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  1. NFL minor league would address injuries, player development

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL needs a developmental league now more than ever, and the idea appears to be gaining steam, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  2. Bill Leavy, downgraded NFL referee, makes another mistake on pena...

    Kevin Seifert

    Referee Bill Leavy, who was downgraded after a Week 1 mistake, erred again in applying the NFL rule book Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  3. BBAO: Lions to host CB Rashean Mathis

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: For insomniac reasons I don't care to get into, I posted a review of the Detroit Lions' rough preseason outing against the Cleveland Browns in the wee hours of Friday morning. A bit later, ESPN's Adam Schefter report...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  4. Preseason Week 2: Brutal night for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Thursday's events at FirstEnergy Stadium: Cleveland Browns 24, Detroit Lions 6 Preseason record: 1-1 Of interest: The game started with a drop by tight end Brandon Pettigrew and continued on in sloppy and uninspiring fashion for th...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  5. No NFL action expected after Wilf verdict

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN's Adam Schefter makes two important points in this video report on Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, whose family is on the losing end of a 21-year legal fight with former partners in a real estate venture. Both points draw important distinctio...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  6. BBAO: Lions claim QB Thaddeus Lewis

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The arrival of a new quarterback always generates offseason buzz, even if it's to a team such as the Detroit Lions -- whose starter and backup appear firmly in place. Just the same, the Lions claimed former Cleveland...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  7. Minnesota Vikings schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: It gets real in a hurry for the Minnesota Vikings, who open the season with consecutive NFC North games -- on the road. They'll play at the Detroit Lions in Week 1 and at the Chicago Bears in Week 2, the first time the NFL has asked them t...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  8. 2013 preseason matchups: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    If the best day of the NFL offseason is the release of the regular-season schedule, the next-best is the release of the preseason schedule. Thursday, we got part of the next-best thing. Or something like that. Below are the preseason matchups for ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Packers hosting Peyton Hillis. But why?

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's an interesting revelation: The Green Bay Packers are hosting free-agent running back Peyton Hillis on a visit, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Here's something that's more difficult to answer: Why? Are the Packers legitimately interes...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  11. Bears: First glance at Mel Tucker

    Kevin Seifert

    New Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman largely completed his coaching staff during the extended weekend I took away from the blog. Based on this roster on the Bears' website, it appears he still needs position coaches for receivers and linebackers but...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  12. Inside Slant: Still talking Bears QB strength!

    Kevin Seifert

    Many of you lit me up for Monday's suggestion that the presence of quarterback Jay Cutler will make the Chicago Bears an attractive franchise for head-coaching candidates. You pointed out Cutler's flaws, many of which are accurate, but in my mind you...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  13. Jay Cutler makes Bears' job attractive

    Kevin Seifert

    Here is a list of teams that have fired their head coaches thus far on Black Monday: Chicago Bears Philadelphia Eagles Buffalo Bills Kansas City Chiefs Cleveland Browns Only one of those teams has a franchise quarterback in place. T...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  14. Draft class snap counts in NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    For the second Saturday morning, I want to pass along some raw data collected during research for the Inside Slant podcast . To illustrate how the Cleveland Browns have taken a long-term approach to rebuilding, partner Mike Sando collected the combi...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  15. 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
  16. On the timetable for NFL officials' return

    Kevin Seifert

    Our long national (football) nightmare might be over, or at least close to it. If you haven't heard yet, ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the NFL and its officials' union have an agreement on a labor deal that could get the league's regular o...

    Blog | September 26, 2012