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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Draft Watch: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Each Wednesday leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the 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
  13. Black and Blue all over: Ford speaks

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Detroit owner William Clay Ford spoke publicly for the first time since the team began its post-Matt Millen overhaul last fall. Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press provides a handy transcript of the ...

    Blog | June 25, 2009
  14. Yes! The NFC North mailbag returneth

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert The end of the NFL season ushers the return of the Black and Blue mailbag. Check in every weekend this offseason for an exciting new installment -- and feel free to send your questions here at any time. Detroit ...

    Blog | February 07, 2009
  15. NFC North team evaluations

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Minnesota Vikings (10-6) The Vikings converted an offseason spending spree into their first division title since 2000. Most notably, the additions of defensive end Jared Allen (14.5 sacks) and receiver Bernard Ber...

    Blog | December 29, 2008
  16. Black and Blue all over: Afternoon edition

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert We just touched down back in NFC North territory -- everyone can rest easier now, I'm sure -- and we'll try something a bit different with today's Black and Blue feature. Since we're getting a bit of a late start, a...

    Blog | November 03, 2008