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  1. Unleash the Franchise

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not easy out there for Andrew Luck. His team relies on him to pull out close games in the fourth quarter. To show their appreciation, the Colts allow teams to knock Luck to the ground far more frequently than any other quarterback in footba...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. Indy’s Iron Man

    Bill Barnwell

    At 8:06 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012, the Indianapolis Colts selected Andrew Luck with the first pick of the NFL draft. At 8:07 p.m., the Indianapolis Colts started worrying about how to protect Andrew Luck. Handed the best quarterback prospect o...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  3. Running Out of Luck

    Bill Barnwell

    This article kicks off Andrew Luck Week here on Grantland, which aims to provide a deeper look into one of football's most compelling players. Luck is very obviously a great quarterback, but when you get past the broader descriptor, he's a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The NFL All-Bargain Team

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not very easy for an NFL team to find a bargain in free agency. The vast majority of players who would be considered bargains on NFL rosters are guys who are still on their rookie deals, players whose salaries are artificially capped by the CBA....

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  8. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 3

    Bill Barnwell

    The Thank You for Not Coaching docket was pretty much all booked up by the time the 1 p.m. games were over on Sunday. Bouncers weren't letting any silly timeouts or fourth-down blunders into the column unless they had showed up for the early session....

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  9. The Browns Hit Reset (Again) With an Unprecedented Trade

    Bill Barnwell

    Well, I'm certainly not going to doubt Jim Irsay again. When the outspoken Colts owner went on Twitter yesterday and started with his big-news-is-coming tweets, my mind started racing through possible practice squad players and washed-up free agents;...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  10. Bill Barnwell breaks down the Colts' chances of repeating their p...

    Bill Barnwell

    Indianapolis went 11-5 last season … does it have even a chance at improving on that?

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  11. Avoiding Dumb Mistakes at the NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    What do smart NFL teams do in and around draft day that naive, stupid teams don't do? They draft better players, of course, but it's not that simple. They don't "want it more" and will themselves into picking better players. The dregs of the league d...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  12. 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
  13. We Went There: Ravens-Colts and Redskins-Seahawks

    Bill Barnwell

    The Ravens and Redskins have been two nearby teams at opposite ends of the NFL spectrum for most of the past decade. They're case studies in how to run an organization and how not to run one, respectively, a contrast between the cool approach of long...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  14. Bill Barnwell on Sunday's slate of NFL playoff games

    Bill Barnwell

    Going deep inside the numbers to deliver everything you need to know about Day 2 of the NFL playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  15. Is This Real? The Juggernaut Colts

    Bill Barnwell

    The Colts have become serious business. Their 7-1 stretch has propelled them all the way to 9-4, and they have a virtual stranglehold on a playoff spot: Football Outsiders estimates that the Colts' chances of making the playoffs are at 92.9 percent. ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  16. Who Is the Offensive Rookie of the Year?

    Bill Barnwell

    The arrival of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III into the National Football League could not have gone much more swimmingly. In fact, while expectations were high for the top two picks in the 2012 draft, it's arguable that they've both exceeded what...

    Blog | November 28, 2012