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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The Power of the Chip Kelly Offense

    Bill Barnwell

    Chip Kelly did it. On the league's biggest weekly stage, against the archnemesis division champions, on the road, Chip Kelly's Eagles whipped Washington. That 33-27 final score masks a dominant performance in which Philadelphia had a win probability ...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  6. Thank You for Not Coaching: The Week in (Ahem) Curious Strategic ...

    Bill Barnwell

    Welcome to your new Thank You for Not Coaching Day. After finishing off the Monday-morning columns each week with TYFNC, it became popular enough that I'm moving it to Tuesdays and giving it some space to stretch out. Hopefully, that will mean more o...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  7. Maclin, Pitta Injuries Spell a Cloudy Future

    Bill Barnwell

    Are you a devoted fan of a professional football team located in a notoriously hardscrabble city on the East Coast? If so, Saturday really wasn't very much fun for you. In a matter of hours, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta and Eagles wide receiver Jere...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  8. NFL Free Agency, Day 3: Here Come the Bargains

    Bill Barnwell

    Attention, shoppers: The bargains have finally started to make their way into the NFL free-agency marketplace. After two days of average players getting premium contracts, Thursday was really the first day when teams were able to sign players on sign...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  9. Pink Slips Abound on Black Monday in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    Black Monday delivered. The first morning of the offseason for 20 of the league's 32 teams brought a stunning wave of pink slips, as more than half of those 20 teams responded to their disappointing campaigns by firing at least one prominent member o...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Fourth-and-Short: The Eagles Can't Help Themselves

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not my goal to talk about the Eagles so frequently here at Grantland, but when they deliver a performance in prime time that is so distinctly, specifically ... Eagles (as they did last night), well, I feel like there's just too much to say ab...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  12. NFL Trade Value Rankings: The Update

    Bill Barnwell

    This past August, with the blessing of the boss, I took Simmons's annual Trade Value Column and applied it to the NFL, a league that never has any trades and is subject to more career-altering injuries among its top players than any other sport. That...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  13. Fourth-and-Short: A Tale of Two Halves, and Other Week 6 News

    Bill Barnwell

    This week, Fourth-and-Short travels around the league to touch on three notable news bits, beginning with Denver's stunning comeback victory over the Chargers last night. I Can't Believe I'm Going to Defend Norv Turner, But ... As you might ...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  14. Is This Real? Michael Vick, Franchise Quarterback

    Bill Barnwell

    The Eagles might have a 2-1 record, but anybody who has seen them play this year would struggle to reconcile their winning record with any sort of winning play on offense. Philadelphia's produced the league's second-best defense per DVOA, but their o...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  15. Which NFL Teams Got Better This Offseason?

    Bill Barnwell

    Let's just acknowledge it: The acquisitions portion of the football offseason is over. Listen, we're not any happier about this than you are. Those halcyon days when half the league's teams were linked to Peyton Manning and Robert Griffin III in thes...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  16. Free Agency Day 2: Catch Me If You Can

    Bill Barnwell

    When teams overpay to acquire marginal talent in free agency and the decision takes some criticism, that team's fans usually respond with a fair-but-flawed argument: "We sucked at that position last year and we desperately need to improve there, so i...

    Blog | March 15, 2012