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  1. 'Kickalicious' is latest Packers interest

    Kevin Seifert

    So here's an interesting intra-division twist: "Kickalicious" worked out Friday morning for the Green Bay Packers, according to his Twitter account as well as a source of my colleague Rob Demovsky. Havard Rugland is the Norwegian-born place-kicker...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  2. BBAO: Definition of 'defenseless posture'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Late Wednesday night, I passed along the NFL's explanation for why Chicago Bears linebacker Jon Bostic was fined $21,000 for what seemed to be a standard hard hit last week on San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie....

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  3. 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
  4. BBAO: No damage to Sharrif Floyd's knee

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A brief wave of concern floated over Minnesota Vikings training camp Sunday when first-round draft choice Shariff Floyd reported increased soreness in his left knee after what was believed to be a minor injury in Fri...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  5. BBAO: The preseason beckons

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We've made it! (Sort of.) The entire NFC North will open its 2013 preseason schedule Friday evening, affairs that will be most notable for their impact on second-level job competitions and evaluations of previousl...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  6. Eight in the Box: NFC North camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC North team? CHICAGO BEARS Offense: Kyle Long's readiness The Bears drafted Long in the first round to help an offensive line that has struggled for years to protect quarterback Jay Cutler. Lon...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  7. NFC North: Training camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    In 10 days, all four NFC North teams will have stepped onto the practice field for their 2013 training camps. I can't think of a better way to wade through these final days than by identifying 10 key issues we will no doubt be focusing on over the ne...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  8. BBAO: Lions payroll vs. franchise value

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Forbes Magazine recently used its 2012 valuations of NFL teams to rank them among the world's 50 most valuable sports franchises. All four NFC North teams made the cut, and it's worth noting our lowest-valued team re...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  9. BBAO: Important change on comments

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: From what I could tell during Tuesday's SportsNation chat, and via Twitter and the mailbag, many of you regulars received notes this week announcing a significant change to log-in procedures for commenting on posts. ...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  10. ChatWrap: Veterans who leave the Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat brought a nuanced discussion amid the continuing intra-division flow from the Green Bay Packers to the Minnesota Vikings. It's usually assumed that successful general managers only allow veteran players to leave when their...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  11. Packers want Mason Crosby 'to compete'

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Here's something I've never seen in five years of visiting Green Bay Packers offseason practices: Someone other than Mason Crosby attempting a kick. For the first time in six years, Crosby is facing competition -- however slight --...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  12. BBAO: B.J. Raji in 'pretty good shape'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: One of the more consistent questions I've received this spring concerns the condition of Green Bay Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji when he reported to offseason workouts. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ha...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  13. Hoping for a fourth-down shift

    Kevin Seifert

    When the Detroit Lions hired Jim Schwartz as their coach in 2009, hope emerged from the sports analytics industry. Had it gained a patron saint? Schwartz, after all, had acknowledged his interest in the subject during his time as the Tennessee Titans...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  14. BBAO: Joe Webb to WR -- finally

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Minnesota Vikings finally are following up on their first instinct on Joe Webb. Four years after drafting him with plans to attempt a conversion to receiver, the Vikings have confirmed that Webb is now a receiver...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  15. Quick Hits: Packers, Lions, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    I usually try to post a "Quick Hit" item to catch up after missing some blog time, but the Chicago Bears' activity over the past week merits its own post. That item will publish shortly. For now, let's catch up on the other 75 percent of the division...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  16. On Mason Crosby after David Akers' release

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's post on Green Bay Packers place-kicker Mason Crosby generated a fair amount of feedback, from both an emotional and analytic perspective, and Chris of Minneapolis' mailbag note offered a springboard for further discussion: As a Packer fan, ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013