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  1. Observation deck: Lions 40, Patriots 9

    Kevin Seifert

    Some thoughts on the Detroit Lions' third preseason game, a 40-9 win Thursday night over New England, in extended form for those who have felt short-changed this preseason: The first-team offense might not have been as sharp as desired, but it ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  2. BBAO: Lions to host CB Rashean Mathis

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: For insomniac reasons I don't care to get into, I posted a review of the Detroit Lions' rough preseason outing against the Cleveland Browns in the wee hours of Friday morning. A bit later, ESPN's Adam Schefter report...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  3. Forbes: Lions continue losing money

    Kevin Seifert

    The projected value of NFC North teams rose between two and five percent in the past year, according to Forbes Magazine's latest franchise valuations. Here are a few points of context on an anomaly contained in the report. The Detroit Lions were t...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  4. Camp Confidential: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions opened training camp expressing unprecedented confidence in the direction of their program, and, if anything, their steam has picked up since then. A relatively injury-free camp, the obvious impact of multiple n...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  5. Christian Ponder and his two snaps

    Kevin Seifert

    So I found myself in a bit of a Twitter discussion Saturday about the brief appearance of quarterback Christian Ponder in the Minnesota Vikings' preseason opener. Ponder got only two snaps in the Vikings' 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans, prompting s...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  6. Preseason Week 1: Brief glimpse of Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Friday's action at the Metrodome: Houston Texans 27, Minnesota Vikings 13 Preseason record: 0-1 Of interest: Similar to fellow rookie Ziggy Ansah in Detroit, Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson made an immediate splash. He r...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  7. BBAO: A word of warning for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Reading Chris Houston's assessment of the 2012 Detroit Lions prompted me to re-publish it as a public service message for the 2013 Chicago Bears. Last year's Lions group had a high number of veterans in contract y...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  8. Lions: Start of the Darius Slay Era?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions' immediate reaction to cornerback Ron Bartell's shoulder injury in practice Saturday was instructive and probably reveals their long-term plans in the secondary. When Bartell landed hard on his right shoulder, the Lions replaced ...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  9. Eight in the box: Secondary status check

    Kevin Seifert

    How does each NFC North team look in the secondary, and what still needs to be done? Chicago Bears: No team in this division is set up quite as well as the Bears, who have a pair of returning Pro Bowl cornerbacks in Charles Tillman and Tim Jenning...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  10. BBAO: No concerns on Greg Jennings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: I heard from many of you Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning about the condition of Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings, who injured his ankle Tuesday during the first organized team activity (OTA) of...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  11. 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
  12. How to squeeze contracts into a tight cap

    Kevin Seifert

    So how does a team purported to be tight against the salary cap sign four significant players to market-level contracts during the first two days of free agency? I don't have all the numbers yet to document how the Detroit Lions pulled it off, but I ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  13. Cliff Avril leaves Detroit on a short-term deal

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL teams occasionally re-sign their own free agents after the market opens, as the Detroit Lions did Wednesday with cornerback Chris Houston. More often, however, those players sign elsewhere once they hit the open market -- a path defensive end Cli...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  14. Lions find (some) cap space for free agents

    Kevin Seifert

    Another free-agent signing has most of you beating down my virtual door and demanding to know how a team that is tight against the salary cap can afford to make two signings -- first cornerback Chris Houston and now defensive tackle Jason Jones -- wh...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  15. Lions salvage Chris Houston from '12 mess

    Kevin Seifert

    We've been discussing the Detroit Lions' pending defensive overhaul for some time, a shift they've advanced through free agency by inviting two players -- safety Glover Quin defensive lineman Jason Jones -- for first-day visits. But the cornerback po...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  16. BBAO: Look back on Day 1 as Day 2 begins

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. We're expecting a busy day here at NFC North blog headquarters on the first full day of NFL free agency. Atop the list is three players who have or are visiting the Detroit Lions: running back Reggie...

    Blog | March 13, 2013