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Thursday, July 22, 2010
BBAO: Did ya miss me?

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

At least one of you did. After taking some time away, I took a glance at the mailbag Thursday morning. Mike of San Francisco duly noted: "The last month or so you seem to have gotten lazy." He begged: "Can you please start caring again?"

I never stopped caring, Mike. I just took a breath to gear up for the 2010 season -- which for me starts in seven days with our annual training camp tour. I'll visit all four NFC North teams between July 30 and Aug. 13. Details to come, but here is a clue to my first stop: Mayonnaise.

I would like to thank everyone who collaborated to fill the blog in my absence, including John Clayton, Matt Williamson and the elite blog editing team. They covered the Detroit Lions' acquisition of cornerback Dre Bly, the 2010 suspension of Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly and the latest Brett Favre drama. Clayton did a bang-up job on the NFC North training camp preview, which you appear to have dissected quite well.

So let's put our toes back in the water catch up around the division: