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  1. The Price of Loyalty in Pittsburgh

    Bill Barnwell

    For generations, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been regarded as the NFL's model franchise. Sure, they've won more Super Bowls than anybody else in league history, but it's more than that. The Steelers have been the blueprint for organiz...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. NFL Season Predictions, Part 3: The Rising

    Bill Barnwell

    After the grimness of spring and summer, real professional football is finally back. For this sunny, happy day, it's only appropriate to provide a rosier outlook during today's installment of the NFL preview. With the eight worst teams in f...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  3. The Showstoppers

    Bill Barnwell

    You already know that the defending NFL champions are a unique team. The Seattle Seahawks have a quarterback who is two sizes too small, a running back seemingly powered by candy, and an unconscionably loud home stadium. Something else is strange abo...

    Blog | August 22, 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. NFL Thanksgiving Viewing Guide

    Bill Barnwell

    There's actually an exciting slate of Thanksgiving Day football games this year! Well, sorta. Lions-Packers would be a monumental tilt, but with Aaron Rodgers almost surely out with his broken collarbone, the Packers will have to turn to Matt Flynn f...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Five Up, Five Down From Day 1 of the NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    Slapping a grade on an NFL draft the day after it happens is dumb. Slapping grades on teams in the middle of the draft? Well, that's even dumber. Everyone knows this, but we still write and read draft-grade articles at any possible time of draft refl...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  10. Measuring the RG3 Aftershocks

    Bill Barnwell

    The Robert Griffin III trade on Friday night produced more than a marked uptick in celebrations on U Street; it set into motion a series of events that should have a profound impact on the NFL as it heads into free agency this week. We don't know how...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  11. Free Agent Countdown: Teams That Can't Spend

    Bill Barnwell

    With just four business days left before the start of the NFL free agency period, it's high time for us to start the final portion of our sprawling, seemingly endless free agent preview. After standing in for agents, scoffing at the largesse of owner...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  12. Free Agent Preview: Mike Wallace

    Bill Barnwell

    NFL free agency is all about value. Anyone in the NFL can spend money, but good organizations succeed in the marketplace by identifying players who will produce more value than their contractual demands suggest; in other words, guys who are better th...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  13. The Fabulous and the Flops of Wild-Card Weekend

    Bill Barnwell

    While Monday's column focused on Tim Tebow and the weekend's confusing coaching decisions, there's a lot more to talk about. Players in each game came up big and small under the harsh glare of the bright postseason lights. Let's get past Tebowmania a...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  14. The Fabulous and The Flops of NFL Week 14

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's Fabulous and the Flops, we're advocating for suspensions for big hits, criticizing the performance of a likely Rookie of the Year, and talking about the most embarrassing drive of the year by any offense. Pittsburgh Steelers 14, Cl...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  15. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 13

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's "The Fabulous & the Flops," we mine the annals of futility to find comparable games for some of the week's worst performances. Which quarterback nearly beat out Blaine Gabbert for the least accurate game of the season? Which pair of el...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  16. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 12

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's edition of "The Fabulous and the Flops," we identify the player who needs to accompany Ndamukong Suh to image-revamping school, show some love to the young talent who is making the absence of a major star seem like nothing, and basical...

    Blog | November 29, 2011