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  1. ChatWrap: Lions late-round drafting

    Kevin Seifert

    Our SportsNation chat brought fair criticism, and reasonable debate, to the Detroit Lions' late-round drafting in the five-year tenure of general manager Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Schwartz. The relevant exchange: Jordan K. (Newark, Ohio) Do y...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  2. Lions are once again thinking big

    Kevin Seifert

    In what is widely considered a make-or-break year, the Detroit Lions' leadership is expressing relatively wild optimism about their 2013 team. Speaking Tuesday with local reporters, general manager Martin Mayhew said: "It's safe to say this is the...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  3. Eight in the Box: Offseason regret

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at the one move each team in the NFC North needed to make but didn't. Chicago Bears: General manager Phil Emery approached the draft with hopes of selecting a quarterback, and there were reports of the Bears privately working out North Caro...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  4. BBAO: Phil Emery serious about analytics

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has referred a number of times to advanced statistical analysis services that he consulted with over the past season. This week, the Bears joined a growing group of NFL teams ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  5. Lions: Fair assessment from Bill Ford

    Kevin Seifert

    So it appears that Detroit Lions vice chairman Bill Ford dropped by Tuesday's organized team activity and spoke to reporters for the first time in a year. Ford praised the team's direction under general manager Martin Mayhew but would not answer a qu...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  6. Darius Slay: Rare air for the Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions' general manager is a former NFL cornerback, one who was a 10th-round draft choice but still managed a successful eight-year playing career. I've always figured that dynamic played a role in his management of the Lions' cornerback p...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  7. 'Might not want to be Dave Kingman at 5'

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears that Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew isn't planning to take the advice of ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr., who suggested that the Lions trade up to the No. 1 overall pick of the draft to ensure they could select Alabama cornerback D...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  8. Mel Kiper as a 32-team general manager

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN analyst Mel Kiper's latest draft exercise is not intended to be predictive, but rather a commentary on how the draft would go if he were choosing for each team. This draft includes trades, several of which involved NFC North teams, and a total ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  9. BBAO: Did Vikings work out P Brad Wing?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Last month, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was asked if veteran punter Chris Kluwe would be with the team in 2013. Spielman wouldn't answer. Kluwe has the highest gross average (44.4 yards) in team h...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  10. Lions limited without Matthew Stafford deal

    Kevin Seifert

    At the NFL scouting combine last month, I asked Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew if he could accomplish his goals in free agency without first signing quarterback Matthew Stafford to a long-term contract. It was kind of a loaded question; ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  11. Lions: Status check on Louis Delmas

    Kevin Seifert

    You might recall that Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has taken a decidedly neutral position on the future of safety Louis Delmas, a pending free agent and a presumably core player whose health status has cast doubt over contract negotiat...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  12. Lions overhaul spares DeAndre Levy

    Kevin Seifert

    As he embarked on the offseason in January, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew made clear he wanted to infuse his team's defense with playmakers. Here's how he put it during a meeting with local reporters: "We need guys that can impact th...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  13. Lions: Ominous words on Louis Delmas

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Let's start a busy day of live blogging here at the NFL scouting combine with some revealing comments from Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew. During an early-morning session with local reporters, Mayhew said he is focused on...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  14. James Jones ready to be Packers' No. 1 WR

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANPOLIS -- So I'm about to step into a marathon availability session Thursday morning here at the NFL scouting combine. It will include Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Minneso...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  15. BBAO: Lions planning active free agency

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew made a mildly surprising projection Thursday: The Lions will be an active player in the free agent market this offseason. I think we would all agree the Lions need help ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  16. Presuming a defensive overhaul for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted earlier that Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admitted he was wrong to count on tailback Jahvid Best to play this season. But that was just one of several acknowledgments and candid comments Mayhew made during an interview session...

    Blog | January 03, 2013