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  1. NFL Deep Cuts: Obscure Players Get Their Shot

    Bill Barnwell

    As we near the halfway point of the 2013 NFL season, the teams and lineups we expected to see trotted out on the field this season are now shells of their former selves. The Falcons are already down seven starters from the guys they would have expect...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. Julio Jones Goes Down, the Falcons Are Out

    Bill Barnwell

    The good news for Atlanta sports fans is that there's nothing left to pin your hopes on for a while. It's been a gruesome 24-hour period: The Braves were knocked out of the National League playoffs on late-game heroics by the Dodgers, the Falcons wer...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  3. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 4

    Bill Barnwell

    The biggest decision made by a coach during Week 4 was covered in the Monday football recap, but there are still plenty of coaching decisions to cover in today's Thank You for Not Coaching. As always, let's start with the bright side of the ledger &#...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  4. Thank You for Not Coaching: The Week in (Ahem) Curious Strategic ...

    Bill Barnwell

    Welcome to your new Thank You for Not Coaching Day. After finishing off the Monday-morning columns each week with TYFNC, it became popular enough that I'm moving it to Tuesdays and giving it some space to stretch out. Hopefully, that will mean more o...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  5. NFL Free Agency, Day 3: Here Come the Bargains

    Bill Barnwell

    Attention, shoppers: The bargains have finally started to make their way into the NFL free-agency marketplace. After two days of average players getting premium contracts, Thursday was really the first day when teams were able to sign players on sign...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  6. NFL Playoff Stock Watch

    Bill Barnwell

    With the rest of this off week between the Conference Championships and the Super Bowl, I'll be taking a look back at the playoffs (today) and the season at large (Thursday and Friday) before diving back into Super Bowl coverage next Monday. Today, I...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  7. Fourth-and-Short: Reexamining the NFL's Final Four

    Bill Barnwell

    This week's Fourth-and-Short has four more thoughts on the four conference championship teams. In the cases of the 49ers and Ravens, it's time to begin the arduous process of breaking down the Harbaugh Bowl. With the Falcons and Patriots, now is a go...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  8. Fourth-and-Short: Some Super Bowl Comparisons

    Bill Barnwell

    In football, it's usually true that everything you see has happened before and will happen again. Sure, you might only get an Immaculate Reception once every 200 years or so, but when it comes to team-building and paths to success, the league's 32 or...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  9. Bill Barnwell on Sunday's slate of NFL playoff games

    Bill Barnwell

    Here are all the facts and trends you need to know to figure out who will book the final two tickets to conference championship weekend.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2013
  10. Which Matchups Are Kryptonite for NFL Playoff Contenders?

    Bill Barnwell

    The modern NFL is a game of matchups. Since the salary cap and the spread of strategic concepts throughout the league prevent a team from dominating the way that the 1980s Niners or the early-'90s Cowboys did, just about every team in football has on...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  11. The Falcons seal their own fate, and the rest of the Week 10 news...

    Bill Barnwell

    The Falcons need to learn when to toss their playbook, and the rest of the Week 10 news.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  12. Is This Real? Your 7-0 Atlanta Falcons

    Bill Barnwell

    While it might seem like football just started yesterday, incredibly, we're coming up on the halfway point of this NFL season this weekend. Week 9 is a good time to take a step back from the game-to-game grind and examine each team with a longer view...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  13. Here's the NFL Thing We Used to Call 'Fabs and Flops,' Week 2

    Bill Barnwell

    All aboard the Romocoaster! After 10 days as the shiny, winning-friendly leader of the Cowboys, the new Tony Romo suddenly crumbled to reveal that it was the same old loser all along. All the doubts that were erased by Romo's triumphant 1-on-53 victo...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  14. Which NFL Teams Got Worse This Offseason?

    Bill Barnwell

    Yesterday, we stopped lamenting the end of the NFL's acquisition season by detailing how 10 teams had sufficiently upgraded their weakest spots in the lineup. Plaudits were handed out, compliments were given, and we even found a nice thing to say abo...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  15. Free Agent Countdown: Teams That Should Lay Low

    Bill Barnwell

    Our preview of free agency continues today with those teams who should go into free agency and hold steady, even if that's not what they actually end up doing. Of the four groups of teams that make up this free agent preview, this is the closest one ...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  16. The Fabulous and the Flops of Wild-Card Weekend

    Bill Barnwell

    While Monday's column focused on Tim Tebow and the weekend's confusing coaching decisions, there's a lot more to talk about. Players in each game came up big and small under the harsh glare of the bright postseason lights. Let's get past Tebowmania a...

    Blog | January 10, 2012