Morning take: Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh

April, 20, 2011
Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North: Morning take: This is cunning for the NFL to promote a sibling rivalry on Thanksgiving. Both brothers are fiery and competitive. So don't expect either to hold back in this one.
  • Continuing the brother angle, Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback Jordan Palmer, not Carson Palmer, is rallying the team to workout together in the offseason.
Morning take: Credit Jordan Palmer for taking a leadership role, but he likely won't be the Week 1 starter in Cincinnati. The Bengals are looking for Carson Palmer's replacement in the draft or free agency.
  • Former NFL coach and ESPN analyst Jon Gruden talks up Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.
Morning take: Browns president Mike Holmgren and Gruden, two West Coast proponents, both like McCoy's potential in the offense. This will be a big second season for McCoy to show what he can do.
  • Will the Pittsburgh Steelers be more interested in Miami corner Brandon Harris and Colorado corner Jimmy Smith?
Morning take: Smith is the good prospect. But he comes with character concerns, which likely could scare off the Steelers for a safer draft pick.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter



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