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  1. The mystery of Jim Schwartz's contract

    Kevin Seifert

    When the Detroit Lions announced a new "multi-year" contract for coach Jim Schwartz last month, we wondered why details of the terms had not emerged and if the team was glossing over a failure to lock Schwartz down for the long term. After all, a ...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  2. BBAO: Matt Flynn and Packers cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides the hard numbers that will make it so difficult for the Green Bay Packers to use their franchise tag on quarterback Matt Flynn, with the purposes of trading ...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  3. Aaron Rodgers spurs Pro Bowl discussion

    Kevin Seifert

    The best thing about the candid Pro Bowl comments of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers: They have generated substantive discussion about the Pro Bowl, its limitations and the extent to which players are responsible for making it a legitimat...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  4. Have at It: Schwartz or McCarthy for COY?

    Kevin Seifert

    When ESPN.com assigned 2011 preseason predictions last summer, I chose the Green Bay Packers to win the NFC North and Super Bowl XLVI, the Detroit Lions to clinch a wild-card playoff berth and Jim Schwartz as the NFL's coach of the year. I now pla...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  5. 16-0 Watch: McCarthy's unheralded run

    Kevin Seifert

    Most of us treat our head coaches like offensive linemen. We don't have much to say until they make a mistake or get beat or otherwise indicate they should be replaced. If you don't hear much discussion about a coach's job performance, there probably...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  6. Brandon Meriweather's future with Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    Good Sunday to you. As always, NFC North teams are making waves in the news stacks. The Chicago Bears made the first big splash of this round of NFL free agency, agreeing to terms with safety Brandon Meriweather the day after the New England Patriots...

    Blog | September 04, 2011
  7. Packers' Mike McCarthy in rare financial air

    Kevin Seifert

    On Friday, we wondered whether Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's new contract extension had made him the highest-paid coach in the NFC North. After all, it had been only a week since Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith had signed a new deal that pr...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  8. Lockout'11: Business as usual for Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers ended the 2009 season with short- and long-term needs at both offensive tackle positions. Their ensuing plan was never in doubt. The Packers re-signed both incumbents, Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher, and then sat tight until the...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  9. Two more years for Lovie Smith

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- We start the news cycle early here at the NFL scouting combine. At about 9 a.m. ET, the Chicago Bears announced they have completed contract discussions with coach Lovie Smith by agreeing to a two-year extension. Smith is now signed t...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  10. BBAO: Will Bears give Lovie Smith a raise?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: If Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's new contract is worth $5 million annually when it is finalized, as reported by Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, then Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith can't expec...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  11. Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Chicago Bears 36-7 loss to the New England Patriots, here are three issues that merit further examination: The Bears' success with their four-man pass rush this season was one of several reasons I thought they would at least be competit...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  12. Soldier Field getting snow, too

    Kevin Seifert

    While Minnesotans dig out from Saturday's blizzard, the Chicagoland area is getting hit Sunday. Those who are already at Soldier Field are reporting snow, whipping winds and chilly temperatures. So the Chicago Bears' game against the New England Patr...

    Blog | December 12, 2010
  13. BBAO: A true Black and Blue weekend

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It looks like we're set for some honest-to-goodness NFC North weather for this weekend's marquee matchup between the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots. Initial weather forecasts are calling for a high of 21 degr...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  14. Five things to watch: Patriots at Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have lost their past six Thanksgiving Day games and eight of the past nine. It won't be easy to reverse that trend this season when they host the 8-2 New England Patriots. Here are five things to watch in anticipation of this matchu...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  15. BBAO: Extend Lovie Smith's contract?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The firing of Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress this week has overshadowed a much more positive trend among NFC North coaches: Two of them are candidates for NFL coach of the year. The Chicago Bears' Lovie Sm...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  16. Why Brad Childress failed

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Five years ago, the Minnesota Vikings swept up Brad Childress during what they believed was a frenzied, multi-team competition for the man they considered the hottest coaching candidate on the market. They flew him into town le...

    Blog | November 22, 2010