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  1. DeMarcus Ware versus the read-option

    Dan Graziano

    I'm so glad Matt Bowen writes for us now. I've been a fan of his work elsewhere for a long time. Former NFL player who can write and who understands (a) what fans want to read about (b) the way in which his former-player perspective can help illumina...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  2. Bowen: How to stop Calvin Johnson

    ESPN.com staff

    Matt Bowen examines a defensive game plan to stop Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Keeping a lid on the top of the defense is a solid start. Last season accentuated what most around the NFL have known since he was a rookie: Calvin Johnson ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  3. Alshon Jeffery, Harrison Smith to break out

    Kevin Seifert

    In this ESPN Insider piece, Matt Bowen identifies two NFC North players among five projections of second-yearmen destined for breakout years. You'll need an Insider subscription to read the entire post, but I can sneak you the gist of it below. Just...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  4. Will Jets defense miss Revis?

    Jane McManus

    Writer Matt Bowen has this piece about the Jets and why they will be fine without cornerback Darrelle Revis. The premise is that coach Rex Ryan's defensive schemes are about outsmarting an offense rather than being based on matchups. The Jets may ...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  5. Defending the Pats' 2-TE approach

    Field Yates

    For those with an interest in the X's and O's of football, former NFL safety and current ESPN Insider contributor Matt Bowen has a unique breakdown of how to best defend the Patriots' two tight end package in the red zone, catalyzed by Rob Gronkowski...

    Blog | April 20, 2013
  6. BBAO: What Chris Canty's visit means

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Green Bay Packers' limited use of free agency over the years means we should pay attention to every scheduled visit by a veteran to Lambeau Field. At the moment, at least, former New York Giants defensive lineman...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  7. X's & O's: Cover-3 beaten deep

    Mike Reiss

    For those with an interest in X's and O's, Matt Bowen's "playbook" series on the National Football Post website offers comprehensive, easy-to-read breakdowns that can lead to a better understanding of the game. For example, check out Bowen's most ...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  8. BBAO: All even after Week 2

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over. (We're also on Facebook and Twitter.) SAN FRANCISCO -- And then there were four ... 1-1 teams in the NFC North. Through two weeks, it's all even in our fair division. As we consider the possibilities for the 2012 ti...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  9. BBAO: Three full weeks of camp for Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Minnesota Vikings' training camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato, has grown shorter in recent years because of scheduling conflicts related to the school's fall semester. Those conflicts have been eliminat...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  10. NFL reportedly to probe Washington Redskins bounties

    The NFL reportedly will investigate claims that the Washington Redskins had a bounty program when Gregg Williams was the team's defensive coordinator, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2012
  11. BBAO: Ticket prices up in Green Bay

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: To date, 50 percent of the NFC North has elevated ticket prices for 2012. The other 50 percent, to my knowledge, hasn't made its plans public. The Green Bay Packers' prices will rise from $3 to $5 per ticket, depe...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  12. Video: Lions' Vanden Bosch is in shape

    Kevin Seifert

    Many of you are no doubt familiar with Matt Bowen, a former NFL safety who spent two seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He is now based in the Chicago area and writes for the National Football Post. In his most recent blog post, (hat tip to Sidel...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  13. Donte Whitner monitoring job speculation

    Tim Graham

    Donte Whitner seems intrigued by speculation the Buffalo Bills might be interested in newly unattached safeties Bob Sanders and O.J. Atogwe. Whitner has been retweeting links to stories that wonder if the Bills would chase either free agent as a r...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  14. Former Iowa Hawkeyes players defend strength coach

    Former Iowa football players are voicing support for Hawkeyes strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle as the university investigates how 13 current players had to be hospitalized with a muscle disorder following a series of grueling workouts.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2011
  15. Podcasts: More Cutler fallout

    Jeff Dickerson

    The fallout from Jay Cutler's injury in the NFC Championship Game continues to flow, including some criticism of the critics of Cutler. Paul Kuharsky dishes on Maurice Jones-Drew's criticism of Jay Cutler and explains why he thinks Tennessee wou...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  16. Drehs: Rivalry stories and anecdotes

    Wayne Drehs

    CHICAGO -- On the schedule, it was just another game. The 164th meeting between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, to be exact. But the night before, in the Packers' team hotel, safety Matt Bowen struggled to sleep. Read the entire story....

    Blog | January 21, 2011