AFC North: James Harrsion

Morning take: Blame Bengals coaches?

October, 27, 2010
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Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:

  • Should the Cincinnati Bengals' coaching staff get a bulk of the blame for the team's lack of execution?
Morning take: No question the Bengals are sloppy and to some degree everything falls on the coaches' desk. But players also need to be accountable for not knowing the snap count, missing tackles, dropping passes and running the wrong routes.

  • Baltimore Ravens rookie tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta could see more playing time after the bye.
Morning take: Starter Todd Heap has taken a pounding this year, so one of these rookies needs to step up to keep him fresh. Dickson has made a few big plays this year.

  • Cleveland Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, who is recovering from a concussion, says he has no hard feelings towards Steelers linebacker James Harrison.
Morning take: It's time for the Browns to move on. They're coming off a huge win over the Super Bowl champs, yet Cleveland is still talking about Harrison.

  • Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers will keep defensive end Aaron Smith on the 53-man roster, who will they cut?
Morning take: Pittsburgh could add a defensive lineman, likely Steve McClendon from the practice squad. But someone has to go, and candidates include defensive backs Keenan Lewis or Crezdon Butler, or rookies Thaddeus Gibson and Jonathan Dwyer.

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