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  1. Marc Trestman hire: Outsmarting the rest?

    Kevin Seifert

    In the middle of a cold January night, the Chicago Bears hit a brilliant home run. Either that, or they struck out wildly. I just don't see much gray area in their decision to hire Marc Trestman as their next head coach, a man who was once a hot coac...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  2. Will Bears buck the NFL's age trend?

    Kevin Seifert

    As word filtered out Monday night on the finalists for the Chicago Bears' coaching job, some of you immediately expressed support for Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Why? Everyone has their reasons, but without a doubt, age is ...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  3. Bears' coaching search: End of 1st round?

    Kevin Seifert

    By the end of Sunday, it's possible the Chicago Bears will have concluded their first round of interviews in what has already been an epic coaching search. Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was scheduled to be the 13th known candi...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  4. At least two staff changes for Lions*

    Kevin Seifert

    To this point, at least, the turnover on the Detroit Lions' coaching staff falls short of an overhaul and appears at least partially connected to the contract status of those who are leaving. Receivers coach Shawn Jefferson and running backs coach...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  5. Emotional reaction to Lovie Smith's firing

    Kevin Seifert

    The end of a head coach's nine-year tenure disrupts deep loyalties, cracks comfort zones and quite frankly scares many of the people affected. That's why you're seeing at least some longtime Chicago Bears react emotionally to the firing of coach Lovi...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  6. Jay Cutler makes Bears' job attractive

    Kevin Seifert

    Here is a list of teams that have fired their head coaches thus far on Black Monday: Chicago Bears Philadelphia Eagles Buffalo Bills Kansas City Chiefs Cleveland Browns Only one of those teams has a franchise quarterback in place. T...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  7. It appears Jim Schwartz is safe

    Kevin Seifert

    At about the same time the Chicago Bears were firing coach Lovie Smith, another NFC North coach was in the midst of his annual season-ending news conference. Stranger things have happened, but it's fair to make a couple of educated guesses after Detr...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  8. Bears gave Lovie Smith a fair opportunity

    Kevin Seifert

    A second consecutive late-season collapse, along with the presence of a new boss who didn't hire him, was enough to end Lovie Smith's nine-year tenure with the Chicago Bears. The decision came quickly after the Bears missed the playoffs for the fi...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  9. Black and Blue all over: Black Monday

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert CHICAGO -- We Black and Bluers took it on the chin Sunday in what was by far the worst weekend of 2009 in this division. Chicago took a beating at home. Green Bay bumbled to an embarrassing loss to a previously w...

    Blog | November 09, 2009
  10. 'Morning Roar' means end of days for BBAO

    Kevin Seifert

    We're (no longer) Black and Blue All Over: We came, we saw, we conquered and now we're splitting into fiefdoms. As of Monday morning, Black and Blue All Over as we know it is no longer. As you know by now, ESPN's expansion of its NFL Nation ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  11. BBAO: Training camps are here (almost)!

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We've made it! Our offseason, which began early on the morning of Jan. 13, is all but complete. Two NFL teams have already reported to training camp. Detroit Lions rookies report Monday, and the rest of the NFC No...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  12. BBAO: Gabe Carimi skips Bears' workouts

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Monday nights in May are not supposed to be as newsy as yesterday's was. We noted the unveiling of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium/Fortress of Solitude, but several other items popped up as well. We'll start with ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  13. BBAO: Chris Kluwe's last day with Vikings?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Conventional wisdom suggests Monday could be the day the Minnesota Vikings part ways with punter Chris Kluwe. As we've discussed, the Vikings made UCLA punter Jeff Locke their fifth-round draft pick last month. Te...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  14. BBAO: On Heyward-Bey, Hall signings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Two NFL contract agreements Monday night had NFC North implications and are worth noting here on the blog. First, the Indianapolis Colts announced a deal with free agent receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who visited t...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  15. BBAO: On Evan Dietrich-Smith's low tender

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning and Happy Free Agency! The market officially opens at 4 p.m. ET, and while we spent most of Monday breaking down the Percy Harvin trade, I started working back toward the rest of the division late in the...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  16. BBAO: Tom Brady impact in NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: So the New England Patriots signed quarterback Tom Brady to a far-below market value contract extension Monday, a three-year deal worth $27 million. That annual average of $9 million is less than half what the New Or...

    Blog | February 26, 2013