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  1. Jon Bostic's time as Bears' MLB?

    Kevin Seifert

    It's worth wondering on Wednesday afternoon whether the Chicago Bears' long-term plans at middle linebacker are about to mesh with their immediate ones. Veteran D.J. Williams was carted off the practice field because of a calf injury, and accordin...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  2. Lance Briggs ushers in new Bears era

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears' first training camp practice Friday was notable for many reasons, most notably the official start of the Marc Trestman Era. But I was particularly interested in this post from Jeff Dickerson at ESPNChicago.com, who reminds us that ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. Top-selling jerseys: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Before we move full speed into training camp coverage, let's take a look at a chart that reminds us why there is so much anticipation about the NFC North's 2013 season. As you can see, the jerseys of three players with NFC North connections were a...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  4. Eight in the Box: NFC North camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC North team? CHICAGO BEARS Offense: Kyle Long's readiness The Bears drafted Long in the first round to help an offensive line that has struggled for years to protect quarterback Jay Cutler. Lon...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  5. BBAO: On Brian Urlacher's comments

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Recent comments by Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher seem neither vindictive nor controversial to me. Rather, they appear more like the honest musings of a player whose retirement was abrupt and still a ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  6. Veteran free agents: Collusion or value?

    Kevin Seifert

    Dwight Freeney's claim that NFL owners colluded during free agency, made during an interview with CBSSports.com, brings to mind last month's post about the tough market for some high-profile and veteran NFL players. As you might recall: Defensive...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  7. BBAO: OTAs in full swing

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. I hope everyone had an enjoyable and respectful Memorial Day weekend. This is a relatively quiet time of the NFL calendar, but it will mark the arrival of all four NFC North teams to organized team acti...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  8. Healing needed for Bears, Brian Urlacher?

    Kevin Seifert

    We've spent a good part of this week discussing feuds of varying degrees, from the dissipating animosity between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers to the now-healed relationship between Mike Ditka and the Chicago Bears. Those situations h...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  9. BBAO: Bears to retire Da Number 89

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Thursday, we broached the topic of whether the Chicago Bears would retire the number of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. As it turns out, the team is dealing with a backlog on that issue. Almost a half-century af...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  10. Calling Canton: Brian Urlacher's candidacy

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing the Pro Football Hall of Fame's list of middle linebackers is a sobering experience. The position is well-represented, but almost all of the enshrinees -- Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert and Willie Lanier among them -- are drawn from a long-go...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  11. 'You were who we thought you were'

    Kevin Seifert

    Congratulations to the Arizona Cardinals, who for the time being at least have won the unofficial contest for best reaction to Brian Urlacher's retirement with this tweet: You were who we thought you were. Congrats. RT @BUrlacher54: It was an honor ...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Brian Urlacher admirably accepts his lot

    Kevin Seifert

    Congratulations to linebacker Brian Urlacher, who found peace and satisfaction with his 13-year career Wednesday rather than extending it beyond what felt organic to everyone -- most importantly him. The assumption has always been that Urlacher, w...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  14. BBAO: Already a major Packers injury

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Green Bay Packers lost a promising rookie -- perhaps for the season -- on the first day of their organized team activities (OTAs), according to multiple reports. Offensive lineman J.C. Tretter, a fourth-round dra...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  15. Jon Bostic spent Bears rookie camp at MLB

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery was careful last month to avoid pinpointing an exact position for rookie linebacker Jon Bostic, a middle linebacker at Florida who should have the inside track to be Brian Urlacher's long-time replacement. Vet...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  16. BBAO: Bears record every QB glance

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Mike McCarthy is going to wish he thought of this one. The Green Bay Packers' coach often unveils some sort of new technology or practice approach in his efforts to improve over the previous year, but the newest thin...

    Blog | May 13, 2013