AFC North links: Bisciotti learned early

Baltimore Ravens

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti learned early on to trust general manager Ozzie Newsome and his staff. The 2002 draft provided a prime example. “The top two guys left on the board were Lito Sheppard and Ed Reed,” Bisciotti recalled last week. “We had Ed Reed above Lito and I said to Ozzie, ‘I don’t understand this. If they both have the same grade, why would you not take a corner over a safety? It seems like that’s a more important position.’ Ozzie said, ‘Because I am true to my board.’” Seemed to work out well for Baltimore.

Cincinnati Bengals

BenJarvus Green-Ellis is excited about the addition of Hue Jackson as the team's running backs coach. “I’m happy for Hue and eager to see what type of things he brings to the run game. I’ve talked to him and am excited about the upcoming season,” Green-Ellis said.

Cleveland Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer in her offseason analysis of the Browns: "Rob Chudzinski inherited some good, young talent with the Cleveland Browns, but also a roster with plenty of holes to fill. As one veteran Brown observed on his way out last season, 'I'm tired of talking about progress. This team has a long way to go to reach a championship level.'"

Pittsburgh Steelers

Is a new blocking scheme in the works for the Steelers' offensive line next season?

Ed Bouchette offers his thoughts on the changes on Mike Tomlin's coaching staff this offseason.