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  1. Calling Canton: Brian Urlacher's candidacy

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing the Pro Football Hall of Fame's list of middle linebackers is a sobering experience. The position is well-represented, but almost all of the enshrinees -- Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert and Willie Lanier among them -- are drawn from a long-go...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  2. Bears have shaky Plan B for Brian Urlacher

    Kevin Seifert

    Most football people would acknowledge that Brian Urlacher hasn't been the same player this season as he had been for most of his career with the Chicago Bears. That makes Tuesday's news of a significant hamstring injury, one that could sideline Urla...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  3. BBAO: The NFL's deepest division

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- All told, Week 9 was pretty good to the NFC North. We won three of four games, and the one loss wasn't exactly unpredicted. As @jc74 noted late Sunday, we are the only division in football with all...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  4. BBAO: Lions' new concussion protocol

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Welcome to another week of preseason football here in the NFC North. Our CampTour'12 has come to an end, and I'll post a dramatic and emotional retrospective at some point soon. For now, let's move right into one of ...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  5. Previewing preseason Week 1

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to NFC North preseason football over the next two days. (A separate post on the Green Bay Packers' Thursday night turn on ESPN is right here.) Chicago Bears Opponent: Denver Broncos Location: Soldier Field Day/Time: Thur...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  6. Mel Kiper Jr.: Replacing aging stars

    Kevin Seifert

    To help muddle through our first weekend without football in six months, let's take a look at Mel Kiper Jr.'s NFC North-heavy analysis of the top veteran players whose eventual replacement should comprise at least a part of his team's offseason. You...

    Blog | February 11, 2012
  7. Devin Hester's impact beyond 'specialist'

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears kick returner/receiver Devin Hester is 29. So it's reasonable to assume the actual debate on his candidacy for the Pro Football Hall of Fame is at least 10 years -- and probably a few more touchdown returns -- away. Already, however, He...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  8. Bears show Lions execution amid brutality

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- This is what we want from our NFC North football, isn't it? We want two hard-hitting teams bashing heads, before the whistle and after, for 60 minutes. We love it when weather conditions affect the game. We live for all-out brawls that red...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  9. Brian Urlacher: 'I feel great right now'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're now three weeks into the NFL's first post-lockout training camp, one that no longer includes traditional two-a-day practices and prevents more than five consecutive days of football activity. There is certainly some consternation among coaches ...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  10. BBAO: Urlacher's return helps HOF chances

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Shortly after he suffered a season-ending wrist injury in 2009, we debated whether Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher had done enough in his career to merit enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Our con...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  11. Previewing preseason Week 3

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's set up the summer's most important night of preseason football in the NFC North. All three games will be played Saturday. Chicago Bears Opponent: Arizona Cardinals Location: Soldier Field Time: 8:30 p.m. ET Personnel notes: Start...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  12. Discouraging group-think in Chicago

    Kevin Seifert

    Brian Urlacher has the same right to question Gale Sayers' football acumen as Sayers has to make candid comments on the Chicago Bears' direction. In a nutshell, that's where I land in what has become a silly public spat between two of the franchise's...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  13. Bears value Urlacher's state of mind

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Icon SMI Brian Urlacher's new deal should keep the middle linebacker focused on football. The Chicago Bears will be carrying some tangible momentum when they report to training camp Tuesday in...

    Blog | July 21, 2008