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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Eight in the Box: Next order of business

    Kevin Seifert

    With the draft in the rearview mirror, what is the most pressing issue on each NFC North team's agenda? Chicago Bears: The top priority at Halas Hall, from now until the start of the season, is getting the offense organized in Marc Trestman's new ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  4. BBAO: Ayanbadejo repping '06 Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Brendon Ayanbadejo has received national attention for his stance on same-sex marriage and the New England Patriots, among other issues. Chicago Bears fans, of course, remember when he was a two-time Pro Bowl selecti...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  5. BBAO: Moving into offseason mode

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good Monday morning to all of you. I snuck out the back door late last week after the Chicago Bears completed their coaching search, hiring Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith after a 2 1/2-week search. All is well....

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  6. Getting inside the Bears' 10 wins

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent much of this week discussing Saturday night's wild-card playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers -- for good reason. It will mark the second postseason matchup in the 51-year history of the rivalry. In the still mo...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  7. Bears' list so far: No defensive backgrounds

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears have sought permission to interview seven known candidates this week for their vacant head-coaching position, according to reports. Five are offensive coordinators, two are special-teams coordinators and not one has a primary backgr...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  8. BBAO: Jordy Nelson's status in question

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Although the Minnesota Vikings' and Green Bay Packers' weekly routines have moved up one day because of a Saturday night kickoff, their formal injury reports remain on the usual NFL schedule. As a result, Packers coa...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  9. BBAO: Charting our next course

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning to you on the first day of the offseason for half of our division. It's the first day of the postseason for the other half. On the blog, we're full steam ahead. I'm planning to churn out one last four...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  10. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 17: Tough task: Excitement has been at a season high in the upper Midwest, where a Minnesota Vikings victory against the rival Green Bay Packers would clinch a playoff berth. (The Vikings can also clinch with loss...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  11. BBAO: Matthew Stafford nears two records

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As we noted earlier in the week, the Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford is 305 yards away from becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to produce back-to-back 5,000-yard seasons. (New Orleans Saints quarterback Dr...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  12. BBAO: Bears rooting for Packers!!!

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: So the stage is set for a wild conclusion to the 2012 season here in the NFC North. We know that the Green Bay Packers are still competing for a first-round playoff bye. The Minnesota Vikings have been handed a wi...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  13. Solved: Mystery of Jim Schwartz's contract

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN's Adam Schefter has solved one of the NFC North's biggest mysteries: The duration of Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz's contract. As you might remember, the Lions did not announce any terms of the contract extension Schwartz signed last June....

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  14. Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Chicago Bears' 21-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, here are three issues that merit further examination: Everyone wants to know what will happen to coach Lovie Smith after the season. The truth is there are too many possibilities remai...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  15. What next for Bears? Playoffs? Rebuild?

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- After losing five of their past six games, the Chicago Bears no longer hold their playoff destiny in their hands. They'll need some help to reach the postseason after a 21-13 loss Sunday to the Green Bay Packers, but the bigger question is...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  16. Packers-Bears II: Lovie's final home game?

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Good morning from Soldier Field. As you can see from this Instagram photograph it is cloudy, windy and mournful here as we await what could be one of the more significant games in recent NFC North history. Flags around the country are a...

    Blog | December 16, 2012