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  1. Three big Lions roster questions

    Kevin Seifert

    People closer to the situation than me have made their best projection of the Detroit Lions' 53-man roster, which must be whittled down by Saturday afternoon. Here is one look from Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press and here is another from Chris...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  2. A slimmer Fairley has 'extreme makeover'

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley spent the offseason talking a big game, calling the Lions a Super Bowl contender and saying he forms half of the NFL's best interior duo along with Ndamukong Suh. To his credit, however, it appears Fairley ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. 'When you put on that purple ...'

    Kevin Seifert

    Has Greg Jennings' consistent offseason poking of the Green Bay Packers aroused the bear? Coach Mike McCarthy did his best Thursday to play down Jennings' latest round of comments about quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but McCarthy did so with more edge an...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  4. Grantland: Best QBs of the moment

    Kevin Seifert

    Bill Barnwell embarked on an interesting project his week over at Grantland.com: Tracing the rise and fall of the NFL's top quarterback of the moment. In other words: Who was the best quarterback in the league at any given time, and how long did he h...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  5. On that 2010 Lions-Vikings draft trade

    Kevin Seifert

    Jahvid Best's official departure from the Detroit Lions merits a look back at the intra-division trade that made him the No. 30 overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft. As you might recall, the Vikings sent that pick to the Lions in exchange for select...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  6. BBAO: 2 ESPYS for Adrian Peterson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson was the big NFC North winner at the ESPYS on Wednesday night, bringing home the awards for best comeback and best NFL player. For those of you who didn't see it, Peterson...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  7. BBAO: ESPY nominations are out

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The annual ESPY awards, held July 17 and hosted by Jon Hamm, will have plenty of NFC North connections. The nominees include Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson for Best Male Athlete. Peterson was also nomi...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  8. Best tight ends of 2016: Kyle Rudolph

    Kevin Seifert

    In conjunction with its Future Power Rankings, you might have noticed that ESPN.com's Insider group is posting its projected top 10 players at each position in 2016. Obviously it can't include those who haven't entered the league yet, but I was parti...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  9. Curly Lambeau: No. 10 all time on ESPN list

    Kevin Seifert

    Curly Lambeau, who checks in at No. 10 on ESPN's ranking of the best coaches in NFL history, wasn't just the Green Bay Packers' first coach. A Green Bay native, Lambeau helped organize the initial meeting in 1919 to form the organization that even...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  10. The pressing matter of NFL's best DT duo

    Kevin Seifert

    In the still of a Thursday in May, Nick Fairley's suggestion that he is part of the NFL's best defensive tackle duo qualifies as a worthy football discussion. I waded in on Twitter this morning, noting that Fairley's inconsistency in his first two se...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  11. Yes! Mel Kiper's 2014 Big Board is out

    Kevin Seifert

    We're still hashing through the results of the 2013 NFL draft. Mel Kiper Jr.? He's already produced his first Big Board for the 2014 affair. You'll need an Insider subscription to see the entire post, which lists Kiper's 25 best college prospects ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  12. Tough market for Woodson, Urlacher, KVB

    Kevin Seifert

    Three well-regarded former NFC North players made Jeffri Chadiha's list of "seasoned, big-name free agents still sitting on the open market, hoping to find homes." Let's take a look at each: Cornerback Charles Woodson Chadiha: "The best Woodson c...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  13. BBAO: The days after

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Phew! We made it. Veni, vidi, vici and all that. Three days of the 2013 draft brought us 35 new draft picks and scores of college free agents. I did my best to sort out the immediate aftermath Saturday evening and...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  14. Bears, Vikings both angling for Manti Te'o?

    Kevin Seifert

    We've set a record this spring with 568 blog posts about the middle linebacker position, given the Chicago Bears' and Minnesota Vikings' need at the position -- and the presence of Manti Te'o as one of the best available at that position. So it's ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  15. Inside Slant: Hidden/future draft needs

    Kevin Seifert

    Conventional wisdom suggests there are two explanations for any draft pick. The team either has an immediate need for the player's services, or it has followed a "best player available" approach. In a special draft edition of the Inside Slant podc...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  16. Sport Science: DeAndre Hopkins

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted last week that ESPN analyst Todd McShay considers Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins to have some of the best hands in the draft. This Sport Science video offers three minutes of illustration. Hopkins' hands are 20 percent larger than avera...

    Blog | April 22, 2013