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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. McShay on MLBs after Alec Ogletree

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier this week, I posed a number of NFC North-centric draft scenarios to Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench. Friday, I got the chance to do the same with ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay. I'm going to spread McShay's answers over a few posts, but we'll s...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  13. BBAO: Cap limit increases to $123 million

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning and Happy March! As you might have heard Thursday evening, the NFL's 2013 salary cap number -- the total each team can spend for the year -- will be $123 million. That's a bit higher than most prognos...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  14. Ranking top tackles post-combine

    Kevin Seifert

    The ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. team of draft analysts has begun reconciling its draft rankings with combine observations, leading to a number of Insider posts I wanted to bring to your attention. The first is Mel Kiper's latest Big Board , which ranks p...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  15. Updated NFC North salary cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- So a lot of you are asking about salary cap space during this period leading up to NFL free agency. Below are the most updated numbers I have. I should once again emphasize that the salary cap is fluid and will remain so until the ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  16. BBAO: Adrian Peterson's next goal

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Adrian Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards in 2012, the second-most in NFL history for a single season. So what number does he have in mind for 2013? How about a cool 2,500? "If you reach for the stars and fall sho...

    Blog | February 01, 2013