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  1. Insider: Someone will give Jay Cutler $20M

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Sando's analysis of upcoming quarterback contracts offers a thoughtful discussion of, among other topics, the financial future of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. The Bears seem set to let Cutler play out the final year of his contract,...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  2. BBAO: Charles Tillman vs. Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Sam Monson's snap-by-snap analysis of Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman's 2012 season over at Pro Football Focus includes a detailed breakdown of Tillman's two games against Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johns...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  3. BBAO: Phil Emery serious about analytics

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has referred a number of times to advanced statistical analysis services that he consulted with over the past season. This week, the Bears joined a growing group of NFL teams ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  4. Football Outsiders: Remaining needs

    Kevin Seifert

    Football Outsiders, a statistics-based analysis service, has been producing division-by-division Insider files on remaining team needs. You'll need a subscription to read the entire NFC North post , but below I've taken a few excerpts and written a f...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  5. ChatWrap: Brian Urlacher decision revisited

    Kevin Seifert

    Jeffri Chadiha included former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher among 10 veteran free agents who have encountered surprising ambivalence on the open market. Perhaps that analysis prompted this exchange in Tuesday's SportsNation chat: Kris (...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  6. NFC North draft analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    How top-heavy was the 2013 draft in the NFC North? We welcomed more players in the first round (six) than in the second and third rounds combined (four), the result of two big trades. With the 2013 affair basically in the books, let's take a close...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  7. Chicago Bears schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: New coach Marc Trestman will benefit from a relatively rare start to the schedule: two consecutive home games. The Chicago Bears haven't received that gift from the schedule makers since 1999. Overall, however, Trestman's first month on...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  8. Green Bay Packers schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: The Packers' 2013 schedule has a familiar ring. They open with the San Francisco 49ers for the second consecutive season, a quirk that also affords a rematch with the team that knocked them from the 2012 playoffs. They'll play the Detroit ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  9. NFC North Pro Bowl analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Perfect sense: Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson has rushed for 1,898 yards this season -- 508 more than the next-closest running back. His fullback, Jerome Felton, has been responsible for a stunning dichotomy -- the Vikings average 7.7 yar...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  10. Tim Jennings amid all pass defenders

    Kevin Seifert

    My AFC South colleague Paul Kuharsky came up with a worthwhile analysis of how players from various positions can disrupt the passing game. (Actually, ESPN Stats & Information did the heavy lifting, but I didn't want Kuharsky to feel bad. He's a litt...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  11. Fantasy hint: Brandon Marshall and targets

    Kevin Seifert

    My general approach to fantasy football is to leave the analysis and recommendations to the experts, of which ESPN has an entire staff. Occasionally, however, I'll try to pass along information that might be of use to you and your team. In checkin...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  12. Rookie Buzz: Midseason report

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's midseason extravaganza continued Thursday with some Insider analysis from Scout Inc.'s Matt Williamson. You can see an updated list of his 50 top players as well as his all-rookie team. You'll need an insider subscription to see both ...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  13. Bears: Assigning responsibility for 25 sacks

    Kevin Seifert

    Jay Cutler provided a simple but accurate analysis of the Chicago Bears' struggles for most of last Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers: "No one played well." Beyond a doubt, the Bears suffered breakdowns at every level -- the offensive li...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  14. Take two: Bishop could be eligible

    Kevin Seifert

    Well then. I guess that's what I get for trying to turn around some quick analysis before the full cycle of a news event was finished. The NFL will indeed have a new rule that allows one player from each team to be activated from injured reserve d...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  15. Biggest improvements in NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    SportsCenter's divisional analysis moves to the NFC North on Tuesday night (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET). We've already discussed our most versatile players as well as potential breakout players, so let's give our television pals a pre-show primer on the bigge...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  16. BBAO: Charles Woodson endorses draft

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. We saw an initial review of the 2012 draft Sunday from ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr., and I'm sure we'll continue to hear more and more analysis throughout the week. Few, if any, of it will be more meaning...

    Blog | April 30, 2012