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  1. 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
  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. 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
  6. The Lions Can't Seem to Help Themselves

    Bill Barnwell

    In the end, the Lions were the Lions and the Ravens were the Ravens. A must-win Monday Night Football contest between Detroit and Baltimore saw both teams stay true to form, as the Lions wasted opportunities and played sloppy football before taking a...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  7. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 14

    Bill Barnwell

    Sometimes it takes a really weird context to get coaches to be aggressive. I'm not going to be naming any of the myriad decisions to go for two from the Eagles-Lions snowstorm as candidates for good or bad calls in this week's Thank You for Not Coach...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. We Went There: The Jaguars and Ravens Show Why They Are Who They ...

    Bill Barnwell

    It's really easy to compare the training camps of the Jaguars and Ravens. It's more difficult to avoid letting your preconceived notions filter in. If I asked you to compare the experience at each camp without actually having been there, you'd pr...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Ed Reed, Brian Urlacher, and the Curse of the Hometown Premium

    Bill Barnwell

    You're probably familiar with the "hometown discount," the millions of dollars that a player entering free agency is supposed to leave on the table so he can exhibit loyalty to the piece of laundry that acquired his rights (often with little or no in...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  13. Boldin and Harvin Sent Packing As the NFL Offseason Gets Busy

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday afternoon, two notable wide receivers were dealt away in trades that seemed to make little sense for the organizations who were giving away their best wideouts. The Vikings, a playoff team one year ago, dealt Percy Harvin to the Seahawks fo...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  14. Bill Barnwell puts the Ravens win in perspective

    Bill Barnwell

    The confetti has fallen, the Ravens are champs, and now it's time to try to make sense of it all.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2013
  15. Bill Barnwell on Baltimore's consistent winning

    Bill Barnwell

    The intelligence and patience of Ozzie Newsome have made Baltimore into a team built for the long haul.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2013
  16. NFL Playoff Stock Watch

    Bill Barnwell

    With the rest of this off week between the Conference Championships and the Super Bowl, I'll be taking a look back at the playoffs (today) and the season at large (Thursday and Friday) before diving back into Super Bowl coverage next Monday. Today, I...

    Blog | January 23, 2013