Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Morning take: Bengals still fuming
By James Walker
Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
Morning take: It’s understandable after a fluke play by Brandon Stokley. But the Bengals emotionally need to move on in order to prevent one loss from becoming two or three in a row.
Morning take: Considering the ugly spill, it could have been worse. Pittsburgh’s other great defensive players will have to pick up the slack in the meantime.
- Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes Steelers safety Troy Polamalu’s timeline for his sprained MCL remains three-to-six weeks.
Morning take: This also is good news for Gooden, who has been injury-plague so far in his pro career. He needs as much early-season reps as possible to continue fitting in with his teammates.
- According to Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun, the knee sprain for linebacker Tavares Gooden is not serious.
Morning take: Our AFC North inbox was filled with ire from Browns fans when I wrote the same premise Sunday. The Browns can win games. But with a shallow talent pool, their margin for error is smaller than most this season.