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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Lions overhaul spares DeAndre Levy

    Kevin Seifert

    As he embarked on the offseason in January, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew made clear he wanted to infuse his team's defense with playmakers. Here's how he put it during a meeting with local reporters: "We need guys that can impact th...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. BBAO: The offseason arrives (for everyone)

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: And, just like that, the 2012 season is over in the NFC North. Three of our teams finished with double-digit victories. Two qualified for the playoffs. Now, after Saturday night's events at Candlestick Park, everyone...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Run defense and the Lions' 'Wide 9' scheme

    Kevin Seifert

    As the Detroit Lions' season winds to a disappointing close, I'm sure there will be plenty of discussion about their "Wide 9" defensive scheme and whether it should be adjusted during the offseason. My amateur take: There has been too much consternat...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  11. Lions waiting on Nick Fairley's breakout

    Kevin Seifert

    Defensive tackle Nick Fairley arrived at training camp amid as much anticipation as any player on the Detroit Lions' roster. As we discussed in the offseason, Fairley was healthy for the first time in his NFL career. He had added some 18 pounds durin...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  12. Deep breaths suggested on Jahvid Best

    Kevin Seifert

    For most of the offseason, we've operated under the assumption that Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best (concussions) would be cleared for contact at the start of training camp. That could still be the case. But as of this moment, it hasn't happen...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Semantics and intent with Titus Young case

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions had no comment Monday on the absence of receiver Titus Young from their first organized team activity of the offseason. Nor would they confirm reports that Young was banned from their practice facility after sucker-punching safety L...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  15. Lions: One big question

    Kevin Seifert

    Did the Detroit Lions do enough to address their secondary? When the offseason began, it was reasonable to lock in two starters among the Lions' defensive backfield: safety Louis Delmas and cornerback Chris Houston. That left the other two starter...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  16. 'Very optimistic' on Lions' Jahvid Best

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- At various points in the offseason, we've wondered if the Detroit Lions should target tailback depth given the seeming uncertainty of their top two players at the position. The Lions have pulled some draft surprises in recent years, b...

    Blog | February 23, 2012