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  1. BBAO: Nick Fairley talking Super Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In 2007, Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna predicted the team would win more than 10 games. The Lions finished 7-9. Six years later, Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is talking Super Bowl. Fairley stopped sho...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  2. Matthew Stafford and Lions history

    Kevin Seifert

    During his 2009 job interview with the Detroit Lions, coach Jim Schwartz famously said it was time to find a replacement for quarterback Bobby Layne. The best quarterback in team history last donned a Lions uniform in 1958. Matthew Stafford has a ...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  3. Suh: No reason Lions can't go 16-0

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions finished 0-16 in 2008. Could they reverse that record in 2011? During a visit to the NFL Network studio this week, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was asked if the "sky is the limit for the Lions." His response: "No qu...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  4. Rewind'10: Utilizing Greg Olsen

    Kevin Seifert

    As we continue to look back on our preseason NFC North themes, let's examine how one of our most vigorous discussions turned out. The Bears denied initial concerns that tight end Greg Olsen would be minimized in offensive coordinator Mike Martz's ...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  5. BBAO: Another Tyler Thigpen appearance

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: You're on the right track if the name "Tyler Thigpen" rings a bell. The quarterback expected to start Thursday night against the Chicago Bears was a seventh-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2007. (It alwa...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  6. The Replacements: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Tait Williams A look at the key loss and his replacement for each team in the division: Chicago Bears Who's out: John Ta...

    Blog | June 19, 2009
  7. Kevin Smith: Lions will 'definitely' make the playoffs

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Kevin Smith was rarely at loss for words during his rookie season with Detroit, and he's taking that talent to the blogosphere. In one of the first posts of his new blog at, Smith predicts your L...

    Blog | May 08, 2009
  8. Don't forget about Mark Sanchez

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert DANA POINT, Calif. -- Throughout all the recent discussion on Detroit's quarterback situation -- Daunte Culpepper? Jon Kitna? Matthew Stafford? Jay Cutler? -- one prominent name has been overlooked. USC quar...

    Blog | March 25, 2009
  9. A final catch-up on the weekend

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert We here in the Black and Blue didn't have the kind of blockbuster free agent weekend that a few other divisions enjoyed. That could change a bit if receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh agrees to terms with Minnesota...

    Blog | March 02, 2009
  10. Black and Blue all over: Stafford, Lions meet

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert INDIANAPOLIS -- Take this for all that it's worth: On the first full day of the 2009 scouting combine, five of Detroit's key decision-makers went to dinner with Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford. The ...

    Blog | February 20, 2009
  11. Quarterback far from settled in Detroit

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Here is what we can tell you in the wake of Tuesday's revelation that Detroit quarterback Daunte Culpepper has renegotiated his contract: Culpepper is in the mix to start for the Lions in 2009. ...

    Blog | February 17, 2009
  12. Imagining Garcia in these parts

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert It's interesting -- at least to me -- that you can rule out only one NFC North team as a potential landing place for pending free agent quarterback Jeff Garcia, who officially learned over the weekend that h...

    Blog | February 16, 2009
  13. Black and Blue all over: Jason Hanson's status

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert After introducing James "Shack" Harris as his new senior personnel executive, Detroit general manager Martin Mayhew made one thing clear: The Lions don't plan to lose placekicker Jason Hanson. Hans...

    Blog | February 13, 2009
  14. Hot Button: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert The top issues facing each team in the division: Chicago Bears Wesley Hitt/Getty Images Lovie Smith has some work to do with his defense. Primary issue: The ...

    Blog | February 11, 2009
  15. Digging into NFC North rosters

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert I have (NFC) West envy. Alex, Dwight and David S. were among a number of readers who caught Mike Sando's excellent analysis of the NFC West salary-cap situation last week and requested a replication of the p...

    Blog | February 10, 2009
  16. Black and Blue all over: The day ahead

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Hi there. As we move into this fine Tuesday, I'll be working on a few projects that will limit the frequency of posting Tuesday morning and early afternoon. I expect to be back at full blogging strength by m...

    Blog | February 10, 2009