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  1. DPOY: Terrell Suggs beats out Jared Allen

    Kevin Seifert

    As you helped me assemble a list of possible candidates for the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award, one name stood out as a chief competitor for Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs not only pro...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  2. Matthew Stafford wins comeback award

    Kevin Seifert

    Another domino has fallen in what we figured would be a big night for NFC North accolades. A panel of Associated Press voters has named Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford its comeback player of the year. Two shoulder separations limited St...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  3. XLV: A.J. Hawk is the Packers' glue

    Kevin Seifert

    IRVING, Texas -- On Monday, one of the Green Bay Packers' long-haired linebackers was a finalist for the NFL's defensive player of the year award. The other? He sat quietly in a far corner of an interview room Monday evening, relishing his anonymity ...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  4. Clay Matthews falls two votes shy of DPOY

    Kevin Seifert

    IRVING, Texas -- Linebacker Clay Matthews was thisssssss close to winning the Green Bay Packers' second consecutive Defensive Player of the Year award. In voting just announced by The Associated Press, Matthews finished two votes behind Pittsburgh...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  5. XLV: Will Clay Matthews win DPOY award?

    Kevin Seifert

    DALLAS -- He had three sacks after one game, six after two and by the end of Week 5, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews led the NFL with 8.5 sacks. That white-hot start positioned him as the early favorite for defensive player of the year, an...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  6. Have at It: Two tremendous comebacks

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's SportsNation chat was winding down when Madhu volunteered a savvy "Have at It" topic: Madhu (South Windsor) Urlacher or Henderson for Comeback Player of the Year? Kevin Seifert (2:52 PM) Ohhhh. I like that. Check back on the blog ...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  7. BBAO: Is Woodson angling for new deal?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson is the NFL's reigning Defensive Player of the Year. He'll turn 34 in October and has three years left on his contract. So is he angling for a new deal, especially in light...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  8. Ending where I started: Bears minicamp

    Kevin Seifert

    It's a good thing I have no life. That way, I can sit home on a Friday night and catch up on all the news for a crazy-busy day in the NFC North. We named our preseason Player of the Year. We had a Williams Wall ruling that in essence will allow Mi...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  9. Have at It: Rodgers is your preseason POY

    Kevin Seifert

    I figured we might hit a nerve with this week's debate to determine our preseason NFC North Player of the Year, but nearly 800 comments' worth of nerve? Jeez. Y'all are ready for training camp. Most of you considered the question a matter of trend...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  10. Thank you, Rex Ryan

    Kevin Seifert

    As I started cleaning out my notebook from last week's NFL owners meeting, I realized I forgot to thank New York Jets coach Rex Ryan for supporting my position on the controversial Defensive Player of the Year vote. To review: I favored Green Bay ...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  11. Woodson is DPOY -- not CBOY

    Kevin Seifert

    If the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award were given to the NFL's best cornerback, we might not be celebrating Charles Woodson's victory Tuesday. New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis displayed stunning coverage and ball skills all year long....

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  12. Packers' Woodson is your DPOY

    Kevin Seifert

    Congratulations to Charles Woodson and to the NFC North at large. Woodson has won the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year Award, having received 28 of a possible 50 votes. It's the second major postseason award for this division. Last week, Minneso...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  13. Woodson: 'I want to live forever'

    Kevin Seifert

    Make sure you check out Jeffri Chadiha's Hot Read feature on Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson, whom Chadiha considers the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year. The piece covers Woodson's maturation as a player and person during the time he's spent ...

    Blog | December 24, 2009
  14. 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
  15. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  16. Don't blame Packers for fumble emphasis

    Kevin Seifert

    What do NFL teams do during organized team activities (OTAs)? Playbook installation is a major goal. So is development and evaluation of young and/or new players. And occasionally, teams will assign themselves projects based on years of defi...

    Blog | May 28, 2013