Morning take: Gruden and Palmer?

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

Morning take: The biggest question is who is the quarterback. Can Gruden help convince Carson Palmer to play in Cincy next season?

  • It's Pittsburgh's Dick LeBeau versus Green Bay's Dom Capers on defense in Super Bowl XLV.

Morning take: Capers learned under LeBeau, so expect to see a lot of similarities Sunday. Both defenses are very good. Do not expect a high-scoring shootout.

Morning take: Baltimore didn't get much of a boost from top picks Sergio Kindle and Terrence Cody as rookies. Both were expected to provide immediate impacts but didn't for different reasons.

  • Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy is already learning head coach Pat Shurmur's new offense.

Morning take: McCoy has to get the work in immediately because of the pending lockout. If a new CBA isn't reached in March, coaches and players cannot work on learning a new scheme.