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  1. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 33-26 victory over the Washington Redskins, here are three issues that merit further examination: I felt a pang of sympathy for this franchise, which is owned, operated and coached by competent people I respect. None ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  2. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    In a way, I was right. Last week did provide us the final dark weekend of the NFL offseason. I realize we don't yet have labor peace and the lockout is still on. But players will soon vote on the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), possibly...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  3. Calling Canton: Adrian Peterson's pace

    Kevin Seifert

    Last in a series on NFC North players whose career trajectories put them on a path to consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Of the five players profiled in this project, Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson might be the most accom...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  4. Matt Forte is a top-10 running back

    Kevin Seifert

    As you know by now, ESPN.com's Blog Network is joining senior writer John Clayton in an offseason Power Rankings exercise to determine the game's 10 best players by position. We hit receivers last week and running backs this week. Hopefully they're a...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  5. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 8: Brick wall: Whether it's an injured Brett Favre or backup Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings, you would have to assume the play calling will be the same: A whole lot of tailback...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  6. Vikings polish edges with Gerhart

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Here is a measure of Minnesota's confidence in its roster: The Vikings' top two picks of the 2010 draft both play positions with long-term starters firmly in place. Virginia cornerback Chris Cook faces a season as a reserve/...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  7. Toby Gerhart replaces Chester Taylor

    Kevin Seifert

    GerhartEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have found a replacement for departed tailback Chester Taylor. The Vikings wanted Stanford running back Toby Gerhart so much they gave up their third-round pick (No. 93 overall) to move up 11 spots ...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  8. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    Chug-a-chug. Chug-a-chug. Can you hear it? That's the sound of our NFC North train gaining steam as we approach the 2010 NFL draft. We're at T-minus 19 days. The intensity of our discussions will continue ramping up until April 22 arrives. There a...

    Blog | April 03, 2010
  9. Packers counting on Brandon Jackson

    Kevin Seifert

    If I had even a penny for every time a Green Bay fan has asked about Brian Westbrook or LaDainian Tomlinson or some other possibility to provide depth behind tailback Ryan Grant, well, I'd have many coins. Let's face it: It would be out of character ...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  10. How I See It: NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    Falling Favre conspiracy theories: Can we all agree it's pointless to suggest that quarterback Brett Favre somehow dropped the ball on recruiting free-agent running back LaDainian Tomlinson? And that the uncertainty of Favre's future actually play...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  11. FavreWatch: Neutral with Tomlinson

    Kevin Seifert

    Ed Werder's report on Brett Favre's involvement in recruiting LaDainian Tomlinson reminds us of one thing above all else: Favre is operating on his own timetable and won't be pressured to speed it up. According to Werder, the Vikings asked Favre t...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  12. Daily mailbag: Favre's impact on LT

    Kevin Seifert

    Regular reader/commenter suamico72 is relentless, I can say with some certainty. After reading Monday morning's Black and Blue post, suamico72 objected to an apparently incomplete explanation for why LaDainian Tomlinson spurned Minnesota and signed w...

    Blog | March 15, 2010
  13. Black and Blue all over: Green Bay spree

    Kevin Seifert

    From an NFC North perspective, the second weekend of NFL free agency was notable in large part by a spending spree in Green Bay that netted contact extensions for three veteran players: Nose tackle Ryan Pickett, safety Nick Collins and right tackle M...

    Blog | March 15, 2010
  14. Tomlinson knew limitations of offer

    Kevin Seifert

    My reaction to Minnesota's swing-and-miss with running back LaDainian Tomlinson is the same as when Chester Taylor jumped to Chicago. The Vikings' backup running back job is an important but ultimately secondary role as long as starter Adrian Peterso...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  15. Tomlinson playing contract game

    Kevin Seifert

    There are reports out of San Diego that free agent running back LaDainian Tomlinson is leaning toward signing with the New York Jets, but it makes perfect sense for Tomlinson to keep all options open as he negotiates his next contract. That means ...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  16. Tomlinson headed back to San Diego

    Kevin Seifert

    Just a quick update to let you know where the chase for free agent running back LaDainian Tomlinson now stands. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tomlinson departed the New York area Saturday morning and is on his way back to San Diego. That jives with...

    Blog | March 13, 2010