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  1. BBAO: Charles Tillman vs. Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Sam Monson's snap-by-snap analysis of Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman's 2012 season over at Pro Football Focus includes a detailed breakdown of Tillman's two games against Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johns...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  2. Eight in the Box: Can't-lose players

    Kevin Seifert

    Other than the quarterback, which player could each NFC North team least afford to lose to injury? Here's a look: Chicago Bears: DE Julius Peppers. Peppers has been more responsible than any player for the rejuvenation of the Bears' defense since ...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  3. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. BBAO: Packers have cap space to spare

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette made important points in analyzing the new contract of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers will co...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  5. Datone Jones: Bigger, stronger, faster

    Kevin Seifert

    I apologize to those who hoped to read earlier about the Green Bay Packers' selection of UCLA defensive lineman Datone Jones. I got stuck away from the computer for an extended time Thursday night as the Minnesota Vikings dipped into some unexpected ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  6. Clay Matthews cap details: Rise over time

    Kevin Seifert

    On Wednesday, we noted that it would be instructive to learn how the Green Bay Packers structured the salary-cap impact of linebacker Clay Matthews' record-setting contract extension. Thursday, the numbers came in and here's what we can say: Matthews...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  7. BBAO: Packers host RFA Steve McLendon

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Wednesday was a busy day for the Green Bay Packers, and not just because they made linebacker Clay Matthews one of the most highly-paid defensive players in the NFL. They also took the rare step of hosting a restrict...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  8. Lions, Packers begin offseason programs

    Kevin Seifert

    Monday brought the opening of two more NFC North offseason programs, which in the context of mid-April is big news in these parts. The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers have opened their doors for voluntary workouts, joining the Chicago Bears, w...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  9. BBAO: Vikings' due diligence on Manti Te'o

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We discussed the possibility of the Minnesota Vikings drafting Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o as recently as last Friday, and over the weekend, Sports Illustrated's Peter King added a more grist to the mill. Accord...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  10. BBAO: Salary cap updates via NFLPA

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: BRISTOL, Conn. -- I'm starting the trek back to NFC North blog headquarters Thursday morning and will be back to full blogging speed by the afternoon. In the meantime, let's pass along some interesting information ma...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  11. Eight in the Box: FA winners or losers?

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at whether each NFC North team has been a winner or a loser in free agency. Chicago Bears: A hot start in free agency netted left tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight end Martellus Bennett. The Bears had been trying for five years to find a genu...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  12. Greg Jennings steps into the unknown

    Kevin Seifert

    Receiver Greg Jennings agreed to a five-year contract Friday night with the Minnesota Vikings, and here is my highly controversial and thoroughly debatable takeaway: The deal makes perfect sense for the Vikings. It elevated them from having zero l...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  13. It's so on: Greg Jennings visiting Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Will the Green Bay-to-Minnesota pipeline produce another hit for the Minnesota Vikings? That's the question we're asking Thursday morning amid the news that receiver Greg Jennings is taking his first free-agent visit to the Packers' NFC North rival....

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  14. BBAO: Cap limit increases to $123 million

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning and Happy March! As you might have heard Thursday evening, the NFL's 2013 salary cap number -- the total each team can spend for the year -- will be $123 million. That's a bit higher than most prognos...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  15. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 45, Packers 31

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A few thoughts on the Green Bay Packers' 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park: What it means: The Packers' season ended exactly as it began: with a mismatch against the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers sent 49...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  16. 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