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  1. BBAO: It's Ashlee Palmer in a runaway

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: For much of the offseason and early summer, I assumed that if the Detroit Lions' competition at strongside linebacker was close, it would go to one of the second-year players -- Travis Lewis or Tahir Whitehead -- who...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  2. An unexpected start for Greg Jennings

    Kevin Seifert

    So it appears Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings has closed the cycle on the offseason comments he made about the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers in particular. Speaking with reporters Thursday, Jennings said he doesn't "really ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  3. Aaron Rodgers as Packers' elder statesman

    Kevin Seifert

    I focused Friday on how Aaron Rodgers handled questions about his support for disgraced baseball player Ryan Braun. During the same interview session, Rodgers also addressed the persistent offseason pokes he has received from former teammate and curr...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  4. A slimmer Fairley has 'extreme makeover'

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley spent the offseason talking a big game, calling the Lions a Super Bowl contender and saying he forms half of the NFL's best interior duo along with Ndamukong Suh. To his credit, however, it appears Fairley ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  5. 'When you put on that purple ...'

    Kevin Seifert

    Has Greg Jennings' consistent offseason poking of the Green Bay Packers aroused the bear? Coach Mike McCarthy did his best Thursday to play down Jennings' latest round of comments about quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but McCarthy did so with more edge an...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  6. ChatWrap: Martellus Bennett's production

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat was our final chance to hash through our offseason themes before watching them put into practice when training camp begins. The impact of Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has been a consistently hot topic in our c...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  7. Colin Kaepernick's gift to the Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's a development to pack away for Week 1 of the NFL regular season. We already know that the Green Bay Packers used "579" as their offseason mantra, reminding themselves every day how many yards they allowed in a 45-31 divisional playoff game ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  8. BBAO: Training camps are here (almost)!

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We've made it! Our offseason, which began early on the morning of Jan. 13, is all but complete. Two NFL teams have already reported to training camp. Detroit Lions rookies report Monday, and the rest of the NFC No...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  9. Brandon Marshall and TE involvement

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall has what I'll call an interesting theory about why he needed hip surgery this offseason. I brought his quote to your attention Thursday morning, but it merits further discussion here. Asked by ESPNChicago.co...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  10. Impact of Antoine Winfield on run defense

    Kevin Seifert

    Pro Football Focus (PFF) offers some detail and context to supplement our discussion last week of the offseason move the Minnesota Vikings should (or shouldn't) have made. As I'm sure you read and recall, we wondered if the Vikings had done enough...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  11. Eight in the Box: Offseason regret

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at the one move each team in the NFC North needed to make but didn't. Chicago Bears: General manager Phil Emery approached the draft with hopes of selecting a quarterback, and there were reports of the Bears privately working out North Caro...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  12. BBAO: QB deals break from convention

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: For those who are interested in NFL contract minutia, it's worth reiterating Ed Werder's point about the relatively rare twist of two major contract extensions signed this offseason in the NFC North. The Green Bay...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  13. BBAO: Louis Delmas '88 to 90 percent'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas didn't take a snap during offseason practices to help spur healing in his troublesome knees, and the Lions' decision to sign veteran safety Chris Hope spurred new discussion of Delma...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  14. Minnesota Vikings, ex-Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop agree t...

    Kevin Seifert

    Free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop has agreed to terms with the Vikings, according to agent Blake Baratz, becoming the latest in a line of former Packers players to sign with their NFC North rival.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  15. Video: Christian Ponder's offseason

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's the video version of Thursday's column on Christian Ponder's offseason for the Minnesota Vikings. And just to be clear, that is not a reflection of a laptop screen in my glasses. It's actually new technology that allows me to appear to have a ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  16. On the state of Christian Ponder's progress

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Standing with reporters Thursday on the final day of the Minnesota Vikings' offseason program, quarterback Christian Ponder provided this summary of his work with the offense: "We definitely got better, but there were some days...

    Blog | June 20, 2013