Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
It's columnist day in the AFC North. Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the division:
Columnist Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer says it's time for quarterback Carson Palmer to speak up about the Bengals organization.
Morning take: Although Palmer is the franchise player in Cincinnati, this is just not his style. But it is a good suggestion as long as it's done quietly and behind the scenes.
Columnist Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun believes Willis McGahee should pass the torch to La'Ron McClain as starting tailback of the Ravens.
Morning take: We have to take the company line with this one: Baltimore is 9-4 and charging towards the playoffs, so who cares who starts and gets the first carry?
Columnist John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review praises Mike Tomlin in his second season.
Morning take: Tomlin is 20-9 in his first two years and the Steelers aren't done yet. It's official that Pittsburgh picked another quality head coach.
Columnist Pat McManamon of the Akron Beacon Journal says the Cleveland Browns may not want to start from scratch again.
Morning take: The Browns started over three times already since 1999 and it hasn't worked. But at the same time, I seriously doubt team owner Randy Lerner will leave everything status quo in 2009.