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  1. Football Outsiders: Remaining needs

    Kevin Seifert

    Football Outsiders, a statistics-based analysis service, has been producing division-by-division Insider files on remaining team needs. You'll need a subscription to read the entire NFC North post , but below I've taken a few excerpts and written a f...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  2. Preseason2: Success and injuries for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Saturday's action at Soldier Field: Chicago Bears 33, Washington Redskins 31 Preseason record: 1-1 Of interest: On an overall positive night for the Bears, three players encountered injuries worth monitoring. Punter Adam Podlesh su...

    Blog | August 19, 2012
  3. Vikings studied Bears' special teams

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Priefer couldn't help himself. The Minnesota Vikings' special teams coordinator jumped this spring at an opportunity to interrogate one of the key performers of the Chicago Bears' elite special teams in recent seasons, hoping to find some ideas ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  4. CampTour'12: Bears Day 2

    Kevin Seifert

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Let's roll through some thoughts and observations after watching the Chicago Bears' second training-camp practice: One of the prettiest plays in 1-on-1 drills came when receiver Earl Bennett hauled in a long pass down the ri...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  5. Blogger Blitz: Devin Hester as a receiver

    Kevin Seifert

    I planned out a Chicago Bears-related topic for this week's Blogger Blitz before the team announced a contract extension for linebacker Lance Briggs. That will make for a Bears-centric day on the blog, but as we've always said, these things even out....

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  6. NFC North free-agency assessment

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears Key additions: Running back Michael Bush, linebacker/special teams Blake Costanzo, quarterback Jason Campbell, receiver Brandon Marshall (trade), receiver Devin Thomas, receiver/returner Eric Weems. Key losses: Running back Marion...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  7. Bears don't share your OL concerns

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Chicago Bears made the NFC North's biggest offseason move by acquiring receiver Brandon Marshall. They filled two disruptive holes in their depth by signing quarterback Jason Campbell and running back Michael Bush, and they ev...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  8. Bears vague on Johnny Knox timetable

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Good morning. We'll start our a barrage of blog posts from the NFC coaches breakfast with the Chicago Bears, who I acknowledged earlier have gotten a bit of the short shrift this week. I spent about 20 minutes at coach Lovie Smith...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  9. Impact of Michael Bush on Matt Forte

    Kevin Seifert

    A number of wild theories began circulating in the moments after the Chicago Bears announced a four-year contract agreement with running back Michael Bush. So let's do our best to sift through what the deal does -- and, just as importantly, doesn't -...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  10. Devin Hester, Eric Weems will share returns

    Kevin Seifert

    We asked a few days ago why a team that boasts the best returner in NFL history would add another one in free agency. The likeliest explanation was for depth purposes, but absent any official word from Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery, we wer...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  11. Why did the Bears sign Eric Weems?

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's catch up on the fast-moving Chicago Bears, who have curiously signed a kick returner while also adding a third veteran quarterback in the past few hours. Veteran Eric Weems is technically a receiver, but he caught a grand total of 24 passes ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  12. Hit on Cullen Loeffler 'totally uncalled for'

    Kevin Seifert

    At least one member of the Minnesota Vikings is livid about the hit that appears to have ended the season of long-snapper Cullen Loeffler. Via Twitter, punter Chris Kluwe said the Atlanta Falcons' Kerry Meier "cheapshotted" Loeffler on a legal but "t...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  13. Dirty Laundry: Sideline intrusion

    Kevin Seifert

    On game day, every NFL team has what is often called a "get-back coach." Typically, it's a strength coach or assistant who doesn't have a strategic game-day role. Regardless, he's the one who regularly walks up and down the white boundary of the side...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  14. Epicenter of Humanity: Special-teams edge

    Kevin Seifert

    We've discussed the expected chess match between the Chicago Bears' offense and the Green Bay Packers' defense. We've noted the recent success of the Bears' defense in limiting production from the Packers' offense. Come Sunday's NFC Championship Game...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  15. BBAO: No change for Vikings' stadium offer

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In discussing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium situation Wednesday, a top official told the Associated Press that the team would pay for one-third of the cost of an open-air stadium. Lester Bagley, vice president of st...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  16. Looking for great, Packers stuck at good

    Kevin Seifert

    ATLANTA -- There was a long line for the press box elevator Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Dome, so a few of us found the nearest stairwell and started our descent toward the Green Bay Packers' locker room. Around and around we went. More than once,...

    Blog | November 28, 2010