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  1. GPS technology could be NFL game-changer

    Kevin Seifert

    GPS technology has been shown to decrease injuries, but it remains to be seen whether it would be enough to ease NFL players' concerns about an 18-game season, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  2. ChatWrap: Lions late-round drafting

    Kevin Seifert

    Our SportsNation chat brought fair criticism, and reasonable debate, to the Detroit Lions' late-round drafting in the five-year tenure of general manager Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Schwartz. The relevant exchange: Jordan K. (Newark, Ohio) Do y...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  3. Grantland: Phil Emery a 'great modern GM'

    Kevin Seifert

    As we've noted before, there are some inherent similarities in the ascendance and early tenures of NFC North general managers Ted Thompson and Phil Emery. Both men have backgrounds as beat-the-bushes scouts, both returned to their current franchises ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. Lions are once again thinking big

    Kevin Seifert

    In what is widely considered a make-or-break year, the Detroit Lions' leadership is expressing relatively wild optimism about their 2013 team. Speaking Tuesday with local reporters, general manager Martin Mayhew said: "It's safe to say this is the...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  5. Robbie Gould first to contest Bears' policy

    Kevin Seifert

    Right back at you, Phil Emery. And welcome back to the NFL, Marc Trestman. The Chicago Bears won't stage their first practice of training camp until Friday, but already they've had one prominent player challenge general manager Emery's temporary h...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  6. Eight in the Box: Offseason regret

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at the one move each team in the NFC North needed to make but didn't. Chicago Bears: General manager Phil Emery approached the draft with hopes of selecting a quarterback, and there were reports of the Bears privately working out North Caro...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  7. ChatWrap: Veterans who leave the Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat brought a nuanced discussion amid the continuing intra-division flow from the Green Bay Packers to the Minnesota Vikings. It's usually assumed that successful general managers only allow veteran players to leave when their...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  8. BBAO: Phil Emery serious about analytics

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has referred a number of times to advanced statistical analysis services that he consulted with over the past season. This week, the Bears joined a growing group of NFL teams ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  9. Lions: Fair assessment from Bill Ford

    Kevin Seifert

    So it appears that Detroit Lions vice chairman Bill Ford dropped by Tuesday's organized team activity and spoke to reporters for the first time in a year. Ford praised the team's direction under general manager Martin Mayhew but would not answer a qu...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Ponder vs. Peterson: Skip Bayless is right?!

    Kevin Seifert

    Well, knock me over with a feather. I found myself not completely disagreeing with "First Take" panelist Skip Bayless in this video discussion of the Minnesota Vikings' 2012 playoff run. To take a step back, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman p...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  12. Chris Kluwe of Minnesota Vikings released

    Kevin Seifert

    Chris Kluwe's time with the Minnesota Vikings is over as the punter was released on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  13. Jon Bostic: Brian Urlacher's replacement?

    Kevin Seifert

    Is Jon Bostic the heir apparent to Brian Urlacher for the Chicago Bears? I think we should consider it a strong possibility, if not a certainty -- even after general manager Phil Emery refused to be pinned down on the team's plans Friday night. Bo...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  14. Darius Slay: Rare air for the Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions' general manager is a former NFL cornerback, one who was a 10th-round draft choice but still managed a successful eight-year playing career. I've always figured that dynamic played a role in his management of the Lions' cornerback p...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  15. Kyle Long: Another Phil Emery surprise

    Kevin Seifert

    Say this much for Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery: He knows how to pull off a surprise. No one saw him trading last year for receiver Brandon Marshall. I don't think many people expected him to draft Boise State defensive end Shea McCl...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  16. 'Might not want to be Dave Kingman at 5'

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears that Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew isn't planning to take the advice of ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr., who suggested that the Lions trade up to the No. 1 overall pick of the draft to ensure they could select Alabama cornerback D...

    Blog | April 18, 2013