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  1. How Hard Is It for a Defensive Player to Win NFL MVP? Just Ask Th...

    Robert Mays

    By now, we've heard every side of the "J.J. Watt for MVP" debate. It's a lot of talk about the meaning of "most valuable" compared to "best" and whether the award is unfairly slanted toward quarterbacks &am...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. Things Fall Apart: The Demise of the Chicago Bears Defense

    Robert Mays

    A year ago, the Chicago Bears won 10 games the only way they could. They finished first in defensive DVOA — the eighth time in Lovie Smith's nine seasons that they'd ranked in the top 10. And thanks to career years from players like Charles Til...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  3. 105-Day NFL Warning: Remembering Brian Urlacher

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next three and a half months providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's retu...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  4. The NFL's Craziest Draft-Trade What-Ifs of the Past 15 Years

    Robert Mays

    Every now and then, our boss, Bill Simmons, will forward some of his reader mail to me and fellow Triangle editor Chris Ryan. Most of the time, it's to troll us about our favorite teams (Brian Urlacher's pre-draft ascension was entirely legitimate, a...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  5. Brian Urlacher and the Complicated Good-byes to Franchise Icons

    Robert Mays

    To those looking for the signs, Brian Urlacher's time in Chicago ended about two months ago. Lovie Smith's departure certainly didn't help, but it was Rod Marinelli's decision to turn down an offer to stay on as the team's defensive coordinator that ...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  6. Hey, Don't F*$% This Up: The Chicago Bears' Offensive Tackle Prob...

    Robert Mays

    With free agency and the draft process revving up, there are plenty of questions for every NFL team. But for most, there's one issue that trumps the rest. This is the latest in a team-by-team look at the offseason tasks that just can't get botched. ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  7. The Trenches NFL Podcast: Robert Mays and Ephraim Salaam

    Robert Mays

    Robert Mays and Ephraim Salaam discuss player relationships in NFL locker rooms, saying good-bye to star players, and the best running backs of all time. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check o...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  8. The Huddle: MJD's Flip-Flopping, the Bullish Falcons, and Brian U...

    Robert Mays

    The Jags train is leaving the station. Or not. Whatever. In the past 12 hours, yet-to-report Maurice Jones-Drew has gone from very upset about some of his new owner's public comments to maybe not so upset anymore. Early Tuesday, Jags owner Shad Kh...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  9. The Huddle: Andrew Luck's Debut and Other News From Around the NF...

    Robert Mays

    The NFL's real preseason started in earnest this past weekend (I refuse to recognize the legitimacy of the Hall of Fame Game), and with the first set of games in the books, we're here to sling around the latest football news. 1. Andrew Luck's debu...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  10. Sweet, Home: A Chicagoan Stands Up For Walter Payton

    Robert Mays

    I grew up in a house that is about three miles from football's most famous hill. I was maybe 5 or 6 years old the first time my dad took me there. The area was a landfill then — mostly trash, brush, dirt, and rocks, with a few small paths carve...

    Blog | September 30, 2011