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  1. Jared Allen wants 17+ sacks in 2011

    Kevin Seifert

    Among other topics in this ESPN First Take interview, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen says his goal is to finish the 2011 season with 100 career sacks. He'll need 17 in 16 regular season games to do it. "It's defnitely a goal of mine,"...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  2. ChatWrap: Figuring out Greg Jennings

    Kevin Seifert

    I took the rare step Tuesday of allowing Greg Jennings' comments on ESPN's "First Take" to stand on their own in this post. I watched Jennings discuss his transition from Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers to Christian Ponder and couldn't tell if he was ta...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. Rewind'12: Special teams rankings

    Kevin Seifert

    (First in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes.) Our fine blog editing team passed along a link to Rick Gosselin's annual special-teams rankings last week. Now, let's take a moment to amplify...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  4. NFL Week 6 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a first look at the NFC North's place in's Week 6 Power Rankings. For the first time since the 2010 season, the Green Bay Packers are not our top-ranked team. They're not even our second-ranked team, for that matter. The details: ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  5. Barry Sanders starts an ESPN 'Car Wash'*

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you might already be aware that Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders will spend Tuesday going through the ESPN "Car Wash" in Bristol, Conn. You can catch him on "SportsCenter," "First Take" and various ESPN Radio shows throug...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  6. Todd McShay mock 5.0: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN analyst Todd McShay's fifth mock draft of the year contemplates multiple scenarios for each pick in the first round, and so it takes a little more time to digest than usual. Its Insider status prevents me from bringing you every scenario in the...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  7. NFL Week 17 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a quick look at's Week 17 Power Rankings: 1. Green Bay Packers Trending: Headed for wire-to-wire power rankings dominance. 7. Detroit Lions Trending: Up two after a 38-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers and their first...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  8. 'First Take' debate: Race and Jordy Nelson

    Kevin Seifert

    You probably noted our link this week to an story that tackled a sensitive and complex topic: Do NFL defenders underestimate Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson's speed because he is white? ESPN's "First Take" crew debated the t...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  9. Video: Bears' Matt Forte eyes the calendar

    Kevin Seifert

    Monday, we discussed the tight timetable the Chicago Bears are on in order to safely participate in their Aug. 7 preseason opener. In an appearance Tuesday on ESPN's "First Take," Bears tailback Matt Forte acknowledged there "is a little bit of conce...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  10. Ray Edwards-Kimbo Slice? Not likely

    Kevin Seifert

    Ray Edwards admitted he was nervous for his pro boxing debut Friday night. But after an uneven but unanimous victory Friday night over T.J. Gibson, Edwards was hardly humbled. Appearing Monday morning on ESPN's "First Take," Edwards said he would ...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  11. Vikings' Mike Priefer talks SEALs

    Kevin Seifert

    A few days ago, we noted that Minnesota Vikings special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer is a former Naval pilot who ferried Navy SEALs to missions. Priefer joined ESPN's "First Take" to discuss his background and pride for the work SEALs did in huntin...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  12. Suh planning 8-day car race through Europe

    Kevin Seifert

    Appearing on ESPN's "First Take" on Thursday, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh announced he will participate in the Gumball 3000 road rally, an 8-day car race through Europe that begins May 25. He's hoping to drive a Dodge Challenger SRT8...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  13. The impact of the Jenn Sterger interview

    Kevin Seifert

    Did Jenn Sterger help or hurt herself by agreeing to a two-part interview with ABC's Good Morning America? That's the topic of this First Take debate between ESPN's Jemele Hill and Skip Bayless. Hill was inclined to believe Sterger's insistence th...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  14. Video: Matt Forte on Bears' division title

    Kevin Seifert

    Appearing Wednesday on ESPN's "First Take," Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte discussed his team's NFC North championship and the conditions last Monday at TCF Bank Stadium. Forte said the field was "as hard as concrete" and suggested it worked to th...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  15. Video: Allen says Vikings will figure it out

    Kevin Seifert

    Appearing Tuesday on ESPN's "First Take," Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said no one on the team has hit the "eject button" yet despite an 0-2 start. "Don't kick us to the wayside yet," Allen said. "We'll get out there and figure this...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  16. Video: Jermichael Finley on Revis Island

    Kevin Seifert

    In this entertaining appearance on ESPN's First Take, Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley confirms that he met with a number of team officials this offseason to "just get the immaturity off of me" following a roller-coaster first two season...

    Blog | July 22, 2010