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  1. BBAO: Lions' David Akers is back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There was never a kicking controversy in Detroit, not as long as veteran David Akers could demonstrate he had moved past an injury-plagued 2012 season for the San Francisco 49ers. That moment appeared to take place M...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  2. Gearing up for Schedule Day

    Kevin Seifert

    Thursday is the NFL's offseason national holiday, or, at least the one that comes after the free-agent market opens and before the draft. The league will announce its 2013 schedule at 8 p.m. ET, and I'll be ready to offer instant analysis and outrage...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  3. On The Clock: Read-option

    Kevin Seifert

    The video presents a really detailed and interesting discussion of the NFL future of the read-option offense, one that has obvious application in the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers, after all, are dedicating a good portion of their offseason to fig...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  4. 2013 preseason matchups: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    If the best day of the NFL offseason is the release of the regular-season schedule, the next-best is the release of the preseason schedule. Thursday, we got part of the next-best thing. Or something like that. Below are the preseason matchups for ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  5. Inside Slant: Alex Smith, 40 times and more!

    Kevin Seifert

    Good news for the five or six people who have asked me about our Inside Slant podcast over the past few months: It's back! Mike Sando and I recorded a post-combine/pre-free agency show that happened to take place on the day the story broke that the ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  6. Manti Te'o and Packers, Bears, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- I sat in on the Manti Te'o news conference Saturday afternoon. After all, you could argue that three of our four teams in the NFC North are in the market for an inside/middle linebacker in the 2013 NFL draft. A fourth, the Detroit Lio...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  7. Rewind'12: Circling back on nickel usage

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes: In 2011, a majority of NFC North teams used their nickel/dime defense on more than half of their snaps. With no schematic changes after that season, we...

    Blog | February 11, 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: Moving into offseason mode

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good Monday morning to all of you. I snuck out the back door late last week after the Chicago Bears completed their coaching search, hiring Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith after a 2 1/2-week search. All is well....

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  10. 'Greatest opportunity' of Jay Cutler's life

    Kevin Seifert

    Above all else, the Chicago Bears' coaching search was focused on finding a candidate whose intellect and ideas would provide quarterback Jay Cutler the environment to raise his game to elite status. Tuesday, we noted Cutler must be a willing reci...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  11. Is Jay Cutler ready for a QB specialist?

    Kevin Seifert

    It has been clear for some time that the Chicago Bears have been focused on finding an offensive-minded head coach that would get more out of quarterback Jay Cutler while he is in the prime of his career. The question, of course, is whether Cutler wo...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  12. BBAO: Arguing to keep Dom Capers

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As we noted late Monday night, we are now waiting for the Chicago Bears to complete the second round of interviews in their coaching search. We are also waiting to find out if the Green Bay Packers will make any coac...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  13. AP All-Pro team: Six 49ers, no Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Good morning on a beautifully sunny day here. I'm rushing to the hotel lobby to meet our frantic NFC West blogger, Mike Sando, and dash over to Candlestick Park. You never know what pregame traffic is going to be like. Only seven hou...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  14. Inside Slant: Colin Kaepernick for president

    Kevin Seifert

    As predicted, NFC West blogger Mike Sando consumed a good portion of this week's Inside Slant podcast advocating for Colin Kaepernick's immediate induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sigh. Seriously, our discussion centered around Kaeper...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  15. BBAO: Mike Singletary joins Bears' list

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Make that an even dozen reported candidates for the Chicago Bears' open head-coaching position. The latest: Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears want to interview a pair of Minnesota Vikings assistants...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  16. BBAO: Bears' coaching list still growing

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: At a time when two of the NFL's seven head-coaching vacancies have been filled, the Chicago Bears are still adding names to their list of candidates. That is not necessarily a bad thing; it simply illustrates they ar...

    Blog | January 07, 2013