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  1. Checking in on the AFC North crowd

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- So the main media attraction Tuesday at the NFL owners meeting was the AFC coaches' breakfast. There isn't much to be gleaned about NFC North teams from that group, so I decided to circulate among the AFC North coaches -- whose teams are o...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  2. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 23-6 victory over the Houston Texans, here are three issues that merit further examination: I agree with Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway. Sunday was the most impressive defensive performance from this team in a long ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  3. Immediate impact for Packers rookies

    Kevin Seifert

    Linebacker Clay Matthews had already made the national media rounds by the time he arrived in front of his locker on the evening of Sept. 13. The Green Bay Packers linebacker had rightfully been cast as a hero of a 23-10 victory over the Chicago Bear...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Familiarity rules Vikings' coaching shuffle

    Kevin Seifert

    Just to keep you updated, the Minnesota Vikings have made it official: Former Indianapolis Colts defensive backs coach Alan Williams is their new defensive coordinator and Brendan Daly will take over as their defensive line coach. A news release m...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  6. Catching up on McCarthy vs. Tomlin

    Kevin Seifert

    A few of you are curious about my reasoning for last week's ESPN.com's Power Rankings, which rated the top 10 coaches in the NFL. In the internet world, that's ancient history -- our linebacker ratings will be revealed in the next 24 hours or so -- b...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  7. XLV: Practice report V

    Kevin Seifert

    Getting inside the Thursday practice report for Super Bowl XLV, culling from the injury and pool reports: Pittsburgh Steelers: Practice was again held in an indoor facility at TCU. There was no change to the injury report, meaning center Maurkic...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  8. XLV: Practice report IV

    Kevin Seifert

    Getting inside the Wednesday practice report for Super Bowl XLV, culling from the injury and pool reports of Wednesday's activities: Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers practiced in the unheated TCU indoor practice facility for about two hours. Cent...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  9. Picking through the mess in Detroit

    Kevin Seifert

    A loss to the previously winless Buffalo Bills has sparked a new round of discussion about the Detroit Lions' progress, or lack thereof, under the leadership of general manager Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Schwartz. Since the start of the 2009 season,...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  10. Free Head Exam: Brad Childress

    Kevin Seifert

    At the end of his first full year as the Minnesota Vikings owner, Zygi Wilf gave a number of interviews to local reporters. His team had just finished 6-10 amid a tumultuous first year under his handpicked coach, and Wilf wanted to make clear he supp...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  11. BYOD this Sunday at Gillette Stadium

    Kevin Seifert

    We had so much going on Monday that I never got to Brad Childress' suggestion that the New England Patriots (legally) stole the Minnesota Vikings' defensive signals during a nationally-televised massacre at the Metrodome in 2006. Aha! Finally, we ...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  12. On Sharper, the Saints and scheme

    Kevin Seifert

    MIAMI -- How many football lives does Darren Sharper have? We've counted him out at least twice before. There was his departure from Green Bay after the 2004 season, one spurred because the Packers thought he was in marked decline. The next season...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  13. Dirty Laundry: 'Indisputable' evidence

    Kevin Seifert

    Alex of Gwinn, Miss., is mad as heck and not going to take it anymore. Here's what Alex dropped into the mailbag: "In your opinion, was the overturned fumble caused by Clay Matthews the worst overturned challenge of the year? What happened to 'indisp...

    Blog | December 23, 2009
  14. Why Tomlin gave the Packers a gift

    Kevin Seifert

    I am traveling back to NFC North headquarters, so our regular Monday features will post a bit later today. So while you continue to absorb the events of Week 15, I wanted to explain why Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin called for an onside kick with his ...

    Blog | December 21, 2009
  15. Black and Blue all over: Game-weekend in Pitt

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert PITTSBURGH -- Greetings from what might be the United States' sports and entertainment mecca, at least for this weekend. They had Pitt-South Florida on Saturday afternoon. Penguins-New Jersey in the evening, Stee...

    Blog | October 25, 2009
  16. An unexpected look for Minnesota and Pittsburgh

    Kevin Seifert

    Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger and Brett Favre lead two of the top five passing offenses in the league. Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert This is what football is all about: Two cold-weather, northern-division teams with ...

    Blog | October 22, 2009