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  1. Darren Sproles Is the NFL’s Extra Value Meal

    Bill Barnwell

    Through two games, the league's most influential player might very well be an afterthought who was acquired during the offseason for a fifth-round pick. No, Darren Sproles won't actually win league MVP when things are all said and done. He&...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Big Blue Goes Gray: Everything We Learned From the First Two &lsq...

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, the returns on two new offenses came in with drastically different results. As you can probably tell from the 35-14 final score, the revamped Detroit Lions came through with flying colors. Eli Manning and the New York Giants? Whatever the...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  3. NFL Season Predictions, Part 2: The Falling Stars

    Bill Barnwell

    After starting yesterday with a look at the eight contestants for football's worst record, the Grantland NFL Preview continues onward by detailing eight teams that are likely to decline in 2014. Now, before you go any further, chill. This...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. The All–Bad Contracts Team

    Bill Barnwell

    After covering the league's most valuable contracts earlier this week, it's time to move on and pillory the worst deals in the NFL. Now, while it's easy to do this solely for the sake of ridicule, it's not my goal; I've found...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  5. NFL Trade Value, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, Grantland published Part 1 of the annual NFL Trade Value column. Click here to read the first installment as well as a breakdown of the rules and how the picks are made. 29. Duane Brown, LT, Houston 28. Tyron Smith, LT, Dallas...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  6. NFL Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the field, despite an arm that would have been laughed out of the combine, Peyton Manning and a near-unstoppable Broncos offense set virtually every passing record by marching their way down t...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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