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  1. 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
  2. The New York Football Injured Giants

    Bill Barnwell

    This wasn't supposed to happen so quickly to the New York Giants. It was only 21 months ago that the Giants were celebrating under confetti in Indianapolis, Super Bowl champions for the second time in five seasons. For all their flaws, Big Blue's two...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  3. Bill Barnwell on Week 3 of the NFL season

    Bill Barnwell

    The Giants are reeling, the Colts are rising, and the rest of the notable news from Week 3.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  4. Bill Barnwell on prop bets

    Bill Barnwell

    From the shrewd to the ridiculous, you can put your money down on just about any situation.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  5. Bill Barnwell on the fall of the Giants, and the rest of the Week...

    Bill Barnwell

    New York has seen its playoff hopes virtually evaporate, and the rest of the news from Week 16.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Fourth-and-Short: Hail to the Redskins Defense

    Bill Barnwell

    Last year, Washington's clean sweep of the Giants was a curiosity lost amid New York's run to a second Super Bowl in five years. It was some sort of anomaly that Giants fans wrote off in their heads as irrelevant, a bad dream with Rex Grossman imposs...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  8. Fourth-and-Short: Gut-Check Time for Flacco

    Bill Barnwell

    If there's a silver lining to the injury bug that's bitten the Baltimore Ravens this season, it comes in the form of being able to finally evaluate Joe Flacco as the team's leader and star player. Against the Raiders on Sunday, Flacco was clearly up ...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  9. Is This Real? The Niners Get Blown Out

    Bill Barnwell

    Teams that win consecutive games by 30 points don't come around often. When the San Francisco 49ers did just that in Week 5 and Week 6, they became the 16th team to pull off the feat since 1990. Five of the previous 15 teams did exactly what the Nine...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  10. Giants Running in Circles With Their Backfield Spending

    Bill Barnwell

    As an organization, the Giants get a lot of things right. They have a competitive advantage when it comes to identifying and developing pass rushers and build their team around doing so. They're comfortable drafting the likes of Mathias Kiwanuka and ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  11. Solving the NFL's Kickoff Problem

    Bill Barnwell

    This week, Giants owner John Mara slipped a very interesting tidbit into the public consciousness for the first time. Mara, who is on the league's Competition Committee, noted that the league has had preliminary discussions about removing kickoffs en...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  12. Free Agent Countdown: Teams That Can't Spend

    Bill Barnwell

    With just four business days left before the start of the NFL free agency period, it's high time for us to start the final portion of our sprawling, seemingly endless free agent preview. After standing in for agents, scoffing at the largesse of owner...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  13. The Fabulous and the Flops of the Super Bowl

    Bill Barnwell

    All good things must come to an end. After a long season filled with twists and turns, our coverage of the 2011 NFL season finishes up today with the Super Bowl XLVI edition of "The Fabulous and the Flops." What's that? Are you crying? Oh, you're so ...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  14. The Random Road to the Super Bowl

    Bill Barnwell

    With two weeks of hype for Super Bowl XLVI nearly in the books, it's easy to forget the events that actually brought these teams here. Sure, everyone remembers the big plays at the end of the Conference Championships, but what about the narrow moment...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  15. Life Lessons From the Media Day Quagmire

    Bill Barnwell

    Media Day is eating itself. The guy dressed like a superhero isn't enough. The woman with the portable iPod speakers playing salsa music while her producer carries around a disco ball, trying to urge members of the Giants practice squad to dance? She...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  16. The Fabulous and the Flops of the Conference Championships

    Bill Barnwell

    How close were Sunday's conference championship games? Well, if you consider the final scores to be a sign of how close they were, let's go with the closest ever. Two three-point wins meant that the combined margin of victory for the Patriots and Gia...

    Blog | January 24, 2012