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  1. 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
  2. Mel Kiper Jr. 2013 draft grades: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Reading Mel Kiper Jr.'s grades the morning after the draft is like a holiday tradition. No matter how much we all understand intuitively that it's impossible to project future success, we still want to know what the man who has spent three decades e...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  3. A night of high drama in Minnesota

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- I stood late Thursday night in the Minnesota Vikings' practice facility, mildly surprised that "Crazy Rick" Spielman had used neither of his first-round picks on Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. Presently, an alarmed staffer c...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  4. Vikings: Two defenders, no Manti Te'o

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have selected two defensive players in the first round of the 2013 draft. Neither is Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. The Vikings passed over the much-discussed Te'o to draft Florida defensi...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  5. Bears, Vikings both angling for Manti Te'o?

    Kevin Seifert

    We've set a record this spring with 568 blog posts about the middle linebacker position, given the Chicago Bears' and Minnesota Vikings' need at the position -- and the presence of Manti Te'o as one of the best available at that position. So it's ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  6. BBAO: We made it!

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It's here! (And no, I don't mean the morning after another NFC North triumph in the Madden cover contest.) It's Draft Day! (Well, at least Day 1 of a three-day process.) After months and, in some cases a ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  7. Scouts Inc.'s 7-round mock: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    So what happens if three left tackles are among the first four picks of the 2013 draft? Our friends at Scouts Inc. addressed that scenario at the top of their annual seven-round -- yes, you read that right -- mock draft . The short explanation is ...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  8. Spielman: Research not same as interest

    Kevin Seifert

    So as you probably know by now, I whiffed Tuesday on my attempt to sneak middle linebacker Manti Te'o into the mythical second round of our 2013 #bloggermock draft. My plan was to select players at other positions with the No. 23 and No. 25 overal...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  9. 2013 #bloggermock: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Our 2013 #bloggermock took an early twist and left me only partially satisfied as the protector of NFC North interests. Of note: Not a single quarterback was drafted in the first round, something that hasn't happened in the real draft since 1996. We ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  10. BBAO: On Robbie Gould's leg injury

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning and welcome to Draft Week '13. We'll post as much draft material as bloggerly possible over the next six days, but I wanted to start with an important revelation about a current Chicago Bears player. ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  11. BBAO: Vikings' due diligence on Manti Te'o

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We discussed the possibility of the Minnesota Vikings drafting Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o as recently as last Friday, and over the weekend, Sports Illustrated's Peter King added a more grist to the mill. Accord...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  12. McShay on MLBs after Alec Ogletree

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier this week, I posed a number of NFC North-centric draft scenarios to Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench. Friday, I got the chance to do the same with ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay. I'm going to spread McShay's answers over a few posts, but we'll s...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  13. BBAO: Manti Te'o takes 3rd NFC North visit

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has now had confirmed pre-draft visits to three of the four NFC North markets. Does that mean he has a good chance of landing in our division in a couple weeks? Not necessarily. It...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  14. NFC North scenarios with Steve Muench

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat brought a question that I ultimately posed to Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench in the video accompanying this post. What should the Detroit Lions do, asked Jay of Chicago, if all four of the most publicly-discussed possibilities...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  15. BBAO: Bears put No. 50 back in circulation

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: No player has worn No. 50 for the Chicago Bears since Mike Singletary's last game 21 years ago, but it was not retired and apparently will not be anytime soon. The team issued it to new linebacker James Anderson, aft...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  16. Updating Todd McShay mock 4.1

    Kevin Seifert

    Thursday, we reviewed Mel Kiper Jr.'s fourth mock draft. Meanwhile, fellow ESPN analyst Todd McShay posted an update to his fourth mock. Two of the NFC North's five first-round picks changed in McShay 4.1, which I will pass along below. At No. 5 ...

    Blog | April 05, 2013