Morning take: Ochocinco to New England?

Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:

  • Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco tweeted that he would enjoy playing for the New England Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick.

Morning take: Ochocinco is under contract for 2011, but do not rule out the possibility of a trade or him being released. It appears Ochocinco's mind is already thinking of playing elsewhere.

Morning take: There are a few areas to upgrade, such as right tackle. But the biggest priority will be keeping their own free agents, particularly Pro Bowl defensive lineman Haloti Ngata.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is stepping up his game in the playoffs.

Morning take: Playing next to Troy Polamalu means Clark will get very little credit. But his pick of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was a huge play last week.

  • How will former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll do in the same job with the Miami Dolphins?

Morning take: Daboll didn't do well in Cleveland, especially with in-game adjustments. But to be fair, he also didn't have much offensive talent to work with.