We're Black and Blue all over:
I hope everyone had a fun, safe and respectful holiday weekend. Not much has changed since I put together Monday's BBAO, so at the outset I'll refer you to that post. I'll also remind you we touched on a potentially interesting news story coming later Tuesday: the status of St. Louis Rams safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, who could soon be a free agent or trade bait and is of interest in all four NFC North cities.
We've got a full day of blogging heading your way, but for now here are a few more stories that popped up in the past 24 hours:
Detroit Lions rookie defensive end Willie Young isn't shy, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.
Lions safety Ko Simpson is watching and learning as he recovers from microfracture surgery on his left knee, notes Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News.
Lori Nickel writes on the quiet confidence of Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
On Memorial Day, the thoughts of Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress were in Afghanistan, where his son Andrew is serving as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune has more.