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  1. Need for Speed

    Bill Barnwell

    Speed kills. Al Davis might have said that about the NFL once, and it's hard to argue against him. Speed's the toughest thing to control and the most difficult skill to plan against as a defense. Think Colin Kaepernick running through the G...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. B.S. Report: Seven-Year Anniversary Special!

    Bill Simmons

    In the first of a three-part podcast extravaganza, Bill Barnwell joins the show to give his thoughts on the 2014 NFL draft, and then Bill Simmons's dad comes on to talk Patriots and Bruins. Listen to the podcast here. In Part 2 of 3, Zach Lowe...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  7. Patriot Act

    Wesley Morris

    C aptain America has the cleverest gimmick of any comic-book movie. Government science turned Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) from a patriotic runt too scrawny for WWII into a strapping supersoldier put on ice and, many decades later, thawed int...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  8. NFL Free Agency, Day 2: An Island Unto Himself

    Bill Barnwell

    After Tuesday's year-opening spending spree indiscriminately heaped barrels of cash on large, athletic men, Day 2 of free agency saw the league's franchises begin to target the best remaining players available and pick off the last star-cal...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  9. In the Shadows

    Charles P. Pierce

    On February 25, not long before the opening of the NFL's free-agency period, Aaron Hernandez got into a fight with another inmate at the Bristol County House of Correction and Jail in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. As nearly as can be told, Her...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  10. NFL Run & Shootaround: Gods of Carnage

    Grantland Staff

    On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes and generally regressing to the mean. Catch up on all the NFL action right here. What Will Reall...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  11. About Last Weekend: A-Rod Won't Go Away

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finally finding out what this whole food truck craze is all about, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Alex Rodriguez's suspension for the use of performance enhancing drugs was reduced to 162 games by an indepen...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  12. LeGarrette Blount and the New England Patriots

    Charles P. Pierce

    Against the Indianapolis Colts, New England's LeGarrette Blount gives us a new Internet highlight reel.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  13. Bill Barnwell on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    The final four of football is set, so let's take a look at how we got there.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  14. Cousin Sal's Divisional Round Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    Week 17: -67,500 jermajesties Season Total: -202,000 jermajesties (Obligatory weekly explanation: A "jermajesty" represents the fake name given for a dollar amount in this series. It's also the unfortunate name of one of Jermaine Jackson's sons.)...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  15. Bill Barnwell on the NFL playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    Everything you need to know (and more) about Saints-Seahawks and Colts-Patriots.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  16. The Bandwagon Fan's Guide to the NFL Playoffs

    Andrew Sharp

    The NFL playoffs are here, and if you're one of the lucky NFL fans whose favorite team made the playoffs, that's great. You should go read Barnwell's pair of previews and start getting prepared for this weekend. This article isn't for you. This is fo...

    Blog | January 03, 2014