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  1. The health of Louis Delmas and Chris Hope

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions' recent history includes scattered dives into free agency for veteran defensive backs to provide insurance against a projected starter's demise. Most recently, safeties Tyrell Johnson and Erik Coleman found their way onto the Lions'...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Hoping for a fourth-down shift

    Kevin Seifert

    When the Detroit Lions hired Jim Schwartz as their coach in 2009, hope emerged from the sports analytics industry. Had it gained a patron saint? Schwartz, after all, had acknowledged his interest in the subject during his time as the Tennessee Titans...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  4. Adrian Peterson: 2.5K debate continues

    Kevin Seifert

    Adrian Peterson's oft-stated goal of 2,500 yards in 2013 continues to reverberate around the world of sports debate, kept alive in part by memories of his doubt-erasing 2012 MVP season. In this Insider piece , Football Scientist KC Joyner admirabl...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  5. 2013 preseason matchups: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    If the best day of the NFL offseason is the release of the regular-season schedule, the next-best is the release of the preseason schedule. Thursday, we got part of the next-best thing. Or something like that. Below are the preseason matchups for ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  6. ADCJ2KWatch: Adrian Peterson responds

    Kevin Seifert

    Because we still have more than a week until the free-agent market officially opens, and because it appears the NFC North did not add to its list of franchise players Monday, we'll bring you an entertaining response to one of last week's posts. As...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  7. Chris Johnson aiming for Adrian Peterson

    Kevin Seifert

    You know the drill. A player is asked whether he will outperform a contemporary. The player says, "of course." And off we go. Tennessee Titans tailback Chris Johnson said on ESPN that he will rush for more yards than the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  8. Tavon Austin, Marquise Goodwin: sub-4.3s*

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It's fair to assume the Minnesota Vikings will draft a wide receiver this year. Sunday, we learned at least one important fact about the pool they'll have to choose from: It has some elite speedsters. Two receivers -- West Virginia...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  9. Kyle Vanden Bosch as an example-setter

    Kevin Seifert

    A newsy week has delayed my plan to circle back on the Detroit Lions' release of defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, a move that gives us an opportunity to reflect on the unique role he filled for the team. A Pro Bowl pass rusher in his prime with th...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  10. Will Bears buck the NFL's age trend?

    Kevin Seifert

    As word filtered out Monday night on the finalists for the Chicago Bears' coaching job, some of you immediately expressed support for Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Why? Everyone has their reasons, but without a doubt, age is ...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  11. BBAO: Arguing to keep Dom Capers

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As we noted late Monday night, we are now waiting for the Chicago Bears to complete the second round of interviews in their coaching search. We are also waiting to find out if the Green Bay Packers will make any coac...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  12. Bears' coaching search: End of 1st round?

    Kevin Seifert

    By the end of Sunday, it's possible the Chicago Bears will have concluded their first round of interviews in what has already been an epic coaching search. Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was scheduled to be the 13th known candi...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  13. Vikings and Joe Webb make history

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Thanks to our friends at ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau, I can bring you the following stunning note. This is verbatim from the information I just received: "Joe Webb will be the first quarterback in NFL hi...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  14. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 26-24 loss to the Chicago Bears, here are three issues that merit further examination: The Lions were lulled into thinking they were on the brink of consistent success after last year's breakthrough, but they found out th...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  15. NFL Week 17 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The holiday week pushed ESPN.com's Week 17 Power Rankings up one day to Monday. Let's see how the NFC North fared: 4. Green Bay Packers Trending: Up two after a 55-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Comment: The Packers are peaking at the end ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  16. Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Green Bay Packers' 55-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans, here are three issues that merit further examination: Maybe the lasting impact of the "Fail Mary" is that it will produce the two most dangerous teams in the NFC. I'm sure the A...

    Blog | December 24, 2012