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
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.