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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. BBAO: Training camps are here (almost)!

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We've made it! Our offseason, which began early on the morning of Jan. 13, is all but complete. Two NFL teams have already reported to training camp. Detroit Lions rookies report Monday, and the rest of the NFC No...

    Blog | July 22, 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: 'Chatter' with Bears, Henry Melton

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We are approaching the final weekend in the NFL calendar before the deadline to sign franchise players to long-term contracts. Based on Vaughn McClure's story in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears would have to m...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  13. BBAO: Using the Lions' new cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: At last check, the Detroit Lions had just under $2 million in salary cap space available. That figure surely increased this week after the team signed quarterback Matthew Stafford to a contract extension. (Details to...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  14. Playoff wins for Jay Cutler to get paid?

    Kevin Seifert

    At the moment, at least, we still have two NFC North quarterbacks in a crossroads position. After contract extensions for Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) and Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions), the obvious next question is when -- or if -- Jay Cutler...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  15. BBAO: QB deals break from convention

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: For those who are interested in NFL contract minutia, it's worth reiterating Ed Werder's point about the relatively rare twist of two major contract extensions signed this offseason in the NFC North. The Green Bay...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  16. Stafford and the road to $200 million

    Kevin Seifert

    It will take a day or so for the full details to filter out of the Detroit Lions' contract agreement with quarterback Matthew Stafford. In the meantime, it's worth amassing what we already know and wondering whether Stafford will approach and surpass...

    Blog | July 09, 2013