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  1. Jon Bostic's time as Bears' MLB?

    Kevin Seifert

    It's worth wondering on Wednesday afternoon whether the Chicago Bears' long-term plans at middle linebacker are about to mesh with their immediate ones. Veteran D.J. Williams was carted off the practice field because of a calf injury, and accordin...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  2. Top-selling jerseys: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Before we move full speed into training camp coverage, let's take a look at a chart that reminds us why there is so much anticipation about the NFC North's 2013 season. As you can see, the jerseys of three players with NFC North connections were a...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  3. BBAO: On Brian Urlacher's comments

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Recent comments by Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher seem neither vindictive nor controversial to me. Rather, they appear more like the honest musings of a player whose retirement was abrupt and still a ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  4. BBAO: Calvin Johnson deserves better

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There has been much written and said about the relatively poor teams that Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders played for. What today's fans might not realize, as Anwar S. Richardson of Mlive.com poi...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  5. Veteran free agents: Collusion or value?

    Kevin Seifert

    Dwight Freeney's claim that NFL owners colluded during free agency, made during an interview with CBSSports.com, brings to mind last month's post about the tough market for some high-profile and veteran NFL players. As you might recall: Defensive...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  6. BBAO: OTAs in full swing

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. I hope everyone had an enjoyable and respectful Memorial Day weekend. This is a relatively quiet time of the NFL calendar, but it will mark the arrival of all four NFC North teams to organized team acti...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  7. Healing needed for Bears, Brian Urlacher?

    Kevin Seifert

    We've spent a good part of this week discussing feuds of varying degrees, from the dissipating animosity between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers to the now-healed relationship between Mike Ditka and the Chicago Bears. Those situations h...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  8. BBAO: Bears to retire Da Number 89

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Thursday, we broached the topic of whether the Chicago Bears would retire the number of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. As it turns out, the team is dealing with a backlog on that issue. Almost a half-century af...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  9. Calling Canton: Brian Urlacher's candidacy

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing the Pro Football Hall of Fame's list of middle linebackers is a sobering experience. The position is well-represented, but almost all of the enshrinees -- Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert and Willie Lanier among them -- are drawn from a long-go...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  10. 'You were who we thought you were'

    Kevin Seifert

    Congratulations to the Arizona Cardinals, who for the time being at least have won the unofficial contest for best reaction to Brian Urlacher's retirement with this tweet: You were who we thought you were. Congrats. RT @BUrlacher54: It was an honor ...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  11. Brian Urlacher: Impact on teammates

    Kevin Seifert

    What made Brian Urlacher special? You have to start, of course, with the way a 6-foot-4, 258-pound man could run, hit and organize a defense on the field. But even an occasional in-person observer of the Chicago Bears over the past decade could notic...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  12. Brian Urlacher admirably accepts his lot

    Kevin Seifert

    Congratulations to linebacker Brian Urlacher, who found peace and satisfaction with his 13-year career Wednesday rather than extending it beyond what felt organic to everyone -- most importantly him. The assumption has always been that Urlacher, w...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  13. Jon Bostic spent Bears rookie camp at MLB

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery was careful last month to avoid pinpointing an exact position for rookie linebacker Jon Bostic, a middle linebacker at Florida who should have the inside track to be Brian Urlacher's long-time replacement. Vet...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  14. ChatWrap: Brian Urlacher decision revisited

    Kevin Seifert

    Jeffri Chadiha included former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher among 10 veteran free agents who have encountered surprising ambivalence on the open market. Perhaps that analysis prompted this exchange in Tuesday's SportsNation chat: Kris (...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  15. Eight in the Box: Next order of business

    Kevin Seifert

    With the draft in the rearview mirror, what is the most pressing issue on each NFC North team's agenda? Chicago Bears: The top priority at Halas Hall, from now until the start of the season, is getting the offense organized in Marc Trestman's new ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  16. Post-draft storylines in the NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    NFC North teams added dozens of intriguing young players over the weekend. They filled glaring holes and added to already-established strengths. Some areas remain weak, of course, while other selections created new storylines we hadn't anticipated. ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013