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  1. BBAO: Definition of 'defenseless posture'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Late Wednesday night, I passed along the NFL's explanation for why Chicago Bears linebacker Jon Bostic was fined $21,000 for what seemed to be a standard hard hit last week on San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie....

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  2. BBAO: Lions' David Akers is back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There was never a kicking controversy in Detroit, not as long as veteran David Akers could demonstrate he had moved past an injury-plagued 2012 season for the San Francisco 49ers. That moment appeared to take place M...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  3. Preseason QB playing time in context

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent a bunch of time last week discussing preseason playing time for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who got only two snaps in the preseason opener. Ponder played 25 snaps Friday night against the Buffalo, and thanks to NFC West c...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  4. Forbes: Lions continue losing money

    Kevin Seifert

    The projected value of NFC North teams rose between two and five percent in the past year, according to Forbes Magazine's latest franchise valuations. Here are a few points of context on an anomaly contained in the report. The Detroit Lions were t...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  5. BBAO: The journey back to Green Bay

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As we navigate another summer of drama regarding a former Green Bay Packers player now in a Minnesota Vikings uniform, it's worth noting that in most cases, time heals all (or most) wounds. Look no further than pl...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  6. ChatWrap: Lions' Nate Burleson

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson and I sat down for a live chat Wednesday afternoon, and in reading through the transcript a little while ago, I was reminded how many thoughtful and informative answers he provided. (I guess i...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  7. Eight in the Box: NFC North camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC North team? CHICAGO BEARS Offense: Kyle Long's readiness The Bears drafted Long in the first round to help an offensive line that has struggled for years to protect quarterback Jay Cutler. Lon...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  8. NFC North: Training camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    In 10 days, all four NFC North teams will have stepped onto the practice field for their 2013 training camps. I can't think of a better way to wade through these final days than by identifying 10 key issues we will no doubt be focusing on over the ne...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  9. BBAO: Lions payroll vs. franchise value

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Forbes Magazine recently used its 2012 valuations of NFL teams to rank them among the world's 50 most valuable sports franchises. All four NFC North teams made the cut, and it's worth noting our lowest-valued team re...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  10. Clayton on the NFC North's huge payrolls

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's John Clayton broached a rarely-discussed facet of NFL finances -- annual payroll -- and noted in his weekly mailbag that no division will pay out more cash to its players this season than the NFC North. Payroll figures are entirely separa...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  11. BBAO: Deadline day for Henry Melton

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: NFL franchise players saw a little movement over the weekend when the Denver Broncos agreed to a five-year contract worth $52.5 million with offensive lineman Ryan Clady. But if there was any progress on a long-term ...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  12. BBAO: Louis Delmas '88 to 90 percent'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas didn't take a snap during offseason practices to help spur healing in his troublesome knees, and the Lions' decision to sign veteran safety Chris Hope spurred new discussion of Delma...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  13. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  14. BBAO: Lions claim QB Thaddeus Lewis

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The arrival of a new quarterback always generates offseason buzz, even if it's to a team such as the Detroit Lions -- whose starter and backup appear firmly in place. Just the same, the Lions claimed former Cleveland...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  15. BBAO: Chris Kluwe's last day with Vikings?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Conventional wisdom suggests Monday could be the day the Minnesota Vikings part ways with punter Chris Kluwe. As we've discussed, the Vikings made UCLA punter Jeff Locke their fifth-round draft pick last month. Te...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  16. NFC North draft analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    How top-heavy was the 2013 draft in the NFC North? We welcomed more players in the first round (six) than in the second and third rounds combined (four), the result of two big trades. With the 2013 affair basically in the books, let's take a close...

    Blog | April 27, 2013