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  1. Audio: Trestman on Cutler's aggression

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman's appearance Thursday on ESPN 1000 was notable for a comparison made by host John "Jurko" Jurkovich. Would Trestman try to replicate Mike Holmgren's work with Brett Favre when both were with the Green Bay Packers? S...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  2. Inside Slant: Mike Holmgren, post-Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    This week's Inside Slant podcast will tell you exactly what the Detroit Lions did to get Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo fired. Or, more specifically, what Castillo inexplicably opened the door for the Lions to do in the four...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  3. FavreWatch: An invitation to return

    Kevin Seifert

    Almost a full year has gone by since our last FavreWatch post. As it turns out, there is a little-known codicil in the NFC North blog constitution which gives the blogger unlimited power to preserve order in times of emergency. And 365 days without a...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  4. BBAO: Recalling the Andy Reid model

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Andy Reid was an offensive lineman during his playing career and coached the Green Bay Packers' tight ends and offensive linemen for five years until then-coach Mike Holmgren switched him to quarterbacks. The move wo...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  5. BBAO: Raiders won't raid Packers staff

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Oakland Raiders' apparent decision to hire Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their head coach will result in some stability among the Green Bay Packers' coaching staff. Packers assistant hea...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  6. BBAO: Raiders want to interview Mike Tice

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Half of the NFC North will now be impacted by the Oakland Raiders' wide search for a new head coach. We already knew that new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie would have his eyes on multiple candidates from...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  7. Flash Points: Packers' defining moment

    Kevin Seifert

    What key event significantly changed the fortunes of the Packers -- for better or worse? Give us your take and we'll give you our definitive moment on May 17. There might not be an NFL team with a richer history than the Green Bay Packers, a uniqu...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  8. BBAO: Frazier completes coaching staff

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier filled the last significant job on his inaugural staff Monday by hiring James Saxon as his running backs coach. Saxon spent the past three seasons in a similar role with the Mia...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  9. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 13: Bad combination: The Chicago Bears are tied for the NFL lead with 26 takeaways this season. In the Detroit Lions' Drew Stanton, they'll face a quarterback who has thrown seven interceptions in 104 career at...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  10. Black and Blue all over: Kreutz surgery

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago center Olin Kreutz will have surgery on an ailing Achilles tendon but is expected to be ready to play once training camp begins in July, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Kreutz has been dealing with the injury for two years ...

    Blog | January 28, 2010
  11. X factor: Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings TE

    Kevin Seifert

    Want to impress your friends this weekend? When someone asks who led Minnesota in touchdown receptions this season, you can look at the headline of this post and answer correctly. That's right. It wasn't Pro Bowl receivers Sidney Rice or Percy Har...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  12. Judging the Favre Experiment in Minnesota

    Kevin Seifert

    So there you have it. Brett Favre's arrival in Minnesota generated one of the best seasons in Vikings history. It brought Minnesota a division championship, a first-round bye in the playoffs and an explosive passing attack to an offense that had swal...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  13. Holmgren will consider Packers' McKenzie

    Kevin Seifert

    New Cleveland president Mike Holmgren spoke highly Monday of a Green Bay executive who could be on his list of candidates to be the Browns' new general manager. Speaking with Cleveland-area reporters, Holmgren said that Reggie McKenzie, one of the...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  14. Black and Blue all over: Favre to speak

    Kevin Seifert

    Barring a change in his weekly routine, Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre will give his weekly news conference Wednesday afternoon at about 1:15 p.m. ET. I'm guessing he'll take a question or two about his relationship with coach Brad Childress, a na...

    Blog | December 23, 2009
  15. Tough task for Sherm Lewis

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert You never like to see people put in an impossible position to succeed, but that's my overwhelming feeling after seeing longtime NFC North/Central friend Sherman Lewis named Washington's new playcaller. Lewis h...

    Blog | October 19, 2009
  16. Have at it: Skills vs. Team

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert We stirred up parallel debates in this week's edition of "Have at It." We're apt to do that on occasion. Brett Favre suggested that Minnesota's 2009 team is the best he has played for, and so we asked you to comp...

    Blog | October 16, 2009