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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. Would Packers have chosen Montee Ball?

    Kevin Seifert

    Our annual draft analysis includes a category entitled "File it Away." I used it this year to discuss the Detroit Lions' failure to draft a receiver or an offensive tackle, but I want to follow up with a second scenario that could have more lasting i...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  3. Draft impact: Lions' Ziggy Ansah

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a periodic series examining the roles of NFC North newcomers: We have all debated the potential for Ziggy Ansah's immediate impact as a Detroit Lions defensive end in 2013. Ansah was a late arrival to football, a late bloomer on the NFL...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  4. Ezekiel Ansah: Big swing with game on line

    Kevin Seifert

    And so, in the end, the Detroit Lions never got a chance to tell us how they feel about their left tackle situation. When their No. 5 overall pick arrived Thursday night, all three of the 2013 draft's elite left tackles were already off the board in ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  5. 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
  6. On the Lions' need for immediate impact

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions bottomed out and had desperate needs at nearly every position in 2009 when, with the draft's No. 20 overall pick, they selected ... a tight end. No one doubted the skills and potential of the Lions' choice, Oklahoma State's Brandon ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  7. 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
  8. David Akers: In decline or on rebound?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions signed veteran place-kicker David Akers on Friday night, and to me it's fair to ask if the Lions will hand him the 2013 job outright or pit him in a competition before deciding who will replace the retired Jason Hanson. Akers is ...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 'Madden 25:' Sanders, Peterson advance

    Kevin Seifert

    Yippee! Both of our NFC North contestants in the "Madden NFL 25" cover contest have advanced to the quarterfinals! As you can see, former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders is now pitted against former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Mon...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  11. Ezekiel Ansah as a potential Lions target

    Kevin Seifert

    I took part in a segment on ESPN's "NFL 32" this week, one that focused on the top five draft positions for 2013. My job was to suggest the Detroit Lions' likeliest pick at that spot, and I took the safest route by naming Alabama cornerback Dee Milli...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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