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  1. Leslie Frazier's unfortunate timing

    Kevin Seifert

    My trip to the NFL owners meetings last month included a chance encounter with an NFL executive. We discussed the state of what has become a highly competitive and interesting division from a league perspective, given the Green Bay Packers' recent su...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  2. BBAO: Coaches breakfast awaits

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over PALM BEACH, Fla. -- We've arrived at the final day of the 2012 NFL owners meetings, one that might be the busiest from an NFC North perspective. There is a 7:15 a.m. ET breakfast with NFC coaches, and I'll do my be...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  3. 16-0 Watch: McCarthy's unheralded run

    Kevin Seifert

    Most of us treat our head coaches like offensive linemen. We don't have much to say until they make a mistake or get beat or otherwise indicate they should be replaced. If you don't hear much discussion about a coach's job performance, there probably...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  4. Packers' Mike McCarthy in rare financial air

    Kevin Seifert

    On Friday, we wondered whether Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's new contract extension had made him the highest-paid coach in the NFC North. After all, it had been only a week since Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith had signed a new deal that pr...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  5. BBAO: Will Bears give Lovie Smith a raise?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: If Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's new contract is worth $5 million annually when it is finalized, as reported by Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, then Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith can't expec...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  6. BBAO: Shipping Cutler to Shanahan

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Admit it. You've considered the scenario David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune wrote about Thursday: The Chicago Bears one day trade quarterback Jay Cutler to the Washington Redskins, where he could reunite with former ...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  7. BBAO: Cutler, Shanahan and the pocket

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune offers an obvious but seemingly ignored suggestion to relieve the Chicago Bears' pass protection issues: Take a page from the Mike Shanahan offense they will face this weekend and ge...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  8. Quick thoughts on Sims-Scheffler trade

    Kevin Seifert

    Some quick thoughts about Detroit's role in a three-way trade that sent linebacker Ernie Sims to Philadelphia and brought the Lions tight end Tony Scheffler from Denver. Being a cynic, the first thing you wonder is if the Lions are more concerned...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  9. Black and Blue all over: Catching up

    Kevin Seifert

    Well, well. I took a couple hours away from the blog following the NFL owners meeting, and here's all I missed: Chicago is planning to part ways with a core member of its defense. A Pro Bowl quarterback wants to play for Minnesota, but the team th...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  10. Pondering Clifton in Washington

    Kevin Seifert

    Chad Clifton's scheduled visit to Washington promises an interesting dilemma for both the player and for Green Bay. I thought Andrew Brandt, the former Packers executive who now operates the National Football Post, put it well via Twitter: "Chad C...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  11. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    First, a note about our semi-neglected Facebook page. I got a bit behind in recent weeks and, being as popular as I am, encountered a mountain of unopened messages, unanswered questions and, of course, friend requests. I'm doing my best to plow thro...

    Blog | January 02, 2010
  12. Schefter: Shanahan won't coach Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We don't yet have an opening for the head coaching job in Chicago, but we're now pretty sure of one coach who won't be on the replacement list if there is one. Shanahan ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that former Denver coach Mike Shanahan won...

    Blog | December 27, 2009
  13. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    We're all about communication here on the NFC North blog, even if it's sometimes one-way. You can get at me through the mailbag link, on Facebook or via Twitter. Let's see what was on your mind this week: Gary of Goshen, Ind., writes: Is there ...

    Blog | December 19, 2009
  14. Third and one: Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After Chicago's 24-20 loss to Philadelphia, here are three (mostly) indisputable facts I feel relatively sure about: I knew I recognized Kahlil Bell's name from an NFC North perspective. But I couldn't remember how until a media friend filled one...

    Blog | November 23, 2009
  15. Weekend mailbag, Part I

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert For your peace of mind, I've separated this week's mailbag into two categories. You'll see "Objections to the Matthew Stafford/ESPN Research post" on Sunday. Today is "All Others.&quot...

    Blog | March 14, 2009
  16. Daily mailbag: Front-office structures

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert I thought we went pretty hard at the Matt Millen story on Wednesday, but I've gotten more than a few mailbag notes asking for more. Frank of Los Angeles noted that I said "absolutely nothing" in Wednesday's coverage...

    Blog | September 25, 2008