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  1. Don’t Dismiss Texas

    Bill Barnwell

    Something strange has happened in each of the last two NFL seasons. In both 2012 and 2013, the team that finished with the worst record in the NFL and received the first overall pick has responded by immediately making the playoffs the follo...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  2. The All–Bad Contracts Team

    Bill Barnwell

    After covering the league's most valuable contracts earlier this week, it's time to move on and pillory the worst deals in the NFL. Now, while it's easy to do this solely for the sake of ridicule, it's not my goal; I've found...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  3. NFL Trade Value, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, Grantland published Part 1 of the annual NFL Trade Value column. Click here to read the first installment as well as a breakdown of the rules and how the picks are made. 29. Duane Brown, LT, Houston 28. Tyron Smith, LT, Dallas...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  4. NFL Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the field, despite an arm that would have been laughed out of the combine, Peyton Manning and a near-unstoppable Broncos offense set virtually every passing record by marching their way down t...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  5. Draft Day Burning Questions

    Bill Barnwell

    After months of empty nonsense, the NFL's 32 organizations will actually make 256 draft picks over the next three days, starting with the first 32 selections in prime time tonight. Everyone has been ready for this draft for weeks now, and yet th...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  6. The Most Attractive, Available Head Coaching Gigs in the NFL Righ...

    Bill Barnwell

    There's little joy to be had around the league on the first weekday after Week 17, commonly known as Black Monday. While a few fans will be excited that their teams are moving on from coaches who had subpar seasons, Black Monday's a day when failure ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  7. Bill Barnwell on Saturday's slate of NFL playoff games

    Bill Barnwell

    Going deep inside the numbers to deliver everything you need to know about the opening day of the NFL playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2013
  8. 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
  9. The Fabulous and the Flops of NFL Week 15

    Bill Barnwell

    As always, we detail the sordid and the successful every Tuesday in our weekly look back at the previous weekend's games; this is "The Fabulous and the Flops" for Week 15. This week, we'll identify the player who might qualify as the worst backup ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  10. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 13

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's "The Fabulous & the Flops," we mine the annals of futility to find comparable games for some of the week's worst performances. Which quarterback nearly beat out Blaine Gabbert for the least accurate game of the season? Which pair of el...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  11. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 12

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's edition of "The Fabulous and the Flops," we identify the player who needs to accompany Ndamukong Suh to image-revamping school, show some love to the young talent who is making the absence of a major star seem like nothing, and basical...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  12. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 10

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's "The Fabulous and the Flops," we've got our usual mix of praise and scorn. In our look at the numbers and storylines coming out of this weekend's game, we find a coach who's messing around like he wants to be fired, a group of overmatc...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  13. Is Matt Leinart Better Than You Think?

    Bill Barnwell

    I didn't want to start this blog post with the phrase "Houston, we have a problem." But the Texans are facing a serious crisis — starting quarterback Matt Schaub is out for the season with a Lisfranc injury. Replacing him as the starter is habi...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  14. Welcome to The Fabulous & The Flops of the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    If you loved the "Five Up, Five Down" feature in our Monday morning wrap-ups of the NFL, well, you're going to be very fond of our new Tuesday feature here in Grantland, The Fabulous & The Flops of the NFL. After the dust has settled on Monday Night ...

    Blog | October 18, 2011