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  1. Kellen Moore's roster spot looks secure

    Kevin Seifert

    Like the rest of the NFL, the Detroit Lions must cut their roster down to 53 players by the end of Saturday. Many of the decisions are inter-related, and I'm pretty confident of one verdict that will impact others. Unless the Lions' thinking or op...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  2. 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
  3. BBAO: The preseason beckons

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We've made it! (Sort of.) The entire NFC North will open its 2013 preseason schedule Friday evening, affairs that will be most notable for their impact on second-level job competitions and evaluations of previousl...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  4. Korey Stringer's impact on Randy Moss

    Kevin Seifert

    Twelve years ago today, Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Kory Stringer died of complications from heat stroke. His death is no less stunning now than it was then, and each year it provides us an unfortunate opportunity to remind the thousands of f...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  5. ChatWrap: Martellus Bennett's production

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat was our final chance to hash through our offseason themes before watching them put into practice when training camp begins. The impact of Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has been a consistently hot topic in our c...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  6. Impact of Antoine Winfield on run defense

    Kevin Seifert

    Pro Football Focus (PFF) offers some detail and context to supplement our discussion last week of the offseason move the Minnesota Vikings should (or shouldn't) have made. As I'm sure you read and recall, we wondered if the Vikings had done enough...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. BBAO: Projecting Lions' Darius Slay

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Could cornerback Darius Slay have a bigger rookie impact for the Detroit Lions than defensive end Ziggy Ansah? That's the projection from NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah, who thinks Slay will be a factor from the fir...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  8. Brian Urlacher: Impact on teammates

    Kevin Seifert

    What made Brian Urlacher special? You have to start, of course, with the way a 6-foot-4, 258-pound man could run, hit and organize a defense on the field. But even an occasional in-person observer of the Chicago Bears over the past decade could notic...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  9. Draft impact: Packers' Datone Jones

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a periodic series examining the roles of NFC North newcomers: In the four months since "579," the Green Bay Packers have done some serious schematic soul-searching. Coach Mike McCarthy went so far as to send his defensive coaching staff...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  10. Draft impact: Packers' Johnathan Franklin

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a periodic series examining the roles of NFC North newcomers: Running back Eddie Lacy figures to absorb the majority of attention on the Green Bay Packers' draft class, considering his national name recognition and his status as the Pac...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  11. Draft impact: Lions' Ziggy Ansah

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a periodic series examining the roles of NFC North newcomers: We have all debated the potential for Ziggy Ansah's immediate impact as a Detroit Lions defensive end in 2013. Ansah was a late arrival to football, a late bloomer on the NFL...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  12. Draft impact: Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson

    Kevin Seifert

    The first in a periodic series examining the roles of NFC North newcomers: By all accounts, the Minnesota Vikings traded away a unique talent last month when they shipped Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks. The Vikings were not, however, ready t...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  13. On Clay Matthews, the draft and production

    Kevin Seifert

    In the aftermath of Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews' record-setting contract extension, and as we look ahead to next week's draft, it's worth a reminder about the middling impact of college production on pro projections. We all like to ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  14. Clay Matthews cap details: Rise over time

    Kevin Seifert

    On Wednesday, we noted that it would be instructive to learn how the Green Bay Packers structured the salary-cap impact of linebacker Clay Matthews' record-setting contract extension. Thursday, the numbers came in and here's what we can say: Matthews...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  15. On the Lions' need for immediate impact

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions bottomed out and had desperate needs at nearly every position in 2009 when, with the draft's No. 20 overall pick, they selected ... a tight end. No one doubted the skills and potential of the Lions' choice, Oklahoma State's Brandon ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  16. Gameday testimonials: Drunks in stands

    Kevin Seifert

    This week's discussion about the NFL gameday experience, specifically the impact of drunk and/or aggressive behavior, opened the proverbial floodgate. Many of you sent detailed descriptions of encounters that ranged from uncomfortable to dangerous in...

    Blog | April 13, 2013