.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Everyone has their own opinion and we have a lot of questions although I do like the direction we are going it doesnt mean this will be a good season but in a year or 2 watch out…this team will be beastly again. I still think we will have a good year this year but just saying i wouldnt be shocked if we didnt

  • 2443scott

    sometimes you come across a person who you just cant stand and adams one of them i wont comment on his know it all posts because they dont deserve a comment

  • Chad H

    Opinions are like butt holes. Everyone has one and they usually stink!

  • Crazy Bone

    I have the Steelers in 3rd so it is not outrageous to me. I think Schein should have pointed to the Steeler defense which is probably the worst it has been in 10 years or more. I don’t see the Steelers as having improved at all over last year. The DLine should be weaker, the linebackers are no longer a strength, and the team is still heavily dependent on an older Taylor and Troy P.

    I think Schein picked the Steelers for 3rd last year and I remember the outrage then as well. Maybe it is time to accept the personnel is not that strong anymore. The team used to have as many pro bowl players as any in the league. Those days are long gone.

  • Jason White

    Wow that guy is stupid! His level of stupidity is astonishing.

  • Dr. Armstrong

    I would love to see these guys put their money where their mouths are. I get tired of guys like Schein or Sapp just say whatever comes to mind with no actual support or ramifications. Call me Adam if you want to bet on your prediction!

  • Jason White

    I often wonder how the mentally such as Schein and Sapp deficient gain and maintain employment in that field

  • Ben Anderson

    Who cares? Truly, the guy is almost as big an idiot as Bucky Brooks. They both also believe that Tony Romo is an excellent QB.

  • Pitfan0513

    Dude’s a jagoff!

  • johnhoien

    Sometimes you read this stuff and think, get a job doing something else! Waste of cyber space/ time. Steelers take the Division, bungles#2, the ravens3, browns4

  • Matt Manzo

    His reasoning is absurd!

  • Abed Medawar

    say it a few times so he goes off like Tommy did in the movie lol. then we can get rid of him once and for all.

  • Abed Medawar

    he doesn’t have anything else to go on. he’s a POS.

  • superfan

    Fallout between Roethlisberger and Haley? Wow! What timely and relevant insight. I wonder what his thoughts are about the Steelers losing Mike Wallace? What about replacing Casey Hampton at nose tackle? You know, this new coach Mike Tomlin is an interesting choice. I wonder if Schein can weigh in on him?

  • Shea Fahr

    The Hornet’s Nest has officially been poked…

  • ATL96STEELER

    Strong fan base…great way to get hits on the internet.

  • Steve

    The last paragraph need enlarged and posted in the Steelers locker room.

  • treeher

    Well, his analysis was off and so is yours. Steelers upgraded running backs with acquisition of Blount and draft of Archer (who doubles as a receiver). They upgraded OL with Coach Munchak and return of Pouncey who missed all of 2013. They upgraded WR with great speed and talent all around and made an even veteran switch with Cotchery/Moore. They upgraded DL with Tuitt who truly is a first rounder if he had not been injured, and upgraded LB with #1 Shazier, acquisition of Moats, and return of Spence. The only weak link is DB, but they acquired Moore who will have a breakout year and Polamalu will return to his natural position instead of LB support. Oh, and they will upgrade their punter no matter who they put on the field.

  • CrazyTerry

    The guy doesn’t even get the Steelers weak point right. He talks about the offense when the weak point is obviously the defense. And even then, they are still far better than the Browns. I don’t see the Ravens as any better either.

  • Kenneth Wilt

    When I see that he has written something about the Steelers my reaction is always the same….whatever.

  • WilliamSekinger

    … Never mind …

  • Mark

    Agreed.

  • Mark

    Everyone will be angry with your comments…but me. I totally agree with you.

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    What’s a Schein? If he is a writer. He must be shooting to be the most irrelevant idiot in sports media next to Skip Bayless

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    Here is your proof someone mailed in a non-researched piece of garbage. Go back to the rock you’ve been living under.

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    Dear Dave Bryan, Steeler fans don’t get “stirred up” by someone who doesn’t know football. Steeler fans feel for dimwits like nobodies like….what was his name? Nevermind. Who cares.

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    I think Schein had the Yugo as car of the decade back in…..

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    This doesn’t count.

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    I don’t think he can count.

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    Hey, every POS resent you lumping him in with them.

  • Bradys_Dad

    The rear defoggers were standard to keep your hands warm while pushing

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    Looks as if everyone has an opinion the same as A*holes. But apparently Schein must have double amount of a*holes. Greedy bastardo. Just because he has 2 doesn’t mean he can have an opinion that has any worth or value.

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    See my above posts. We are on the same page.

  • http://znk.cz Jakub Seamus Kelly

    bra Schein put a 1000 on it.

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    The Steelers had a couple players give a couple games away. A step out of bounds by Brown on what would have been a winning TD vs Miami after playing the entire season without Pouncey. And your shared wisdom and perceived great football knowledge you share with Schein hinged on an NFL admitted blown call and KC kicker Succup missing a gimme. Those 2 obvious end of season blunders do not make either of you a genius. Even with the refs blowing that call. Even with Succup whiffing. Even with Brown stepping out of bounds. Schein was wrong. The Steelers finished second in their division. Schein’s stupidity as well as you wanting the world to know you are as smart as he thinks he is can’t change the fact the Steelers finished second in the North.

    Hurry up. I’m sure he has room for you and your Schein fanclub of one under that rock he lives under.

    Hurry on now.

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    In the movie Forrest Gump. Schein, crazy bone, and Mark are who Forrest’s mama was talkin bout when she said, “Stupid is, as stupid does.”

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    His reasoning lacks reason.

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    The hornets are too busy to worry about stupid talk about Flacco and Dalton as the best QBs in the North or laughers such as a Manziel/Hoyer led Browns team can finish ahead of any Ben led Steelers team. They would stir up more hornets talking smack about Mrs. Roethlisberger or the Trolley from Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.

    This is such garbage.

  • AwakenedAngryAmerican

    Or Ginger Dalton’s Bengals.

  • Shea Fahr

    Not what I meant but thanks for the elaboration.

  • srdan

    lmao

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/JohnnyLoose Johnny Loose

    Not to mention our Running backs are sub-par. After losing Mendenhall in FA we are left with Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer and Barron Batch. Maybe if they were to bring in someone like LSH or Felix Jones it would help out our depth.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/JohnnyLoose Johnny Loose

    Well, with that attitude I predict Schein finishes last in his fantasy league this season. What a Jagoff

  • Bill Kniess

    so Ben gets injured and they finish last and 3 yrs. from now everybody forgets Ben was out and he can just say he called it…wow. I like Baltimore….they play Steelers’ football…read that right to left….it’s called Steelers’ football.

    “If I could live my life over, I’d be a football player, and you damn well better believe I’d be a Pittsburgh Steeler!” — Jack

  • http://suspect5.bandcamp.com/ HardPunkKore

    He probobly would have loved the Dawoo cars too.

  • Andy Pappas

    Attn Dave Bryan. The guy you wrote the article about is NOT a host on a Sirius XM NFL radio show. The tool is on another network.

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    Adam who?

  • hanjonquin

    That is hilarious my comrade

  • westcoasteeler

    Rapoports basement?

  • Bill Kniess

    yup..that’s all it is

  • Bill Kniess

    Nope…just have the boys walk by the 6 Lombardi’s…coach gets up and says…. You call yourself a football player? No. You get one of these…your a football player. You play Steelers’ football you get one of these.

  • Steve

    Bill – Only problem there is many Great player never played in a Super Bowl. It does not make them any less of a player, not playing in a Super Bowl, but they will be in the HOF, and that is all that matters.
    Then on the other hand there have been a lot of mediocre players that won the Super Bowl and were Great at bringing their skills together to win it all. A Great Coach can make player better that may have been mediocre if in some other organization.

  • Josh Knepshield

    First, we HAVE to get Tommy Maddox out of town.

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