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  1. Riding the NFL Coordinator Carousel: Who Went Where and What Does...

    Robert Mays

    The stretch between Black Monday and the final spin of the NFL coaching carousel is always frenetic, manic, and hard to understand, but 2015's coordinator diaspora feels especially loopy and scattershot. To make s...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. 'The Grantland NFL Podcast': Previewing the Divisional ...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    The divisional round looms as Barnwell and Mays preview this weekend's playoff action. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and The Grantland NFL Podcast here....

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  3. The Tale of Two Flaccos

    Bill Simmons

    Hey Simmons, I got you a belated Christmas/Happy 2015 gift: it's the winningest road playoff team in NFL history and Foxboro's arch nemesis, the Baltimore Ravens! I know you said you weren't worried but after hammering our most bitter ...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  4. The Grantland All-Pro Team

    Bill Barnwell

    The season is not quite over, but it's already time to start celebrating the best players of this 2014 NFL campaign. With one week to go and playoff coverage taking up time in the weeks to come, I've gone through my notes for the year, talk...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  5. Chicago’s First Scapegoat: Jay Cutler

    Bill Barnwell

    If I told you that the Bears would be the NFL's biggest newsmakers this week, you would assume they had fired somebody. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. Offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer. Head coach Marc Trestman. General manager Phil Emery. M...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  6. The NFL Buddy System: How One Team Helps Another Make the Playoff...

    Bill Barnwell

    The final two weeks of the NFL season make for strange bedfellows. We're at the point at which every team that still has competitive football to play has a pretty clear path to either improving its playoff stock or ensuring that it gets to Janua...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  7. Seeding the NFL Playoffs, NCAA-Style

    Bill Barnwell

    I have to admit I'm a little jealous of college football right now. While the NFL still has three weeks to go before we can finally figure out who will suit up in January, the various deliberations and tribulations surrounding the announcement o...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  8. The NFL Three-Quarters Award Winners

    Bill Barnwell

    We've made it three-quarters of the way through the NFL season, so that means one thing: It's time to catch up on the various award races. Every quarter, I run through the regular-season trophies to get a gauge on how perceptions are changi...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  9. Make It or Break It: The NFL Players Who Have Everything to Prove...

    Bill Barnwell

    The NFL season is almost over. We're three-quarters of the way home, with four weeks left to go for each team. For most players, the season's story has already been written. There will be a few who rewrite their 2014 narrative with a playof...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  10. Circling the Calendar: Your Guide to Cherry-Picking the Rest of t...

    Bill Barnwell

    The byes are finally over. Every NFL team has played 11 games, leaving five contests per team to go. That's 80 more NFL games over the next five weeks, likely ending with a Detroit-Green Bay game deciding the NFC North in Week 17. While th...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  11. Week 12 Wrap-up: Together, We Appreciate Football

    Bill Barnwell

    The NFL has been more difficult to enjoy in 2014 than at any other point in its entire history. If you're a fan with a conscience, the moral and ethical question of whether football is something humans should do has weighed on you this year more...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  12. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Mailbag Hour!

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    It's the mailbag show! Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays field reader questions on injuries, recast Varsity Blues, and identify NFL game-show hosts on today's Grantland NFL Podcast. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Spo...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  13. Week 6 Wrap-up: Heavy Is the Head

    Bill Barnwell

    The one thing you can count on from season to season in the NFL is change. Since the league moved to its eight-division format in 2002, the average season has seen just three division winners retain their titles the following season. Given the strang...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  14. Absent From Class: Where Are the NFL’s 2014 Draftees?

    Bill Barnwell

    Most NFL observers say it takes a minimum of three years to judge a draft class. The 2014 draft class is miles away from proving its eventual worth under those standards, but what we can notice after five weeks is that there are all kinds of first-ro...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  15. Week 4 Picks and Preview: It’s the Coaching, Stupid

    Bill Barnwell

    You know a good NFL quarterback when you see one, right? Sure, it might take a few hundred passes and a playoff game or two to really get a grip on how good a passer looks, but watch a guy for a few games and you shouldn't find it too difficult ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  16. The Rise and Fall of the 2012 NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    What happened to the top of the 2012 NFL draft? While the 2011 NFL draft is rapidly going down as arguably the best defensive draft in NFL history, the 2013 class was supposed to be mediocre (and it has been) because so much talent left college footb...

    Blog | September 25, 2014