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  1. Dirty Laundry: The price of head contact

    Kevin Seifert

    I cringed and started worrying after the third or fourth time I saw Jon Bostic's highlight-reel hit last week. Would the collision between Bostic, the Chicago Bears' rookie middle linebacker, and San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie surface as the...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  2. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  3. 2013 #bloggermock: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Our 2013 #bloggermock took an early twist and left me only partially satisfied as the protector of NFC North interests. Of note: Not a single quarterback was drafted in the first round, something that hasn't happened in the real draft since 1996. We ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  4. Tentative 2013 NFC North draft picks

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- As the NFL scouting combine gets underway, we have an official but tentative round-by-round list of draft choices for NFC North teams. The quick breakdown is in the chart below, courtesy some spreadsheet magic from NFC West colleag...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  5. Leslie Frazier in 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'

    Kevin Seifert

    Our friends over at Grantland.com put together a really cool oral history of the single greatest music video of all ... I mean, the Chicago Bears' 1985 "Super Bowl Shuffle." There are all kinds of cool anecdotes and looks behind the scenes. I, for one,...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  6. NFC North run-pass distribution by quarter

    Kevin Seifert

    In the process of researching the Green Bay Packers' run-pass distribution for the blog and the Inside Slant podcast, I got my grubby hands on some raw data that might prove interesting to the masses. Jeremy Mills of ESPN Stats & Information pass...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  7. NFL blogger mock draft 2.0: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The 2012 ESPN.com blog network mock draft is in the books. It was actually a lot of fun, and I hope you got a chance to jump into the fray for at least a few moments. If not, here is the chat transcript. I learned a few things. First, I'm much mor...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  8. Gruden Camp: Ryan Tannehill

    Kevin Seifert

    Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill has gotten an awful lot of discussion on the NFC North blog for a player who presumably has no chance to join one of our teams next week. His status as arguably the third-best quarterback in the draft has made...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  9. ChatWrap: Brandon Marshall's legal status

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat included a question that has slipped past many of us in the hustle and bustle of the past six weeks or so. Herewith: Dennis (MI) When will Brandon Marshall be in the clear for next season? Kevin Seifert (2:33 PM) ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  10. BBAO: Coaches breakfast awaits

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over PALM BEACH, Fla. -- We've arrived at the final day of the 2012 NFL owners meetings, one that might be the busiest from an NFC North perspective. There is a 7:15 a.m. ET breakfast with NFC coaches, and I'll do my be...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  11. BBAO: Do Bears want Idonije to start?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Chicago Bears were rumored to be considering a run at free agent defensive end Mario Williams. They ultimately pushed hard to sign free agent Jeremy Mincey, who returned to the Jacksonville Jaguars. So on Thursda...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  12. Bears knew of Brandon Marshall incident

    Kevin Seifert

    We wondered earlier if the Chicago Bears knew about an alleged Sunday morning fight involving receiver Brandon Marshall before they finalized a trade Tuesday to acquire him from the Miami Dolphins. Now we know: The answer is yes. General manager P...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  13. BBAO I: Brandon Marshall's nightclub fight

    Kevin Seifert

    (The Bears are) Black and Blue All Over: Many of us were scratching our heads Tuesday upon learning the terms of the Chicago Bears' trade/heist with the Miami Dolphins for Brandon Marshall, one of the NFL's best receivers. Why was Marshall availab...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  14. Brandon Marshall for two 3's? How? Why?

    Kevin Seifert

    So many thoughts are flying through my head at the moment in the wake of the Chicago Bears' stunning trade for Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall. (Apparently there is plenty of empty space up there.) We'll get to how Marshall fits into offensi...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  15. Wow! Bears reunite Marshall and Cutler

    Kevin Seifert

    New Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has announced his presence with authority, opening NFL free agency with a spectacular and surprising move that not only fills his team's biggest need but also gives quarterback Jay Cutler everything he cou...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  16. BBAO: Impact of Duerson family lawsuit

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: INDIANAPOLIS -- The first day of the NFL scouting combine was a whirlwind of interviews, minor news updates and unexpected dustups that only a year-round football fan could appreciate. We covered a ton of ground on t...

    Blog | February 24, 2012