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Thursday, June 2, 2011
BBAO: Schwartz picks D-line nickname

By ESPN.com staff

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Chicago Bears

Defensive end Israel Idonije is confident the Bears will be ready to roll once the lockout ends. Idonije: "When the lights turn back on, we’ll be ready.”

The Bears and "Hard Knocks"? Dan Pompei says there is "zero chance" of that happening.

Detroit Lions

Coach Jim Schwartz has settled on a nickname for his defensive line: "Silver Crush."

Getting his rookies up to speed will be one of the biggest challenges facing Schwartz and his staff. “Right now, our rookies would be a couple weeks into our offseason program, they would have already adjusted,” Schwartz said. “Everybody thinks they’re in shape until they show up and see what veteran football players, what kind of shape those guys are in. So it’s that adjustment period.”

Green Bay Packers

ESPNMilwaukee.com's Jason Wilde caught up with right tackle Bryan Bulaga to discuss his offseason so far.

NFL.com's Vic Carucci: "Either the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers know something that numerous others in the NFL don't, or they're simply comfortable with taking a risk that they might not be as prepared as necessary whenever the 2011 season gets a green light."

Minnesota Vikings

Chad Greenway doesn't like the odds of Ben Leber returning to play with the Vikings in 2011.

Despite some veteran no-shows, Christian Ponder was pleased with the work put in on Wednesday in Florida.