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  1. Is the NFL experiencing an injury epidemic?

    Kevin Seifert

    Observers claim quality of play is in the tank. So what can be done to remedy the situation?

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  2. Power Rankings: No. 13 Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    A weekly examination of the Packers' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 5 | Last week: 11 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Green Bay Packers are two teams: One with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and one without him. Rodgers has played sev...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  3. On Larry Warford's summer workload

    Kevin Seifert

    We've heard it many times: NFL coaches emphasizing how important "reps" are for young players. The best way to improve and polish them is to maximize live snaps in preseason games. A case study is Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford, a third-round d...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. Preseason QB playing time in context

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent a bunch of time last week discussing preseason playing time for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who got only two snaps in the preseason opener. Ponder played 25 snaps Friday night against the Buffalo, and thanks to NFC West c...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  5. BBAO: Adrian Peterson to play Sunday

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Adrian Peterson made clear on the first day of training camp that he didn't care whether he played in the preseason. "It worked out pretty well last year," he noted about his MVP campaign in 2012, which began with hi...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  6. BBAO: Lions to host CB Rashean Mathis

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: For insomniac reasons I don't care to get into, I posted a review of the Detroit Lions' rough preseason outing against the Cleveland Browns in the wee hours of Friday morning. A bit later, ESPN's Adam Schefter report...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  7. Lookback: Preseason Week 1

    Kevin Seifert

    Three takeaways from Week 1 of the preseason: Offensive lines are in major flux: Chicago Bears right tackle J'Marcus Webb played so poorly Friday night at the Carolina Panthers that he was working with the second team when practice resumed Sund...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  8. Previewing preseason Week 1

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to Week 1 of the 2013 preseason. All four NFC North teams will take the field Friday night. Rob Demovsky will have a preview of the Green Bay Packers' game against the Arizona Cardinals, and our friends at ESPNChicago.com handl...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  9. BBAO: The preseason beckons

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We've made it! (Sort of.) The entire NFC North will open its 2013 preseason schedule Friday evening, affairs that will be most notable for their impact on second-level job competitions and evaluations of previousl...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  10. Packers: B.J. Coleman in backup QB mix?

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent far too much time last summer discussing the Green Bay Packers' backup quarterback situation. Presumptive No. 2 Graham Harrell struggled through some ugly-looking preseason appearances before locking down the job, at least for public consump...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  11. 2013 preseason matchups: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    If the best day of the NFL offseason is the release of the regular-season schedule, the next-best is the release of the preseason schedule. Thursday, we got part of the next-best thing. Or something like that. Below are the preseason matchups for ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  12. Rewind'12: Morgan Burnett is Mr. Reliable

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes: In 2012, 38 NFL players stayed on the field for 100 percent of their teams' plays. Of that that total, 34 were offensive linemen -- a position where pl...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  13. Rewind'12: Circling back on nickel usage

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes: In 2011, a majority of NFC North teams used their nickel/dime defense on more than half of their snaps. With no schematic changes after that season, we...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  14. Rewind'12: Lions penalties

    Kevin Seifert

    (Another in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes.) Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz halted one of the training camp practices I covered last summer to, uh, remind players that he would have a low tole...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  15. Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Green Bay Packers' 27-20 victory over the Detroit Lions, here are three issues that merit further examination: Watching quarterback Aaron Rodgers dash 27 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter brought to mind our preseason discussio...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  16. Say farewell to the 2012 preseason

    Kevin Seifert

    I didn't have all four NFC North preseason games playing simultaneously in front of me Thursday night. But I'll be darned if the very first thing that happened Thursday night wasn't Green Bay Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji's ankle injury on the f...

    Blog | August 30, 2012