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  1. Eight in the box: Secondary status check

    Kevin Seifert

    How does each NFC North team look in the secondary, and what still needs to be done? Chicago Bears: No team in this division is set up quite as well as the Bears, who have a pair of returning Pro Bowl cornerbacks in Charles Tillman and Tim Jenning...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  2. BBAO: Nick Fairley talking Super Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In 2007, Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna predicted the team would win more than 10 games. The Lions finished 7-9. Six years later, Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is talking Super Bowl. Fairley stopped sho...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  3. Mulling Henry Melton and the franchise tag

    Kevin Seifert

    How much do the Chicago Bears value defensive tackle Henry Melton? We'll soon find out the answer. Melton, a 2012 Pro Bowl player, is a pending free agent. There have been no reports of progress on a long-term contract extension, meaning the franc...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  4. Kyle Vanden Bosch as an example-setter

    Kevin Seifert

    A newsy week has delayed my plan to circle back on the Detroit Lions' release of defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, a move that gives us an opportunity to reflect on the unique role he filled for the team. A Pro Bowl pass rusher in his prime with th...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  5. Dreaming of the Eagles' home opener

    Kevin Seifert

    On Monday, we noted the possibility that the Green Bay Packers or Minnesota Vikings could open the season in the NFL's annual kickoff game at the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Here's another Week 1 quirk to consider, courtesy of NFC East c...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  6. BBAO: Fresh start for Devin Hester?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The NFL's 2012 season concluded Sunday night with Super Bowl XLVII, although we in the NFC North have been on hiatus for a month already. Now, we all enter into the offseason mode of the kind of player movement that ...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Super Bowl XLVII pick: Gold rush

    Kevin Seifert

    I don't pick NFC North games during the regular season or the playoffs, to the chagrin of those who seek more buffoonery than I already provide to be used against me. But the entire ESPN/ESPN.com crew submitted picks for Super Bowl XLVII, so I had li...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  9. BBAO: Media day = Pile on Lions Day

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: One of the staples of Super Bowl media day is press gatherings with national television analysts. Most of them are former players who come armed with strong opinions on the league and its trends, and their job is to ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  10. BBAO: 'The People's Stadium' fight begins

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. There's nothing like a long weekend in January to offer unfettered snow shoveling time and a deadline-free Pro Bowl watching environment. While we were gone, Richard Meryhew of the Star Tribune publi...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  11. DraftWatch: Middle linebacker prospects

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's circle back on your request for more coverage of the Senior Bowl and less of the Pro Bowl, while also providing an epilogue for our earlier post on the Chicago Bears' future at middle linebacker. As we've noted a few times this week, our gro...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  12. Senior Bowl: Eric Fisher impresses

    Kevin Seifert

    Not long after publishing the preceding Pro Bowl post, @RickVanAntwerp tweeted my way: "Would rather hear more about Senior Bowl than Pro Bowl." I don't blame you, and I'll remind all of you that ESPN has an entire crew of Scouts Inc. staffers in Mob...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  13. Pro Bowl Watch: More changes

    Kevin Seifert

    We're continuing to have NFC North movement on the Pro Bowl roster with the game just five days away. The latest includes the injury withdrawal of Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall, the addition of Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and t...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  14. BBAO: Ayanbadejo repping '06 Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Brendon Ayanbadejo has received national attention for his stance on same-sex marriage and the New England Patriots, among other issues. Chicago Bears fans, of course, remember when he was a two-time Pro Bowl selecti...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  15. It's Senior Bowl week!

    Kevin Seifert

    The annual Senior Bowl festivities have begun in Mobile, Ala. Weigh-ins and a light practice were on tap for Monday, and our friends at Scouts Inc. will have daily coverage over on the ESPN.com draft page. As usual, many of the top draft prospects...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  16. BBAO: Lions coaching Senior Bowl (again)

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Here's a good news/bad news development for the Detroit Lions. The good news is their coaching staff will manage one of the two Senior Bowl teams for the second time in four seasons. The bad news? Well, it's the same...

    Blog | January 04, 2013