AFC North: Al Saunders

Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North: Morning take: This is where the regular-season meeting was won. Pittsburgh needs to make the necessary adjustments in the rematch, particularly in kick coverage.
Morning take: New Raiders coach Hue Jackson took one from the staff of his former team in Baltimore.
Morning take: You need solid defense in this division. Browns president Mike Holmgren and coach Pat Shurmur are offensive guys, but they will learn a hard lesson if they're not careful.
Morning take: And there is plenty of work to do coming off a 4-12 season. So far there hasn't been any significant changes with the Bengals, and I'm not sure there will be.

AFC North evening links

January, 18, 2011
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Here are the latest happenings Tuesday evening in the AFC North:
  • The Cleveland Browns continue their interviews as they met with Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave for their opening at offensive coordinator.
  • Baltimore Ravens assistant coach Al Saunders reportedly has been contacted by two teams.
  • Here is more on the Pittsburgh Steelers' injury situation going into Sunday's AFC title game.
  • After suffering a season-ending neck injury, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones is eying another comeback in 2011.
  • Here is a transcript of our chat this week on the AFC North.
Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:

  • Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said he's not worried about the Philadelphia Eagles eventually lowering their asking price for Donovan McNabb.
Morning take: Timing is everything, and at the time Cleveland was looking for a quarterback Philly's price was too high. No point in looking back now.

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers visited with offensive linemen Mike Iupati and Maurkice Pouncey.
Morning take: Either player could be a good fit for the Steelers, who would probably like to snag both if it were possible.
Morning take: Saunders will get a bigger role this upcoming season, although it's to be determined how much additional influence he now has in the offense.
Morning take: Cincinnati has five preseason games this year. I'm not sure if that will be a good or bad thing.

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