Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Former Cincinnati Bengal John Thornton believes the longer this Mike Brown-Carson Palmer feud goes, the worse it is for the Bengals.
Morning take: I agree that both sides need to establish a resolution. Does Cincinnati really want to enter the NFL draft not knowing if its franchise quarterback will retire?
Ken Murray of the Baltimore Sun points out Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will be more involved in the offense in 2011.
Morning take: This is part of the growing process for Harbaugh, who comes from a defensive and special-teams background. But everything as head coach, including the results of the offense, eventually falls on his desk.
Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review believes the Steelers' underdog status could help against the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.
Morning take: Pittsburgh thrives in this role. The Steelers have felt slighted all season and this will give them something additional to talk about in the final game.
Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository points out the Cleveland Browns passed on drafting Super Bowl quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers.
Morning take: This is further proof the draft is the foundation for good franchises and the bane of bad ones.