Morning take: Henry and Bengals reuniting?

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Morning take: We hate to say we told you so, but... Also, check this out for more insight on Henry and the Bengals.

  • Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes the Steelers, which boasted the NFL's top defense last season, gave up two early touchdowns in Thursday night's 24-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Morning take: The defensive veterans shrugged off last week's porous performance against the Philadelphia Eagles. And although it's not a good practice to overreact to preseason games, two straight sub-par weeks are starting to raise eyebrows in Steel Town.

  • With all the talk about Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks Troy Smith and Kyle Boller this week, Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review takes an in-depth look at rookie Joe Flacco.

Morning take: It looks like a tough run at this point for Flacco to become the starting quarterback early in Baltimore. But the fact that he has the most physical tools continue to keep him in the hunt with neither Smith nor Boller taking over.

Morning take: Wimbley studied some of the NFL's best pass rushers this offseason in Pro Bowl linebackers DeMarcus Ware, Shawne Merriman and James Harrison. Will Wimbley join those elite in 2008?