NFC North Watch: Keep Your Enemies Closer

Because, let's face it, news is often slow on the weekend.

Lions Won't Make a Habit of Moving Suh Around

Brad Biggs noted that Suh got two of his ten sacks moved from his left defensive tackle position to the right end (on Donovan McNabb) and standing upright three yards behind the line of scrimmage - sort of a hybrid, not quite a mug-up look of a linebacker but also not quite the traditional linebacker spot (on Tom Brady). That doesn't mean he won't be moved to these spots. Of course, we can't forget his move into the emergency kicker role... which definitely eliminates kicker as a position the Lions would move Suh into.

Vikings' QB situation: 'It's kind of a matter of who's available'

Biggs has been busy... Mike Florio also has a take on this. Okay, so let me get this straight. In 2010, the Vikings relied on old pro pain in the arse Brett Favre, project-QB-in-waiting Tarvaris Jackson, and new WR-who-moonlights-at-QB Joe Webb. Only one of those is still on the team - Webb. Is there a team that, in this situation, wouldn't take a quarterback high (first or second round)? I mean, unless they traded for a guy like Orton... or went the free-agent route, maybe a guy who just retired who might have an itch to play again... 

Not quite the NFC North, but should go here too...

Latest Madden video game edition will address concussion issue

I'm glad they're removing players from single games for concussions, making that realistic... But I think they've gone a little over their skis here. From John Madden himself:

"Concussions are such a big thing, it has to be a big thing in the video game. ... It starts young kids - they start in video games. I think the osmosis is if you get a concussion, that's a serious thing and you shouldn't play. Or leading with the head that you want to eliminate. We want that message to be strong."

Right. Removing it from the video game is okay, but it's also okay to have replay clips of hard, helmet-to-helmet hits and leading with the head shown on the networks. Just a thought - stop glorifying the helmet-to-helmet, leading with the head hits.

And in case you missed the FanShot, Fridge is doing much better.

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