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  1. The Grantland All-Pro Team

    Bill Barnwell

    The season is not quite over, but it's already time to start celebrating the best players of this 2014 NFL campaign. With one week to go and playoff coverage taking up time in the weeks to come, I've gone through my notes for the year, talk...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. The NFL Buddy System: How One Team Helps Another Make the Playoff...

    Bill Barnwell

    The final two weeks of the NFL season make for strange bedfellows. We're at the point at which every team that still has competitive football to play has a pretty clear path to either improving its playoff stock or ensuring that it gets to Janua...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Make It or Break It: The NFL Players Who Have Everything to Prove...

    Bill Barnwell

    The NFL season is almost over. We're three-quarters of the way home, with four weeks left to go for each team. For most players, the season's story has already been written. There will be a few who rewrite their 2014 narrative with a playof...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. What Does It Take to Get Roger Goodell Fired?

    Andrew Sharp

    I don't know if I believe that the NFL hadn't seen the Ray Rice elevator footage before it was released by TMZ on Monday morning. It's just impossible. The NFL is the most powerful league on earth, with unlimited funds and its own secu...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  7. Which Rookies Are Turning Heads at NFL Training Camps?

    Robert Mays

    A couple of weeks into training camp and with a set of preseason games behind us, we've firmly entered "grain of salt" season in the NFL. This is the time when players and coaches tend to get overly excited about the you...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. About Last Weekend: Welcome Back, Mamba

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding a new locker room from which to ban stat sheets, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Kobe Bryant returned to action after rehabbing from last year's Achilles tear, but his Lakers suffered a rare home defe...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  13. Week 11 NFL Viewing Guide: This Is What We've Waited For

    Robert Mays

    This is our reward. For everyone who kept the faith through weeks of Titans-Rams and Ravens-Browns, the days of meaningful, excellent football are finally here. Along with the underappreciated marquee game of the week, we have a pair of hugely import...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  14. 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
  15. The Andrew Luck Takeover Starts Now

    Andrew Sharp

    Well football returned last night, and in case you missed it, Peyton Manning went and set the entire Ravens defense on fire. Seven touchdowns and 462 yards. GOOD GOD. Manning is so evil. He will never die. Watching him was a reminder: As chaotic ...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  16. The Broncos and Ravens and Some Predictions for Football's Welcom...

    Andrew Sharp

    We made it. We did it. Bill Simmons almost killed Robert Mays with the warning series. Bill Barnwell wrote 200,000 words every day and didn't even seem to blink, which is maybe more concerning. There was baseball that happened. Brian Phillips t...

    Blog | September 05, 2013