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  1. Bill Barnwell on how the Saints became dominant

    Bill Barnwell

    How the Saints turned a band of unwanted castoffs into an NFL success story.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Sean Payton's Suspension Wasn't About Bounties

    Bill Barnwell

    Let's be very clear about this. The New Orleans Saints are not reeling today because the defense chose to implement a bounty system designed to injure other quarterbacks. They are not reeling because some jilted informant told the league about their ...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The Fall of Fat Albert ... Plus Five Others Who Should Follow

    Bill Barnwell

    It was time for Albert Haynesworth to go. After being lauded as the next great reclamation project in New England before he ever took a snap (and then fell down) in anger, Haynesworth was alternately ineffective and injured during most of his tenure....

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  8. 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
  9. LaDainian Tomlinson, Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch, James Starks ...

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell looks at the best -- Marshawn Lynch, LT, Joe Flacco -- and worst -- most of the Chiefs' offensive players -- from wild-card weekend. In the process, he disputes the notion of Aaron Rodgers as "unclutch."

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2011
  10. NFL: The most and least valuable players in the NFL this year

    Bill Barnwell

    Football Outsiders recaps the best and worst offensive players at each position for the 2010 NFL regular season.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  11. NFL: Jets' pass defense isn't elite and seven more Wild Card week...

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell examines eight myths and realities for NFL teams playing on wild-card weekend.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  12. NFL Week 17's best/worst fantasy matchups - Football Outsiders

    Bill Barnwell

    Football Outsiders has combed through tons of data to find the best and worst individual matchups for players to help you bring home a fantasy championship this week. No. 1 on the list: Trent Edwards.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2010
  13. NFL Week 16's best/worst fantasy matchups - Football Outsiders

    Bill Barnwell

    We know how high the stakes are this week in fantasy football. That's why Football Outsiders has combed through tons of data to find the best and worst individual matchups for the biggest fantasy names, including a few surprises, like Denver's Tim Tebow.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2010
  14. Jamaal Charles should get MVP buzz - NFL's best/worst of Week 15

    Bill Barnwell

    In spite of splitting carries with Thomas Jones, Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is performing at historic levels and should be getting MVP talk (and more touches). Football Outsiders explains why before delving into the best and worst performances of Week 15.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  15. NFL Week 14 best and worst performances - Football Outsiders

    Bill Barnwell

    Tom Brady is putting up some gaudy stats. But how much do blowout wins distort his real impact? Football Outsiders tackles the subject before making sense of the best, worst and most surprising performances of Week 14.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2010
  16. Week 14 Fantasy Football: Play as many Baltimore Ravens as you ca...

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell breaks down favorable and unfavorable fantasy matchups for Week 14. If you have Ravens, play them -- they're almost all good bets vs. Houston. Meanwhile, John Skelton isn't something you should fear.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2010