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  1. 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
  2. A closer look at Martin Mayhew's drafts

    Kevin Seifert

    As many of you have pointed out, the release of Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young pretty much wrapped up the "Have at It" debates we generated a few years ago about the best young receiver in the NFC North. (Hint: It wasn't Young.) It also opens the...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  3. BBAO: Ford ownership of the Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: On Wednesday, Detroit Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. told fans at a season kickoff luncheon: "We're going to bring you a Super Bowl." Ford added: "When the Lions win the Super Bowl, this city will have a party lik...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  4. On the return of Jeff Backus and Shaun Hill

    Kevin Seifert

    Below are a few award-winning thoughts on the Saturday evening return of left tackle Jeff Backus and backup quarterback Shaun Hill to the Detroit Lions. Both players signed two-year deals. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Backus' contract is wo...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  5. How much authority did Rick Spielman get?

    Kevin Seifert

    We've had two front office moves in the NFC North literally in a matter of minutes Tuesday. The Chicago Bears relieved general manager Jerry Angelo of his duties, throwing the entire franchise into uncertainty, and then the Minnesota Vikings named Ri...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  6. Flash Points: Lions' defining moment

    Kevin Seifert

    What key event significantly changed the fortunes of the Lions -- for better or worse? Give us your take and we'll give you our definitive moment on May 17. The Detroit Lions have been playing football under one name or another since 1929, and alt...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  7. Wrapping up the 2011 draft

    Kevin Seifert

    Cleaning out my notebook with the 2011 NFL draft in the books: The Chicago Bears love their safeties. Cal's Chris Conte is the ninth they've drafted since general manager Jerry Angelo took over in 2002. (Extra credit if you can name all nine. T...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  8. BBAO: A conflicted James Jones

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Many of you have been asking about the status of Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones, whose contract is expiring. With four accrued seasons, he is a restricted free agent in the NFL's current system but likely wil...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  9. A few late roster moves and non-moves

    Kevin Seifert

    As we await final word on the state of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which appears headed into a bonus day of Friday negotiations, we have a few last-minute NFC North personnel moves to review. Most notably, multiple media outle...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  10. Picking through the mess in Detroit

    Kevin Seifert

    A loss to the previously winless Buffalo Bills has sparked a new round of discussion about the Detroit Lions' progress, or lack thereof, under the leadership of general manager Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Schwartz. Since the start of the 2009 season,...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  11. Have at It: Cut Schwartz some slack

    Kevin Seifert

    This week, you produced one of the most measured and intelligent discussions we've had in the long and winding history of "Have at It." Without fail, I thought your responses provided a clear and fair consensus on the culpability of Detroit Lions coa...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  12. Have at It: The tenure of Jim Schwartz

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's try to maintain some semblance of balance as we await Randy Moss' arrival in Minnesota, starting with an issue that surfaced in Tuesday's SportsNation chat and has been bubbling below the NFC North surface for a few weeks. Namely: To what exten...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  13. Draft Watch: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Each Wednesday leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: decision-makers. Chicago Bears General manager Jerry Angelo is preparing for h...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  14. Black and Blue all over: Ford Jr. speaks

    Kevin Seifert

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Ford family doesn't always attend the annual NFL owners meetings, but this week, Detroit vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. has represented ownership. He also spoke to local beat reporters for the first time since suggesting in 2008 tha...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  15. Thoughts, observations on 49ers vs. Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a closer look at Chicago's 10-6 loss at San Francisco, beginning with a glance at how our pregame keys played out: As it turned out, the 49ers were an eminently beatable team Thursday night. Their defense put good pressure on Bears ...

    Blog | November 13, 2009
  16. Black and Blue all over: Single option

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert After the novelty wore off from Minnesota's spectacular game-winning touchdown Sunday, here's the first question I had: Why was Greg Lewis the only receiver in the end zone on a play that started with 12 seconds ...

    Blog | September 30, 2009