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  1. Eight in the Box: NFC North camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC North team? CHICAGO BEARS Offense: Kyle Long's readiness The Bears drafted Long in the first round to help an offensive line that has struggled for years to protect quarterback Jay Cutler. Lon...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  2. Packers: It's all about Bryan Bulaga

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike McCarthy sat recently in a leather chair at Lambeau Field, and for probably the 100th time he explained what prompted this spring's dramatic changes on the Green Bay Packers' offensive line. He noted the new competition it created at right tackl...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  3. Football Today: Talking NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFC portion of the ESPN.com blog network participated Monday in the revamped "Football Today" podcast . My segment begins around the 9:30 mark, where Robert Flores and I discussed the Green Bay Packers' revamped offensive line, the Minnesota Viki...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Minimal commitment to Dominic Raiola

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted earlier this month that Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola agreed to restructure his contract, and as we continue to ponder the makeup of the Lions' offensive line, it's worth looking into the available details of the new deal for clues abo...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  6. Big Decision: Bears offensive line

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a series of important offseason issues facing NFC North teams: Everyone and their sweet mother wants the Chicago Bears to upgrade their offensive line this spring. You've seen quarterback Jay Cutler sacked 148 times in his four years as...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  7. Blogger Blitz: Don Barclay's big task

    Kevin Seifert

    The development of the Green Bay Packers' running game, and their consistent commitment to it, has been one of the stories of their season. Some of the credit has gone to an offensive line that settled down when coaches decided on rookie Don Barclay ...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  8. BBAO: Reconfiguring the Bears' OL again

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It appears that injuries and performance issues will leave the Chicago Bears with alternate starters at three of their five offensive line positions Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Michael C. Wright of ESPNChica...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  9. Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Chicago Bears' 28-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, here are three issues that merit further examination: Sunday represented quarterback Jay Cutler in all his glory. We saw him express anger at the offensive line for an early break...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  10. Halftime: Lions 10, Packers 7

    Kevin Seifert

    DETROIT -- A few thoughts at halftime from Ford Field: One of the reasons the Green Bay Packers have only seven points at halftime is that their reconfigured offensive line is struggling against the Detroit Lions' defensive front. Right tackle T....

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  11. Bryan Bulaga injury forces reshuffle

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers have shuffled their offensive line here in the second quarter after a hip injury forced right tackle Bryan Bulaga out of the game. T.J. Lang is now playing right tackle, and backup Evan Dietrich-Smith is pl...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  12. Bears-Cowboys: Luxury of 4-man pressure

    Kevin Seifert

    Of all the matchups in Monday night's game at Cowboys Stadium, the Chicago Bears' defensive line might hold the biggest advantage over a Dallas Cowboys offensive line that has disappointed the team so far this season. In fact, there has been so much ...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  13. NFL Live: Bears changes in pass protection

    Kevin Seifert

    Seven-step drops combined with five-man protection schemes was a hallmark of the Mike Martz offense, one that set records in St. Louis with a strong offensive line, but had trouble protecting quarterback Jay Cutler in Chicago. I can't guarantee that ...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  14. John Clayton's 'Theory of 150' for O-lines

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton has theories on questions you've never thought of asking, and here is one of particular note to NFC North teams. When evaluating the future of an offensive line, Clayton writes, teams would be wise to follow the "T...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  15. Bears: The slow return of Gabe Carimi

    Kevin Seifert

    One fact almost gets lost in the discussion about the Chicago Bears' decision to stand pat on their offensive line this winter: They used a first-round pick last season on tackle Gabe Carimi, a player they hope will help anchor their line for the nex...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  16. BBAO: Matt Forte skipping OTAs

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It was almost an afterthought amid discussion of quarterback Jay Cutler's new weapons, the weight loss of receiver Johnny Knox and the configuration of the offensive line. But we might as well acknowledge it: Newcome...

    Blog | May 24, 2012