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  1. Who Is the Ultimate Backyard Quarterback?

    Robert Mays

    During the afternoon slate of games on Sunday, I threw out a question. While I had some names in mind, I was curious and purposefully didn't set any criteria, because that's a significant part of the answer. Do you...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. 'The Grantland NFL Podcast': Peyton Manning, Johnny Man...

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell

    Is Peyton Manning hurt? Is Money Manziel broke? And are the Cowboys for real? Monday's recap gets to the important questions emanating from Week 15. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes&...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  3. NFL Week 15 Winners and Losers: Buffalo Blasts Rodgers, Romo Near...

    Robert Mays

    The Bills Based on what the Packers said postgame, you might think they had lost to the Jaguars or Titans yesterday. "You have to show up every week," Jordy Nelson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel&rsquo...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  4. Marcus Mariota Is Going to Win the Heisman, But Should He? (Spoil...

    Matt Hinton

    Don't worry: I'm not going to insult your intelligence by indulging in any pretense of mystery over who's going to win college sports' most hallowed hunk of bronze on Saturday night. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  5. Football Season’s Finally Here: It’s Time to Open You...

    Kevin Lincoln

    This Sunday, the 2014 NFL season finally begins. You might disagree with me on this. You might say, "This is literally wrong, and you're an idiot." It is literally wrong, and I am an idiot, but that's not th...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  6. Cousin Sal’s Week 15 Prop Bets!

    Cousin Sal Iacono

    Let's get through this weekly charade quickly. I have a ton of empty gift cards to "buy." On to the Thursday-night game props: Larry Fitzgerald under 55.5 yards receiving The Cardinals' premier wide receiv...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  7. 'The Grantland NFL Podcast': Week 14, Midweek News, and...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Back for the second time in two days, Mays and Barnwell go through the midweek news and preview Johnny Manziel's first career start before recapping the rest of Week 14. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  8. Week 14 Wrap-up: The Breaking Point

    Bill Barnwell

    It's all over for the San Francisco 49ers. Given their tenuous position in the NFC's playoff picture heading into Sunday, losing to anybody would have been bad. Losing to the crosstown-rival Oakland Raiders was even worse. Losing to them by...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  9. The Browns Starting Brian Hoyer Is Smart (Which Is Crazy)

    Andrew Sharp

    Here are three quick sports opinions: 1. Johnny Manziel should be playing. He's as ready as he's ever going to be, the Browns need a change of pace, and everyone should be rooting for him to start as soon as possible. Think about last week...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  10. Week 13 Wrap-up: A February Preview?

    Bill Barnwell

    If Sunday's game between the Packers and the Patriots was actually a preview of the Super Bowl, we've got a very exciting game on tap in February. Green Bay's 26-21 victory over New England was a rare bird, a game in which the Packers ...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  11. QB Curve: Can Kenny Hill Rediscover His Kenny Trill Form?

    Matt Hinton

    Quarterbacks: There are a lot of them! Each week, QB Curve will keep you up to speed on the game's most important position by putting a different college signal-caller in the spotlight and putting the rest of the field in perspective. Ty...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Keep It Simple, Teddy: How the Vikings Should Handle Their Rookie...

    Jason Bailey

    Although other NFL franchises have reached darker quarterback depths -- including the pre-Jay Cutler Bears, the post-Dan Marino Dolphins, and the post-expansion-draft Cleveland Browns -- the recent futility in Minnesota s...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  14. When Narratives Collide: Michael Sam Meets Johnny Football

    Charles P. Pierce

    In this week's thrilling episode of When Narratives Collide, the ongoing story of two men struggling to be football players without being lost forever in the uncharted quadrants of Really Bad Journalism, we begin with about 11 minutes left...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  15. The Thankless Life of Caretaker Quarterbacks

    Kevin Lincoln

    Let's flash back to 2004. San Diego Chargers quarterback Drew Brees is coming off a season in which he threw for 11 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while completing only 57.6 percent of his passes, going a miserable 2-9 in the 11 games he s...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  16. The Browns Are Playing This Perfectly

    Andrew Sharp

    On Tuesday, Mike Pettine and the Browns announced it was too early to make an announcement about their starting quarterback. Then on Wednesday, apparently an extra 24 hours was enough to clarify things. Brian Hoyer is the starter. "He was the c...

    Blog | August 20, 2014