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  1. NFL free agency -- Pot of gold remains elusive

    Kevin Seifert

    The promise of free-agency riches is usually a mirage, and this year's salary-cap increase might not make much of a difference, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  2. Jaws' QB rankings: Aaron Rodgers No. 1

    Kevin Seifert

    Ron Jaworski's placement of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers atop his annual rankings caused nary a ripple among you, at least based on what I could tell Monday via Twitter. (You're fired up about the decision to put the Baltimore Ravens' ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  3. Bears finally find legit LT: Jermon Bushrod

    Kevin Seifert

    Three years of horrendous pass protection have finally compelled the Chicago Bears to address their offensive line. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and others, the Bears have agreed to terms with free agent Jermon Bushrod, who spent his first six s...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  4. Big Decision: Quarterback contracts

    Kevin Seifert

    First in a series of important offseason issues facing NFC North teams: Quarterbacks are the most important players in the game. They're also, on average, the highest paid. Those undeniable facts could make for a significant offseason of contract ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  5. NFC North Week 16 Quarterback Report

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFC North got four productive and efficient quarterback performances in Week 16. Let's take a closer look with our usual help from Jacob Nitzberg of ESPN Stats & Information: Aaron Rodgers Passer rating: 125.1 QBR: 88.8 Impact plays: 44 Co...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  6. Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Green Bay Packers' 28-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints, here are three issues that merit further examination: Receiver Greg Jennings didn't play after re-injuring his groin on a touchdown reception 45 seconds into the second quart...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  7. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 4: The Goodell Bowl: That's how I'm referring to Sunday's game at Lambeau Field, which pits two teams that have felt aggrieved by the policies of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The New Orleans Saints are 0-3 afte...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  8. ChatWrap: Phil Emery's free agency style

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat had two themes. One was the ongoing bounty story surrounding the New Orleans Saints, and by association the Minnesota Vikings. The other was the possibility of the Chicago Bears pursuing - and securing - free agent receive...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  9. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 17: Lambeau Field rematch: The season's first game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions was a tense, physical and emotionally-charged Thanksgiving Day affair that included two ejections and eventually e...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  10. NFC North at night

    Kevin Seifert

    Taking a look at Wednesday's newsbits in the NFC North: Chicago Bears: Defensive lineman Henry Melton (shin) didn't practice. Safety Major Wright (shoulder) was limited. Meanwhile, quarterback Jay Cutler (thumb) told ESPN 1000 that there is an "ou...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  11. Have at It: Bears, Lions and the postseason

    Kevin Seifert

    We are nearly three quarters of the way through the 2011 season and three of our NFC North teams remain in the thick of the NFC playoff race. The Green Bay Packers could clinch a playoff spot and the division as early as Sunday, while the Chicago Bea...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  12. Jay Cutler injury will make it harder, but ...

    Kevin Seifert

    Whoa. I was all set to spend the evening writing about the wild six-week playoff sprint we seemed set for here in the NFC North when the game-changer arrived: Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler broke the thumb on his throwing hand Sunday. Cutler fi...

    Blog | November 20, 2011
  13. NFC North QBR update: Week 7

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's make our weekly comparison between the Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) and passer rating of each NFC North quarterback. In some cases, it can give us a deeper insight into how each quarterback performed. At the bottom of this post is a cumulativ...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  14. Air and Space: Bears' offensive imbalance

    Kevin Seifert

    It has been interesting this week to hear so many people suggest that the Chicago Bears need to establish an offensive "identity." Chief among them have been general manager Jerry Angelo, who provided this quote to the Bears' website: "To accomplish ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  15. Jay Cutler will miss Earl Bennett this week

    Kevin Seifert

    We've been through a number of reasons why the Chicago Bears need to rebalance their offense away from the passing game. Here's another: Receiver Earl Bennett, the Bears' most reliable pass-catcher, isn't expected to play Sunday against the Green Bay...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  16. Have at It: Judging play-callers

    Kevin Seifert

    NFC North playcallers have been in the spotlight during the first two weeks of the season, moreso than I think any of us would have imagined. The Minnesota Vikings' Bill Musgrave has gone out of his way to listen to the suggestions of his players....

    Blog | September 21, 2011