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Morning take: Should Palmer speak up?

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.

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?

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.

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.