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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. 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
  4. BBAO: 'Kickalicious' passes test

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Some of you have asked how the Detroit Lions' unique camp leg fared during the offseason. Here's what we can tell you about Havard Rugland, a.k.a. "Kickalicious:" He apparently did well enough to earn a trip to train...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  5. Vikings: 2013 and done for Jared Allen?

    Kevin Seifert

    To this point of the offseason, the Minnesota Vikings have elected to carry untouched the largest salary-cap hit for a non-quarterback in the NFL. Despite his cap charge of $17.063 million, defensive end Jared Allen told the Star Tribune recently tha...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  6. McCaskey staying out of Urlacher situation

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- We've passed through the first week of NFL free agency, and league news probably will come at a slower pace over the next few days here at the plush Biltmore Resort. But one of the biggest news stories of the offseason still hangs over us:...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  7. Eight in the Box: Top offseason targets

    Kevin Seifert

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who should be the primary target (including trades) for each team when free agency begins? Chicago Bears: It's unclear how muc...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  8. Eight in the Box: Quarterback situations

    Kevin Seifert

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: How each NFC North team needs to address the quarterback position. Chicago Bears: First, the new coach Marc Trestman must deci...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  9. Eight in the box: Biggest cap casualty

    Kevin Seifert

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, a new NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who will be each team's biggest salary cap casualty this spring? Chicago Bears: There aren't likely to be any players relea...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  10. Eight in the Box: Must-keep free agents

    Kevin Seifert

    Welcome to "Eight in the Box," a new NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Which free agent is essential for each team to keep from its 2012 roster? Chicago Bears: In his two years as a starter, H...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  11. BBAO: Percy Harvin and the offseason

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier's appearance this week on ESPN 1500 in the Twin Cities provided two points of interest. First, Frazier confirmed that receiver Percy Harvin returned to the team's practice fa...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  12. BBAO: Fresh start for Devin Hester?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The NFL's 2012 season concluded Sunday night with Super Bowl XLVII, although we in the NFC North have been on hiatus for a month already. Now, we all enter into the offseason mode of the kind of player movement that ...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  13. BBAO: Charting our next course

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning to you on the first day of the offseason for half of our division. It's the first day of the postseason for the other half. On the blog, we're full steam ahead. I'm planning to churn out one last four...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  14. Christian Ponder: 85 pct. on early downs

    Kevin Seifert

    As we discussed the offseason development of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, we noted the Vikings wanted to improve their early-down completion percentage. Ponder had one of the worst first-down completion percentages in the NFL as a ...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  15. BBAO: Back and surprised by the action

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over Yeesh. When I looked at the summer calendar midway through the offseason, I figured July 16-22 would be a safe and quiet time to take a last-second breather before training camp. From the looks of it, all I missed was...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  16. Percy Harvin: 'See u at Mankato'

    Kevin Seifert

    In between Twitter outages, Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin implied he won't take the dramatic step he suggested earlier this week of staging a training camp holdout. Shortly after participating in the Vikings' final practice of the offseason...

    Blog | June 21, 2012