Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan wins the 2008 Rookie of the Year award over fellow first-year signal-caller Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens.
Morning take: Ryan had slightly better stats and more responsibility on his shoulders than Flacco. There is nothing wrong with this vote.
The Cleveland Browns are moving fast this week, as they are expected to bring in former New York Jets coach Eric Mangini for an interview.
Morning take: Mangini has ties with the Browns and experience as a head coach. But Cleveland would be smarter to hire the general manager it wants first (Scott Pioli) before bringing in a head coach.
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis believes the absence of star receivers T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Chad Ocho Cinco in offseason workouts hurt their performance this year.
Morning take: I only partially agree. Ocho Cinco was definitely affected but not Houshmandzadeh, who had 92 catches and has skipped offseason programs the past few years.
Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) watched practice Tuesday from the sidelines.
Morning take: This will be a daily monitoring of when "Big Ben" will get back on the field. Chalk up one missed practice for the playoffs with a lot more sessions still remaining for Pittsburgh.