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  1. Riding the NFL Coordinator Carousel: Who Went Where and What Does...

    Robert Mays

    The stretch between Black Monday and the final spin of the NFL coaching carousel is always frenetic, manic, and hard to understand, but 2015's coordinator diaspora feels especially loopy and scattershot. To make s...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Circling the Calendar: Your Guide to Cherry-Picking the Rest of t...

    Bill Barnwell

    The byes are finally over. Every NFL team has played 11 games, leaving five contests per team to go. That's 80 more NFL games over the next five weeks, likely ending with a Detroit-Green Bay game deciding the NFC North in Week 17. While th...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  3. Week 4 Picks and Preview: It’s the Coaching, Stupid

    Bill Barnwell

    You know a good NFL quarterback when you see one, right? Sure, it might take a few hundred passes and a playoff game or two to really get a grip on how good a passer looks, but watch a guy for a few games and you shouldn't find it too difficult ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  4. NFL Season Predictions, Part 1: The Cellar Dwellers

    Bill Barnwell

    The rosters have been pared down to 53 men, and with thousands of words of preamble out of the way, it's time to finish up the 2014 NFL Preview. As always, during this last week of boring before the NFL season finally begins, we break up the lea...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  5. The Grantland NFL Podcast: 2014 AFC West Preview

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Believe it or not, the Grantland NFL Podcast team believes that the Broncos will make the playoffs in 2014. Will any other AFC West teams join them? Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes&...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  6. Prematurely Evaluating the Situations in Which Newly Drafted Quar...

    Kevin Lincoln

    In the 2014 NFL draft, 14 quarterbacks were selected. The first was Central Florida's Blake Bortles, taken third overall by the Jaguars; the last was Southern Methodist's Garrett Gilbert, who went 214th overall to the Rams. The on...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  7. The Money Pit

    Bill Barnwell

    While the football world has been transfixed by one of the more intriguing draft classes in recent memory, a crucial piece of news has flown under the radar: The NFL's hard salary cap is about to rise dramatically. If the reports are true &mdash...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  8. The NFL All-Bargain Team

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not very easy for an NFL team to find a bargain in free agency. The vast majority of players who would be considered bargains on NFL rosters are guys who are still on their rookie deals, players whose salaries are artificially capped by the CBA....

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  9. NFL Deep Cuts: Obscure Players Get Their Shot

    Bill Barnwell

    As we near the halfway point of the 2013 NFL season, the teams and lineups we expected to see trotted out on the field this season are now shells of their former selves. The Falcons are already down seven starters from the guys they would have expect...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  10. Opening the NFL Trade Market

    Robert Mays

    I found out about the Trent Richardson trade as I was driving home last week, and I responded the same way I think a lot of people did: "Holy shit." That's exactly what I said, loudly, happy to be in the privacy of my own car. The news triggered a se...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  11. We Went There: Jaguars-Raiders ... Are You Into Punting?

    Jordan Conn

    I had an assignment Sunday afternoon: Go to the Coliseum in Oakland and watch three hours of the absolute worst product the NFL has to offer. It was Jacksonville at Oakland. The team whose over-under Vegas set at 5 wins against the team whose over...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  12. 10-Day NFL Warning: The Case for Terrelle Pryor in Oakland

    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 few weeks providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. It all ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  13. NFL Preview Podcast: Raiders and Chargers

    Grantland Network

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays continue their NFL Preview Podcast Series with the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers. Previous Installments of NFL Preview Podcast Series Bears and Lions Packers and Vikings Texans and Titans C...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  14. NFL Free-Agency Report: Leverage Is King

    Bill Barnwell

    There's one enormous misconception that keeps cropping up this NFL offseason in the reaction to surprising personnel decisions. In terms of evaluating how much a particular player is worth (to his team or another), one little tidbit matters more than...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  15. What's So Great About Lane Kiffin?

    Shane Ryan

    On paper, if you let your eyes blur just a little, Lane Kiffin is a genius and a boy wonder. He became the youngest head coach in NFL history with the Raiders, moved on to a plum job at Tennessee, and now heads up one of college football's most histo...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  16. About Last Night: The Open's British Invasion

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Andy Murray won his first career Grand Slam, outlasting Novak Djokovic in a five-set marathon to take the U.S. Open title. The Scottish Murray credited hi...

    Blog | September 11, 2012