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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Bill Barnwell puts the 2013 Minnesota Vikings to the numbers test...

    Bill Barnwell

    If the Vikings want a repeat of last year's playoff run, Adrian Peterson's legs are going to need to buck history.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2013
  5. We Went There: Vikings Training Camp

    Bill Barnwell

    The first thing you notice at Vikings training camp is, of course, Adrian Peterson. No man has ever been adored by another group of people the way that Adrian Peterson is by Vikings fans at camp. It's one thing for Peterson to get some applause durin...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  6. Boldin and Harvin Sent Packing As the NFL Offseason Gets Busy

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday afternoon, two notable wide receivers were dealt away in trades that seemed to make little sense for the organizations who were giving away their best wideouts. The Vikings, a playoff team one year ago, dealt Percy Harvin to the Seahawks fo...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  7. NFL Playoff Stock Watch

    Bill Barnwell

    With the rest of this off week between the Conference Championships and the Super Bowl, I'll be taking a look back at the playoffs (today) and the season at large (Thursday and Friday) before diving back into Super Bowl coverage next Monday. Today, I...

    Blog | January 23, 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 Five Worst Passes of the 2012 NFL Season

    Bill Barnwell

    You may have noticed that we at Grantland take bad quarterback play very seriously. While Grantland's finest in the Los Angeles office take part in the BQBL each season, my basis for bad quarterback knowledge dates back to a childhood during which th...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  10. Is This Real? The First-Place Vikings

    Bill Barnwell

    This week, "Is This Real?" moves onto the rapidly expanding bandwagon of the 3-1 Minnesota Vikings, who are improbably tied for the division lead in the NFC North with the Bears. For a team whose biggest signing this offseason after a 3-13 season was...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  11. Welcome to Fourth and Short: Thank You for Not Coaching, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    Although you would be forgiven for forgetting, there were actually brief moments of football that snuck between the blown calls and "bullshit" chants that seemed to dominate this past weekend of NFL action. Some of that football inspired very interes...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  12. Here's the NFL Thing We Used to Call 'Fabs and Flops'

    Bill Barnwell

    On Tuesdays last year, we here at the Triangle brought you the most-named column in football, "The Fabulous and the Flops," in an attempt to reveal some of the numbers flying beneath the radar about each NFL game from the previous week. This year, we...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  13. Five Up, Five Down From Day 1 of the NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    Slapping a grade on an NFL draft the day after it happens is dumb. Slapping grades on teams in the middle of the draft? Well, that's even dumber. Everyone knows this, but we still write and read draft-grade articles at any possible time of draft refl...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  14. Free Agent Countdown: Teams That Should Lay Low

    Bill Barnwell

    Our preview of free agency continues today with those teams who should go into free agency and hold steady, even if that's not what they actually end up doing. Of the four groups of teams that make up this free agent preview, this is the closest one ...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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