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  1. Counters to NFL passing games? Elusive

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Tomlin's smile slipped into a smirk. During breakfast at the NFL owners meeting, we were discussing the league's inexorable shift toward the passing game. A longtime defensive assistant before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007, Tomlin refu...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  2. Have at It: Schwartz or McCarthy for COY?

    Kevin Seifert

    When ESPN.com assigned 2011 preseason predictions last summer, I chose the Green Bay Packers to win the NFC North and Super Bowl XLVI, the Detroit Lions to clinch a wild-card playoff berth and Jim Schwartz as the NFL's coach of the year. I now pla...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  3. Dirty Laundry: Return of the soap box

    Kevin Seifert

    It would be easy to criticize Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy for not challenging a fourth-down reception in the second quarter of last Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Referee Peter Morelli's crew credited Falcons tight end Tony Gon...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  4. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    » NFC Final Word: East | West | North | South » AFC: East | West | North | South Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 6: George Rose/Getty Images Dieter Brock is the last quart...

    Blog | October 16, 2009
  5. Black and Blue all over: It's draft season

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert We're now T-minus one month to the 2009 draft and are entering a period in the NFL offseason when teams wrap up their scouting trips and hunker down to the basement to determine their final draft board. We&#...

    Blog | March 30, 2009
  6. Why no challenge?

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert MINNEAPOLIS -- Still trying to figure out why Atlanta coach Mike Smith didn't challenge what was ruled a 21-yard touchdown reception by Minnesota tight end Visanthe Shiancoe here at the end of the first quarter. Shi...

    Blog | December 21, 2008
  7. How much should opponents fear Hester?

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Hester During his daily news briefing Wednesday, someone asked Atlanta coach Mike Smith a question that every head coach faces when his team prepares for Chicago: Would the Falcons kick to Bears returner Devin H...

    Blog | October 09, 2008
  8. Bears names: Mike McCoy, Keith Armstrong

    Kevin Seifert

    In the hours since the Chicago Bears fired coach Lovie Smith, the names of two possible replacements have surfaced: Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Atlanta Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong. Both coaches are availa...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  9. How the Bears could avoid starting over

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith turned down two opportunities this week to support offensive coordinator Mike Martz, once in a teleconference with Minnesota reporters and a second time when queried by Chicago-area media. Smith, in fact, angrily quest...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  10. BBAO: Mike Martz hoping for return

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz, whose return in 2012 has been reported to be unlikely, is now on record saying he doesn't want to leave. Earlier this week, coach Lovie Smith said that reports of Martz...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  11. Have at It: Two-point conversions

    Kevin Seifert

    My initial thought this week was for you to debate the likely NFC North winner in a four-way post-handshake battle royale: Jim Schwartz, Lovie Smith, Mike McCarthy or Leslie Frazier. But I get the sense you're through discussing Sunday's postgame fra...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Podcast: Mike Ditka on the Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN NFL analyst Mike Ditka says the Bears simply don't understand pass protection. Bears coach Lovie Smith needs to step in and tell offensive coordinator Mike Martz to run the ball to take pressure off of quarterback Jay Cutler....

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  15. Podcast: Bears OC Mike Martz

    Kevin Seifert

    New Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz joined "The Afternoon Saloon" to discuss his connection with Jay Cutler as well as his opinion of Lovie Smith....

    Blog | February 09, 2010