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  1. Clayton on the NFC North's huge payrolls

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's John Clayton broached a rarely-discussed facet of NFL finances -- annual payroll -- and noted in his weekly mailbag that no division will pay out more cash to its players this season than the NFC North. Payroll figures are entirely separa...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  2. NFC North: Four winning teams in 2013?

    Kevin Seifert

    In his most recent ESPN.com mailbag, John Clayton broached the possibility of having four playoff contenders in the NFC North. It's a reasonable consideration when you recall that three of our teams achieved double-digit victory totals last season...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  3. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. BBAO: Clayton on Steven Jackson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Well then. It's one thing for me to suggest that free-agent running back Steven Jackson would make some sense for the Green Bay Packers. It's quite another for ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton to make a similar as...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  5. John Clayton: NFC North salary cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    Perhaps you've already seen John Clayton's item on salary cap space for all 32 NFL teams. If not, I've pulled the four NFC North figures into this post. Keep in mind that cap numbers are fluid this time of year and aren't finalized until shortly b...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  6. Packers-49ers II: Defensive snap counts

    Kevin Seifert

    John Clayton's Last Call column broached a unique angle in looking ahead to Saturday night's divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. Namely: Will the Green Bay Packers have an advantage because their defense is less beat up than the San Francisc...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  7. Looming: Three huge QB contracts

    Kevin Seifert

    No NFC North teams appeared on John Clayton's list of the NFL's 10 worst contracts, and I really can't come up with an obvious nomination. There are no abominable contracts in this division at the moment, at least none any team entered by choice that...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  8. Sorry, Matthew Stafford: It's Clayton time

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had the best ESPN promotional commercial for exactly one week. Last Thursday, we brought you his really funny debut via our inside ESPN sources. The ad revealed Stafford's understated and self-deprecating...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  9. BBAO: Speeding into Week 1

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Hello again and thanks for your understanding during an unusual holiday weekend. At last, NFC North blog headquarters is up and fully operational once again. I hope you provided Endor-like treatment to John Clayton d...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  10. Makes sense for Lions to wait at RB

    Kevin Seifert

    The questions mount for every training camp practice the Detroit Lions conduct without Jahvid Best (concussion) and Mikel Leshoure (hamstring): Will the team sign a veteran free agent? Here's how ESPN's John Clayton tackled the issue in his Monday no...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  11. NFC North: More or Less

    Kevin Seifert

    After running the numbers, ESPN.com pro football writer John Clayton arrived at a win total for every team in the division for 2012. Is the figure too high, too low or spot on? CHICAGO BEARS: Given that they were 7-3 last season before quarterback...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  12. John Clayton's 'Theory of 150' for O-lines

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton has theories on questions you've never thought of asking, and here is one of particular note to NFC North teams. When evaluating the future of an offensive line, Clayton writes, teams would be wise to follow the "T...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  13. Clayton: Brian Urlacher and aging LBs

    Kevin Seifert

    As only he can, ESPN's John Clayton offered some context this week to a topic we broached last week. Namely: Is it possible that linebacker Brian Urlacher is entering his final season with the Chicago Bears? Urlacher will be eligible for free agen...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  14. Nothing new between Lions and Ryan Grant

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted last week that free agent running back Ryan Grant had an offer on the table from the Detroit Lions, and subsequent reports suggested Grant would visit the Lions as early as Monday. So I wanted to pass along that ESPN's John Clayton confirme...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  15. Clayton: Flat cap through at least 2015

    Kevin Seifert

    In the hustle and bustle of last week's owners meetings, our post on the five-year outlook of the NFL salary cap might have slipped your mind. I know it can be a dry subject, but now that ESPN's John Clayton has filled in many of the details, I hope ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  16. Flynn Dilemma: On compensatory picks

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- ESPN's John Clayton made an excellent point in this NFL combine column about the possibility of the Green Bay Packers making quarterback Matt Flynn their franchise player. If they franchise Flynn and attempt to trade him, they woul...

    Blog | February 24, 2012