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  1. Week 8 NFL Wrap-up: Ministers of Defense

    Bill Barnwell

    Sunday started with a game that felt like it was both played and watched (on television) by hungover Americans who would have rather been sleeping. The Falcons and Lions contrived to deliver a product that more closely resembled the World Le...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  2. The Quarterback Contract Question

    Bill Barnwell

    Where does your team quarterback's come from? Most likely, he comes from your team's selection during the NFL draft. Of the league's 32 starters, three were acquired by trade (Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, and Jay Cutler), six were v...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  3. Week 6 Wrap-up: Heavy Is the Head

    Bill Barnwell

    The one thing you can count on from season to season in the NFL is change. Since the league moved to its eight-division format in 2002, the average season has seen just three division winners retain their titles the following season. Given the strang...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  4. NFL Week 6 Picks: Question Everything

    Bill Barnwell

    I have to admit I was tempted to just make this entire Week 6 preview out of J.J. Watt GIFs from Thursday night's Texans-Colts game and call it a column. I know that he's not better at quarterback than Ryan Fitzpatrick, if only because Fitz...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  5. Absent From Class: Where Are the NFL’s 2014 Draftees?

    Bill Barnwell

    Most NFL observers say it takes a minimum of three years to judge a draft class. The 2014 draft class is miles away from proving its eventual worth under those standards, but what we can notice after five weeks is that there are all kinds of first-ro...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  6. Explaining the Jets: Yes, They Definitely Have a Plan

    Bill Barnwell

    Over the past week, Jets general manager John Idzik has come under fire for perceived slights with his work building the 2014 team. A New York Daily News article by Jets beat writer Manish Mehta on Saturday was followed by an embarrassing 31-0 loss i...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  7. Week 5 Picks: Award-Winning Performances

    Bill Barnwell

    Today, amid the Friday NFL picks and predictions, we'll be handing out awards for the first four weeks of the season. Before we do that, let's get to a topic that is quickly becoming a widely held opinion: Thursday Night Football is a mess....

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  8. Week 4 Wrap-up: Building the Über-Team

    Bill Barnwell

    Through four weeks, the biggest on-field story in the NFL is parity. If there's a truly great team in the league this year, it has yet to reveal itself. The likes of Arizona, Cincinnati, and San Diego might rate among the league's best team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. The Sound and Fury of the NFL Preseason

    Bill Barnwell

    The preseason doesn't matter. We run through the same stuff every year, only with different faces. There's the bad team that looks great in meaningless action. The reclamation project at quarterback who looks revitalized and new. The unknow...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Down Goes Romo: Playoff Impacts, Insufferable Narratives, and Kyl...

    Bill Barnwell

    And you thought it was going to be so simple. But with (yet another) meaningful Dallas game in December waiting for Tony Romo and his tragic reputation this Sunday night against the Eagles, disaster struck for the Cowboys. Romo suffered what appe...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  16. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 3

    Bill Barnwell

    The Thank You for Not Coaching docket was pretty much all booked up by the time the 1 p.m. games were over on Sunday. Bouncers weren't letting any silly timeouts or fourth-down blunders into the column unless they had showed up for the early session....

    Blog | September 24, 2013