Morning take: Titans trash-talking Steelers

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories Saturday in the AFC North:

Morning take: Although it's a little baffling why the Titans are resorting to these tactics so early, this game will be a great way to kick off the 2009 season. It involves two very good teams, a lot of trash-talking and interesting storylines.

Morning take: According to Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston, no. We will have a little more on Marshall's situation later in this weekend's mailbag.

Morning take: This would be good if Cook lives up to that comparison. Based on his scrums in minicamp, Cook is showing a mean streak and perhaps that will give him an edge in the race to be the starting center.

Morning take: Every so often we see former NFL stars hurting for money, especially since the salary structure for the NFL 20 years ago was nowhere near where it is today for former players like Kosar.