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  1. NFL minor league would address injuries, player development

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL needs a developmental league now more than ever, and the idea appears to be gaining steam, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  2. HOF: Dave Robinson tasted blood

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm not in Canton, Ohio, this evening, so I can't bring you a first-hand account of the two players with NFC North ties who are being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But I do want to bring you a highlight or two of the speeches from both...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  3. HOF: Dave Robinson's play vs. tight ends

    Kevin Seifert

    Dave Robinson laughs when NFL teams abandon linebacker coverage for tight ends and instead scour the country for big safeties and cornerbacks. Because of all his accomplishments, Robinson might be most proud of the work he did as a speedy linebacker ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. Packers financials: No '14 salary-cap spike

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers' annual financial report drew national interest from those who are interested in the business of football, something that few of you are, at least based on my experience. But there is at least one issue buried in the report that...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  5. BBAO: Charles Tillman vs. Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Sam Monson's snap-by-snap analysis of Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman's 2012 season over at Pro Football Focus includes a detailed breakdown of Tillman's two games against Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johns...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  6. Desmond Bishop: Nothing 'set in stone'

    Kevin Seifert

    New Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop is making the interview rounds Tuesday, speaking to the NFL Network and Pro Football Talk ahead of a scheduled appearance during the 5 p.m. ET hour on NFL32. We've already discussed his motivation to pl...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  7. Football Today: Talking NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFC portion of the ESPN.com blog network participated Monday in the revamped "Football Today" podcast . My segment begins around the 9:30 mark, where Robert Flores and I discussed the Green Bay Packers' revamped offensive line, the Minnesota Viki...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Detroit Lions schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: The Detroit Lions' 4-12 season last year apparently has reduced their national appeal. Their schedule includes only one prime-time game, a home date on "Monday Night Football" in Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens. Frankly, with the n...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  10. Clay Matthews extension an easy decision

    Kevin Seifert

    Elite pass-rushers are among the most coveted, pursued and expensive commodities in football, a status that explains why the Green Bay Packers have wasted no time in making Clay Matthews one of the highest-paid defensive players in the NFL. Matth...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  11. Hall of Fame wait over for Cris Carter

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might have heard, three of the four Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists with NFC North ties were elected Saturday to the class of 2013. Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter and senior nominees Dave Robinson (Green Bay Packers) and Curley Cul...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  12. Hall of Fame: More NFC North love?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee has included a player with NFC North ties in every class dating back to the inception of this blog. We had Minnesota Vikings guard Randall McDaniel in 2009. In 2010, Vikings defensive lineman John ...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  13. Packers watch as Colin Kaepernick runs by

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The way I see it, we have three options at the moment. We can start molding Colin Kaepernick's bust for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We can run Dom Capers out of town. Or maybe we should consider both. Kaepernick's historic outi...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  14. 2013 Hall of Fame finalists: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    There are four NFC North connections among the 15 finalists for the 2013 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, announced Friday morning, including both nominations from the Senior Committee. A quick glance: Receiver Cris Carter NFC North connec...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  15. Inside Slant: Colin Kaepernick for president

    Kevin Seifert

    As predicted, NFC West blogger Mike Sando consumed a good portion of this week's Inside Slant podcast advocating for Colin Kaepernick's immediate induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sigh. Seriously, our discussion centered around Kaeper...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Vikings 37, Packers 34

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts from one of the best NFC North football games we've seen in recent memory: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings qualified for the playoffs by winning their fourth consecutive regular-season game. They beat the Green B...

    Blog | December 30, 2012