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  1. Dirty Laundry: The price of head contact

    Kevin Seifert

    I cringed and started worrying after the third or fourth time I saw Jon Bostic's highlight-reel hit last week. Would the collision between Bostic, the Chicago Bears' rookie middle linebacker, and San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie surface as the...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  2. Dirty Laundry: (Il)legal celebrations

    Kevin Seifert

    Watching Sunday night's game from NFC North blog headquarters allowed me to monitor your Twitter discussion more closely than if I had been at Lambeau Field, and one of the larger debates of contention came during a series of post-touchdown celebrati...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  3. Dirty Laundry: Intent of delay penalty

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's address one of the secondary issues resulting from last Thursday's eye-opening penalty against Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Namely: What was the original intent of the rule that quashed the Lions' opportunity to challenge an obviously inco...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  4. Jared Allen's hit ends Lance Louis' season

    Kevin Seifert

    It looks like we're in for an intense week of discussion about illegal and/or dirty hits here in the NFC North. As we await news from the NFL about a possible discipline for Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, we learned Monday afternoon th...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  5. Dirty Laundry: What is 'abrupt movement?'

    Kevin Seifert

    From the start, the Green Bay Packers' decision to line up for a 58-yard field goal attempt last Sunday at Ford Field didn't make sense. Place-kicker Mason Crosby had already missed from 50 yards (twice) and 38 yards, and another miss would have give...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  6. Dirty Laundry: Protection for non-QB

    Kevin Seifert

    I've saved this season's Dirty Laundry posts for events that genuinely fall into a gray area of officiating or spur significant confusion, and I think we have one that qualifies this week. The second-quarter play that left Chicago Bears quarterbac...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  7. Dirty Laundry: Emphasis on the pre-snap

    Kevin Seifert

    It's hard to remember anything about last Sunday's game at Ford Field other than, of course, the masterful 80-yard drive that lifted the Detroit Lions from a three-point deficit to a 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. A win is the most effectiv...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  8. BBAO: Brandon Marshall has Cutler's back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall has not backed down on his contention that Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was injured on a dirty play during Monday night's victory over the Detroit Lions. Cutler and Bears coach...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  9. Dirty Laundry: A 'basketball-type' challenge

    Kevin Seifert

    When do NFL coaches use a challenge for purposes other than overturning a call? When they're looking to channel their inner James Naismith, of course. We've written on this topic before, but it merits reinforcement because you don't see it often. ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  10. Dirty Laundry: Tips and pass interference

    Kevin Seifert

    When it is legal for a defensive player to interfere with an eligible receiver once the ball is in the air? Many of you asked that question this week after referee Walt Anderson overturned a pass interference penalty on the Dallas Cowboys during the ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  11. Dirty Laundry: Forever seeking answers

    Kevin Seifert

    For me, last week was invigorating. Believe it or not, the only thing I root for is a good story. We most certainly got one at the conclusion of Monday night's game at CenturyLink Field. It was also exhausting. Monday night bled into Tuesday morni...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  12. Dirty Laundry: Four timeouts in one half!

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- As the NFL's replacement officials bumble through their now two-month stint, we often have discussed the difference between errors of judgment and errors of facts. All officials, replacement or permanent, make the former. The latter, b...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  13. Penalty Tracker: Focus on offensive lines

    Kevin Seifert

    We discussed a number of officiating issues over the past few days, from the Chicago Bears' penalty for 12 men on the field to the "double-sack" Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford endured. I didn't see the need for an additional Dirty Laundry...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  14. Dirty Laundry: 'Understand the rules'

    Kevin Seifert

    Longtime readers know our "Dirty Laundry" feature typically delves into some of the more controversial or nuanced officiating issues of the previous week's games. The NFL's ongoing labor dispute with its regular officials has made the performance of ...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  15. Dirty Laundry: More replacement fun

    Kevin Seifert

    We anticipated Friday that the third week of preseason games would bring heightened criticism and concern about the NFL's replacement officials. Chicago Bears place-kicker Robbie Gould started the ball rolling by referring to them as "clueless," and ...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  16. Case closed on Ndamukong Suh

    Kevin Seifert

    DETROIT -- If you don't want the world to think you're a dirty player, you might not want to get caught kicking an opponent and grinding his head into the ground. That's what officials caught Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh doing with...

    Blog | November 24, 2011