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  1. Following up: Our 'Big Decision' series

    Kevin Seifert

    Looking over Matt Williamson's offseason grades for the NFC North compelled me to take a look back at our Big Decision series from the winter. In it, I tried to preview some of the most important issues facing NFC North teams in the coming months. ...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  2. Biggest improvements in NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    SportsCenter's divisional analysis moves to the NFC North on Tuesday night (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET). We've already discussed our most versatile players as well as potential breakout players, so let's give our television pals a pre-show primer on the bigge...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  3. Circling back on backup quarterbacks

    Kevin Seifert

    Based on mailbag notes, Twitter mentions and Facebook comments, it appears you spent a good part of last week hashing through Matt Williamson's assessment of the NFC North's backup quarterbacks. (Here's a handy link to all four posts if you missed th...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  4. Football Outsiders: NFC North needs

    Kevin Seifert

    Our friends at Football Outsiders have reached the NFC North juncture of their annual post-draft needs series for ESPN.com. You'll need an Insider subscription to read the entire file but I can provide you a snippet of the needs that Outsiders' stat...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  5. Rookie minicamp: Observe cautiously

    Kevin Seifert

    Rookie minicamps are a lot like college orientation: A chance to get new players acclimated to NFL life before the upperclassmen show up. So it's important to avoid seeking detailed answers or drawing deep conclusions over the next three days in Chic...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  6. Putting the 'Black and Blue' in mothballs

    Kevin Seifert

    Never has the NFC North's transition been more visible than on the final day of the 2011 regular season. On a snowy day at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions combined for 103 passing attempts and 1,000 passing yards. By the tim...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  7. NFC North free-agency assessment

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears Key additions: Running back Michael Bush, linebacker/special teams Blake Costanzo, quarterback Jason Campbell, receiver Brandon Marshall (trade), receiver Devin Thomas, receiver/returner Eric Weems. Key losses: Running back Marion...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  8. Tim Tebow and the NFC North (gotcha!)

    Kevin Seifert

    I dropped off Twitter for a few minutes Monday morning while focusing on our Pulitzer-worthy breakdown of Donald Driver's turn on "Dancing With the Stars." When I jumped back on, I had 103 new tweets. About half of them were asking whether an NFC Nor...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  9. BBAO: Lions and Stephen Tulloch

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We haven't heard too much about the Detroit Lions' attempts to re-sign middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch, but you wonder if his status will shake loose one way or the other this week. The Lions are scheduled to ho...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  10. BBAO: Do Bears want Idonije to start?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Chicago Bears were rumored to be considering a run at free agent defensive end Mario Williams. They ultimately pushed hard to sign free agent Jeremy Mincey, who returned to the Jacksonville Jaguars. So on Thursda...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  11. NFC North Quick Hits: Tuesday

    Kevin Seifert

    While we have a moment, let's post another edition of, uh, quick-hitting Quick Hits. I'm not sure if this will be our last post of the evening, but it will catch us up on some secondary news items that arose during the initial frenzy of the NFL's 201...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  12. NFC North free-agency primer

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears Key free agents: Tight end Kellen Davis, running back Matt Forte (franchise), cornerback Corey Graham, quarterback Caleb Hanie, defensive end Israel Idonije, cornerback Tim Jennings, quarterback Josh McCown, safety Brandon Meriweathe...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  13. Peyton Manning's impact on Matt Flynn

    Kevin Seifert

    Quarterback Peyton Manning's pending availability won't have too much impact on the NFC North. It should, however, influence the landing spot of what is arguably our top free agent. Had Manning remained with the Indianapolis Colts or retired, Gree...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  14. BBAO: Chris Cook trial set to begin

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: One of the key events of the Minnesota Vikings' offseason is taking place in a Minneapolis court room this week. The felony trial of cornerback Chris Cook, a talented player at a position of otherwise thin depth, beg...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  15. Reminder: Teams can exceed cap today

    Kevin Seifert

    While we have a moment, let's make sure we're all clear on an important intersection of NFL rules pertaining the salary cap and franchise players. As ESPN business analyst Andrew Brandt notes, teams can temporarily exceed the league's salary cap l...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  16. BBAO: Back, ready for franchise (tag) day

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Well hello there. I missed more than I thought I would last week, but not so much that we can't dig ourselves out. Let's see. The Chicago Bears placed the franchise tag on tailback Matt Forte, the Minnesota Vikings t...

    Blog | March 05, 2012