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  1. NFL playoff expansion subject to collective bargaining

    Kevin Seifert

    Any expansion of the NFL playoffs would be subject to collective bargaining with the NFL Players Association, union executive George Atallah said Monday in a conference call.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  2. Lions: Tracking turnovers and takeaways

    Kevin Seifert

    On a number of occasions over the past eight months, we've heard Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz attribute his team's step back in 2012 to a reversal of its takeaway/giveaway ratio. The numbers are glaring: The Lions' takeaways dropped from 34 in...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  3. ChatWrap: On Brandon Pettigrew

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat took us through a number of NFC North topics, including whether there is hope for Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew to have a career year. Here is the relevant exchange: Johnny (Detroit) Do you think Pe...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  4. BBAO: 'Every play felt like a fourth down'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: This MMQB.com piece from retired NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels is notable in a number of ways, among them his revelation that teammate Brett Favre said he "choked" at the end of the 2009 NFC Championship Game betwee...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  5. BBAO: A word of warning for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Reading Chris Houston's assessment of the 2012 Detroit Lions prompted me to re-publish it as a public service message for the 2013 Chicago Bears. Last year's Lions group had a high number of veterans in contract y...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  6. BBAO: Long PUP list for Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Training camp PUP lists can empty quickly as players prove they are healthy and/or pass conditioning tests, but based on the numbers at least, it's going to take a while for that to happen for the Green Bay Packers. ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  7. Mailbag: Veteran minimum salary benefit

    Kevin Seifert

    Every now and then, I try to answer a salary cap question to help demystify a process that isn't as complicated as it might seem. This week, Greg of Calgary noted this chart of the Chicago Bears' pending free agents and asked how a cap number can act...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  8. BBAO: Phil Emery serious about analytics

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has referred a number of times to advanced statistical analysis services that he consulted with over the past season. This week, the Bears joined a growing group of NFL teams ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  9. Ditka credits George McCaskey for peace

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Ditka's final season as a player for the Chicago Bears was in 1966. His last season as their coach was 1992. So why did it take 47 years after his departure as a player, and 21 years after his final season as the coach, to retire the number of o...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  10. BBAO: Bears to retire Da Number 89

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Thursday, we broached the topic of whether the Chicago Bears would retire the number of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. As it turns out, the team is dealing with a backlog on that issue. Almost a half-century af...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  11. Raw numbers: Drafted players on rosters

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the many tools we here at ESPN.com have at our disposal is a roster management database that allows us to sort in all kinds of fun and interesting ways. (At least to me. In May. After the draft. A month before minicamp. And 2 1/2 months before...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  12. Numbers trickling in on Aaron Rodgers deal

    Kevin Seifert

    Here is a quick update on the financial details of Aaron Rodgers' new contract with the Green Bay Packers, according to ESPN reporters and other media outlets: The Packers added five years and a total of $110 million to Rodgers' current deal, whi...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  13. On Bears' reported visit with Mike Glennon

    Kevin Seifert

    Jason La Canfora's report for CBSSports.com is a reminder that the Chicago Bears should not be ruled out as a candidate to draft a quarterback, despite their relatively limited number of draft picks. According to La Canfora, the Bears were schedul...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  14. Eight in the Box: Ideal first rounds

    Kevin Seifert

    What's the ideal first-round scenario for each team? Chicago Bears: There are a number of hopeful scenarios for the Bears, but we've got to keep it reasonable. The Bears would no doubt be thrilled if one of the draft's top guards, Alabama's Chance...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  15. Clay Matthews cap details: Rise over time

    Kevin Seifert

    On Wednesday, we noted that it would be instructive to learn how the Green Bay Packers structured the salary-cap impact of linebacker Clay Matthews' record-setting contract extension. Thursday, the numbers came in and here's what we can say: Matthews...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  16. Vikings stadium: Retractable roof stats

    Kevin Seifert

    So while I have a moment, I wanted to pass along some numbers that further explain why the Minnesota Vikings might (and/or should) pass on a retractable roof for their new stadium. We noted Monday that the Arizona Cardinals have closed their roof ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013