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  1. Grantland: Best QBs of the moment

    Kevin Seifert

    Bill Barnwell embarked on an interesting project his week over at Grantland.com: Tracing the rise and fall of the NFL's top quarterback of the moment. In other words: Who was the best quarterback in the league at any given time, and how long did he h...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  2. BBAO: Better late than ...

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: So that's a first. I've covered a few coaching changes in my day, but I'm pretty sure none of them broke between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., as the Chicago Bears' decision to hire Marc Trestman did Wednesday m...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  3. BBAO: Twitter chat coming Thursday

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As I alluded to Tuesday, we're planning a second opportunity for live chat-like interaction this week considering the magnitude of Sunday's game at Soldier Field. We hit the SportsNation crowd Tuesday. On Thursday...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  4. BBAO: Backfield role for Mike Thomas?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Here's an interesting possibility for how the Detroit Lions might use new slot receiver Mike Thomas, whom they acquired Tuesday from the Jacksonville Jaguars: out of the backfield in a pass-catching role the Lions on...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  5. Aaron Rodgers to 'Saturday Night Live?'

    Kevin Seifert

    Could the "Discount Double Check" lead to national television stardom for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers? I guess it depends on what you consider "national television stardom," but Rodgers took last weekend's television opportunity at Su...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  6. Judgment Day coming for the Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Two ingredients are mandatory for the success of an NFL franchise. You need a quarterback to win games and a modern stadium to make money. And at this moment, it's uncertain whether the Minnesota Vikings have either. So pardon the dramatics,...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  7. BBAO: Leslie Frazier consults Bud Grant

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Mark Craig of the Star Tribune has an interesting column on what it's like to be the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Leslie Frazier has started his first season as the team's permanent coach 0-4, and the other d...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  8. BBAO: Tarkenton still hammering Favre

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton returned to Minnesota last Sunday for the Vikings' 50th anniversary celebration. But Tarkenton left town before Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears, skipped an on-fie...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  9. BBAO: A wild week already

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Wednesday evening, shortly after ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett (wrist) will miss the remainder of the season, I put out the following mad-lib on Twitter: If you're a kn...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  10. Gale Sayers is no Fran Tarkenton

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm a little late to this party, but maybe it's because I've never understood the ruckus resonating from Gale Sayers' recent comments about the state of Chicago's franchise. From what I've seen of his banquet speech in Omaha, Neb., the "criticism" wa...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  11. Black and Blue all over: Thompson on LTs

    Kevin Seifert

    Greg A. Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a long Q&A here with Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson. I thought Thompson's most interesting response related to the Packers' backup plan on the offensive line heading into the 2009 seaso...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  12. Black and Blue all over: Lions LBs

    Kevin Seifert

    One of Detroit's more pleasant offseason dilemmas is dealing with the relative surplus of linebackers on its roster. As Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press points out, the Lions have the opportunity to at least consider jettisoning some high-pr...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  13. How I See It: NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    » NFC Stock Watch: East | West | North | South » AFC: East | West | North | South Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Falling: 1. Ted Thompson, Green Bay general manager: It wasn't a good week to be the Packers' official ultimately responsible ...

    Blog | November 03, 2009
  14. Podcast: Tarkenton on Favre

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Former Minnesota quarterback Fran Tarkenton is finding it hard to criticize current Vikings quarterback Brett Favre these days, not after Favre's first four games with his new team. Appearing Wednesday on ESPN...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  15. Black and Blue all over: Favre and vengeance

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert I'm pretty convinced that current Minnesota and Green Bay players aren't nearly as affected by the rivalry between the teams as their predecessors were. Free agency, business arrangements and other modern-day adv...

    Blog | October 01, 2009
  16. Black and Blue all over: The Smith-Martin swap

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert One item escaped us of full discussion during the weekend flurry of roster moves: Green Bay's decision to release safety Anthony Smith, one of its two free-agent acquisitions this winter. (Smith was claimed on wa...

    Blog | September 07, 2009