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Morning take: Can Flacco win Super Bowl?

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

  • Head coach John Harbaugh says the Baltimore Ravens will win championships with third-year quarterback Joe Flacco.

Morning take: Flacco is getting some heat for the Ravens not making it past the divisional round. Expectations will only increase in Baltimore as he matures.

Morning take: I think this is one of the most intriguing stories of the offseason, especially since this is out of character for Palmer. He is obviously fed up with Cincinnati's losing ways.

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers lost fullback Frank "The Tank" Summers to the San Diego Chargers.

Morning take: Summers will try his luck elsewhere after two uneventful seasons with the Steelers. Any fullback isn't going to get much playing time in Pittsburgh’s offense, which prefers to run three-receiver sets.

  • The Cleveland Browns are loaded with experienced coaches on defense.

Morning take: President Mike Holmgren and head coach Pat Shurmur will be focused primarily on implementing a new West Coast offense in Cleveland. So the defense is pretty much up to Dick Jauron, Ray Rhodes and their staff.