We had another interesting "Take your pick" this week. We asked which AFC North team will have the best offense in 2010?
Our community made a case for all four teams. Yes, even the Cleveland Browns.
Will from Nashville, Tenn., writes: It's easily between the Bengals and the Ravens, but I have to side with my Bengals. Both have crazy good WR corps and complimenting running games. But honestly I think the edge goes to Carson Palmer over Joe Flacco. Palmer has always been asked to do more than Flacco in terms of the offense and we definitely have seen that he can handle having that much responsibility. He knows that the team lives or dies by his play and I think he will pull off a more stable offense than Flacco can orchestrate in Baltimore.
MWyche2 via Twitter writes: On paper, I would say the Bengals, Ravens, Steelers, then Browns. A lot of this depends on Flacco's progression.
ZrBrown82 via Twitter writes: I'm going with Cincy. With the addition of the new receiving threats and Benson in the backfield, their offense should be set.
Ben from Cockeysville, Md., writes: Ravens hands down. You have Joe Flacco entering his third year, which I believe is when great QBs start to show their talent (and you can argue that he has been more successful in his first two years then all of the greatest QBs of all-time were). Ray Rice is amazing, everyone knows it so I don't think I have to elaborate on this, and McGahee and McClain could probably be the starting running back on at least 50 percent of the teams in the NFL.
Sam from Cleveland writes: I suspect the Ravens will lead the AFCN in offense this year. With Ray Rice carrying the load on the ground and with the addition of Boldin there's no reason to think Joe Flacco won't develop further in his third year and prove to the rest of the league why the Ravens deserve to be ranked third in some power rankings.
WhiteTeeMafia via Twitter writes: Ravens have the best RB, the best O-line by far, now the best pair of WRs in the division and an always improving Flacco.
Amr Hosni from New Jersey writes: Steelers will have the best offense this year. Not counting Roethlisberger's suspension they'll have a great pair at wide out, an improving running back and an offensive line that now has an interior presence.
Kg0273 via Twitter writes: PIT had a 4,000 yard passer, a 1,000-yard receiver, and a 1,000-yard rusher that didn't start the whole season. Plus a Pro-Bowl TE.
Ben from Groton, Conn., writes: The Ravens will probably have the highest scoring offense due to Roethlisberger's suspension. But with Big Ben at the helm the Steelers are still the best offense in the division.
Jerry from Hallandale, Fla., writes: Surprise! It's the Browns, baby. Jake Delhomme will be top-notch and the receivers, Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie, are stepping it up in their second year. Oh yeah, and the TEs will catch a lot of balls, too. Why? The best O-line. Why? Because the Browns' running game will pickup where it left off last year and will be the best in the AFC North thanks to the best FB in the NFL. I say playoffs good.
AFC North final say
Because we're trying to stay away from early predictions in June that I may want change in August, we're bringing back Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. for his pick on the AFC North's best offense.
Williamson: I would rank them Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland being a distant fourth. I trust the Ravens' O-line more. I trust their weapons more. I trust their coaching more. I like Ray Rice's versatility more than Cedric Benson's. It's not an easy call, but Carson Palmer worries me. I'm not completely sold on Flacco, either, don't get me wrong. Roethlisberger is clearly the best quarterback in that division. But Cincy was so one-dimensional last year with the running game. I just need to see that they can throw the ball to buy it. I just haven't seen it. Palmer, I don't think he's done. But it's starting to creep into my head that maybe he's not the guy we thought he is. Where I think with Flacco the arrow is going up. I like their play calling better. I think Baltimore is a little bit more variable; they can attack you in many ways.