Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes also has sickle-cell traits. But it won’t affect him Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Morning take: Holmes played in Denver before and just complained about shortness of breath. But that's a condition a lot of Steelers will face in Denver.
Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun wonders if the Ravens' secondary can play well for a second straight week.
Morning take: The bigger question might be can the pass rush bring it two straight weeks? The secondary played much better when the quarterback was nervous in the pocket.
Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com caught up with former Cincinnati Bengal and Raven Willie Anderson to get his thoughts on this weekend's big game.
Morning take: Anderson says the matchup is even. This will be a tough pick to make later this week.
According to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns owner Randy Lerner needs to hire a leader and become one as well.
Morning take: Until recently Lerner has never been very hands-on with the team. Maybe this shakeup is the first sign of ownership taking a different approach.