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  1. 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
  2. The New Monsters of the Midway

    Robert Mays

    Muhsin Muhammad's time with the Bears is best remembered for its six-word eulogy. In 2008, Muhammad had just returned to the Panthers after three forgettable seasons in Chicago. In his final year, he'd caught just 40 passes for on...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  3. 4 Thoughts on Washington's Hiring of Jay Gruden

    Robert Mays

    1. Brotherly Love Earlier this morning, the news broke that Washington had found its new head coach, in the form of Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. The first question — one that Twitter has asked many times today — is what pa...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  4. Jay Cutler Gets Paid As His Old Coach Starts Over in Tampa Bay

    Robert Mays

    That didn't take long. As they began their more than 90 minutes in front of the mic yesterday, the Transparency Twins — Marc Trestman and Phil Emery — announced that the Bears had made three signings. They saved the big one for last: Jay ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  5. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 14

    Bill Barnwell

    Sometimes it takes a really weird context to get coaches to be aggressive. I'm not going to be naming any of the myriad decisions to go for two from the Eagles-Lions snowstorm as candidates for good or bad calls in this week's Thank You for Not Coach...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  6. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 13

    Bill Barnwell

    You demanded it! Thank You for Not Coaching is back in its usual Tuesday time slot to review the sprawling action of Week 13. Of course, while the NFL stretched out and played this week's games over a five-day stretch, the most-discussed decisions of...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  7. Week 11 Fantasy Football Preview: Marc Trestman Signed This!

    Matt Borcas

    Forrest Gump's mother has clearly never played fantasy football, because the only way life is like a box of chocolates for a fantasy player is if that box exclusively contains torn ACLs and first-round busts. I mean, even the good chocolates eventual...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  8. NFL Run & Shootaround: Top Cats

    Grantland Staff

    On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes and generally regressing to the mean. Catch up on all the NFL action right here. You're Going to...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  9. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 9

    Bill Barnwell

    I have to begin this week's column by passing along my best wishes to John Fox and Gary Kubiak, who each had medical episodes this weekend that caught them by surprise. In both cases, fortunately, it seems like the symptoms manifested themselves befo...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  10. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 7

    Bill Barnwell

    Thank You for Not Coaching is celebrating a lot of very reasonable decisions by coaches this week! Sure, there's still the occasional questionable call that we'll get to at the very end, but the bad coaching choices this week were mostly good process...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  11. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 6

    Bill Barnwell

    This weekend saw the studio hosts of the world spread out in commentary booths around this great nation to remind us all of that one inviolable truth: Wouldn't it have been better if this team just took the easy field goal in the first quarter? The N...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  12. Pass Atlas: Protecting Jay Cutler

    Robert Mays

    From the beginning of last offseason, Phil Emery's intentions were clear. During the previous regime in Chicago, the Bears' biggest issue had been finding a quarterback. When they finally did, the problem became protecting him. In Jay Cutler's fo...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Packaged Plays and the Newest Form of Option Football

    Chris Brown

    This time last year, Doug Marrone, then Syracuse's head coach, had a serious problem — his offense. Marrone, now head coach of the Buffalo Bills, seemingly had all the pieces needed to be successful. Marrone followed his tenure as a highly resp...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  15. The Debut of Our NFL Preview Podcast Series with Bill Barnwell an...

    Bill Barnwell

    You know we had to do the podcast. Robert Mays and I talk a lot about football. We exchange texts. We talk on Gchat. During those times when we are both in Grantland's Los Angeles offices, we talk about football at great length, even in times whe...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  16. 35-Day NFL Warning: Five Observations From Bears Training Camp

    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 month providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. 1. Jay Cutl...

    Blog | August 01, 2013