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  1. Shifting Suh-mania back to the field

    Kevin Seifert

    We reached the height of Suh-mania in early February, when a Forbes magazine poll revealed Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was one of America's most disliked athletes. Two of the three men ranked ahead of him -- Michael Vick and Plaxico ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  2. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    This is supposed to be quiet time in the NFL, when teams hunker down to prepare for the draft while its cast their gaze (temporarily) toward the Final Four, the looming NBA playoffs and the start of the baseball season. So naturally we spent the past...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  3. Bounties: 'Exception rather than the rule'

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- In the midst of the early glimpses into the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, this nugget escaped us on the blog: Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy suggested that the Tennessee Titans had a bounty on quarterback Peyton ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  4. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    I tried to address the timeliest of your mailbag submissions during the week, and most of the others will be moot once the NFL opens its free agent market in a few days. But there are a few other topics of interest so let's hit them while we have a m...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  5. BBAO: Back, ready for franchise (tag) day

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Well hello there. I missed more than I thought I would last week, but not so much that we can't dig ourselves out. Let's see. The Chicago Bears placed the franchise tag on tailback Matt Forte, the Minnesota Vikings t...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  6. Lions-Saints: Big test for Ndamukong Suh

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions are the biggest underdogs of wild-card weekend. The New Orleans Saints were 11-point favorites at last check. The game shapes up on paper as an epic shootout, and on Wednesday we discussed the circumstances that must occur for the L...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  7. Lions-Saints: How to win a shootout

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm charging my laptop batteries, packing extra notebooks, carbo-loading and hydrating. I hope you are as well. In three days, the Detroit Lions will visit the Superdome for what could go down as one of the wildest playoff games in recent NFL history...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  8. BBAO: Aaron Rodgers on MVP race

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It's understandable if, in yesterday's flurry of news, you missed Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' always-interesting weekly radio show on 540 ESPN in Milwaukee. As always, you can listen to the podcast, ...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  9. MVP poll: Calvin Johnson or Matt Stafford?

    Kevin Seifert

    As you're probably aware, NFC West colleague Mike Sando posts a weekly MVP Watch to assess the fluid nature of the NFL's most prestigious individual award. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has stood atop the list for most of this season, b...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  10. BBAO: And down the stretch they come

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Wow. Week 15 brought us some serious drama and a bunch of twists and turns. Three of our teams remain in the playoff picture, while the fourth -- the Minnesota Vikings -- have regained position for the No. 2 overall ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  11. Digging deeper on the Lions' penalties

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz has gone to great lengths this week to classify his team's penalty problems. He said Monday, in fact, that he is concerned about two kinds of penalties -- those that occur before the snap and after the whistle -- and ...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  12. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After Detroit Lions' 31-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints, here are three issues that merit further examination: Lions coach Jim Schwartz benched right tackle Gosder Cherilus in Week 2 because of a personal-foul penalty he committed at the end of...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  13. So, about that Lions-Saints matchup ...

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you were upset this week as our focus on the Detroit Lions centered around the suspension of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Via Twitter, @niknicaj wrote: "How about you stop posting articles about Suh and post some about this big game ahead....

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  14. BBAO: Giants vow to hit Aaron Rodgers

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: I probably didn't pay enough attention Thursday to some aggressive words that came from New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, especially considering how closely some members of the Green Bay Packers fol...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  15. BBAO: Gloves gone for Matthew Stafford

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It's official. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford won't be wearing his infamous gloves Sunday night when the Lions play at the New Orleans Saints. Chris McCosky of the Detroit News includes that information i...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  16. Jim Schwartz on Suh and accountability

    Kevin Seifert

    I don't often post raw transcripts of daily interview sessions with NFC North players and coaches, but Tuesday marked the first time Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz has extensively addressed the ejection and suspension of defensive tackle Ndamukong ...

    Blog | November 29, 2011